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Midlands Business News, UK Gear's running shoes approved by the US army

>>18 April 2010

UK Gear, the Warwickshire based designers and developers of high performance athletic footwear and apparel, has won approval to supply advanced specification training shoes to the US Army.

These specialised UK Gear running shoes, selected by the US Army, were designed and developed in association with the British Army.

The approval by the US Army centres on the PT-03 running shoe, which has been the subject of a rigorous year long test as part of the US Army's Running Shoe Program. The final selection report on the shoe was conclusive, stating: '…the overall quality and durability of the UK Gear shoes is what makes them so well suited to the military training environment.'

Commenting on the agreement with the US Army David Hinde, UK Gear's Chief Executive, said: "This highly prized approval is the successful culmination of three years' intensive work and I am delighted that PT-03 running shoe born from our unique relationship with the British Army Physical Training Corps has been chosen by the US Army."

He added: "It has given us particular pleasure that a training shoe worn by the British Army should be adopted by the US military. It is, at the same time, a giant step for UK Gear on the way to meeting our ambition of being the training shoe of choice for military personnel worldwide"

Over the coming year the UK Gear PT-03 shoes will be distributed across the US Army's reception centres and is expected to be worth in excess of $10 million in export sales.