Pakems Introduces Three New Styles at Winter Outdoor Retailer
January 21st-24th in Salt Lake City
(Denver, CO) December 11, 2014 – Colorado-based Pakems, makers of lightweight, packable shoes, will introduce its three newest styles at Winter OR, January 21-24 in Salt Lake City. All three of these new additions to the Pakems line up can be seen at the Pakems booth: BR446. The marble Bodie is for the artist in everyone and comes with a set of colored markers for creating a personalized Pakems masterpiece. Pakems also has the solution for the fashionista in search of a stylish lightweight and packable boot with the new faux fur lined, mid-calf boot, the Cortina. The new Extreme is a remake of the original high top Pakems offering an updated design and new colors. These fresh additions to Pakem’s popular original styles are full of features and are the ideal boots for before and after any winter activity.
An avid skier, Pakems founder, Julie Adams, had her son, Bodie, in mind when she decided to create lightweight, packable boots for kids and this new boot is credited to him. The Bodie comes with markers so kids can create their own unique shoe design.
Every young artist can have fun and make a truly one-of-a-kind boot by coloring the black and white Marble Pakems with the colored markers included with each pair. Insulated and water-resistant, Pakems are ideal for all those kid's winter activities, like sledding or epic snow-man making, and just getting out of those heavy ski boots at the end of the day. The Bodie is extremely lightweight and packs into a low profile, perfect for putting in a child's backpack on those inclement weather days. They have rubber outsoles for traction on winter streets and resort walkways, and come in their own convenient carry bag. Women MSRP $70.00, Kid’s MSRP $45.00
The new Pakems Extreme is a redesign of the original Pakems Classic high top boot. The Extreme comes in Men’s and Women’s sizes and is available in four colors: Gray & Neon Blue, Black & Gray, Marble, and Green Camouflage. Like the Bodie, the Green Camouflage Extreme is also available in kid’s sizes. This smartly redesigned boot is easy to slide on and has a simple drawcord lacing system. The Extreme is insulated and features a water-resistant ripstop nylon upper, an EVA midsole, and a durable rubber outsole, making it lightweight, packable, comfortable and warm. The Extreme is the perfect boot for relaxing after virtually any outdoor activity, like skiing, hiking, camping or biking, and is also ideal for travel or the daily commuting on chilly days. The Extreme is sold with a strapped tote bag for easy and convenient hands-free carrying. Adult MSRP $70.00, Kid’s MSRP $45
Both the Bodie and the Extreme feature Pakems “Step Into Your Intentions®”, a social awareness campaign, as a daily reminder to start the day with the best of intentions. Printed on the inside of the shoe are the words “be kind.” Pakems chose these words because it wants to play a role in the effort to stomp out bullying.
The Cortina is a stylish mid-calf boot where high function meets high fashion. Faux fur-lined from top to toe, the Cortina maintains the lightweight and packable attributes that have become synonymous with Pakems. The upper is made of ripstop nylon and is insulated for warmth, while the EVA midsole and rubber outsole provide comfort and traction. This classy boot can also be worn folded down for a more fashion forward look. Water-resistant, the Cortina is excellent for après-ski, an evening on the town or the daily commute. Equipped with a zippered pocket sized perfectly for an ID, cash and credit cards, the Cortina allows women to leave their purse at home. The Cortina comes in three colors for women: Silver & Tan, Black & Purple and Pink Camouflage, while the Pink Camouflage is also available in girl’s sizes 12 - 5. The Cortina is sold with a strapped tote bag for convenient hands-free carrying. MSRP $80.00
For Pakems founder, Julie Adams, these latest styles are the natural evolution of the original Pakems, “We have continued offering solution footwear. We saw a need for a stylish way to get out of high heels for the commuter and a way to not have to carry a purse for those evenings on the town so we designed the Cortina. Our kid’s line was inspired because I couldn’t find a boot that fit into Bodie’s backpack or a comfortable boot for him to wear the entire school day.” All three new Pakems models will be on display at the Pakems booth at OR (BR446).
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Pakems offer the outdoor enthusiast lightweight, packable and comfortable shoes, ideal for before and after virtually every sports activity. Created by Colorado businesswoman, Julie Adams, Pakems are perfect for the active-lifestyle. Originally designed to provide a light and comfortable substitute for inflexible and heavy ski boots on the walk to and from the lodge, Pakems’ compressible design has allowed the brand to quickly become the “go-to” shoe for before and after sport comfort. Ideal for skiers, hikers, cyclists, runners, paddlers and campers, versatile Pakems also fit neatly in the world of travelers and everyday commuters. Available at pakems.com and through a growing list of online and catalog retailers. Visit www.pakems.com or call 303.204.5265.
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