Rocky S2V is strong, smart, versatile and designed
to traverse the unforeseen. The Substratum hiker epitomizes its brand with unparalleled comfort, versatility and functionality.

“The Substratum hiker is the signature footwear item in the Rocky S2V line, and is built to keep you focused on your adventure,” said Kevin Carpenter, marketing manager for Rocky S2V. “This boot can handle a rigorous hike, snow sports or an afternoon at the campsite while ensuring comfort and peace of mind.”

The S2V line is characterized by its combination of high-performance technologies with outdoor essentials necessary for peak readiness in any situation.

The Substratum hiker features crampon-compatible Vibram® direct-attach outsoles along with Hyrdro IQ™ waterproof protection. Two styles feature Aerotherm® insulation in the midsole and 400g of PrimaLoft® insulation in the upper to keep the foot warm in cold and wet environments. The sport styles combine leather and rip-stop nylon for durable and flexible uppers, while the traditional styles are made from high-quality leathers.

The outdoor essential components include an Ultimate Survival
Technologies® S2V Footwear Kit with a Sparkieâ„¢ fire starter and WetFireâ„¢ fire starting tinder embedded in the shoe’s heel, an S2V Survival Grenade and survival instructions from the Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School. The footbed is also a bright fuchsia color, perfect for signaling.

The Substratum hiker is available in Ox Blood and Dark Gun in the sport styles and Dark Olive and Brown in the traditional styles. The boots have a suggested retail price between $279.99 and $299.99 and will be available fall 2012.

Rocky Brands, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium quality footwear and apparel marketed under a portfolio of well recognized brand names including Rocky®, Georgia Boot® and Durango®. For more information, visit www.RockyS2V.com.