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UK Gear now supply training shoes to United States Military Academy West Point

>>01 December 2008

US Military Academy West PointUK Gear has won the contract to supply training shoes to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York


UK Gear training shoes were discovered by US soldiers during tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, where they became a much sought after item as UK and US troops traded belongings. Famous for being designed and developed with The British Army Physical Training Corps, UK Gear’s training shoes were recognized for their high performance, durability and comfort in difficult conditions.

As troops returned home to America, the reputation of UK Gear’s tough shoes grew and they soon became available at several US Navy, Marine Corps and Army Exchange locations, as well online at www.ukgear.com.

Fitness is paramount to the cadets at West Point and having the best physical training equipment is essential to their fitness routine. The decision to wear the GT-02 Multisport training shoes that are designed and tested by military for military ensures this.

David Hinde of UK Gear said, “We’re delighted to be working with the US Military Academy at West Point, an organization that takes fitness seriously and will really put our training shoes to the test. West Point now joins the British Armed services, the US Air Force Academy and the German Military, all of which wear our shoes.”

UK Gear was created in 1993 as a designer and supplier of Athletic sports gear. UK Gear has developed a reputation for producing high performance competitive clothing for some of the world’s top athletes and sports teams. UK Gear training shoes are the world’s first commercial products to be developed in association with the British Army’s Physical Training Corps and is now standard gear for over 100,000 soldiers all over the world.

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