A Portland-based manufacturer, Korkers creates all terrain footwear with interchangeable traction that allows outdoor enthusiasts to adapt to varying conditions in and out of water.
The Korkers brand was born over 50 years ago on the rugged and treacherous riverbanks of the Umpqua River near Grants Pass, Oregon. Made by hand, using scrap rubber, nylon cord, and carbide spikes, Korkers "River Cleats" were created in the basement of Korkers founder, Arthur Smith. The functional yet versatile design of the cleat system quickly grew as a favorite among fisherman who often found themselves slipping and/or falling on slippery river rock, and eventually spread to provide traction safety to a number of industrial applications such as roofing and outdoor work on snow/ice.
Over the years Korkers hasn't abandoned its independent thinking. The company continues to be bold and innovative, having the courage to take risks in order to meet the needs of their compatriots (Friends of Korkers -- FOKkers) who are incapable of limiting themselves to a single pursuit. FOKkers identify with the intensity of mountain adventure where extreme conditions can be challenging and unforgiving. Their gear must perform double duty as conditions change rapidly and performance optimization puts every piece of gear to the test. Some people gear up, we prefer "gearing down". That's where Korkers thrives. Our legendary OmniTrax Interchangeable Sole System enables this rare breed the versatility to do more (adventure) with less (gear). Interchangeable felts for fly fishing, interchangeable cleated soles for clip-less pedals, and an interchangeable trail sole add up to the most versatile and efficient all-terrain transition footwear available. For those that crave outdoor adventure, Korkers expands your boundaries.