Korkers Announces Filing for Extended Patent Protection


Portland, Ore. – March 30, 2011 – Korkers Products, LLC, announced today the filing of a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for an updated version of the outdoor footwear company’s Interchangeable Outsole System.

Korkers-the leading adaptable traction footwear creator-has designed a new version of its unique OmniTrax Interchangeable Outsole System. This new technology provides a variety of traction options for shoes, while allowing the product to become lighter weight and lower profile.

“This new, updated technology allows Korkers to expand into markets beyond those that we are currently serving in fly fishing and winter boots,” said Sean Beers, CEO of Korkers.  “Adaptable traction technology is in its infancy and opportunities abound. This latest version of the OmniTrax Interchangeable Outsole System will help Korkers establish itself in the broader footwear market as a leader in innovation and technology.”

The new patent builds upon over a decade of patents submitted by the company. Executives at Korkers plan on continuing its efforts of using technology to solve problems for end users.

About Korkers:

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 felt to sticky rubber-so no outdoor spot is out of reach. Based in Portland, Ore., the company’s team of avid fishing and outdoor enthusiasts are dedicated to developing product solutions that combine design advances with innovative technology.

Korkers supports the Clean River Angling Pledge, and its products 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.

Contact: Sam Houser




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