Rockford, Mich. (February 21, 2011) - Sweaty feet in the summer and freezing toes in the winter need not take away from the thrill of riding year round, thanks to a new series of performance-driven footwear by Harley-Davidson® Footwear.
For summer 2011 H-D Footwear introduces several women's and men's styles featuring Intellitemp®, a state-of-the-art comfort technology. Intellitemp® is a temperature-regulating, anti-microbial moisture management system that is proven to help keep the wearer cooler in summer and warmer in the winter for the life of the product.
When body temperature rises above the ambient temperature the micro-encapsulated materials within the Intellitemp lining absorb the excess heat creating a cooling sensation. Similarly, when the temperature drops below the ambient temperature the microencapsulated materials release stored heat to help keep the foot warm over an extended period of time. This temperature-regulation is due to a cushioning 'smart foam' that helps to keep feet cool and dry by absorbing moisture and transferring it into a gel-like substance in the cushion.
With a constant flow of movement, the gelled 'absorbed' moisture dissipates continuously throughout the day. Intellitemp smart foam is constructed with EPA registered X-Static silver fibers that protect against odor and inhibit growth of bacteria.
For June 2011 Harley-Davidson Footwear introduces four styles for men and women featuring the new Intellitemp® lining.
"We pride ourselves on creating riding footwear that looks good and performs. This is especially true when you're riding. There's too much to concentrate on than having uncomfortable boots. Using a technology that improves temperature in hot and cold weather was a necessity for our customers who are serious about riding year round", commented Hobie Burgnon, VP Sales at Harley-Davidson Footwear.
The men's Dallas six-inch lace-up features a full-grain leather upper with a padded collar for added comfort. The boot features a YKK® locking inside zipper for easy on-and-off with laces providing a snugger, more customized fit. The Dallas is fully-lined with Intellitemp® lining and features an abrasion, oil and slip-resistant rubber Goodyear® Welted outsole.
The Wyoming features distinctive silver eyelets secured with silver branded studs. The Wyoming is fully lined with temperature-regulating Intellitemp lining and features a YKK® locking inside zipper for easy on and off. The Goodyear® Welt Constructed rubber outsole is slip, oil and abrasion-resistant and provides durability and stability for years of wear.
The women's Tat features a feminine shape that marriage form and function into one riding boot perfect for on-the-road fashionistas. The Tat's seven-inch lace-up design features a 2.75 inch heel and has a simple silhouette reminiscent of a western-inspired boot style. The full-grain leather upper is fully lined with Intellitemp® lining to help regulate foot temperature. A YKK® locking inside zipper is incorporated for easy wear while a Goodyear® Welted rubber outsole provides superior durability and stability for a boot that makes riding look good.
A modern-day western boot, the Erin features a classic silhouette and 2.75 inch heel with unique leather lacing from the heel to the top of the full-grain leather upper. An inside YKK® locking zipper allows for easy on-and-off while a removable full-cushion sock lining provides additional comfort. Fully-lined with Intellitemp® lining for climate control no matter the temperature, the boot also features a Goodyear® Welted oil, abrasion and slip-resistant rubber outsole.
To locate the nearest dealer or to view Harley-Davidson Footwear styles online, enthusiasts can visit www.harleydavidsonfootwear.com. You can also connect with Harley-Davidson Footwear on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HarleyDavidsonFootwear.
Harley-Davidson® Footwear is created and manufactured by test3Wolverine® World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) under license from Harley-Davidson® Motor Company. Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise.