SOLE and Chris Davenport Collaborate on Snow Sports-Specific Footbed
SOLE, the manufacturer of premium footbeds, socks and shoes, has collaborated with world-class skier and mountaineer Chris Davenport to develop a snow sports-specific footbed. Available to consumers in early Fall 2011, the Signature CD Thin was purpose-built to perform in winter environments.
Like every SOLE Custom Footbed, the Signature CD Thin features a heat moldable, shock-absorbing base layer that provides a custom fit, excellent support, and optimal control. The footbed features a 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulating layer in a thin design for low volume footwear. The base contains 20 percent recycled content and the moisture-wicking top sheet with Polygiene® antimicrobial treatment contains 35 percent recycled content. One dollar from the sale of every pair sold will be donated directly to Protect Our Winters (POW), a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting and actively engaging the global snow sports community to fight against climate change.
"This was a fun project, because Dav is so passionate about the products he uses," says Rob Nathan, SOLE's Product Director. "We actually delayed the product launch a full year to get everything dialed."
"I've been using SOLE's products for a few years already, so I was thrilled to join their team and provide input in the design process," adds Chris Davenport. "A supportive footbed that provides a precise fit and aids in alignment is one of the most important, often overlooked pieces of ski gear."
SOLE is known for its line of supportive, do-it-yourself, heat moldable custom footbeds. SOLE has extended its expertise in foot health and comfort to a line of footwear, including sandals and closed-toe options, as well as their new and improved Performance Socks. In 2009, SOLE partnered with ReCORK to make products with natural, sustainable cork, and reduce the amount of petroleum products that would normally be used. SOLE products are used by the world's leading athletes including Ed Viesturs, Dean Karnazes and Chris Davenport, as well as dozens of professional teams in the NFL, NBA and MLB, and the US and Canadian Military. For more information on SOLE, go to yourSOLE.com or call 866-235-SOLE