The new comer: Kodiak
Author: Jennie Bell
This spring, Kodiak will introduce its first eco-friendly work footwear, starting with the Quicktrail, a hike-inspired safety sneaker for men and women. The shoe is made with a minimum of 50% recycled content in the upper, has 100% recycled laces and Kodiak created a custom insole with OrthoLite’s Hybrid compound that consists of 26% eco content. After launching the Quicktrail this season, Kodiak’s sustainable work story will continue in fall ’22 with the Whitton, a women’s-only safety boot that incorporates algae-based Bloom foam into its slip-resistant outsole. That will be followed in fall ’23 by a men’s version using a larger percentage of the Bloom compound.