Columbia Canuk boots are designed for the harshest possible conditions. As far as clothing is concerned, winter outwear needs to be the hardiest of all the seasons. The Columbia Canuks are up to the challenge of that icy weather, with soles designed by Michelin, the tire manufacturer.
Columbia has plenty of experience in creating warm and strong winter clothing, which contributes to the warmth and dryness that the Columbia Canuks deliver. However, in fitting the boot with a sole, Columbia collaborated with a company that deals with even harsher traction issues: those on the tires of cars.
Michelin's treads are made with 'Ice Control.' This system uses slip-resistant rubber and a specially designed tread shape that tightly grips any surface.