Korkers says that in the current economic climate its Omnitrax Interchangeable Sole System makes a compelling proposition, no more habitat devastation by spreading invasive diseases by wearing felt soles. You can buy one pair of boots and adapt them for different conditions and terrains by selecting from a choice of soles.
The Portland, Oregon, company adds to the practical benefit of having just one pair of boots, drainage ports in mid-sole release water under downward pressure and speed up drying time.
Omnitrax at first, came with a tool to put it onto the boot, but when Korkers learned it was not being used, the soles were redesigned so that they simply snap into place.
There are five soles available: Kling-On, Studded Kling-On, Plain-Felt, Studded Felt and Studded Rubber – a sixth option, Svelte, was unveiled at the IFTD show in New Orleans and will be available in April.
Svelte has been designed to provide superior grip to felt and rubber and boasts five times less water absorption than felt. It is also said to dry four times faster.
- Studded Felt (FA3050): Studded, compressed high-quality felt performs in extremely slippery water conditions.
- Studded Kling-On (FA3020): Studded, high-friction tri-zonal sticky rubber excels in and out of water and reduces water absorption keeping them lightweight and reducing the spread of invasive species.
- Studded Rubber (FA3040): Studded, durable rubber sole helps prevent the spread of invasive species while performing in the most demanding conditions such as mossy rocks, slimy boulders, slick logs and ocean jetties.