McRae Footwear Chooses Agion Antimicrobial to Add an Extra Measure of Protection to its Desert Tactical Boot

October 8, 2012

McRae Footwear Chooses Agion Antimicrobial to Add an Extra Measure of Protection to its Desert Tactical Boot

Agion branded antimicrobial is now available in four styles of high performance McRae tactical boots

WAKEFIELD, Mass., October 07, 2012 – Sciessent, makers of the Agion® branded antimicrobial partners with McRae Footwear, a top manufacturer of footwear to United States military forces, to provide four new styles of desert tactical boots for temperate and hot weather wear. McRae boots deliver many high performance features to today’s active military, including Agion antimicrobial treated linings that provide long lasting built-in protection against damaging microbes and bacteria that can flourish in a boot’s foot bed.

Agion branded antimicrobial technology is based on elemental ions and other naturally occurring elements, and stops the spread of odor-causing bacteria while providing protection against microbes. Unlike other antimicrobial technologies that can wear away, Agion antimicrobial solution provides continuous protection for the useful life of the product.

“We are proud that soldiers in the field attest that our tactical boots provide the comfort, support and durability they’ve come to depend on from McRae,” said Jack McAllister, executive vice president, sales, McRae Footwear. “By offering Agion antimicrobial technology built into our boot liners, we’re able to deliver an extra measure of protection against bacteria that can plague such environments.”

“We are extremely pleased to partner with McRae Footwear,” said Paul Ford, chief executive officer at Sciessent. “We are proud that Agion antimicrobial protection provides a level of performance worthy of use by today’s military.”

McRae’s 2012 new tactical boots include style 3895 Temperate Weather Desert Tactical Boot, 3896 Temperate Weather Desert Tactical Boot, 3714 Hot Weather Desert Tactical Boot and 3718 Hot Weather Desert Tactical Boot. All boots are available now for sale at select retailers.

About Sciessent

Sciessent, located in Wakefield, Mass., is a leader in providing customized solutions that enhance the value of partners’ products. Sciessent’s Agion and Agion Active brands are based on naturally occurring elements and have been incorporated into a wide range of consumer, industrial and healthcare products, including cell phones, shoes, keyboards, water filters, medical catheters and ice machines. Sciessent’s customers include many leading brands such as Dell, Motorola, Columbia, Adidas, PPG, Carrier and DuPont.

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About McRae Footwear

Since 1967, McRae has consistently manufactured military footwear for the United States Department of Defense. Not a single year has passed when McRae was not a key supplier of footwear to the most advanced fighting force in the World. The reason our military has always relied on McRae Footwear as a footwear contractor is because of the company’s unprecedented craftsmanship, reliability, and our commitment to providing military personnel with a product that surpasses performance standards; a product that many consider to be the most important item a soldier possesses. At McRae Footwear, we are committed to manufacturing the highest quality and most durable military footwear available on the market today. For more information, visit: