The founder of Korkers, Sherman Smith, watched towering men surf log rafts down Northwest rivers. Anyone could understand that falling off would be horrible. This story and many other cases of terrible slips and falls inspired Sherman to create soles and straps from old tires. Having stapled the pieces together and added carbide studs he got the prototype of a lace-up overshoe, whick could give the loggers better traction on wet wood. At that time that was a real innovation.
Frank Moore, a fishermen and an Umpqua river guide took note of the Sherman’s innovative approach and adapted the technology to navigate the endless maze of the river’s ledges. He became the first dealer and that was how Korkers legacy was set in 1959.
Now, more than 60 years later, Korkers main principles are ingenuity and problem-solving approach. There at Korkers they understand that challenges are meant to be faced and obstacles are meant to be overcome.
With Korkers footwear you can navigate ahead with confidence.
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