Ortholite to Help Fight Fires with Black Diamond Footwear


Fire boots to feature OrthoLite’s innovative insoles for unmatched comfort

Amherst, MA – OrthoLite, the world’s leading supplier of open cell foam insoles in the performance and footwear category, has partnered with Black Diamond Footwear to become the official insole of its protective footwear.

For the past three generations Black Diamond has been the leader in performance protective footwear with boots, used daily in fire departments around the world. The insoles feature performance properties essential to firefighters demanding jobs, including breathability, moisture control and anti-microbial benefits.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with OrthoLite,” said CEO of Black Diamond, Alan Lunder. "OrthoLite’s mission to promote comfort and optimum performance are consistent with our efforts to build boots that help firefighters brave extreme conditions by providing maximum protection with all-day comfort."

“Firefighters need product that performs in extreme conditions,” said Pamela Gelsomini, President of OrthoLite. “The quality and integrity that Black Diamond boots are known for, coupled with OrthoLite’s high level of under-the-foot performance creates the most durable and comfortable footwear for those who need it most.”

Consumers will be able to easily identify the ten different styles of rubber boots that provide OrthoLite’s comfort by finding the OrthoLite name included in the description of the boots and by the logo on the insole. Black Diamond footwear featuring the OrthoLite insoles are available at www.blackdiamondfootwear.com.Boots retail from $129.99 to $259.99, respectively.

About OrthoLite:
OrthoLite, headquartered in Amherst, MA, is the world’s leading supplier of open cell foam insoles found in more than 80 million shoes each year including, Asics, New Balance, Merrell, Nike, Vans, Puma and Timberland. OrthoLite combines polyurethane and recycled rubber to provide superior cushioning, comfort, breathability and durability. OrthoLite was originally founded in 1997 and is a product of O2 Partners LLC. For more information, visit www.ortholite.com.

About Black Diamond Group:
Black Diamond is a leading brand of performance protective footwear. The company’s highly acclaimed fire boots are used by fire departments around the world and are developed with the finest, most durable materials and components to endure the extraordinary demands placed on firefighters. Black Diamond is the only brand in the industry to combine the latest technologies for superior comfort and performance in harsh conditions. They are the only boots to be certified by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and receive the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Approval. For further information, please visit www.blackdiamondfootwear.com.

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