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It was the beginning of 2011 when Julie Adams—tired of picking her son up late from daycare—decided to leave her 18-year law career behind. During a ski sabbatical with her friends in the Italian Alps, Julie experienced a moment of clarity …

There she was on a beautiful mountaintop after a day on the slopes, soaking in the sun. I should feel amazing, she thought, but all I feel is uncomfortable sitting here in my ski boots. Left with little choice, Julie took her boots off and turned them into a footstool. Wet socks, after all, are almost as bad as uncomfortable boots.

Once her friends arrived, Julie wanted to buy everyone a round of drinks. Before she could head back to the bar, however, she had to strap on those confining boots. Ugh! After returning with the drinks and taking her boots off a second time, Julie turned to her friend. “I really wish I had comfortable boots for my feet right now,” she said, “like a pair of packable boots you can easily take with you so you can have them at the exact moment you want to be comfortable.”

In that moment, the idea for Pakems was born.

Years of footwear design consultation and countless samples later, that idea became reality. Julie now loves getting photos from Pakemaniacs while enjoying their epic adventures around the world and having strangers stop her on the street to ask, "Where'd you get those cool boots?

 

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Pakems Sizing Guide

If you are unsure which shoe size to purchase, please follow these steps

  1. Draw a straight line, longer than your foot, on a piece of paper.
  2. Place the paper on a flat surface. Stand on the line with your heel and longest toe centered on the line. If measuring a child's foot, it may be easier to hold paper up to their foot.
  3. Place a mark on the line at the tip of the longest toe and the back of the heel.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the other foot.
  5. Measure the disance between the marks. Taking the larger of the two measurements, use the conversion chart to find your correct shoe size.

pakems shoe sizing guide

Women's

US Sizes UK Sizes Euro Sizes Inches cm
6 4 36-37 9.23 23.44
7 5 37-38 9.57 24.30
8 6 38-39 9.90 25.15
9 7 39-40 10.24 26.01
10 8 40-41 10.56 26.82
11 9 41-42 10.90 27.69

 

Men's

US Sizes UK Sizes Euro Sizes Inches cm
8 7.5 41 10.56 26.82
9 8.5 42 10.90 27.69
10 9.5 43 11.23 28.54
11 10.5 44 11.56 29.36
12 11.5 45 11.90 30.22
13 12.5 46 12.23 31.06

 

Kid's

US Sizes UK Sizes Euro Sizes Inches cm
11 10 29 7.24 18.39
12 11 30 7.57 19.23
13 12 31 7.90 20.07
1 13 32 8.23 20.90
2 14 33 8.57 21.77
3 15 34 8.90 22.61
4 16 35 9.23 23.44
5 17 36 9.57 24.31