Portland, OR – (July 12, 2016) – Comfort is king and Korkers® revolutionary new HatchBack™ Wading Boot delivers in spades. Built on the foundation of their proprietary adaptable traction technology, OmniTrax™ Interchangeable Outsole System, Korkers’ new HatchBack™ boasts a revolutionary rear-entry wading boot system refined by technical detailing and a custom “flow foam” fit. The rear-entry BOA®-assisted closure system makes slipping into this boot incredibly smooth and easy. Korkers’ dynamic Flow Foam Fit System™ provides a positive fit that keeps your toes controlled but allows for articulation and range of motion. The proprietary 3 Ply Fit System adds security and support around the achilles tendon and ankle. This feature-packed boot also incorporates Korkers’ hallmark Internal Drainage System™ in the midsole for rapid drainage of excess water and weight, as well as a protective features such as TPU guards at the toe, calf, and shin. Continuing with recent durability enhancements, the HatchBack™ offers clean lines with Protected Stitching™ that is recessed into molded grooves to reduce abrasion and wear.
“We challenged our design team to develop a wading boot system that would defy conventional thinking and innovate around what anglers want most: sure-footed performance and extreme comfort. I am proud to say that Korkers, yet again, delivers two industry firsts. The incredibly smooth and dynamic rear-entry system with BOA® lacing, which allows anglers to slide in and out of boots with incredible ease, as well as our new Flow Foam Fit System™, which offers an extremely comfortable customized fit. Slide in. Tighten up. HatchBack.,” says Korkers CEO Brian Chaney.
The HatchBack™ will be offered in sizes 7-15 and comes in two different sole package options: Black Felt and Kling-On ($239.99 MSRP) and Kling-On and Studded Kling-On ($259.99). Other industry leading performance soles such as AlumaTrax™ aluminum bars, Vibram® IdroGrip, Studded Vibram® IdroGrip, Studded felt, and Studded rubber are available from Korkers and can be purchased separately. The HatchBack™ will be available exclusively through specialty fishing retailers beginning March 1, 2017.
Since 1959, Korkers® has created functional and versatile footwear for outdoor adventurers. Unique to the industry, Korkers’ proprietary OmniTraxTM Interchangeable Sole System provides a variety of performance traction options – from felt to Vibram® IdroGrip sticky rubber – allowing anglers to maximize traction performance on any terrain and in any condition. Brian Chaney leads the Portland, Oregon-based company’s team of avid fishing and outdoor enthusiasts dedicated to developing product solutions that combine design advances with innovative technology.
Looks too high for simms gravel cuffs. Weinbrenner and Danner made nearly perfect wading boots back in the 90s. They were made in the US.
I’d be concerned with the inability to snug up the boot in the front. I don’t see the need for a rear entry wading boot, it didn’t work for ski boots because of the same reason, can’t firm up the fit in the front area of the foot.