Baffin, the Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of cold-weather performance boots since 1979, dropped its Downtown collection of urban winter boots available to Canadian and U.S. consumers.
Inspired by people who brave winter’s cold in cities and urban locales, the Downtown Collection offers “proven technology, comfort and warmth” in two men’s styles and three women’s styles.
The collection is a fashion-forward but a function-first range that combines Baffin’s proprietary technology. A “true performance winter boot disguised as a shoe,” the collection provides the same “confidence in cold-climate protection as Baffin’s substantial winter boots.”
The two men’s styles include the Tavern and Distillery For women, the styles include Liberty, Yorkville, and High Park. All are available in brown and black leather with uppers made from outback leather and wool lining. An ultralight high-rebound midsole and Polar Rubber outsole provide comfort and slip-resistance for cold and slick conditions.
The collection features Baffin’s Fixed-Fit multi-layer inner boot system, with proprietary technology including:
- Thermaplush soft, next-to-foot wicking layer for warmth;
- Form-fitting B-Tek Foam lining for comfort;
- B-Tek Heat lightweight 4-channel, hollow-fiber insulation for high-loft breathability in a broad range of temperatures; and
- Fixed frost plate to return heat while reflecting the cold for temperature regulation.
“At Baffin, we are passionate about exploring the world around us in the cold, whether that means trekking to the North Pole or adventuring in our neighborhoods, in parks and trails, or city streets. We’re excited to introduce the Downtown Collection to our growing range of lifestyle winter boots,” said Mark Hubner, senior vice president, Commercial, Baffin. “This collection is made to reach a new audience of customers who may not need a heavy-duty winter boot every day but wishes to have the same warmth and comfort. Style is important, but the function is always first.”
The Downtown Collection is Northern Rated in Baffin’s Real-World Testing (RWT), which recommends cold-comfort levels associated with Baffin footwear. Northern Rated products have been proven from rivers and glaciers across the North. With B-Tek Dry Waterproof Breathable technology, the collection will protect from the elements while providing lightweight comfort for active lifestyles.
Photos courtesy Baffin