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Korkers: Snow Shoes & Accessories for Winter Adventures

Born out of a need for safety in one of the most dangerous professions, Korkers traction footwear has been helping adventures reach new heights for over 60 years. The story goes that founder Sherman Smith once witnessed men surf log rafts of old-growth timber down a river and was shocked at how dangerous a small misstep would be for them. Fueled by stories of harrowing slips and falls, Sherman set to work carving soles and straps from old tires and stapling the pieces together into a lace-up overshoe. Sharp carbide studs completed the prototypes, giving the loggers indispensable traction on slick wood. To this day, Shermans ingenious invention stands as a massive innovation that saved an untold number of lives.

Sixty years later, ingenuity and problem-solving remain Korkers guiding principles. Today their footwear is famous most especially for their OmniTrax Interchangeable Sole System, which allows you to pick the exact sole and shoe you need for any slippery situation. Each Korker traction boot is made of extremely high quality, quick-drying, and hydrophobic materials. Every boot, like the Mens Icejack Pro or Womens Verglas Ridge, is built to be extremely supportive and comfortable in order to deliver the best possible experience. And for a more compact traction option, Korkers also makes incredible crampons and cleats to fit over the boots you already have. Almost no other brand brings you adaptable traction footwear this comfortable, well-made, or diverse.

At OutlandUSA.com we love Korkers unique interchangeable soles, exceptional quality, and above all their amazing traction. So whether you're rolling on slippery logs down a river, or just hiking in the snow, give Korkers a try.

Korkers Footwear - Who we are

A brief overview of Korker's history and the story behind the brand.

 Questions & Tips

Q: How does the OmniTrax Interchangeable Sole Technology work?

OmniTrax Technology is a patented design of OmniTrax Incorporated. The system is made up of four unique locking points that securely fasten an interchangeable sole to the bottom of your Korkers shoe or boot. This innovative technology was created with 3 simple design criteria in mind: ease of use, reliability, and durability. Hundreds of hours of field testing have resulted in a design that is absolutely reliable. All Omnitrax soles are constructed of the highest quality materials, and are fully covered by our rock solid guarantee. 

Q: How do I clean and preserve my Korkers?

Each Korkers product uses different materials and can be cared for in different ways. However, all Korkers products can be cleaned using warm water and soap. Dry all products in a cool area, do not put them in the dryer. Avoid storing your products in hot places or places exposed to direct sunlight.

Q: How does the Boa Lace System work on your boots and ice cleats?

The Boa Lacing System achieves a micro-adjustable, glove-like fit via three key components: a knob, spool, and lace. Turning the high-grip exterior knob activates the internal spool which then pulls the ultra-durable Boa lace with remarkable closure force. The combination of the low-friction lace and lace guides creates a uniform closure that is free from pressure points and automatically conforms to the demands of your feet, activity, and terrain. Constructed from aircraft grade, stainless steel, the Boa lace is gram-for-gram stronger than tank armor and easily sheds water, mud, ice, or any kind of river muck. Finally, the Boa Lacing System is secure: once you set the dial to your desired tension, you're off and don't have to worry about the laces coming untied all day.

Q: How durable is the Boa Lacing System?

Extensive testing - both in the Boa lab and in the field by over 300 field testers - has validated the durability of the Boa Lacing System in the most demanding of environments and in the most rigorous of activities. It is hardly a surprise that the Boa Lacing System routinely outlives the footwear on which it is used. The Boa lace itself is gram-for-gram stronger than tank armor and specifically designed to endure environments where grit and grime are the norm. Finally, the Boa Dialed In for Life Guarantee further ensures the Boa Lacing System laces and guides for the lifetime of the product. In the extremely rare event of a lace break, athletes simply tie three very tight knots (necessary due to the low friction of the laces); the lace will then hold until you return to the trailhead or car at the end of the day.

Korkers Warranty Information

Korkers warrants all footwear uppers for a one or two year period (depending on style) from the date of purchase.

For non-warranty exchanges and returns, please see our policy here.

If you believe you have a warranty claim, please reach out to us directly here.

Korkers Sizing Chart and Information

Korkers outdoor boots fit true to size for most customers. If you have wide feet or are between sizes, we suggest you size up.