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.