The Kodiak Built for What Matters Initiative

We’re committed to building a greener future by focusing on continuous improvements and progress towards minimizing our environmental footprint.


We’re committed to building a greener future by focusing on continuous improvements and progress towards minimizing our environmental footprint.

Waterproof lite leathers

Premium full grain waterproof LITE leathers from ISA TanTec are made with Low Impact to the Environment. The LITE system is fully integrated into the leather tanning process, which is specially designed to reduce and control water and energy usage, as well as limit the amount of chemicals used.

Recycled plastic textiles

We incorporate recycled plastics into textile components including mesh uppers, linings and laces. These components vary by style.

  • Step 1

    Water Bottle

    We Take Recycled Plastic

  • Step 2

    Plastic Pellets

    Turn that into pellets

  • Step 3

    Spun Yarn

    That is spun into yarn

  • Step 4

    Spun Yarn

    The yarn is turned into fabric

  • Step 5

    Fabric used in production

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Kodiak Comfortzone® ECO Footbed

Kodiak partnered with Evoco to develop the new Comfortzone® ECO footbed featuring FATES, a superior performing foam made with at least 70% plant-based biomass. The new Comfortzone® ECO footbed delivers unmatched comfort with minimal environmental impact.

Green Circle certified
  • Made with at least 70% plant-based biomass
  • Contoured arch provides “around the foot” support
  • Dual-density footbed topped with OrthoLite® comfort foam for cushioning and moisture control
  • Inverted diamond shaped platform for shock absorption
Comfortzone LITE


Kodiak Comfortzone® LITE built with OrthoLite® Hybrid, an Open Cell PU formulation that uniquely blends 5% recycled rubber and 15% production waste foam for a total 20% eco-content delivering uncompromised sustainable comfort and performance with less impact on the planet.

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PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation P.U.R.E. is a revolutionary advancement in sustainability. Made from 100% post-consumer recycled material, this insulation is Produced Using Reduced Emissions. The result is a sweeping reduction in carbon emissions. Ultra-fine fibers deliver uncompromised loft, warmth and softness. A permanent proprietary, water-repellent finish allows the insulation to keep working in the harshest conditions.

Our Commitment

  • 1

    Work with partners that offer traceable recycled, organic, and renewable materials.

  • 2

    Source leather from tanneries rated Silver, Gold or Platinum by the Leather Working Group (a multi-stakeholder auditing group) for their environmental responsibility.

  • 3

    Replace oil-based materials with plant-based alternatives.

  • 4

    Build for longevity and durability by integrating replaceable and repairable parts.

  • 5

    Strive for Zero Waste in owned and partner manufacturing facilities by considering recycling factory surplus and/or using post-consumer waste.

  • 6

    Limiting the number of materials and trims used.

  • 7

    Thoughtful assessment of each material choice that gives equal weight to environmental impact and intended end-use.


Built for what matters