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If it is possible to be in love with a pair of pac boots, then I am in love with the Baffin Shackleton boots.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd let me give you an example of just why these are incredible. A typical day for me in the mountains starts out with an hour of snow shoveling/snow blowing. Then walking the dogs and a quick ride before work. Now my typical morning temps can be anywhere from -15 to +15°F high up in the mountains. I have owned other pac boots like Sorels and Kamiks, neither would keep my toes from going numb after 20 minutes outside. I have spent hours and hours in the cold with these amazing Baffin Shackleton boots and not had cold feet.  Frankly they are amazing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne sport that gets my feet colder than anything else is fat biking. Since there is no impact on your feet they tend to go numb easy. I have been on tons of rides where my feet normally would have gone numb. But not with these boots. The sole has an aggressive tread which sticks to my platform pedals like glue.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Shackleton has a rubber lower with a leather upper.  The laces run through sturdy d-rings and are adjusted with a cord lock. The cord lock is great, I have a pair of mountaineering boots that the laces always loosen up on. There is nothing worse than to take your gloves off to fiddle with snow covered laces. This is never a problem with the Baffin cord lock system.

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Many people are not aware of the great diversity that is within the Baffin brand. Baffin has built its name and reputation off of the amazing design and warmth of the polar proven boots and apparel however Baffin is so much more than just a winter clothing line. Baffin prides itself on integrating new techniques and designs, using new sciences and methods to create the absolute best products. As a part of this exploration Baffin is always looking for new tasks and possibilities to yet again astonish its consumers.

In this particular article we will be analyzing a product Baffin created specifically for their outdoor water athletes. We will be taking a look at one of the products from Baffin’s “trail to rapids” line. The Baffin BVI is a shoe specifically created for outdoor adventurers. This particular shoe is made up of 6 different layers the first of which is the upper layer. This layer is made up of a ventilated mesh that provides ultimate breathability. Layer 1, is a removable water channeling system that allows the drainage of water. Layer 2 is a nylon layer that allows water and air to travel through with ease. Layer 3 is a metallic grid that was created to stop stones and grit from entering into the shoe. Layer 4 is an ultra light midsole that provides cushioning and acts as a primary defense. The sixth and final layer is the rugged sole, which was designed specifically to give the athlete added traction.

This is just on example of the lengths that Baffin goes to, to create the absolute best products for their customers. Here is a testimony from a happy Baffin customer who purchased the Baffin BVI shoe. ( http://www.go-kayaking.com/content/baffin-bv1-amp-baffin-swamp-buggy-shoe-review.aspx )We encourage you to read the review as well as browse our website to find the perfect product for your sport. If you are already a Baffin customer we would love to hear from you in regards to the Baffin products you have used and are currently using. You can email your review to bmimms@baffin.com.

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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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

 

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