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Safety insole earns award from U.S. anglers’ magazine

Paul Sweeny, owner and president of Swenco Limited of Waterloo, Ont., holds the Fly Fish America trophy the company recently won for its Steel-Flex puncture-resistant insole. Hunters and anglers can slip the insoles inside their boots to protect their feet from sharp hazards in shallow water.

Paul Sweeny, owner and president of Swenco Limited of Waterloo, Ont., holds the Fly Fish America trophy the company recently won for its Steel-Flex puncture-resistant insole. Hunters and anglers can slip the insoles inside their boots to protect their feet from sharp hazards in shallow water.

WATERLOO, ONT., Aug. 19, 2015: A safety insole designed in Waterloo and made by Swenco Limited has earned an award from a leading sport-fishing magazine in the United States.

Fly Fish America presented Swenco with an Editors’ Choice Award for the Steel-Flex puncture-resistant insole, under the category of “Best-of-the-Best New Fly Fishing Gear.” Swenco received the award in July at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) in Orlando, Fla.

Sold in stores and by online retailers, the Steel-Flex insole gives consumer boots and shoes a high degree of puncture resistance. It is the same product Swenco supplies to manufacturers of industrial safety footwear, and is ideal for hunters, anglers and home do-it-yourselfers who need occasional protection from hazards on the ground.

“This is wonderful recognition of a great safety product for men and women who enjoy the outdoors,” says Paul Sweeny, owner and president of Swenco. “The Steel-Flex insole can be the difference between a trouble-free hunting or fishing trip, and a long, painful walk back to the car.

Lost hooks, sharp rocks, oyster beds and shards of glass and bottles are among the submerged hazards that anglers should keep in mind when they wade into water.

Steel-Flex insoles come in five sizes. Wearers can trim them for a custom fit. Hunters, and spin-cast and fly-fishing anglers, can keep a pair of Steel-Flex insoles in a kit bag or tackle box until needed.

This was Swenco’s first time at ICAST as an exhibitor. ICAST bills itself as the world’s largest sport-fishing trade show, and it attracted about 13,000 retailers, outfitters and media this year.


Contact:

Matthew Rowlands
Assistant General Manager
mrowlands@swencolimited.com
519-884-7400, Ext. 102

Brian Sweeny
Director of Retail Sales and Marketing
brian@steelflex.com
647-847-7400, Ext. 805


About Swenco Limited

For more than 50 years, Swenco Limited has been North America’s largest manufacturer and most-trusted supplier of engineered safety components used in most recognized brands of safety footwear, including Honeywell, Kodiak, Timberland, Dakota, Terra, STC, Red Wing, Baffin and many others.

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