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BOGS FOOTWEAR DEBUTS SPRING / SUMMER 2014 COLLECTION AT OUTDOOR RETAILER
// 01 Aug 2013

 

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BOGS FOOTWEAR DEBUTS SPRING/SUMMER 2014 COLLECTION AT OUTDOOR RETAILER

Footwear Brand Continues to Lighten Up for Warmer Temps with the Expansion of Urban Farmer and Baby Bogs Collections

PORTLAND, Ore.– August 1, 2013 – Bogs Footwear (www.bogsfootwear.com), whose mission is to make better shoes every day, will unveil its Spring/Summer 2014 collection at this week’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bogs will showcase its newest spring styles for men, women and kids in booth #123 through August 3.

As always, the new line includes fresh prints and colors for the beloved Bogs Rainboots, as well as new additions to the garden-ready Urban Farmer series. Bogs will also introduce the new lightweight Baby Bogs Canvas for toddlers and preschoolers.

The new spring styles utilize the brand’s latest advancements in technology to create the most comfortable, durable, waterproof footwear experience on the market. All Bogs begin with a slip-resistant outsole for a solid foundation on even the slickest surfaces. Bogs Max-WickTM technology maintains a moisture-free environment inside the shoe, while new DuraFresh biotechnology fights odor without the use of any harsh chemicals.

The new Bogs Spring/Summer 2014 collection standouts include:

 

  • Urban Farmer Slide (for men, MSRP $80; for women, MSRP $60). The new Bogs clog is 100% waterproof and made from durable, hand-lasted rubber to withstand a hard day’s work on the farm, rooftop garden or backyard oasis. Insulated with 4mm of Bogs Neo-Tech, EverDry and Bogs Max-Wick lining to keep feet dry all season long. DuraFresh biotechnology fights odor while the internal wide steel shank offers shovel protection. Comfort-rated from temperate to colder conditions.
  • Urban Farmer (for women, MSRP $70). The new lace-up shoe is also 100% waterproof and made from durable, hand-lasted rubber to take on any gardening challenge in style. The stylish slip-on blends Bogs’ signature performance features – EverDry and Bogs Max-Wick to keep feet dry, seamless construction of dual-density, contoured EVA insole, and DuraFresh biotechnology to fight odor.
  • Urban Farmer 2 Eye Lace (for women, MSRP $90). The boot version of the Urban Farmer is an essential for any gardenista. The mid-height 2 Eye Lace features the same technical benefits of the lower profile Urban Farmer and comes in red, kiwi green, royal blue and black.   
  • Baby Bogs Canvas (for toddlers, MSRP $45). Made from lightweight canvas with a shorter profile than the original Baby Bogs, the new mid-height bootie for toddlers and preschoolers is machine washable and features a soft-to-skin liner for those chubby baby feet.  The easy pull-on handles and front Velcro closure make them easy for toddlers to take on and off. DuraFresh biotechnology naturally fights odor without the use of harsh chemicals, while Bogs Max-Wick manages moisture to keep tiny toes comfortable for hours of outdoor adventure. Available in sizes 4-10.  
  • Shift Clog (for men and women, MSRP $70). Bogs introduces its breakthrough in industrial footwear designed for those who work in the service industry. Powered by BioGrip, the Shift features a non-slip outsole that exceeds hospitality industry slip resistance standards. The clog is lined with EverDry and Bogs Max-Wick to absorb and evaporate sweat for all-day comfort.  It’s also embedded with responsive cushioning that guarantees rebound over a lifetime of use.

 

About Bogs:

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

BOGS FOOTWEAR LAUNCHES "BOGS GIVES BACK" FACEBOOK CONTEST, SEEKS TO AWARD FOUR NON-PROFITS WITH $2,500 GRANT
// 10 Jul 2013

 

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Bogs Footwear Launches “Bogs Gives Back” Facebook Contest,

 seeks to award Four non-profits with $2,500 grant

 

PORTLAND, Ore.– July 10, 2013 – Bogs Footwear (www.bogsfootwear.com) is asking its Facebook fans to nominate hard-working non-profit organizations that inspire and encourage people to get outside, and which may be in need of extra support to achieve their goals. The new and improved “Bogs Gives Back” Facebook contest and grant program launches today and will run through July 24, 2013.  

Bogs Footwear’s Facebook fans may nominate an organization they feel deserves one of four $2,500 USD grants to help achieve its goals. The two Canadian and two American organizations with the most votes from Bogs’ Facebook community will each receive a grant. Facebook fans are asked to nominate by submitting a photo of the deserving non-profit organization to Bogs’ Facebook Timeline, with the organization’s website address in the photo caption.

“At Bogs, we strive to support organizations that choose hard work over short cuts.  People who are committed to making a positive impact on their communities and are in true need of footwear that works as hard as they do,” said Bill Combs, president and founder of Bogs Footwear. “Our new Bogs Gives Back grant program gives our fans an opportunity to support similar organizations and communities from the ground up.”

The official guidelines for Bogs Gives Back applications stipulate that the nominated non-profit must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization existing within the U.S. or Canada with an operating budget under $500,000 dollars. The organization must be non-political and non-secular, cannot promote alcohol, tobacco, illegal or illicit drugs, firearms, weapons or sexually explicit activities. And the organization must not discriminate against race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or religion. Each individual Facebook fan can nominate only one non-profit organization.

“We look forward to expanding the group of non-profits we support, such as Portland Farmers Market, Cedarsong Nature School and urban farming collectives Alleycat Acres and Eagle St. Rooftop Farms,” said David Cook, marketing director for Bogs. “Whether it’s a non-profit focused on planting school gardens, teaching children using the outdoors or connecting communities with fresh, local produce, we know there are thousands of deserving non-profits out there who need all the help they can get. We are excited to see which organizations our Facebook community nominates for the grants.”

The campaign will leverage Bogs’ social media followers to help spread the word about the “Bogs Gives Back” grant campaign, which will run today through July 24, 2013. Anyone interested in submitting a qualifying non-profit for the campaign can like Bogs Footwear on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear and spread the word on Twitter and Instagram using the @bogsfootwear handle or #bogsgivesback hashtag. The winners will be announced July 25, 2013 via Bogs Footwear’s Facebook page.

 

About Bogs

Since 2002, Bogs has made warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

 

BOGS FOOTWEAR HELPS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT OREGON FARMERS
// 11 Jun 2013

 

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BOGS FOOTWEAR HELPS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT OREGON FARMERS

 

PORTLAND, Ore.– June 11, 2013 – Bogs Footwear (www.bogsfootwear.com) has donated $10,000 to support a regional marketing campaign that aims to increase consumer awareness and patronage of farmers markets throughout the Willamette Valley.

The Portland Farmers Market, with help from a grant from the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and other sponsors including Bogs, spearheaded the campaign starring actual local farmers wearing Bogs’ signature waterproof, durable footwear. The “In Local We Love” ad campaign will begin running on radio, billboards and online this week and run through September.

“Bogs has a long-standing relationship with Oregon’s farmers as we began making our boots to withstand the demanding conditions on the farm over a decade ago,” said Bill Combs, president and founder of Bogs Footwear. “We are constantly inspired by the passion and dedication local farmers bring to their jobs 24/7, 365 days a year and are proud to support this campaign to benefit Oregon’s farmers.”

 “We are so thankful to the family of farmers markets and corporate partners that contributed to this effort. We believe this campaign can have a lasting impact on the region,” said Trudy Toliver, Executive Director of Portland Farmers Market, who recently was awarded the Alumni Award for Sustainability by Portland State University's Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

While farmers markets are a primary direct sales outlet for many farmers of edible specialty crops, only a small part of the population buys their vegetables, fruit, nuts and herbs at farmers markets. The campaign encourages new shoppers to visit the markets, enhances loyalty in regular shoppers and promotes the health, environmental and economic benefits of consuming locally grown farm fresh food.

Oregon Agriculture Department Director Katy Coba added, "A vast majority of Oregon agriculture is based on specialty crops, and the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program helps our farmers succeed by increasing the demand for the crops they grow. We hope these funds help celebrate our farmers, boost the sale of specialty crops in the Willamette Valley, and potentially increase the servings of Oregon fruits and vegetables consumed by market shoppers. As demand increases, our farmers can reliably diversify and expand their specialty crop production, attend more and larger markets, and ultimately prosper."

“Bogs’ participation in the campaign was the perfect opportunity to sustain momentum the brand has garnered with the independent farming community,” said David Cook, marketing director for Bogs Footwear. “Our boots are put to the test every day by the independent farmers who bring us locally grown, fresh-from-the-farm food that is vital to our communities. So we’re grateful for the opportunity to give back to these hard-working folks.”

In 2012, Bogs embarked on a national farmers market tour, in which the outdoor brand sponsored more than 100 independent farmers at local farmers markets throughout Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago and New York.

 

About Bogs

Since 2002, Bogs has made warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

 

About Portland Farmers Market

Founded in 1992, Portland Farmers Market operates world-class farmers markets that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, and create vibrant community gatherings. The independently-run local 501(c)6 nonprofit, which receives no ongoing support from government agencies, employs five full-time and eight part-time employees who manage eight weekly farmers’ markets in the Portland area year round. More than 650,000 shoppers purchased farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, seafood, baked goods and other specialty foods from more than 190 vendors generating more than $8 million in sales in 2012. In addition to operating markets, Portland Farmers Market also serves as an incubator for emerging businesses, a leader of the local food movement, a source of education, a culinary focal point in the community, a cultural destination complete with musical entertainment, and a beacon for Portland’s sustainability movement. To learn more about how Portland Farmers Market aims to grow, nourish and inspire the community, become a Twitter follower, Facebook fan, blog reader and visit www.portlandfarmersmarket.org.

BOGS FOOTWEAR WELCOMES NEW VP OF PRODUCT
// 23 May 2013

 

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Contact: JulieAnna Giannini, Alliance PR

Phone: 503.734.5630

Email: julieanna@alliance-pr.com

 

 

BOGS FOOTWEAR WELCOMES NEW VP OF PRODUCT

Portland-Based Outdoor Brand Taps Footwear Veteran to Continue Innovation and Growth

 

PORTLAND, Ore.– May 23, 2013 – Bogs Footwear (www.bogsfootwear.com) has tapped former Keen Footwear product exec to spearhead the brand’s next phase of innovation and growth.

Bogs has named Kelly Wallrich as the new vice president of product to oversee product design, development and product marketing for the brand’s diverse collections of durable, outdoor footwear in the women’s, men’s, children’s, hunting and industrial categories.

Wallrich boasts an impressive resume, and brings to Bogs skills obtained working in product development and marketing for global brands Nike, adidas, Dr. Martens, where she was the 2003 employee of the year, and Keen – where she spent the past eight years in the same role as VP of product.

“Bogs is not an ordinary brand,” says Wallrich. “It’s extraordinary. I’m looking forward to continuing the growth that our founder Bill Combs and the team have accomplished over the past decade by using the most innovative technologies and materials to produce high-quality outdoor footwear.”  

“We are thrilled to welcome Kelly, who shares our passion for making better shoes every day,” says Bill Combs, founder and president of Bogs Footwear. “Her impressive experience creating innovative and comfortable footwear will help Bogs remain ahead of the competition, improve our multi-season offerings, beginning with the launch of our sandals in 2014, and help us continue to expand into new categories.”

Wallrich says her design inspiration comes from nature, as well as rich cultures around the world. She lives in Portland with her family, including an adopted son from Ethiopia. She earned a bachelor of science in business from California State University, Chico.

 

About Bogs

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

BOGS FOOTWEAR NEW SPRING '13 COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE ON BOGSFOOTWEAR.COM AND RETAIL
// 18 Feb 2013

 

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Contact: Austin Blythe, Alliance PR

Phone: 503.734.5630

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BOGS FOOTWEAR NEW Spring ’13 Collection Now Available on Bogsfootwear.com and Retail

 

BOGS FOOTWEAR CONTINUES TO PUT FEET FIRST THIS SPRING WITH LIGHTWEIGHT BOOTS FOR THE GARDENER, URBAN FARMER, PUDDLE JUMPER AND MORE

 

PORTLAND, Ore.– February 18, 2013 – Bogs Footwear (www.BogsFootwear.com), a company that has been making comfortable shoes for the most uncomfortable conditions since 2002, is pleased to offer its lightest rainboots and best performance technology to date in the Spring ’13 collection now available at Bogsfootwear.com and retail.

Among the new styles for spring are lightweight rainboots for women and kids, must-have boots and slip-ons for the gardening aficionado and urban farmer, and innovative footwear for the commercial fishing and food processing industries.

“Our commitment to quality and innovation means Bogs are built to handle any spring challenge, whether it’s long days digging in the dirt, shopping your local farmers market or puddle jumping with –or without – the kids,” says Bill Combs, president and founder of Bogs Footwear.

 

Meet the newest 100% waterproof Bogs now available for Spring 2013 (high-res images and samples available upon request):

 

  • Women’S Rainboot: Bogs’ lightest rainboot yet allows grown-ups to get in on the puddle-jumping action while adding a fresh pop of color to any spring wardrobe. The new Bogs Rainboot for women is 100% waterproof and built for warmer temperatures. The easy pull-on Rainboot is made with an incredibly soft and flexible natural rubber upper that can withstand any spring shower or muddy puddle. MSRP $79.95

 

  • Women’s Harper: Bogs’ garden shoes for women, including the Rose, Rue and new Harper, are livelier than ever with fresh floral and retro-inspired veggie prints that offer protection against shovels and are easy to hose off after a day spent digging in the dirt. These garden must-haves are 100% waterproof, feature 2mm of lightweight Neo-TechTM insulation and breakthrough Bogs Max-WickTM technology to minimize moisture and maximize comfort. MSRP $78.95

 

  • Men’s Urban Farmer: Designed to help city dwellers bring some of the great outdoors to the concrete jungle, the Urban Farmer is the perfect lightweight utility shoe for any outdoor activity – like wiring a chicken coop, doing yard work around the house or simply hoofing it to the hardware store. The 100% waterproof slip-on is constructed with 2mm of lightweight Neo-Tech insulation and Bogs Max-Wick to keep feet dry and comfortable. MSRP  $87.95

 

  • Kids’ Rainboot : These 100% waterproof puddle jumpers are made with soft and flexible natural rubber, non-slip outsoles and easy pull-on handles. Kids and parents can choose from a delightful rainbow of bright colors and prints – perfect for splashing around the playground or stomping throughout town. MSRP $49.95     

 

Bogs At Work

 

After years in the lab, Bogs has combined its iconic comfort and durability with its best outsole innovation technology to date. The new Bogs Bio Grip outsole features the latest in compound innovation to ensure -solid footing every time, no matter the conditions.

“We are extremely proud of our breakthrough in compound technology found on our new industrial footwear,” said Combs. “Our Bio Grip outsole is the most chemical-and-slip-resistant outsole on the market.”

The latest additions to the Bogs Industrial line of waterproof work boots include:

 

  • Highliner Pro: Built with the NEW Bogs Bio Gripoutsole, the Highliner Pro is 100% waterproof and the most slip-resistant fishing boot on the market. The expansive contact area ensures traction on smooth, wet surfaces, and features supportive abrasion for long wear. Constructed with Bogs Max-Wick to minimize moisture in the boot and pliable rubber to fold down in warmer conditions. The rigid steel shank offers additional support and ladder protection. This boot is also available with a steel toe. MSRP $129.95

 

  • Food Pro: Featuring the NEW Bogs Bio Grip outsole (delivering an unprecedented combination of slip and chemical resistance), the Bogs Food Pro boot is self-cleaning for additional traction in debris-laden surfaces. The Food Pro features 2mm Neo-Tech for mild insulation and Bogs Max-Wick to help minimize moisture. The boot’s soft and flexible rubber upper can be rolled down in warm conditions and a rigid, wide steel shank offers extra support. This boot is also available with a steel toe. MSRP $131.95

 

All of the new Bogs styles are 100% waterproof, built with all natural, high-performance rubber to protect from the elements, and have a contoured fit built on a European last (with a wider forefront and narrower heel). Every pair of Bogs comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The Spring ’13 collection is now available at bogsfootwear.com and select retailers such as Zappos, Amazon, Nordstrom, REI and more.

 

About Bogs:

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

 
BOGS FOOTWEAR DEBUTS FALL 2013 COLLECTION
// 21 Jan 2013

 

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Contact: Austin Blythe, Alliance PR

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BOGS FOOTWEAR DEBUTS FALL 2013 COLLECTION

Portland-Based Footwear Brand Continues Expansion into Women’s, Men’s and Children’s Casual plus Industrial and Hunting Markets

 

PORTLAND, Ore.– Jan. 21, 2013 – Bogs Footwear (www.bogsfootwear.com) will debut its Fall 2013 collection at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, Utah January 23 – 26.  The brand, known for its signature handled, insulated neoprene footwear, will showcase its continued expansion into the men’s, women’s and children’s casual, hunting and industrial markets. The new styles also feature two advancements in Bogs technology: EverDry, which helps better manage moisture around the foot, and the new all-natural DuraFresh biotechnology to ensure an odor-free footwear experience.

“Everyone at Bogs is committed to our mission to make better shoes every day,” says Bill Combs, founder and president of Bogs Footwear. “For Fall 2013, that means staying ahead of the pack with the most efficient insulation and moisture-wicking technology on the market, continuing to perfect the unsurpassed durability of natural rubber, and making 100% waterproof footwear that is as warm as a pac boot yet as comfortable as your favorite pair of sneakers.”

Whether you’re a kid playing in the snow for countless hours, a commuter facing the elements, or a mom looking for the perfect waterproof style – there is a Bogs style for the whole family this fall and winter seasons.

 

Meet the newest additions to the Bogs family

Some of the most exciting new Bogs for Fall 2013 include the women’s Summit collection.  These 100% waterproof cozy weekend boots (MSRP $100) are crafted from super-soft fabric and plush lining for extra warmth. The machine-washable Neo-Bogs feature 2mm of Neo-Tech insulation, a dual-density, contoured EVA insole with DuraFresh anti-odor protection, molded rubber outsole and are comfort-rated from temperate to 14 ̊F for chilly fall and winter wear.  Bogs has also expanded its popular Plimsoll (MSRP $130 – 140) collection with new solids, floral, fern and menswear-inspired herringbone prints and will debut new City styles Dakota (MSRP $120) and Adelaide (MSRP $110).

Bogs will also debut the men’s Urban Ultra collection, which includes the new Carson (MSRP $120), a mid-length pull-on rubber boot featuring pliable, lightweight natural rubber, 2mm of Neo-Tech, 2mm of EverDry with Bogs Max-Wick for the ultimate moisture-wicking performance and a dual-density, contoured EVA insole with DuraFresh anti-odor protection. The men’s Rainboot (MSRP $80) is a lightweight boot with Bogs’ signature easy pull-on handles –perfect for temperate climates or rainy days in early fall. The men’s Local (MSRP $100) is an update on the popular Burnside and Hawthorne City waterproof shoes for urban commuters. Featuring 2mm of Neo-Tech plus 2mm of EverDry with Bogs Max-Wick to keep feet comfortable, the Local is durable enough to withstand the elements on your extreme commute but still looks as casual (and feels as comfortable) as your go-to kicks.

This fall, Bogs brings something to delight every tiny adventurer and brighten up those chilly autumn and winter days so kids can spend more time where it counts – outside. Baby Bogs (MSRP $49) are back by popular demand in the most playful colors and patterns. Mini fashionistas can channel mom’s style with the Youth Plimsoll (MSRP $90) and Adelaide (MSRP $78) rubber riding boot. The iconic Bogs Classics (MSRP $78) and new Rainboots (MSRP $50-60) get an update with new prints like pirates, dots, graffiti, skulls, camo, zoo and glitter.

Rounding out the Fall 2013 collection are new Industrial styles the Food Pro (MSRP $108-136) for food processing professionals, the Highliner (MSRP $108-140) for the commercial fishing industry, the Turf Stomper (MSRP $130-140) for landscaping pros, and a Tactical Boot (MSRP $150) –all built with Bogs’ new Bio Grip outsole, the most chemical and slip resistant outsole on the market. The Bogs Hunt 365 collection gains the new Diamondback snakeboot, the lightest snakeboot on the market, in addition to multiple 100% waterproof, insulated boots for a variety of terrains and conditions.

All Bogs come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

 

Bogs Gives Back to Slow Food Utah

During the show, Bogs will give back to the Utah local food community by selling sample boots from its Spring and Fall 2012 collections for $20 per pair. On January 23- 24 beginning at 4:30pm, Bogs will donate 100% of the proceeds to local Salt Lake City non-profit Slow Food Utah, an eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that aims to counteract fast food and fast life. Slow Food builds relationships with producers, campaigns to protect traditional foods, organizes tastings and seminars, encourages chefs to source locally, and works to bring taste education into schools.

“Bogs is thrilled to give back to a cause that shares the same values for growing and eating locally and emphasizing the importance of garden and farming education,” said David Cook, marketing director for Bogs Footwear.

The entire Bogs Fall 2013 collection will be on display at OR Winter Market in booth #125 Media interested in speaking with a Bogs representative or receiving images, samples or more info should email pr@bogsfootwear.com.

 

About Bogs

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

BOGS FOOTWEAR BRINGS NEW INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TO FALL '13 HUNT 365 LINE
// 14 Jan 2013

 

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BOGS FOOTWEAR BRINGS NEW INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TO FALL ’13 HUNT 365 LINE

New Styles Debuting at SHOT Show Include the Diamondback and Field Trekker

 

Portland, Ore.– January 14th, 2013 – Bogs Footwear (www.bogsfootwear.com) will debut its Fall 2013 Hunt 365 collection at SHOT Show in Las Vegas January 15-18.  The brand, known for its signature handled, insulated neoprene footwear, will showcase its continued expansion into the men’s hunting and outdoor market with its innovative additions to its Hunt 365 series, which debuted in the fall of 2012. The new styles feature two advancements in Bogs technology: EverDry, which helps better manage moisture around the foot, and the new all-natural DuraFresh biotechnology to ensure an odor-free footwear experience.

“Everyone at Bogs is committed to our mission to make better shoes every day,” says Bill Combs, founder and president of Bogs Footwear. “For Fall 2013, that means staying ahead of the pack with the most efficient insulation and moisture-wicking technology on the market, continuing to perfect the unsurpassed durability of natural rubber, and making 100% waterproof footwear in varying degrees of insulation for all types of terrain and climate conditions.”

The newest additions to the Bogs Hunt 365 Series include:

 

The Bogs Diamondback (available in men’s sizes 8-14), MSRP $220.

The NEW 2013 Bogs Diamondback snake boot is 100% waterproof, crafted with puncture proof, scent-free rubber and 2mm EverDry with Bogs Max-Wick to keep feet seriously dry. The Diamondback is the lightest-weight snake boot on the market, weighing in at just 4.8 lbs, with dual density contoured EVA insole and DuraFresh antimicrobial protection and BioGrip hunting outsole for maximum traction with the ground. Available in Realtree.

Field Trekker (available in men’s sizes 7-14), MSRP $90.

The NEW 2013 Bogs Field Trekker is a 100% waterproof slip-on shoe made from durable, hand-lasted rubber with a four-way stretch inner bootie for ultimate comfort. Constructed with 4mm of Bogs Neo-Tech insulation and 2mm of EverDry with Bogs Max-Wick for the ultimate moisture management. A dual density contoured EVA insole with DuraFresh anti-odor protection keep feet protected and fresh during (and after) the hunt. Comfort-rated to sub-zero conditions. Available in Mossy Oak and Realtree.

Carryover styles are back and better than ever including the Blaze Extreme for the coldest conditions, the Bowman geared toward archery professionals, the Eagle Cap Hiker for hiking the high country, and the World Slam for Turkey season featuring our lightest hunting boot weighing only 3.7 pounds per pair. Featuring Bogs latest technology and innovation, this collection of heavy-duty hunting boots are built to tackle every season or weather condition you may face on your next big hunt.

Bogs will preview its Hunt 365 series at booth # 13132 at this year’s SHOT Show.

About Bogs:

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

WARM UP THIS WINTER WITH BOGS FOOTWEAR
// 13 Dec 2012

 

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Contact: JulieAnna Giannini, Alliance PR

Email: pr@bogsfootwear.com

Twitter & Instagram: @bogsfootwear

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Blog: http://bogscommunity.com

 

 

WARM UP THIS WINTER WITH BOGS FOOTWEAR

Portland-based Footwear Brand Offers Insulated, 100% Waterproof Styles for the Whole Family this Holiday

 

PORTLAND, Ore.– December 13, 2012 – Bogs Footwear (www.BogsFootwear.com), a Portland-based company that specializes in waterproof, durable and comfortable footwear, is pleased to offer its signature insulated, 100% waterproof footwear for the whole family this holiday season.

Shoppers looking to give the gift of warm, dry and comfortable feet this holiday can take advantage of Bogs’ year-end bonus to its customers: free two-day shipping now through December 17 (in the lower 48 U.S. states only with the use of a Bogs-issued promo code). Regular ground shipping is always free to customers within the lower 48 states.

To further celebrate the holidays, Bogs fans and followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest can get in on the “12 Days of Bogs” exclusive holiday giveaways. Each day, Bogs is giving away free boots, socks, gift cards and other brand merchandise to participants in its social community. Follow @bogsfootwear on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, and “like” Bogs Footwear on Facebook to celebrate 12 Days of Bogs holiday giving.

Some of Bogs favorite holiday and winter styles this season include:

 

  • The women’s Plimsoll collection: Bogs combines its signature Neo-Tech insulation with its breakthrough Max-Wick moisture-wicking technology to create the ultimate women’s winter boot that’s as stylish as it is practical. Perfect for days spent outdoors this winter, the Plimsoll is available in an array of on-trend jewel tones and chic prints such as the Plimsoll Mid Vintage and Tall Leaf. MSRP from $130.  

 

  • The men’s Ultra: The warmest Bogs boot for men is a tried-and-true holiday staple. Perfect for winter yard upkeep or simply keeping up with the kids on family winter adventures, the Ultra Mid and Ultra High boots offer -40F protection, an internal midsole with rubber sponge for extra cushioning and warmth and Aegis antimicrobial odor protection to keep feet evergreen-fresh. MSRP $126 (Mid) and $130 (High).

 

  • Bogs Classics for kids: The Bogs Classics will keep tiny toes extra warm and dry this holiday season for more time spent outside waging snowball fights and building snowmen. Built from natural, durable rubber with signature Neo-Tech insulation and Max-Wick moisture-wicking lining for the ultimate winter protection, all Bogs Classics for kids are comfort-rated to -30F. They’re also built with antimicrobial insoles to fight bacteria and odor and come in a rainbow of colors and prints such as flames, snakes and plenty of bright florals with pops of neon. MSRP $74.

 

Nordstrom shoppers can pick up the exclusive Fleur print (as seen in the Nordstrom holiday gift guide) for a limited time this holiday season. The Bogs Classic High-Fleur retails for $69.95 at Nordstrom.com and select stores.

 

All Bogs styles are 100% waterproof, built with all natural, high-performance rubber to protect from the elements, and have a contoured fit built on a European last (with a wider forefront and narrower heel). Every pair of Bogs comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The Winter 2013 collection is available now at Bogsfootwear.com and select Bogs retailers throughout the U.S.

 

About Bogs:

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

4-H MEMBER INVITED TO STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE AND COMPETE FOR CASH PRIZE IN A FACEBOOK VIDEO CONTEST
// 22 Oct 2012

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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4-H MEMBER INVITED to step up to the challenge and compete for cash prize IN A FACEBOOK VIDEO CONTEST

 

Three 4-H Clubs will Win Cash Prize for Submitting Videos Explaining How They Will Solve a Problem in the Community and Create Lasting, Positive Change

 

PORTLAND, Ore. – October 22, 2012– Bogs Footwear (www.bogsfootwear.com) and 4-H, the nation's largest youth development organization, are calling all 4-H participants nationwide to participate in the Step Up to the Challenge video contest.

Beginning now through November 11, 2012, 4-H’ers can submit a video describing how their club can solve an issue in the community with lasting, positive change. Three winning videos will receive $1,250 for County 4-H Programs courtesy of Bogs Footwear.

Once videos are submitted online through the 4-H Facebook Page (on the Contests tab), a panel of 4-H judges will select five finalists by November 16, 2012. The public can vote on their favorite finalists November 19 – 25, 2012 on the 4-H Facebook Page. 4-H and Bogs will announce the three finalists with the highest number of votes on November 26, 2012.

To further support 4-H, throughout the month of November, Bogs Footwear will donate $5 for every pair of Bogs sold at select Coastal Farm & Ranch, Big R and D&B Supply stores to the National 4-H Council in support of 4-H youth programming. The funding will enable 4-H youth to sharpen leadership skills and leave lasting, positive impacts on their communities.

4-H serves more than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. As the youth development program of the nation’s 111 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach, enabling 4-H'ers to stand out among their peers by building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age.

About Bogs:

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

 

About 4-H:

4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within USDA.  4-H programs are implemented by the 111 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-h.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-H

BOGS FOOTWEAR DEBUTS AMBASSADOR PROGRAM AND NEW WEBSITE
// 26 Sep 2012

 

The “Every Foot Matters” Campaign Featured on the Re-designed Bogsfootwear.com Highlights New Bogs Ambassadors

PORTLAND, Ore.– September 26, 2012 – Bogs Footwear (www.BogsFootwear.com), maker of the most warm, waterproof and comfortable footwear on the market since 2002, is pleased to debut its Bogs ambassadors as part of the new Every Foot Matters campaign. The campaign will feature every day heroes who wear Bogs doing what they love most – whether it’s work, play or everything in between.

The first four Bogs ambassadors featured on the site include: Karen Bertelsen, a Canadian DIY blogger; Nate Brown, an organic dairy farmer from Belgrad, MT; Ryan Rickert, an entrepreneur and hunting enthusiast from Bozeman, MT; and Sean Conroe, an urban farmer and landscaper hailing from Seattle. Each ambassador is featured on the new and improved Bogsfootwear.com, which features a community section, new blog, improved product pages, technology videos and more. Throughout the end of the year, Bogs will continue to introduce new ambassadors to its community – including an outdoor school founder, husband and wife team of cyclocross racers, a team of brewers from New Belgium Brewery and more.

“At Bogs, the focus has always been to develop the right footwear to help our customers get the job done,” said David Cook, marketing director for Bogs. “Our new ambassador program celebrates these hard-working, every day heroes who need the best possible protection in all elements. So whether you’re a dairy farmer or a cylcocross racer, we hope each visitor to Bogsfootwear.com finds a story that resonates.”

Led by the creative team at Redhaus (a Portland-based creative agency), the Bogsfootwear.com homepage welcomes visitors with the familiar Bogs style with a twist. Beautiful, full-screen imagery and a clean user interface were used to enhance the Bogsfootwear.com experience.

Specific site features and destinations include:

  • New Bogs for Fall 2012: This fall, Bogs has made a good thing even better with a variety of new waterproof boots and shoes for men, women, kids and (new this fall) babies.  Highlights include the new women’s Plimsoll Collection (an updated take on the Classic Bogs handled boot that put the brand on the map back in 2002), the men’s Fremont (the evolution of the men’s City collection, which debuted in 2011), new Baby Bogs (for early walkers and toddlers), new prints and rain boots for kids, and more. Prices range from $49 to $280 and ship free to anywhere in the lower continental U.S. Every pair of Bogs comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
  • The Bogs Community: The new Bogs Community is the new hub for all-things Bogs, including information on the Bogs Gives Back program, customer testimonials and Every Foot Matters, the company’s Fall 2012 marketing campaign featuring the new Bogs ambassadors. Visitors can also connect with Bogs on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and head over to the refreshed Bogs Blog to keep up with the brand on its latest adventures.
  • The Bogs Blog: Not only will viewers notice a change in format, but the new Bogs Blog now displays multiple images, video clips and music.  In addition, readers now have the ability to interact with the brand by leaving comments and feedback on all posts.

About Bogs:

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter and Pinterest.

BOGS FOOTWEAR LIGHTENS UP FOR SPRING '13
// 02 Aug 2012

 

New Styles Include Lightweight Rain Boots for Women and Kids, Shoes for Gardening and Urban Farming, and Innovative Industrial Footwear

PORTLAND, Ore.– August 2, 2012 – Bogs footwear (www.BogsFootwear.com), a company that specializes in waterproof, durable and comfortable footwear, will introduce its lightest boots and best performance technology to date at Outdoor Retailer’s Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 2-5, 2012.

Among the new styles, available Spring ’13, are new lightweight rain boots for women and kids, must-haves for the gardening aficionado and urban farmer, and innovative footwear for the commercial fishing and food processing industries. 

“Our commitment to quality and innovation means Bogs are built to handle any spring challenge, whether it’s long days digging in the dirt, shopping your local farmers market or puddle jumping with –or without – the kids,” says Bill Combs, president and founder of Bogs Footwear.

Meet the new 100% waterproof Bogs for Spring ‘13 (high-res images and samples upon request):

  • Women’s Rainboot: Bogs’ lightest rain boot yet allows grown-ups to get in on the puddle-jumping action. The new Bogs Rainboot for women is built for warmer temperatures and made with an incredibly soft and flexible natural rubber upper. MSRP $79.95
  • Women’s Harper: Bogs’ garden shoes for women, including the Rose, Rue and new Harper, are livelier than ever with fresh floral and retro-inspired veggie prints that offer protection against shovels and are easy to hose off after a day in the dirt. These garden must-haves feature lightweight Neo-TechTM insulation and breakthrough Max-WickTM technology to minimize moisture and maximize comfort. MSRP $78.95
  • Men’s Urban Farmer: Designed to help city dwellers bring some of the great outdoors to the concrete jungle, the Urban Farmer is the perfect lightweight utility boot for any outdoor activity – wiring a chicken coop, doing yard work around the house or simply hoofing it to the hardware store. MSRP  $87.95
  • Kids’ Rainboot: These 100% waterproof puddle jumpers are made with soft and flexible natural rubber, non-slip outsoles and easy pull-on handles. Kids will love these bright colors and prints as they splash their way around the playground or throughout town. MSRP $49.95     

Bogs At Work

After years in the lab, Bogs has combined its iconic comfort and durability with its best outsole technology to date. The new Bogs Bio Grip outsole features the latest in compound innovation to ensure a sure footing every time, no matter the conditions.

“We are extremely proud of our breakthrough in compound technology found on our new industrial footwear,” said Combs. “Our Bio Grip outsole is the most chemical-and-slip-resistant outsole on the market.”

The latest additions to the Bogs Industrial line of waterproof work boots include:

  • Highliner Pro: Built with the NEW Bogs Bio Gripoutsole, the Highliner Pro is 100% waterproof and the most slip-resistant fishing boot on the market. The expansive contact area ensures traction on smooth, wet surfaces, and features supportive abrasion for long wear. Constructed with pliable rubber to fold down in warmer conditions, the rigid steel shank offers additional support and ladder protection. This boot is also available with steel toe. MSRP $129.95
  • Food Pro: Featuring the NEW Bogs Bio Grip outsole (delivering an unprecedented combination of slip and chemical resistance), the Bogs Food Pro boot is self-cleaning for additional traction in debris-laden surfaces. The boot’s soft and flexible rubber upper can be rolled down in warm conditions and a rigid, wide steel shank offers extra support. This boot is also available with steel toe. MSRP $131.95

All Bogs styles are 100% waterproof, built with all natural, high-performance rubber to protect from the elements, and have a contoured fit built on a European last (with a wider forefront and narrower heel). Every pair of Bogs comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The Spring ’13 collection is on display at the Bogs footwear booth #123 at Outdoor Retailer and will be available at retail and Bogsfootwear.com in early 2013.

About Bogs:

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

4-H AND BOGS FOOTWEAR GEAR UP AND GIVE BACK TO NATIONAL YOUTH PROGRAM
// 27 Jul 2012

 

In-Store Fundraiser and Online Video Contest will Fund Local 4-H Community Service Projects and Raise Money for National 4-H Council

PORTLAND, Ore. – July 27, 2012– Bogs Footwear (www.bogsfootwear.com) is teaming up with 4-H, the nation's largest youth development organization, to launch Gear Up and Give Back, a program that will provide funding to 4-H clubs throughout Oregon and Washington and select 4-H Clubs nationwide.

This fall during the month of October, Bogs Footwear will donate $5 for every pair of Bogs sold at select retailers to the National 4-H Council in support of 4-H youth programming. The funding will enable 4-H youth to sharpen leadership skills and leave lasting, positive impacts on their communities. In anticipation of the in-store fundraising program, Bogs will also donate its 100% waterproof footwear to select winners of the Oregon and Washington State 4-H Fair competitions.

Also beginning in October, Bogs and 4-H will launch the Gear Up and Give Back online video contest to fund local 4-H clubs’ desired community service projects. To enter, 4-H clubs may submit videos detailing potential service projects they would like to activate in their community.  Video submissions will be hosted on the 4-H Facebook page. Two winners will be awarded a cash donation to help execute the projects and make a positive impact on their communities.

“We could not be more proud to support 4-H and embark on what we hope is a long-standing partnership,” explained Bill Combs, founder and president of Bogs Footwear. “Bogs was born on the farm for hard-working people in need of quality footwear. So we feel we share many of the same values as 4-H members and volunteers, who are a terrific example of how hard work can make a positive impact on our communities.”

4-H serves more than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. As the youth development program of the nation’s 111 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach, enabling 4-H'ers to stand out among their peers by building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age.

"We are delighted to team up with Bogs Footwear through the Gear Up and Give Back program," said Donald T. Floyd, Jr., president and CEO of National 4-H Council. "A recent study conducted by Tufts University indicates that compared to their peers, 4-H youth are three times more likely to give back to their communities. Funding provided by this partnership will surely strengthen our 4-H'ers interest in building their leadership skills and leaving lasting, positive impacts on their communities."

For more information about the partnership, including participating retailers in the 4-H and Bogs Gear Up and Give Back in-store fundraising campaign and details on the online video contest, visit www.bogsfootwear.com.

About Bogs:

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

About 4-H:

4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within USDA.  4-H programs are implemented by the 111 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-h.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-H

BOGS FOOTWEAR HONORS HARDWORKING FATHERS THIS JUNE
// 04 Jun 2012

 

Footwear Company Offers Exclusives Deals in Celebration.

PORTLAND, Ore. – June 4, 2012– Bogs Footwear will celebrate this Father’s Day by honoring hardworking dads with exclusive deals on two of its most popular new spring styles. Now through June 17, Bogs is offering shoppers a 20% discount on two of its new lower profile boots, which are perfect for dads looking to do a little yard work around the house this summer.

To further the celebration, Bogs is asking its Facebook fans to nominate a dad in their life who has made a positive impact for a chance to win a pair of free Bogs. More details can be found at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear.

Bogs for Dads

Now through June 17, Bogs is offering an exclusive 20% discount on the Bogs Rancher Short and Classic Short. The Bogs Rancher Short offers the same flexibility and durability as the classic Bogs Rancher with a lower profile – perfect for working in the yard or around the house on warm summer days. The Bogs Classic Short is based on the original Bogs boot that started it all, the Classic High. This lowest-profile Bogs boot is perfect for casual outdoor wear.  Both the Rancher Short and the Classic Short are constructed with a hand-lasted rubber and a four-way stretch inner bootie made of Bogs’ proprietary Neo-Tech material for a superior fit. Channel Air technology helps maximize air circulation and latex sponge cushioning offers support. All Bogs footwear are  100% waterproof and come with a 100% product guarantee.  

To take advantage of this limited offer, enter the code “BOGSFORDAD” upon c heckout at www.bogsfootwear.com

About Bogs:

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

BOGS FOOTWEAR CONTINUES ITS NATION-WIDE TOUR OF THE COUNTRY'S FAVORITE FARMERS MARKETS IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL FARMERS
// 20 Apr 2012

 

Next Stop: New York’s Famed Greenmarket

PORTLAND, Ore.– April 20, 2012 – Bogs Footwear (www.BogsFootwear.com) will celebrate Earth Day one day early with GrowNYC’s Greenmarket, which operates some of the most bustling farmers markets in the country. This is the fourth stop on the “Bogs Hearts Local Farmers” tour through some of the most beloved farmers markets in the country.

Bogs is proud to support Greenmarket’s regional farmers with footwear that works (almost) as hard as they do. More than 50 farms and GrowNYC staff received free Bogs footwear to wear while connecting New Yorkers with their fresh, local, seasonal bounty.

“Touring some of the busiest farmers markets in the country this spring has really opened our eyes to the passion and dedication local farmers bring to their jobs 24/7, 365 days a year,” said Bill Combs, president and founder of Bogs footwear. “We started our business a decade ago making boots that could withstand the demanding conditions on the farm. We’re proud to continue supporting these hard-working men and women with our footwear.”

As part of this spring’s “Bogs Hearts Local Farmers” tour, Bogs has been supporting local farmers throughout the country, including the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco, the University District Farmers Market in Seattle and the Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University in Bogs’ hometown of Portland, Ore. To date, the company has donated more than $27,000 worth of its signature waterproof, insulated footwear made of natural, durable hand-lasted rubber to local farmers in each city.

Bogs is proud to continue the effort to support local farmers by teaming up with Greenmarket organizers GrowNYC, a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

On Saturday, April 21, 2012, select Greenmarket farmers will be sporting popular Bogs styles like the Classic Mid – an insulated, 100% waterproof boot designed specifically to keep farmers’ feet warm, dry and comfortable in some of the most uncomfortable working conditions in the world.

About Bogs:

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

BOGS FOOTWEAR CONTINUES SUPPORTS OF LOCAL FARMERS
// 23 Mar 2012

 

Next Stop: the University District Farmers Market in Seattle, WA.

PORTLAND, Ore.– March 23, 2012 – Bogs Footwear (www.BogsFootwear.com) is headed to the University District Farmers Market in Seattle, Wash. on March 31, 2012 in support of several Pacific Northwest farmers and The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance (NFMA). The NFMA is a community-based, non-profit organization which operates seven farmer / food-only markets in Seattle neighborhoods. The NFMA’s mission is to support and strengthen Washington’s small farms and farming families by providing effective direct sale sites for our region’s small farmers, and by educating consumers about local farm products and the importance of supporting and preserving local farmland.

Bogs is raising money for NFMA’s Good Farmer Fund, which helps local farmers with disaster relief, provides help to low-income programs, hosts free community events, assists with local food education, and farmer advocacy. For every new "like" on the Bogs Facebook page received Saturday, March 31st, Bogs will donate $1 to NMFA for their Good Farmer Fund.

“The original Bogs boot, the Classic High, was designed especially for the demanding conditions farmers and other agricultural professionals face every day on the farm. It is a technical, insulated boot that will keep these hard-working men and women’s feet warm, dry and comfortable,” said Bill Combs, president and founder of Bogs footwear. “This spring, we’re getting back to our roots and providing farmers across the country with footwear that works as hard as they do.”

Bogs is proud to support the following farms featured in the University District Farmers Market in Seattle: Sea Breeze Farm, Growing Things Farm, Olsen Farms, and Willie Greens Organic Farm with footwear for their demanding jobs, as well as reusable market totes to reward customers who are shopping their stands in the market on Saturday.

At the Bogs booth, market attendees can demo the new Bogs for spring, enter to win free boots and other SWAG and receive an exclusive discount on Bogs footwear. Bogs will also be hosting hands-on kids gardening activity and experts from the University of Washington will be on site to offer tips and tricks for planting a thriving garden in your own backyard this spring.

About Bogs:

Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

 

 

BOGS FOOTWEAR SUPPORTS LOCAL FARMERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY THIS SPRING
// 08 Mar 2012

First Stop: the Famed Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco this Saturday, March 10

PORTLAND, Ore. – March 8, 2012 – Bogs Footwear (www.BogsFootwear.com) is headed to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco, Calif. on March 10, 2012 in support of several Bay Area farmers and The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), the non-profit organization that has hosted the famed market since 1999, Bogs will be located outside the historic Ferry Building in San Francisco’s Financial District from 8am-2pm.

Bogs is raising money for CUESA’s scholarship program, which helps local farmers receive access to the education and training they need to improve sustainable farming practices and growing methods, set up worker health programs, recruit young farmers to the industry and much more.

For every new "like" on the Bogs Facebook page received Saturday, March 10th, Bogs will donate $1 to CUESA for their scholarship program. The money raised helps provide scholarships to farmers in pursuit of advanced training. These scholarships have helped many of the local farmers Bogs is sponsoring in their pursuit to connect Bay Area communities with a local, sustainable food ecosystem.

“The original Bogs boot, the Classic High, was designed especially for the demanding conditions farmers and other agricultural professionals face every day on the farm. It is a technical, insulated boot that will keep these hard-working men and women’s feet warm, dry and comfortable,” said Bill Combs, president and founder of Bogs footwear. “This spring, we’re getting back to our roots and providing farmers across the country with footwear that works as hard as they do.”

Bogs is proud to support the following farms featured in the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Marin Sun Farms, Marin Roots Farms, Flatland Flower Farm, Thomas Farm and Blossom Bluff Orchards with footwear for their demanding jobs, as well as reusable market totes to reward customers who are shopping their stands in the market on Saturday.

At the Bogs booth, market attendees can test out new Spring ’12 Bogs styles, enter social media giveaways for free boots and other SWAG, receive an exclusive discount on Bogs footwear and take home their own “May Flower” seeds to plant before April showers arrive.
 

BOGS FOOTWEAR INFUSES ITS FALL ’12 COLLECTION WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY AND STYLE
// 27 Feb 2012

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.
 

BOGS FOOTWEAR DEBUTS FRESH, NATURE-INSPIRED SPRING ‘12 LINE AT OUTDOOR RETAILER
// 11 Aug 2011

BOGS FOOTWEAR DEBUTS FRESH, NATURE-INSPIRED SPRING ‘12 LINE AT OUTDOOR RETAILER
New Styles Include Women’s Ankle Boots and Everyday, Outdoor Clog

PORTLAND, Ore. – August 1, 2011 – Bogs footwear (www.BogsFootwear.com), a company that has made comfortable shoes for the most uncomfortable situations since 2002, will debut its Spring ’12 line August 4 – 7, 2011 at Outdoor Retailer’s Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. Best known for its beloved 100% waterproof boots designed to withstand sub-zero temps, Bogs’ Spring ‘12 collection features lighter fabrics and modern silhouettes for the warmer months.

At the forefront of the Spring ‘12 line are three totally new, totally fresh styles inspired by nature – the Venice Zip, Classic Short and the Rose. Featuring everything customers already love about Bogs, these new styles are still 100% waterproof and beyond comfortable. They’ve been updated with breezy, lightweight materials and Bogs’ tried-and-true, trademarked Neo-Tech and Channel Air technology to keep feet feeling fresh and dry all day. These versatile Bogs styles are built to withstand the harshest spring showers, muddiest of puddles and more frequent sun breaks in between (on those days when Mother Nature just can't make up her mind.)

Meet the new Spring ’12 Bogs for women (high-res images and samples upon request):

  • The Venice Zip: a sleek, zip-up ankle boot inspired by the stylish women of Venice who have to wade through water to get to work or the market. Built for 100% waterproof protection but light and stylish enough for a warm spring day. MSRP $90.
  • The Classic Short: the new evolution of the iconic Bogs Classic boot featuring a lower profile and lightweight Neo-Tech lining (for minimum yet effective insulation on those cooler spring days). Comes in solid colors and Bogs’ newest print for Spring ’12, “May Flowers.” MSRP $92 (May Flowers print) and $88 (solid).
  • The Rose: a casual, everyday outdoor shoe that you can leave at your doorstep for those last-minute errands or trips to the garden. Featuring a European last for a superior fit, The Rose is also easy to step in and out of when you’re on the go this spring. MSRP $70.

 

The Spring ’12 line-up will also include the following updates to the classic Bogs styles:

  • The Bogs Classic High (shown) and Mid: Bogs’ most popular boot features easy-on handles and a 100% waterproof Neo-Tech neoprene rubber, updated in Bogs’ new, colorful “May Flowers” print. MSRP $100 (High) and $96 (Mid).
  • The Bogs Rue and Charlot (shown): These everyday outdoor staples get a stylish makeover for Spring with muted nature-inspired colors and a plant-based, natural gum rubber sole. MSRP $70 (Rue) and $80 (Charlot)

Classic Bogs Styles Available Year-Round
Bogs will also feature several of its most popular styles now available year-round at this year’s Summer Market –including the men’s Ultra High, Ultra Mid and Journey Rubber and men’s and women’s Bridgeport and Jamison.

All Bogs styles are built with high-performance rubber to protect from the elements, have a contoured fit with a wider forefront and narrower heel for maximum support and comfort and slip-resistant outsoles to provide excellent traction.

“Our motto is to make better shoes every day for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions,” said Bogs founder and president Bill Combs. “That tough, never-ending pursuit is the driving force behind our new Spring ’12 styles for women, which are lighter, even more comfortable versions of our most popular shoes. We think our customers will love having these lighter styles for every day use throughout the spring and summer months.”

About Bogs:
Since 2002, Bogs has been making warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit www.bogsfootwear.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bogsfootwear or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter.

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