Ahnu® Footwear Partners With Polartec® To Launch Comfortable Climate Styles For Fall 2016

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Ahnu® Footwear, creators of performance hiking boots and fitness lifestyle footwear for the fashion minded trail enthusiast and a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQ: DECK), is proud to announce the addition of two new styles, Diamond Heights Boot and Pacific Heights Boot, featuring innovative Polartec® technology to their Fall 2016. The two new styles will be unveiled for the first time at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Building on Ahnu’s heritage of lightweight, performance driven hiking footwear, the collaboration utilizes groundbreaking Polartec® NeoShell® and Polartec® Alpha® technologies to keep feet dry and comfortable regardless of the weather conditions. Combining active insulation and waterproof breathable fabrics gives Ahnu footwear technical performance capabilities within beautifully designed footwear.

"We are really proud and excited to be collaborating with a brand of Polartec’s caliber," said Jacqueline Van Dine, Vice President of Ahnu. "Utilizing the groundbreaking and technical nature of their fabrics, as well as key technologies from existing brand partners, we’re able to take our core competency of waterproof and insulated styles to the next level of performance. These styles are an exciting addition to Ahnu’s fall collection and footwear marketplace in general.”

Additionally, Ahnu’s signature strength since the brand’s conception is blurring the lines between performance and fashion, creating footwear that truly looks as good as it feels. The two new comfortable climate styles are no exception. Integrating rich color, creative design aesthetic and contemporary style, these boots can be worn as easily on the trail in the elements, as they can in a ski lodge post-trek.

The two new fall ’16 styles also integrate other key technologies including R-Mat unit, YKK® AquaGuard® Zippers and Ortholite® footbeds, as well as longstanding Ahnu specific features like Aegis® Antimicrobial Technology, Numentum® hike technology, waterproof seam sealed construction and waterproof full grain leather uppers.

“It’s exciting to collaborate with brands like Ahnu to transform technical performance textiles into stylish and functional footwear,” said Polartec’s Global Product Manager for Weather Protection Peter Lord. “Combining NeoShell and Alpha insulation will help people wearing the Diamond Heights and Pacific Heights boots stay warm, comfortable and dry in any condition."

The two styles will be shown for the first time next month at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, booth #35095. 

For more information on the Ahnu® and Polartec® collaboration or to schedule an appointment for OR to see these styles in person, please contact Jenny Radloff at Jenny@OutsidePR.com

About Ahnu

Ahnu is an authentic performance footwear brand that makes shoes for fashion-minded people who prefer trails to treadmills. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and named for the Celtic goddess of balance and well being, Ahnu embodies the harmony of fitness and fashion, work and play, and business and philanthropy. Visit Ahnu on Facebook or Twitter and at www.ahnu.com

About Deckers Outdoor Corporation

Deckers Outdoor Corporation is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes UGG®, , Teva®, Sanuk®, , Ahnu®, Koolaburra®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. Deckers products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 126 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.

About Polartec®

Polartec, LLC is the developer, manufacturer, and marketer of Polartec® performance fabrics. Polartec® products range from lightweight wicking base layers, to insulation layers, to extreme weather protection and are utilized by the best apparel brands in the world. For more information, visit www.Polartec.com

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