Pakems Fundraiser to Benefit OIWC



Pakems Fundraiser to Benefit OIWC

Pakems Shoe Sale at OR Summer Show Benefits OIWC, Salt Lake City, Utah August 7th, 2014

Booth BR847A

 Denver, Colo. July 12, 2014 - Pakems, a Colorado-based lifestyle company specializing in lightweight, packable shoes for before and after outdoor activity, will launch its latest summer solution at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City August 6th-9th, 2014 at the downtown Salt Palace. To celebrate its latest shoe, new OIWC membership and its woman-owned and operated business, Pakems is hosting an OIWC benefit gathering and will donate 30 pairs of shoes for $30 each (a 50% savings, msrp is $65.00). The party is August 7th from 4-6 pm at the Pakems booth – 847A in the Ballroom, and the shoes are available on a first come first served basis.

Day 2, August 7th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in Ballroom Booth 847.

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Pakems is honored to be one of the reputable companies helping to continue the great successes of the OIWC. As a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, the OIWC is organized for the purpose of equipping women to achieve professional success in the outdoor industries via educational programming, networking and mentoring. OIWC acts as a vehicle to promote the views and interests of women engaged in or impassioned by the outdoor, snow sports, action sports, and bicycling industries. 

The featured new PakemsSol Light will be available summer 2015. This new style is a perfect compliment to the current Pakems high top and low cut insulated styles made for cool weather wear. The new Sol Light is even more compressible than the original Pakems, with a soft, breathable mesh upper, a precise comfort fit with one-pull lacing, an EVA midsole, a durable rubber outsole for excellent traction, drainage holes for wet conditions, and can be worn heel up or down for a convenient summer slip on. The Sol Light is sold with a strapped tote bag for convenient hands-free carrying. MSRP $55.00.

The mesh upper and drainage holes make the Sol Light perfect for the array of water sports, from kayaking to whitewater rafting to boating. And if it’s an overnight trip via water, Pakems are the ideal solution when space is an issue and for around the campfire. Not only are Pakems perfect for water-sports, they are also ideal for after cycling, hiking, climbing and backpacking. 

Pakems are on a mission to build a better future, one step at a time. Integral to the company’s core values is the belief to “Step Into Your Intentions.” Through its “Step Into Your Intentions” campaign Pakems encourages positive actions and kindness to others. Pakems first intention is its quest to stomp out bullying. Each shoe is printed with the intention to “BE KIND” to others. Pakems’ founder Julie Adams, was bullied as a child in grade school and wanted to use her company to make a difference. Adams says, “We believe that we as a company can encourage and promote daily acts of kindness toward others.”

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About Pakems

Headquartered in Denver, Pakems offer the outdoor enthusiast lightweight, packable and comfortable shoes, ideal for before and after sports activity. Created by Colorado businesswoman, Julie Adams, Pakems are perfect for active-lifestyles. Designed to provide a comfortable, substitute for inflexible and heavy ski boots to and from the lodge, Pakems are rapidly becoming the go-to and go-from shoe for the gamut of outdoor activities: ideal for skiers, hikers, cyclists, runners, paddlers and campers; and, for the world of travelers and commuters too. Pakems’ new compressible design has allowed the brand to quickly become the “go-to” shoe for before and after sport comfort. 

New lightweight, packable shoes are ideal for before and after summer outdoor action

Available at, select Christy Sports, Moosejaw, and through a growing list of online and catalog retailers (e.g. Sahalie, The National Ski Patrol). Visit or call 303.204.5265.

Contact: Peter Downing I 720.261.6766 or/ Beth Cochran I 406.5797909