Korkers Announces Licensing Agreement with Vibram


PORTLAND, May 29, 2013–Korkers recently announced that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Vibram in which Vibram will re-brand the Korkers Omnitrax interchange sole system and offer it for use to leading global footwear brands across multiple categories including cold weather, Industrial, Hunting, Military and other recreational and professional applications.

Omnitrax, an interchangeable sole technology owned by Korkers, provides versatility and multiuse applications to footwear for consumers seeking to enhance their traction in a variety of outdoor conditions. The removable injection molded plate system allows the wearer to easily attach different soles to the bottom of boots or shoes thereby adapting the traction to changing weather and terrain conditions.

“By combining Vibram’s 100-year legacy in rubber compound intelligence with Omnitrax’unique interchangeable technology, we believe we can provide the ultimate in performance traction for outdoor enthusiasts in a wide variety of challenging conditions,” explained Mike Gionfriddo, Vibram’s CEO.

Since 1959, Korkers™ has created functional and versatile footwear for outdoor adventurers. Unique to the industry, Korkers’ proprietary Omnitrax™ Interchangeable Sole System provides a variety of performance traction options – from sticky rubber soles designed for use in water to studded rubber soles for use on ice and hard packed snow – so no adventure is out of reach. Sean Beers leads the Portland, Oregon-based company’s team of avid fishing and outdoor sports enthusiasts who are dedicated to developing product solutions that combine design advances with innovative technology. Korkers products and technologies regularly receive accolades in gear guides and reviews. Korkers’ extensive line of footwear and accessories can be found globally, through fishing and outdoor specialty stores and select online retailers. To learn more, call 800-524-8899 or visit www.korkers.com.