Portland, OR – (July 12, 2016) – Korkers, the leader in wading boot innovation, is set to debut the new DarkHorse™ Wading Boot at this year’s ICAST/IFTD Show. A remastered classic from the industry’s optimal traction brand, the DarkHorse™ is certainly not a one trick pony. Made for the angler that won’t compromise weight and durability for function.
Drafting off one of the brand’s most successful boots, the WhiteHorse™, the new DarkHorse™ features several design enhancements aimed at durability, fit, and comfort. The DarkHorse™ is a lightweight, fast-mover, made for the angler who is looking for just the right balance between flexibility and durability. At 9 inches in height, the DarkHorse™ offers ample ankle support. The combination of the BOA® M2 lacing system and Korkers’ proprietary 3 Ply Fit System™ lock the foot in place and provide supreme support around the ankle and heel. The DarkHorse™ offers an enhanced EVA midsole & TPU toe cap for better durability, as well as Protected Stitching™ for better longevity.
Last, but certainly not least, the DarkHorse™ offers our patented adaptable traction outsole system, OmniTrax®, for customized, condition-specific traction performance. The OmniTrax Interchangeable Outsole System™ has proven itself to be an indispensable feature for any angler that travels, fishes multiple water systems, or is concerned about spreading invasive species.
“We designed the DarkHorse™ boot with our core consumer in mind and made a lot of decisions based on feedback from our loyal and avid customer base. From BOA® laces to Protected Stitching™ to our wildly popular 3 Ply Fit System™, the DarkHorse™ packs them all into one incredible boot.” says Korkers Development Director Drew Linth.
The DarkHorse™ will be offered in sizes 7-15 and comes in two different package options: Black Felt and Kling-On ($179.99 MSRP) and Kling-On and Studded Kling-On ($199.99). 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 DarkHorse™ will be available through fishing tackle retailers beginning November 21, 2016.
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.