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Wolverine Worldwide Applauds Passage Of Defense Bill Directing Armed Services To Procure US Made Athletic Footwear

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Yesterday marked final passage by the Senate of the 2017 NDAA which includes the language that will have military issue athletic footwear made in the United States. This is a HUGE win for the Berry Amendment, the warfighter, and the domestic industrial base. My congratulations to everyone who made this happen.

Saucony Now Producing Footwear in Michigan
Defense Department to Provide American-made Athletic Footwear to Troops

Rockford, Michigan, December 8, 2016 — Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW) today hailed the passage of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the defense bill that sets the policy and spending levels for the fiscal year. Included in the final version of the NDAA is language directing the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps to comply with the Berry Amendment and provide 100% American-made athletic footwear to recruits upon their initial entry to basic training. The Department of Defense has been providing a cash allowance to new service members for foreign-made athletic footwear. U.S. Marine recruits have been required to spend their own funds on these items.

Wolverine Worldwide is the parent company of Saucony, a manufacturer of high performance running shoes as well as of Bates footwear, the largest and most capable provider of combat boots, dress uniform and other footwear to the military. This legislation will positively impact footwear manufacturing in Michigan as well as the industrial base throughout the United States.

Members of the Michigan, Massachusetts, South Dakota and New Hampshire Congressional delegations, notably Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), Senator John Thune (R-SD), Representative Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Representative John Moolenaar (R-MI), Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD), Representative Niki Tsongas (D-MA) and Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) have strongly supported this provision. Their hard work and leadership during NDAA consideration has ensured that recruits will have access to high-quality, American-made athletic footwear for military training and will help expand manufacturing for footwear and related components throughout the United States.

“I thank those members of Congress who have worked to sustain domestic manufacturing and ensure our warfighters train in American-made footwear,” said Blake Krueger, Wolverine Worldwide’s chairman, chief executive officer and president. “Congressional support for American-made products for the Department of Defense clearly demonstrates an understanding of the importance of maintaining a critical industrial capability within our country and ensures that soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines will be provided with a choice of technically advanced, durable, American-made athletic shoes for use in basic training.”

Since 1941, the Berry Amendment has required the Department of Defense to purchase American-made and sourced clothing, textiles, foods, and other essential military items for our men and women in uniform. The purpose of the Berry Amendment is to ensure that the United States is able to maintain viable domestic industries to support the needs of the Armed Services.

Wolverine Worldwide recently expanded its manufacturing plant located in Big Rapids, Michigan and employs more than 600 people who proudly build a broad spectrum of footwear for the Department of Defense. Products manufactured in Big Rapids include combat boots for the service branches, mountain combat boots for Special Operations Forces, and military dress shoes. Wolverine is adding an advanced manufacturing line for Berry-compliant Saucony running shoes in preparation for the pursuit of government awards. The company is looking forward to expanding upon this American-made athletic footwear capability to serve the Department of Defense as well as commercial markets.

Saucony is a leading global performance running brand founded in Pennsylvania in 1898. The brand is known for its best-in-class design, innovation and performance technology. Saucony has recently expanded its technical research laboratory in Waltham, Massachusetts where the company performs material testing as well as biomechanical, physiological, and sensory analysis of runners.

For additional information, please visit, www.wolverineworldwide.com.

Original Footwear Opens Factory Store

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Original Footwear, manufacturers of Original S.W.A.T. and Altama boots, launched their factory store this morning.

They have a fully stocked retail location adjoining the factory at:
5968 Commerce Blvd.,
Morristown, TN 37814

In addition to quality Factory Seconds, they also offer New footwear at discounted prices.

Original Footwear runs an amazing factory in Morristown, and while it’s about an hour outside of Knoxville, the area is beautiful and not far from the Smoky Mountains. It’s definitely worth a stop, if you find yourself in the area.

Danner x New Balance American Pioneer Project

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

How about two times ‘Made in USA’?  This is the Danner x New Balance American Pioneer Project, a limited edition collaboration featuring two trail-inspired styles – the Danner Light Pioneer and the New Balance MiUSA 585. 


danner.com/new-balance

RockyC7 CXT Lightweight Commercial Military Boot

Monday, September 19th, 2016

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The C7 CXT Lightweight Commercial Military Boot is the latest military-compliant boot from Rocky. “Designed by Soldiers for Soldiers”, the C7 comes in a Coyote Brown colorway which is both DA PAM 670-1 and GSA/TAA compliant. As “ounces equals pounds”, the C7 is ‘ultra-light’, weighing less than 15 oz. per boot. The C7 is also built with both durability and comfort in mind, featuring excellent flexibility, breathability, and support, a padded collar, Vibram rubber outsole, memory foam Ortholite insole, and triple stitched construction. Additional features include speed lace eyelets and NATO hooks, for getting the C7 on fast and keeping it secured.

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www.rockyboots.com/rocky/rocky-c7-cxt-lightweight-commercial-military-boot/RKC065

PF Flyers – Todd Snyder Grounder

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

For those of you looking for something a little non-traditional in the footwear department we suggest you might want to check out this traditional design from PF Flyers, created with Todd Snyder.

Features:
-14oz Military Canvas
-Ankle patch and heel tape
-Classic Grounder toe bumper
-Gusset tongue
-Premium pig skin lining
-Rugged outsole
-Signature Todd Snyder heel loop

Offered in Pike and Black.

www.pfflyers.com

La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX – Kryptek Highlander Now Delivering

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

I’ve received several inquiries regarding delivery of the Trango Cube GTX mountaineering boot in Kryptek Highlander from La Sportiva. Well, they’re shipping now. A good friend told me his had arrived just the other day, so if you’re in the market for a militarized mountain boot, they’re available.

The Trango Cube GTX features a new seamless, waterproof upper with protective rand and direct-inject lacing system. Additionally, this Gore-Tex lined boot offers an integrated removable tongue made from a soft stretch fabric to increase comfort. They’ve also reduced the weight from previous versions, yet increased abrasion resistance. One of the ways they’ve reduced weight is with the La Sportiva “One” sole made by Vibram which offers a lower profile meaning lower weight.

Specs:
Weight: 26.2 oz / 743 g
Sizes: 37 – 48 (half sizes)
Upper: QB3 Waterproof fabric/ Kryptek Highlander Print Cordura/ FlexTec2 fabric/ Thermo-Tech Injection
TPU lacing system/ PU Eyelets/ Vibram Rubber Rands
Lining: Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
Insole: 4mm graded Nylon
Midsole: PU in toe and heel/ EVA in the central zone and in the heel / TPU insert for rear crampon attachment
Sole: La Sportiva “ONE” by Vibram (exclusive) with Impact Brake System
Construction: Board Lasted
Last: Trango

www.sportiva.com/products/footwear/mountain/trango-cube-gtx-highlander

Rocky Elements Of Service Collection Now Available

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Rocky is adding to its line of duty footwear with the launch of Rocky Elements of Service, a new collection designed to deliver a versatile set of high-performance footwear options to those who serve our communities every day.

“Duty and military footwear is a part of Rocky’s DNA, and we’re proud of our latest launch, Rocky Elements of Service,” said Kate Robey, marketing manager for Rocky. “The Elements of Service collection has footwear perfect for the varied roles and responsibilities of our civil servants.”

The collection includes three new styles: an oxford, a six-inch lace-up and a lightweight, five-inch lace-up that each offers a variety of features and options.

Oxford

The oxford, RKD0028, features an aggressive EVA/rubber outsole for durability, cement construction for flexibility, a polyurethane footbed for all-day comfort and a synthetic upper for a clean, stylish look. The oxford has a MAP of $79.99.

Six-Inch

The six-inch lace-up, RKD0029, has a leather upper, flexible cement construction and an oil- and slip-resistant rubber outsole. The MAP for RKD0029 is $109.99.

Lightweight Five-Inch

RKD0032 is the lightest lace-up option with an abrasion-resistant toe and heel guards, interior mesh lining for comfort and an aggressive EVA/rubber outsole for traction. The MAP for RKD0032 is $89.99.

For more information on the Elements of Service collection or other Rocky products, visit www.RockyBoots.com.

US Elite Offers Exclusive Discount On Lowa Boots To SSD Readers

Friday, August 19th, 2016


Get the Lowdown on Lowa Boots. U.S. Elite has the inside scoop on what makes these first class, handcrafted boots so incredible. Check it out now!

www.us-elitegear.com

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