Recognition at 2011 International Fly Tackle Dealer show
PORTLAND, OR.--(September 28, 2010) - Korkers Products LLC, the leader in adaptable traction footwear, was presented the Dealer's Choice award at the International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Denver, Colorado for its new CHROME wading boot featuring hydrophobic materials, true-fit sizing and the new patented 3.0 OmniTrax Interchangeable sole system. The flagship OmniTrax technology has been re-engineered and redesigned for ease of use and enhanced traction while providing a unique solution to fighting invasive species. Upgrades incorporated into OmniTrax 3.0 system include the elimination of the tool previously used to change the outsole, a full perimeter of traction and a wider protective plate for support and stability.
"The CHROME Boot is the latest Korkers wading boot utilizing innovative technology to optimize our consumers fly fishing and angling experiences," said Korkers CEO Sean Beers. "We know from direct angler feedback and wear test trial that anglers will love this boot. We are confident that the coveted Dealers Choice award will bring this great new style to the attention of even more anglers."
The CHROME Wading Boot, one of 5 new models in Korkers spring 2011 lineup, is designed to perform in a variety of river conditions and has been wear tested extensively throughout the summer in challenging white-water, rafting, and diverse wading scenarios. The CHROME Boot features Korkers updated OmniTrax 3.0 interchange technology and Boa's latest M3 reel which tightens laces 3-4 times faster than previous models. In addition, Korkers entire spring 2011 product offering has been produced using hydrophobic materials, reduced seems for durability and "true fit sizing."
Weighing in at 38.4 ounces, the lightweight CHROME Wading Boot sells at a suggested retail price of $179.99 and will be available December 2010.
Korkers OmniTrax Interchangeable Outsole System , which is used across the Company's entire line, allows anglers to adapt their performance traction on the fly offering an exclusive solution to help protect waters from the spread of invasive species while enhancing angler safety and performance. Korkers empowers anglers to fish responsibly with a range of specific outsoles - from traditional felt to sticky rubber -that meets the demands of the environment.
Since 1959, Korkers™ has created functional and versatile footwear for outdoor adventurers. Unique to the industry, Korkers' proprietary OmniTrax™ Interchangeable Sole System provides a variety of performance traction options - from felt to sticky rubber - so no fishing spot is out of reach. Sean Beers leads the Portland, Oregon-based company's team of avid fishing and outdoor enthusiasts who are dedicated to developing product solutions that combine design advances with innovative technology.
Korkers supports the Clean River Angling Pledge, and its products regularly receive accolades in gear guides and reviews. Korkers' extensive line of footwear and accessories can be found globally, through fishing and outdoor specialty stores and select online retailers. To learn more, call 800-524-8899 or visit www.korkers.com.
(January 10, 2010)
Korkers' Guide Wading Boot received coveted recognition in Fly Fisherman Magazine's 2010 Gear Guide as the “Best in Category.” Fly Fisherman's wear tester had high words of praise for the boot calling it “the most advanced, versatile wading boot on the market at any price.”
“The Guide Boot is the latest Korkers wading boot utilizing innovative technology to optimize our customers' fly fishing and angling experiences,” says Korkers CEO Sean Beers. “We know from direct angler feedback that Guide Wading Boot owners love this boot. We hope Fly Fisherman's Best in Category award will bring this great style to the attention of even more anglers.”
The Guide Wading Boot, designed to perform in a variety of river conditions, was wear tested extensively throughout the summer on a challenging white-water rafting river proving its durability according to Fly Fisherman Magazine's review. The Guide Boot's signature technologies, including Korkers OmniTrax Interchangeable Sole System as well as Boa Technology's innovative Boot Reel System, drew particular praise for their ease of use and ability to help prevent the spread of invasive species.
Korkers OmniTrax Interchangeable Outsole System allows anglers to adapt their performance traction on the fly offering an exclusive solution to help protect waters from the spread of invasive species while enhancing angler safety and performance. Korkers empowers anglers to fish responsibly with a range of specific outsoles – from traditional felt to sticky rubber –that meets the demands of the environment.
Korkers has exclusive use of the Boa lacing technology in the fishing footwear market.
Boa's patented steel lace and reel system guarantees a customized glove-like fit. With the turn of a knob, sportsmen can easily fine tune the boot's comfort level at any time without removing gloves. This system offers quick on and off access, and eliminates the hassles of tying and retying the boot and broken or wet laces.
Weighing in at 38.4 ounces, the lightweight Guide Wading Boot sells at a suggested retail price of $179.99.
Korkers expands anglers' performance traction options and continues its commitment to combating the threat of invasive species, with the introduction of Kling-On and Studded Kling-On sticky-rubber soles for its line of industry-leading wading boots. Kling-On interchangeable soles are designed to excel both in and out of the water, and feature Korkers' proprietary sticky-rubber formula with a uniquely engineered tread pattern. The spongy high-friction rubber soles provide added durability and unparalleled traction, making them ideal for scrambling trails, rock hopping, and wading a variety of river conditions. Studded Kling-On soles feature 100 percent tungsten carbide spikes for extra bite in slippery environments.
As the only wading boot manufacturer to offer interchangeable soles, Korkers provides an exclusive solution to help protect waters from the spread of invasive species while enhancing angler safety and performance. Through its unique OmniTrax Interchangeable Sole System, Korkers empowers anglers to fish responsibly with a range of specific outsoles - from traditional felt to sticky rubber - that meets the demands of the environment.
"Korkers' heritage has been to give our consumers a variety of traction solutions that meet their specific needs to optimize their fly fishing and angling experiences," says Korkers Director of Sales Brian Chaney. "Our new Kling-On soles equip anglers with yet another high performance option for fishing conditions where felt soles cannot be used."
"Korkers is uniquely positioned to offer a solution allowing anglers to approach and fish without compromising the river itself," Chaney continues. "We spent several years researching, testing and obtaining feedback on felt outsole alternatives and the results clearly show there are situations where felt is the most effective traction option."
Chaney also notes that traction safety varies by region and is affected by specific conditions and regulations, which further support the advantage of offering multiple soles.
"Feedback from the field on the new Kling-On outsoles has been enthusiastic, and we are thrilled to be bringing this traction technology to the market this season," concludes Chaney.
The Kling-On outsoles represent the latest addition to the company's unique OmniTrax Interchangeable Sole System, which includes six other soles to provide a range of traction options on its boots, shoes and sandals. The Kling-On (MSRP $29.99) and Studded Kling-On (MSRP $34.99) soles are compatible with all Korkers interchangeable footwear styles. Both new soles come in men's whole sizes 6 - 15, and are available at leading fishing specialty stores for the spring 2009 season.
Korkers, innovators of functional and versatile footwear for outdoor adventurers, broadens its product line with the introduction of the Predator Wading Boot. Designed to perform in a variety of angling conditions, the Predator offers numerous industry leading features including quick draining uppers, lightweight construction, and custom-fit capability through the use of Boa Technology's innovative Boot Lacing System. Korkers maintains exclusive use of the Boa Technology in the fishing footwear market.
Boa's patented steel lace and reel system for footwear guarantees ease of entry and a customized glove-like fit. With the turn of a dial, the sportsman can quickly and easily fine-tune the boot's comfort level at any time without having to remove gloves. This system offers quick off and on access, and eliminates the hassles of tying and retying the boot and broken or wet laces.
"The Predator represents our commitment to deliver products that enhance the fishing experience," says Korkers Director of Sales Brian Chaney. "Exclusive use of the Boa lacing system helps ensure that Korkers continues to set itself apart from the competition."
Built for performance, the Predator is the second wading boot in the "Sportsman Series" to feature Boa's lacing technology. The boot's quick-drying synthetic leather upper includes several mesh drain ports, which keep the Predator light, in and out of the water. Double reinforced stitching combines with a protective rubber rand for durability and performance. The Predator was specially developed for anglers seeking a Korkers fixed felt sole boot, and accessory screw-in cleats can be added for extra bite.
Weighing in at 41.6 ounces per pair, the lightweight Predator is available beginning in May `09 for a $149.99 suggested retail price. The new boot comes in Black/Oxford Tan and is offered in men's whole sizes 6 - 15.
With offices in Steamboat Springs and Denver, Colorado; and Tokyo, Japan, Boa Technology Inc., is the creator of the award-winning, patented Boa Lacing System. The revolutionary Boa Lacing System optimizes outdoor performance footwear design and enables a more "dialed-in fit." The ultimate result is superior performance and a level of customizable comfort never before experienced in the outdoor industry. Visit www.boatechnology.com for more information.
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