Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Outdoor Retailer, SLC

We're on a Canadian kickers kick...and can see why those in the lower 48, count on our neighbors to the north for truly warm and performing footwear.

Kamik hails from Montreal...and we first got educated on their colorful waterproof rain boots that come in so many patterns and colors...it's staggering.

And ---for 2011's streak of miserable weather...the ATRIUM collection has some terrific new waterproof and recyclable options...with HD printed linings that can be removed or Kamik's comfort footbeds...and the acclaimed Kamik grippy and flexible rubber outsoles---for excellent traction.

Animal prints and Lace...


CROCO style TASHA upper is a waterproof coated nylon-nice! Made in Canada too-available in cream (also dark brown and black-a top pick)

Quilted diamond pattern uppers with soft fleece and foam insulation and waterproof back zipper...

Very Stylish--- the side buckle/patch Jennifer with RUBBER(he) outsoles ---from recyclable PVC FREE synthetic  that's 30% lighter than standard rubber and more abrasion resistant too.

Winter tough options___ Kamik has comfort rated to mega cold temps ZLYLEX® liners that are moisture wicking with a Thermal Foil that traps body heat but not the foot's dampness--- and made with reinforced seams that last.

There was plenty to like.

The slip-on casual boots WILD+WOOLY (Kiev high lace ups and Prague lows)...

...with a waterproof suede upper and lined with ultra soft synthetic shearling...

More WILD  + WOOLY---fashion function in a host of colors...LISBON Waterproof coated nylon uppers with foam'fleece insulation:

AMSTERDAM waterproof quilted upper.

In THE VILLAGE collection--- a new category ---are traditional styles with feminine lines ...super warm (synthetic shearling/Thinsulate™)--- PLUS a nice mix of uppers including quilted nylon/suede and waterproof "Crazyhorse Leather."

SNOWFLING---waterproof quilted nylon/suede upper...

SCARLET Waterproof coated nylon uppers....Synthetic shearling snow collar

AOP SPORT is an impressive group of kickers that have the winter hiker and snowshoe movers in mind.

With athletic styling that protect feet in the frigid temps with seam sealed waterproof sturdiness and fixed 200B Thinsilate™ and foam insulation. Other smart details, a rustproof zipper, and Kamik's PEAK rubber outsole..rated to -25•F/-32*C