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UK Gear’s training shoes were originally designed in association with the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC). These elite fitness professionals were closely involved in the development and tested our products in some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. Only when approved by the Military do we consider our products... Built to survive.

Heartland Evening - Military contract secured

>>17 May 2005

A sportswear company based in Nuneaton has scored a major military coup as it wins a massive contract to supply running shoes to the German Army.

UK Gear, based in Freer Street in Attleborough, is to have it's cross-country trail running shoe, the XC-09, on the feet of thousands of German soldiers after beating a host of global giant brands.

The Nuneaton firm was invited to tender for the contract by the German Military following its worldwide success with the PT-03, a running shoe which was designed and developed in association with the British Army Physical Training Corps, and which were last year also made available to civilian runners.

UK Gear's training shoes have now been adopted by elite military personnel throughout the world, with company bosses siting their ability as a firm to produce a running shoe of the 'absolute highest standards'.

The XC-09 is a tough, high performance cross-country running shoe that has been designed and manufactured to meet the demands of some of the toughst runners in the world. And not only has XC-09 passed the German Military standard with flying colours, but it has also been given NATO approval.

Managing Director David Hinde said: "When it comes to developing innovative high performance sportswear, working with the armed forces is fantastic. I can't think of anyone who could challenge us more.

"I am really proud that we've been selected by the German Military over and above such well known global brands. It really is testament to the quality of our running shoes. We balieve in creating fit for purpose products for people who demand the best.

"It is a really exciting time for everyone at UK Gear as the launch of our second performance running shoe coincides with the announcement of two new distributors in the USA and Singapore.

"In addition we are continuing to work with the British Army on designs for two new running shoes that we hope to launch early in 2006."