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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.

Press Release - US ARMY Approval

>>19 April 2010



London, June 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.’

PT-03 SC US Army
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Commenting on the agreement with the US Army David Hinde, UK Gear’s founder and 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. 



“UK Gear shoes are a good product and ideally suited to the military environment. Their running shoes offer more quality and durability when compared to most available commercial brands in our price range.

UK Gear models scored very well in field testing conducted by the U.S. Army Running Shoe Program”

Officer in Charge, US Army Running Shoe Program


UK Gear is a privately owned company which has its headquarters set in the grounds of the 16th century Wolston Priory, Warwickshire in the UK, and has  its  US office based in San Diego, California. The company is increasingly recognised as a leading manufacturer of high performance athletic footwear and apparel and has built a powerful reputation as a pioneer in delivering increased durability in advanced sporting products.

The range of product categories includes running, cross-training, hiking and off-road running, especially in extreme environments.

With its high-specification training shoe, designed in association with the British Army’s Physical Training Corps, UK Gear has produced the first commercially marketed product to have earned the right to bear the British Army’s famous crossed swords insignia.