Kodiak, the 112-year-old Canadian footwear brand, marches forward while paying homage to their past with new work style footwear for both men and women in the Fall ’22 collection. The new collection introduces the use of BLOOM™ technology, which transforms waste biomaterials like algae into renewable high-performance replacements for traditional petroleum-based EVA components, continuing Kodiak’s Built For What Matters sustainability initiative.
“We always feel it is important to keep bits and pieces of Kodiak’s rich history in our new product lines. Luckily, our strong and lasting history as a brand allows us to stay true to our roots while simultaneously advancing forward with more modern designs,” said Karen McSorley, senior brand manager. “Our Women’s Whitton provides an updated aesthetic to a work style boot, giving women of all backgrounds and careers the opportunity to make them their own. We are excited to be using BLOOM technology as we continue to invest in our goal of more environmentally-considered products.”
The Women’s Whitton is a six-inch moccasin vamp boot that features a full-grain leather upper with suede detailing and a 100% recycled polyester abrasion-resistant lining and 100% recycled plastic laces. The Comfortzone™ LITE footbed is built with an OrthoLite® Hybrid™ compound keeping feet comfortable while producing minimal environmental impact. The Whitton includes a lightweight oil and slip-resistant Rubberlon outsole that is integrated with an algae blended foam from BLOOM™. The Whitton is available in a soft toe moccasin vamp boot (MSRP $140 USD/$180 CAN), soft toe Chelsea boot (MSRP $130 USD/$170 CAN), as well as CSA and ASTM approved steel toe, steel plate, ESR/EH styles for both the moccasin vamp boot (MSRP $150 USD/$180 CAN) and Chelsea (MSRP $140 USD/$170 CAN) styles.
New for Fall 2022, Kodiak launches the men’s Modern Utility collection; a rugged and durable do-anything, take-on everything Adventure line. The Comox boot is a new utility boot for men, built to take on the urban outdoors. The waterproof Comox features a 50% recycled plastic lining and 100% recycled plastic laces, PrimaLoft© P.U.R.E.™ insulation, and Kodiak’s Comfortzone™ ECO footbed. Completing the Comox is a slip- and oil-resistant Vibram© TC4+ rubber outsole that provides trustworthy traction no matter the conditions. (MSRP $170 USD/$200 CAN).
In addition to the Comox is the Tarbot, a versatile, water-resistant Chelsea-style boot, which boasts 50% recycled plastic lining, Vibram© TC4+ rubber outsole, and PrimaLoft© P.U.R.E.™ insulation, but is built with abrasion-resistant nylon padded uppers. (MSRP $160 USD/$190 CAN).
Adding to Kodiak’s Built for Generations safety line is the Waterproof McKinney Multi-Use Toe (M.U.T.) eight-inch boot. The McKinney M.U.T. is the latest addition to the McKinney collection of work-style boots. The waterproof McKinney M.U.T. features an exclusive Multi-Use Rubber toe cap that acts as an extension of your toolbox, helping to push-hold and prop-up materials as you work. Underneath the rubber M.U.T. is a CSA and ASTM approved light-weight composite toe cap, puncture-resistant plate and ESR/EH protection. Underfoot is an oil and slip-resistant rubber lug non-marking outsole. (MSRP $200 USD/$240 CAN).
About Kodiak: Founded in Ontario, Canada, Kodiak has been Canada’s Boot since 1910, outfitting generations of men and women with purpose-built premium boots for work and everyday exploration. Based in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, with offices in Portsmouth, NH, Kodiak is best known as the maker of the original Greb Kodiak boot, the first work boot to be made waterproof with a combination of vulcanized construction and waterproof leather. To learn more about Kodiak, visit us at KodiakBoots.com or KodiakBoots.ca and follow @kodiakboots on social media.