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The North Face® Introduces New Footwear Line at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Posted by Nicole Perry on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 | No Comments »

The North Face®, 0ne of our PORON® Performance Cushioning Partners, will present its new fall/winter ’12 footwear line at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, January 19-22 in Salt Lake City, UT.

The North Face incorporates our eco-friendly PORON® ReSource Cushioning Material into its technical and lifestyle footwear collections.

If you are not aware, PORON ReSource Material is an open-cell, breathable, shock absorbing material that’s made with a soy-based polyol, which replaces over 45% of  petroleum-based chemicals.

With the goal of increasing comfort, cushioning and support in its entire line of footwear, The North Face collaborated with an industry expert in biomechanics to engineer and design its exclusive Northotic™ footbed technology.

Men's Havoc-Mid-GTX

At the Outdoor Retailer Show, The North Face will highlight the Havoc Mid GTX XCR from its technical hiking line, and the Ballard from its lifestyle collection.

Suited for city streets and mountain environments, The NorthFace Ballard is made with a compression-molded, 30% recycled EVA Northotic™ footbed with PORON ReSource insert for enhanced comfort.


If you are headed to the Outdoor Retailer Show, please stop by The North Face booth # 35051 to see the entire footwear collection.

And of course, we would be happy to see you too at our booth # 155-405 located in the Design Center!



Nicole Perry

Nicole Perry

Global Market Segment Manager for PORON Comfort materials. Nicole has been involved in the Footwear industry for over 15 years. She also has over 25 years working with high performance materials including custom injection molded and cast polymers for automotive, apparel, electronics, equipment and medical markets. Nicole is passionate about bringing great technologies to market and working with companies that share the goal of helping people enjoy life no matter what they are doing. She holds an MBA from Nichols College.

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