Mansfield Shop Helps 'The Island' Participant Get Off On The Right Foot
Mansfield outdoor clothing specialists have used their expertise to help a participant taking part in filming the next instalment of the Bear Grylls programme, The Island.
The town centre business, in Rosemary Street, has supplied the participant with a rare pair of military-grade boots that have been specifically designed for wearing in jungle environments.
The participant needed a pair that did not have a waterproof membrane but would drain moisture, such as sweat, from the shoe.
But he could not source the pair of boots he wanted anywhere in the UK or Europe - until he turned to W Slack & Sons.
Proprietor John Slack said: “The participant needed a specific pair of boots that are designed to drain moisture, as trench foot can become a reality in a jungle environment.
“A relative of his had heard of us and got in touch. Using our contacts, we were able to source the boots from a shoemaker in Germany and get them sent to us here in Mansfield.”
W Slack and Sons has been supplying outdoor clothing, whether for hot or cold climates, for decades, and has supplied many celebrities.
Sue Rogers, from Mansfield BID, said: “W Slack and Sons is a great independent business that Mansfield can be really proud of.”
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