Tuesday, May 14, 2013

KAMIK, ZDAR, BOGS Fall/Winter 2013 Boots

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

Warmth, comfort and style-F/W 2013 winter boots outsmart the weather in many ways--- from Montreal based Kamik...made in Germany/inspired by Russian kicks- ZDAR footwear...and BOGS packable, waterproof boots.


Luxembourg -waterproof nylon upper -w/foam and fleece lining, removable fleece lined EVA insole, Ripple wedge outsole, elastic lace and lace lock closure, DriDefense Waterproof bootie construction

Seattle-waterproof via DriDefense waterproof bootie construction including gusset tongue, faux fur snow collar wear up or down, CITY winter tread outsole, removable EVA insole
Quilted uppers that can be worn two ways-with the collars down revealing plush faux fur...with foam/fleece lining keeps feet cozy rated -40ºF --- and multi-directional lugs on outsoles that grip snow and ice...

Seattle boot with collar down

Peak Collection-rugged sturdy waterproof shell, waterproof gusset tongue, D-ring lacing system for a secure+comfortable fit--- Encore boot-MADE IN THE USA!!!!-waterproof seam sealed construction w/ Thinsulate™ insulation, moisture wicking lining, Peak outsole grips snow+ice
Encore boot-alot of warmth -25ºF yet slim enough profile to be fashion-y not flunky

Peak outsole grips snow+ice-proprietary rubber blend
 Other MADE IN THE USA boots---
SCARLET3-quilted nylon/suede upper, faux fur snow collar, waterproof gusset tongue, waterproof and flexible synthetic rubber shell, D-ring lacing system for a secure+comfortable fit---  Thinsulate™ insulation, moisture wicking lining, removable anti-bacterial footbed,  Peak outsole grips snow+ice

Momentum-waterproof nylon upper, faux fur snow collar+ gusset tongue, waterproof and flexible synthetic rubber shell,  Thinsulate™ insulation, moisture wicking lining, removable anti-bacterial footbed,  Peak outsole grips snow+ice

Momentum-also in black, day brown, charcoal

Peak outsole grips snow+ice

pretty-Atrium Collection-Allston Boot-wear collar up or down, 100% recyclable, removable patent leather buckle, 100% waterproof-neoprene upper and rubber shell keeps feet dry...plus wet/dry traction.

Jubilee (left) and Tribe-made with BioVinyl rubber, 100%recyclable, removable comfort insole...both made in Canada
 Kamik always conjures up terrific graphics for their bumped up waterproof synthetic rain boots.
Men's and kids too.

INFO: http://www.kamik.com

New to us...and to OR though we caught up with the brand back in NYC---ZDAR takes the classic Russian winter boot seemingly impervious to the elements-and reinterprets it for the 21st century.

MAIN INGREDIENT-Wool---that is highly compressed-made on traditional machines using 100% lambswool---blessed with unique attributes of water resistance, warmth, and breathability....

Other cool features---the outsoles are reinforced with a layer of hemp, and the 'cushion comfort' footbed is covered in leather.

Our favs---not pictured cause samples were limited---woven patterned uppers in nice wintry cable knits.

KATHARINA 100% wool felt, insole covered in leather, rubber/hemp sole


rubber/hemp outsole

leather covered footbed

this IGOR is a men's boot-- too---100% wool felt, with suede/shearling upper options available ...

ALIONA -100% wool felt, shearling+leather

BOGS are the quintessential farm/ranch/gardening/casual boots with a whole slew of tough durable kicks of different heights- with nylon jersey overlay...insulated with the proprietary Neo-Tech™a four way stretch inner booties- for comfort--plus special moisture wicking Max Wick™ lining. Bogs are available year round-with plenty of uppers in on trend patterns, bumped up with brightly printed coordinated trims- in bold and neutral colors...etc. 

All enabled with a treaded outsole that grips even in ridiculously cold temps...

New---the Summit ($100)- these adorable and deceptively warm, totally squish-able pull on super lightweight neoprene boots-lined with sheer faux fur fleece...that are so light, we were skeptical they were up to the task of foot comfort-during a winter storm when we knew we'd be on freezing icy sidewalks---for hours.
super easy pull-on

collar down

pack down into a tiny tiny tiny roll
The Summit are amazingly warm---we tucked out leggings right inside. Ideal for travelers and commuters who typically swap out of winter boots for indoor office shoes. 

Info and E-COMMERCE on Bogs-www.bogsfootwear.com
Also available at REI and LI BEAN delivery August 1st, 2013