Pakems Named Finalist for 2014 Wright Award


Pakems Named Finalist for 2014 Wright Award:

One of 13 Official Contenders for Something Independent’s 2014 Award

(Denver, CO) Sept. 9, 2014 – Colorado-based Pakems, makers of lightweight, packable shoes, wasnamed one of the 13 official contenders for Something Independent’s annual Wright Award. The 2014 Wright Award, the fourth annual showcase of Colorado lifestyle industry leaders, acknowledges the “impact, influence and awesomeness of companies operating at the intersection of lifestyle and commerce.” 

Pakems and the other official contenders were chosen from a statewide pool of over 150 nominees. A panel of judges will choose the winner at Something Independent’s open-to-the public event on October 14, 2014 in Denver.

“Pakems is proud and thrilled to be a contender for the 2014 Wright Award,” says Julie Adams, Pakem’s founder. “Pakems are truly the perfect Colorado shoe for everyone that is passionate about being active outdoors and loves to relax after. I’m appreciative that Something Independent provides a platform so lifestyle companies can showcase their products and network.”

Julie with Bag

According to Chuck Sullivan, co-founder of Something Independent, “Wright Contenders are doers. They carve their own path and along the way are playing an outsized role in shaping Colorado communities and economies.”

The ultimate Wright winner is chosen at Something Independent’s live event on October 14, 2014 following the presentation of each contender’s 90-second video, conveying their vision, core business proposition and the role that Colorado plays in their business. Then the finalists respond to a rapid-fire Q & A from the panel of judges. The winner will receive a cash prize of $3,000.

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About Pakems

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, 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. Originally designed to provide a light and comfortable substitute for inflexible and heavy ski boots 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 in the world of travelers and commuters too. Available at, and through a growing list of online and catalog retailers.

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