Geox Makes It Rain In Barcelona To Test Amphibiox Shoes

Creates Artificial Rain Cloud To Follow Tester Around City

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Last year, Geox promoted its waterproof Amphibiox shoes with a digital experience set in the "rainiest place on the planet", Cherrapunjee in Northern India (the project won a Gold Lion at Cannes). As a follow up, the brand, and agency SMFB, decided to test the shoes in an urban environment - Barcelona. And because the city isn't known for its wet weather, it created an artificial rain cloud.

Working with production company MediaMonks, the brand followed Tom, its test subject, as he traversed the city under his own private rain cloud, creating relentless rain and constant humidity in the middle of a sunny city. Each rainy day was laid out to replicate common urban activities; spending a day as a tourist, working at a day job, and going on a date. Three different artificial clouds were used while a "shoe cam" captured the shoes with slow-motion macro Phantom shots, demonstrating that they managed to stay dry throughout the week. SMFB created an interactive documentary showing the process, which can be viewed on the Amphibiox website. The interactive experience allows users to freely navigate through the seven days of the test, "shoe cam" shots and behind the scenes footage.

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Oct 03, 2013
Production Company:
Eirik Stensrud
Thomas Askim
Morten Borgestad
Sverrir Brynjolfsson
Magnus Snickars
Stina Norgren
Digital Producer:
Christoffer Lorang Dahl
Project Manager:
Silje Hvideberg Tobiassen
Rogier Schalken
Tom Rijpert
Director of Photography:
Mennos Mans
Interactive Director:
Jouke Vuurmans
Interactive Project Director:
Joris Pol
Head of Operations:
Wesley ter Haar
Executive Producer:
Quinten Beek
Digital Marketing Director:
Richard Holley
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