See the NEW Plimsoll, Simcoe, Hunt 365 Series, Baby Bogs and More at the Toronto Shoe Show
PORTLAND, Ore. – February 25, 2012 – Bogs footwear (www.BogsFootwear.com), whose mission is to provide the most comfortable shoes for the most uncomfortable conditions in the world, will debut its Fall ’12 line February 25 - 27 at the Toronto Shoe Show.
Known since 2002 for its durable, 100% waterproof boots designed to withstand sub-zero temps, Portland, Ore.-based Bogs has incorporated breakthrough technology into its newest styles. The entire collection features Bogs Climatech to protect feet from the elements in any season using:
• The NEW Max-Wick moisture-wicking lining to help instantly disperse moisture away from the foot better than any rubber boot on the market.
• Bogs’ proprietary Neo-Tech insulation and four-way stretch inner bootie, providing the ultimate cushioning and warmth.
• Hand-lasted, natural rubber, which provides the foundation for some of the most durable shoes Mother Nature has ever encountered.
• A European last (wider forefront and narrower heel) with a slight toe spring for a superior contoured, comfortable fit.
“We work tirelessly to make better shoes every day for people who work and live in the most uncomfortable conditions,” said Bogs founder and president Bill Combs. “Our shoes are designed to handle anything you put them through –mud, crud, dirt, grime. These durable, 100% waterproof boots will keep you protected and comfortable. And with more Bogs than ever to choose from, there’s a little bit of something for everyone.”
Some of the standout styles from the Bogs Fall ’12 collection include (high-res images and samples upon request):
• The Women’s Plimsoll Mid Vintage: A modern, playful take on the tried-and-true Bogs Classics with a sleeker design and cozy sneaker-like fit. Available in funky jewel tones with a contrasting rand border, the Plimsoll is crafted from 7mm of waterproof Neo-Tech insulation and features easy pull-on handles. Perfect for strolling the shops in Montreal or checking out fall’s bounty at Toronto’s famed St. Lawrence farmers market. MSRP $130 CAD.
• The Men’s Simcoe: Bogs’ technology and innovation was put to the test to engineer the new Simcoe, inspired by Canada’s ice fishing capital of the world. A micro-glass infused rubber outsole provides the ultimate, no-slip grip and is built to handle any winter adventure. MSRP $220 CAD.
• The Men’s Bowman from the Hunt 365 Series: The Bowman is built with 6mm of Neo-Tech insulation and Airmesh to achieve maximum warmth with minimal bulk. Weighing only 5.2lbs, the Bowman provides more insulation than other “light” boots, yet still weighs less. The Bowman sits on a thermo-molded midsole with a 6mm deep lug outsole to keep feet up and out of the cold. MSRP $210 CAD.
• Baby Bogs: Now early walkers can wear Bogs just like their big brothers and sisters. These waterproof, machine-washable booties are constructed with 3mm Neo-Tech insulation and a cozy, plush lining. These Bogs will keep babies’ feet warm and dry as they transition from their first crawl to their first step. MSRP $50 CAD.
Other Fall ’12 highlights include plenty of fun and funky colours, patterns and contrasting neons throughout the new Bogs kids’ collection (Classic Sprout, Classic Solids, Classic Snake and Classic Flame).
Bogs has expanded its popular 100% waterproof leather concept with its Yaletown collection, inspired by the vibrant energy of the urban, downtown Vancouver, B.C. neighbourhood. The women’s Seymour and Hudson Buckle come in rich fall hues like mossy green, deep chocolate and warm rust. For men, the 100% waterproof leather Cordova and Hastings boot deliver the same Bogs durability, performance and comfort with an added dose of rugged style.
Finally, the Bogs Ultra and Classic styles are back and better than ever with the new Max-Wick moisture-wicking lining designed to keep feet drier and more comfortable than ever before.
The entire Bogs Fall ’12 collection will be showcased this weekend at the Toronto Shoe Show in booths 1033 and 1132 inside the Toronto Congress Centre.