As previously mentioned, we are always thrilled to hear stories of your adventures with our products.

Here’s another great one from Rebecca Harris:

“Thank you so much for these boots! These Hunter steel-toed winter boots are a vet student’s best friend! They are the best thing for lambing. I’ve never had cold toes, not even on the night shift!

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Based on the idea that most people spend more time in their work boots than any other pair of shoe, our theory is that you work boots should be the most comfortable footwear you own!

Chief Testing Officer, Designer and Baffin Owner Paul Hubner took this challenge to heart and wanted to develop a line of work boots that moved with the foot, providing all the comfort and performance of a technical athletic shoe without sacrificing durability and personal protection.

The resulting inspiration brought upon the Baffin HexFlex® outsole design. This patented design features a series of hexagonal lugs throughout the outsole, providing flex relief at 6 points across every lug. This provides incredible flexibility right out of the box.

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This outsole technology allows the foot to move the way it is supposed to; thus improving comfort and reducing fatigue. The deep grooves between each lug also open up during the workers natural walking motion, which allows for the discharge of any debris picked up from the job site. The increased flexibility also keeps more of the outsole in contact with the ground, resulting in improved traction. Each Hexagon is finished with more than 40 small cleats, amping up the slip-resistance to an impressive 0.85 C of in laboratory tests.

Paul put the same depth of thought and quest for perfection in every component of the HexFlex® series. The midsole feature’s the perfect balance between weight and durability, using the latest generation of premium Polyurethane technology. Premium leathers uppers are all waterproof (we’ve written it right on the boot) and are sealed with a breathable membrane. All hardware used in this series is corrosive and smash resistant to withstand the abuse common on most job sites.

The lining material utilizes our Hydro-Wick material that allows for circulation of air and management of moisture to maintain a comfortable environment in most conditions. Comfort is maximized by a premium insole comprised of high energy return materials throughout the foundation and energy absorption impact zones at the heel spur and metatarsal.

The HexFlex® Series is CSA® and ASTM® approved for toe, sole and electric shock protection with speciality styles also providing a certified metatarsal guard.

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Summer is finally here and it’s time to hit the trails! If you haven’t yet heard of, or experienced our Trail to Rapids shoes you are in for a treat this season!

Recently, we partnered up with Mary Jo from Traveling with MJ and got her to test out a pair of Trail to Rapids in a number of unique conditions!

Check out her full review of the Trail to Rapid Cabo shoe: http://www.travelingwithmj.com/2014/03/product-review-cabo-trail-rapids-shoe/

In the mean time, here is a breakdown of how our draining technology really works!

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UPPER: Ventilated Mesh provides ultimate breathability

LAYER 1: Removable Water Channeling System drains water

LAYER 2: Nylon Layer allows water and air to travel through

LAYER 3: Metallic Grid stops stones and grit from entering

LAYER 4: Ultra Light Midsole provides cushioning and acts as the primary defense

OUTSOLE: RUGGED SOLE Designed specifically to give you added traction

Happy Summer!

Turning 20 this year, Baffin was inspired by founder Paul Hubner’s father, Peter, who worked alongside local Inuit in Canada’s Arctic region to source material for creating footwear with a multi-layered structure. Inspired by this innovative structure, Baffin offers footwear that is ready to take on Canada’s toughest climes. While city streets and hiking trails are considered a stroll in the park for this brand, adventure-seekers can put the brand through its paces and be sure their footwear will hold out—in fact, the founder does just that himself. Explore Canada’s great outdoors with free access to Canada Parks this year with Baffin in tote. Take to Canada’s trails with Baffin’s Swamp Buggy hiking shoes ($94.99, baffin.com) or toss a pair of Packables rain boots ($94.99, baffin.com), which easily fold into a pouch for convenient travel, in your bag for wetter days on the West Coast.170623_CanadaDay_baffin2

 

Read the full blog: http://www.elevatemagazine.com/anti-aging/skin-care/1949-canada-150-celebration-beauty-roundup.html