Now in his early 80s, Sven’s journey in designing boots, specifically an inner boot that plastic shells can accommodate, continues. In 1989, he started ZipFit, which still produces custom-fit liners with injection ports that allow skiers to add a plant-based cork material as needed overtime. “Cork is harvested from an oak tree,” explains Coomer. “It’s a natural material that is dampening, so it has rebound and it doesn’t compress like foam over time, it just spreads out.”
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