DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - Active men and women have a new, comfortable and portable option for their non-stop feet with the introduction of Pakems (, a new line of lightweight, packable shoes.

Created by Colorado businesswoman, Julie Adams, Pakems are ideal for active-lifestyles. Designed to provide a comfortable, walking substitute for inflexible and painful ski boots to and from the lodge, Pakems are rapidly becoming the go-to and go-from shoe for the gamut of outdoor activities: ideal for skiers, hikers, cyclists, runners, paddlers and campers; and, for the world of travelers and commuters too.

"Relaxing on a mountaintop in Europe during ski vacation, I dreamed of a comfortable alternative to my painful ski boots," says founder Julie Adams. Tired of lugging her own and her young son's gear from base to car in stiff, plastic ski boots, Adams created this simple and comfortable solution, Pakems.

Lightweight and packable (15 oz.), Pakems feature durable ripstop fabric, rubber soles for traction, and a strapped tote bag for hands-free carrying. Available in three styles and a range of colors, with water-resistant insulated high and low-top versions for winter and a light breathable slip on version for summer, Pakems provide a precise comfortable fit with one-pull lacing.

"I brought them to the summit of the Arapahoe Basin in my pack and wore them while I dispatched," says Tony Cammarata, Director of the National Ski Patrol in Colorado. "I love them and can see these going on every hut trip and river trip I go on. It's the perfect shoe for driving to a ski area and changing into your boots. They rock."

About Pakems
Headquartered in Denver, Pakems offer the outdoor enthusiast lightweight, packable and comfortable shoes, ideal for before and after sports activity. Available at Christy Sports and through a growing list of online and catalog retailers (e.g. Sahalie, The National Ski Patrol Shop). Visit or call 303.204.5265.    

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