Added kigo footwear Retail Partnerships Introduce New Brand Lines

Retail Partnerships in Canada and UK Added to New US Markets
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kigo footwear, stylish eco-friendly minimalist shoes for athletic and everyday wear, has added retail partners in the US, Canada and Great Britain. These retailers span outdoor specialty, running and fitness categories, and represent online and traditional retail channels. The addition of these new partners corresponds with the introduction of the newest kigo lines, the edge and curv, which will be introduced into the marketplace in early August.

The new kigo edge and kigo curv are comfortable, durable, responsible minimalist footwear options for casual and athletic wearers. kigo footwear is rapidly developing a brand reputation as an eco-friendly, affordable option for individuals seeking style and barefoot comfort. Each kigo footwear shoe features an approximate weight of 4.5 ounces, a flexible 1.5mm high grip outsole, breathable post-consumer upper, and eco-friendly construction.

Initially sold in the Southeast, kigo footwear is now available throughout the U.S. including the newest locations, The Outpost of Holland in Michigan and Fab & Fit in Virginia/Washington D.C. area. The kigo shel and star styles have been available in Australia and Great Britain. Now, with the introduction of the edge and curv, Chelston Direct has been added as a retail partner in the UK, and Fast Trax Run & Ski Shop in Alberta, Canada has become the first to carry the brand in that country.

“Our newest retailer partners represent exciting progress for kigo,” said Kristin Parker, co-founder of kigo footwear. “Not only do these wonderful stores provide a way for more people to have a sit and fit experience; the stores also all support different active and wellness activities, which really speaks to the versatility of the footwear.”

The newest kigo footwear retailers span paddle, outdoor, running and fitness categories. The Outpost of Holland has been one of the premier outdoor specialty shops in the country for four decades. They carry a variety of top quality gear, and is known as a leading resource in the fast growing sport of Stand up Paddle boarding. Fab & Fit provides health and fitness solutions for women, focusing specifically on bridging the gap between the gym and everyday activity.

The newest kigo footwear retailer in the UK, Chelston Direct is known to be a leading outdoor gear expert and a source for cutting edge gear. Fast Trax Run & Ski Shop brings kigo footwear into Canada, and is a highly respected source for equipment and events that promote and support a dynamic, athletic lifestyle. In addition to these new retailers, the kigo curv and edge can be purchased through the kigofootwear.com Web site and through stores listed under Retail on the company site.

kigo footwear will exhibit at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, running from August 3-6, 2010. During this exciting week, the company is formally launching the curv and edge, and discussing the future of this growing brand. The new lines will be available for immediate delivery. kigo footwear will be showing in Booth 29107W, in the main footwear hall. Contact Rachelle Kuramoto at rachelle@kigofootwear.com for information or an appointment.

About kigo footwear
kigo footwear is stylish, eco-friendly minimalist footwear for barefoot athletics and everyday wear. The kigo team strives to provide comfortable shoes that are stylish enough for everyday wear, sturdy enough for athletics and constructed to be as good for the Earth as for the body. Each kigo shoe is thoughtfully and responsibly constructed of lightweight eco-friendly materials, including removable EVA insoles, breathable, stain/water resistant uppers and flexible, high-density rubber outsoles. For more information, please visit us at http://www.kigofootwear.com.

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