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Feb 26, 2012

Swappable Soles Let These Boots Adapt To Any Condition

No one wants to spend their money on a uni-tasker. They want as much bang for their buck as they can get, so Korkers has expanded their line of convertible fly fishing boots for use in snow and ice as well.

Using the company's OmniTrax 3.0 Interchangeable Sole system, the new SnowJack, IceJack and StormJack boots can be customized for different conditions requiring different types of traction. Each pair of boots includes a rubber sole for treading through snow, and an alternate sole augmented with 16 carbide spikes providing extra grip on ice.

Thanks to a snap-on system the soles can be easily swapped even while the boot is being worn, and they lock into place with reassuring clicks once you take your first steps. The new boots range in price from $140 to $200—depending on the level of waterproofing and insulation you need—while additional soles for particularly extreme conditions can also be purchased. More here.

11 comments:

MynameisEarl said...

"Sure I'll buy a pair, just let me get my mone-- Oh wait..."

YeamieWaffles said...

That's actually such a cool concept, if it wasn't so expensive I'd love to own a pair but I guess for now I'll just have to wait.

Lux said...

Seems really cool, just wondering about the fly fishing bit. Rainboots are so much better in that aspect.

That Random Guy said...

That is super epic, I definitely buy a pair if I still was a big outdoors guy.

Gryt said...

I've always wanted a good pair of boots. I guess I'd have to shell out quite a bit though...

R said...

Nice news!

Carol Riggs said...

Fascinating, and how clever!! Maybe they should do the same with clothing...

Baur said...

That's pretty neat! I own a pair or Scarpa boots they look somewhat like these

G said...

Great and very clever

Adam said...

perfect for my side job as a super ninja.

Zyu said...

That's pretty nifty, surprised it didn't come out sooner.