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April 15, 2007 at

Magnum Elite Spider Creeps into Select Retail Stores

Modesto, CA — Today Magnum's re-entry into the SWAT and tactical markets, Magnum Elite Spider, arrived at select retailers and is now available to end-users. The highly-anticipated Magnum Elite Spider is positioned to rival all competitors in the rankings as the lightest weight, most breathable and athletic tactical boot on the market. The cutting-edge collection is engineered to suit the needs of the highest level elite tactical professionals, including SWAT, tactical patrol and task force officers.

The countdown to global release began on March 15, 2007 at, and concluded today, April 15, 2007, with the boot image and features being fully revealed. Elite Spider 5.0, the first boot in the series, was released for sale to consumers today at selected retail partners.

Wear-testing of the boots by key industry editors and members of the tactical community generated helpful feedback and enthusiastic testimonials. "The Spider reminds me of my Glock 27 - packing an effective punch but with great design and light weight. And so comfortable I found myself leaving them on until bedtime, something I never used to do" - Dale S. "I just wish all my shoes were this comfortable. When I take my boots off at the end of the day my feet still feel great. They also seem to be very durable, and after weeks of usage I cannot see any physical wear and tear." -John H.

Raising the bar in the lightweight category, Magnum Elite Spider is 20% lighter than any other boot in its category (15.2 oz for Elite Spider 5.0). Elite Spider's lightweight construction suits SWAT operational missions by keeping officers light and agile on their feet. The boot's upper is constructed of combination fully polishable full-grain leather, lightweight action leather and highly breathable aero mesh. In place of a heavy steel shank, a non-metallic Stabilaflex lasting board ensures lightweight support underfoot. Durable composite, non-metallic hardware guarantees the boot's stealth nature, and also keeps weight down.

Not only do integrated aeromesh panels in the upper allow the foot to breath, the proprietary Spidermesh inner lining is also highly breathable by design and keeps the foot dry despite hot and strenuous conditions. A moisture-wicking lining pulls moisture away from the foot, and a perforated foam backing allows for added breathability.

Unlike most tactical boots on the market, Elite Spider is built on a running shoe last making it cut out for running and physical training. The integrated tri-density compression-molded EVA midsole, a technology typically reserved for running footwear, provides support and comfort where needed, while a 3D Max Comfort Contoured Footbed cushions with 3 layers: comfort, support and shock absorption. A shoelace pouch conceals laces for safety and convenience.

Elite Spider's proprietary Vibram® outsole, which exceeds international slip and oil-resistance standards, is made up of the quietest rubber compound available, generating less noise and providing a higher level of grip than the industry standard.

Magnum Elite Spider will be offered in three versions: Elite Spider 8.0 (an 8 inch boot), 5.0 (a mid-cut boot) and 3.0 (a low-cut boot). Sizes include men's 7-12, 13, 14 and 15. MSRP: $90-110.