July 14, 2009 (Busto Arsizio, Italy) - OutDry, maker of a patented laminate membrane technology for waterproof, windproof and breathable gloves and footwear, partners with END (Environmentally Neutral Design) Footwear for Spring 2010.
“OutDry allows our footwear to maintain its original integrity. The outstanding fit, feel and breathability remain fully intact through the waterproofing process,” says Drew Linth, END Product Line Manager. “For us, it comes down to moving the industry forward through less weight, less waste and ultimately more performance. OutDry is clearly the best choice for helping us accomplish these goals in our new Legend and Legend Low hiking footwear.”
OutDry uses a three-dimensional laminating process to adhere a waterproof and breathable membrane to the inside of the outer-most layer of the footwear. Unlike other waterproof liners or booties that leave a gap for moisture to seep in and collect, OutDry’s technology permanently bonds to the shoe creating flawless fit with no folds, seams or seam-sealing tape. The system allows zero water penetration, reduces “wet weight,” improves comfort and offers a perfect fit. OutDry also keeps a healthy environment as a top priority using recyclable, non-toxic materials and is PTFE-free.
“To collaborate with such a highly respected, progressive and environmentally friendly company such as END Footwear gives us great excitement,” says Luca Morlacchi, co-founder of OutDry. “END is exactly the kind of forward thinking footwear brand that OutDry likes to align its technology with.”
About OutDry: With a great passion for innovation in membrane lamination technology, OutDry is dedicated to making products dryer, lighter and more comfortable for all outdoor enthusiasts. OutDry is utilized by many European outdoor/sport companies such as Lafuma, Trezeta, Gronell and Hugo Boss, Mountain Hardwear and Kamik in America, Mont-Bell, Descente and Bridgestone in Japan. The company is based in the North of Italy with an operations branch in China. For more information on OutDry, please visit www.outdry.com.