New Danner Combat Hiker BootsPORTLAND, Ore., Nov 17, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. (Nasdaq:BOOT), a leading provider of
branded work and outdoor footwear for expert users, announced today its
Danner(R) subsidiary received a $2.0 million delivery order
from the U.S. Army for the Danner Combat Hiker boots. Danner will
primarily deliver these Combat Hiker boots during the first quarter of
"Over the past year, Danner has been working closely with the U.S. Army
to develop and test niche footwear that provides extended wear and high
performance in harsh mountain terrain and challenging weather
conditions," said Joseph P. Schneider, president and CEO of LaCrosse
Footwear, Inc. "The new Combat Hiker reflects our innovative product
engineering, unique manufacturing capabilities and deep understanding of
what soldiers need in the field. We continue to be very proud to support
our men and women in uniform by delivering the best quality footwear for
all kinds of environments and weather."
Danner provides performance footwear built to meet the demands and
specific requirements for multiple branches of the US armed forces. The
new Danner Combat Hiker is a full-grain leather hiker designed with a
rugged Vibram(R) outsole for traveling over uneven terrain while carrying
heavy loads, a breathable Gore Tex(R) lining and a rubber rand surrounding
the entire lower boot to protect against abrasion and damage from rock
and scree. The Combat Hiker is also shorter than standard issue military
boots in order to provide greater mobility during steep ascents and
descents. These boots will be produced in the Company's ISO 9001-2000
certified manufacturing facility located in Portland, Ore.
Danner military products are available through retail and exchange
stores on U.S. Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force bases, and on Danner's
web site (www.danner.com).
About LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. is a leading developer and marketer of branded,
premium and innovative footwear for expert work and outdoor users. The
Company's trusted Danner(R) and LaCrosse(R) brands are
sold to a network of specialty retailers and distributors in the United
States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Work customers include people in law
enforcement, agriculture, construction, military services and other
occupations that need high-performance and protective footwear as a
critical tool for the job. Outdoor customers include people active in
hunting, outdoor cross training, hiking and other outdoor recreational
activities. For more information about LaCrosse Footwear products,
please visit our Internet websites at www.lacrossefootwear.com
For additional investor information, see our corporate website at www.lacrossefootwearinc.com.
SOURCE: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
David Carlson, 503-262-0110 ext. 1331
ExecutiveVice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Newman, 800-654-3517