Colorado is THE destination for winter activities – so if you have a winter sports enthusiast on your shopping list, you’re sure to find a Colorado-made product they would love for the holidays. Whether you’re shopping for the occasional skier or a hardcore snowboarder, we found the perfect present.
Consider a pair of Pakems for the winter sports enthusiast on your list. What are Pakems ? They’re ultra-packable, foldable boots that fit in your pocket. That’s’ right, you can carry them with you for convenient shoe changes après-ski or any time you’re on the go. And- they are super cute and come in different colors- including a blue and white combo, orange and white, grey and black and a snazzy checkered blush color mixed with black.
Lightweight and water resistant, they feature rip stop fabric, rubber soles for traction, and a strapped bag for packability. Fold them into the bag, and they compress into a two-inch profile that weighs only 15 ounces and fits practically anywhere.
No more clunking around the lodge in your ski boots – slip them off and step into more comfortable Pakems for instant feet relief. Not only are they perfect for a mid-mountain lunch in between skiing and snowboarding sessions, they’re ideal for jumping into after any winter activity, may it be ice skating, backpacking, or fishing. You can even wear them on your daily commute (which we all know can sometimes seem like a sport itself).
Pakems are available in a low-top and a high-top style. They are also great for other sports enthusiasts who want to get out of uncomfortable or hard to walk in hiking boots, ice skates, or bike cleats.
Cost: $60 to $70.
About the founder: Julie Adams left the corporate world to start Pakems . She saw an unmet need in the market while sitting on a ski lift wishing she had something more comfortable to slip on. To work she new it needed to be lightweight, easily carried and compressible.