Select Sole Announces Exclusive Partnership with Chinook Trading Company

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Select Sole announced today that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Chinook Trading Company of Lake Oswego, OR, to license its disruptive footwear traction technology for Canada. Under the terms of the agreement, Select Sole will license exclusive rights to manufacture, source and wholesale boot wear incorporating its 'On Demand Traction System' (ODTS) with retailers in Canada to Chinook.

We've seen a lot of new technologies over the years but so few ever live up to the hype. We believe in this technology and it's a natural fit for the categories we specialize in.

Select Sole announced today that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Chinook Trading Company of Lake Oswego, OR, to license its disruptive footwear traction technology for usage in Canada. Under the terms of the agreement, Select Sole will license exclusive rights to manufacture, source and wholesale boot wear incorporating its 'On Demand Traction System' (ODTS) with retailers in Canada to Chinook. In addition, Chinook has agreed to assist in building relationships with domestic brands and manufacturers. The terms of the agreement were not released.

Select Sole is a sole technology company that markets its breakthrough 'On Demand Traction System' to footwear brands and manufacturers. Chinook Trading is a footwear sourcing partner for some of the largest brands in North America, citing 20 years of experience and its dedication to developing innovative technologies as cornerstones to their success.

Tim Hawkins, Select Sole's President and CEO, made the following statement: "We are very excited to have Chinook Trading as our partner in Canada. Their experience in leading the boot footwear category with major retailers in Canada was critical in choosing Chinook to be our partner. They bring a wealth of successful experience in designing, manufacturing and merchandising to our offering. They are well-regarded throughout Canada and knowledgeable regarding the retail environment and consumers."

Chinook Trading President and CEO, Rob Scofield, offered, "We've seen a lot of new technologies over the years but so few ever live up to the hype. We believe in this technology and it's a natural fit for the categories we specialize in."

With an aggressive timeframe, finished Chinook footwear with Select Sole technology is expected to be in market in Canada for the 2009 fall season with select retailers.

About Select Sole, LLC:
Select Sole, LLC, headquartered in Vancouver, WA, was founded in 2007. The company is in the business of developing, manufacturing, licensing and selling technology that incorporates the company's proprietary and patented 'On Demand Traction System' (ODTS). For more information, visit http://www.selectsole.com or call 360-694-8481.

About Chinook Trading, Inc:
Founded in 1988, Chinook Trading Company has been providing footwear sourcing solutions for more than two decades. By offering comprehensive services from its headquarters in Lake Oswego, OR, and manufacturing oversight from its multiple offices in China and Vietnam, Chinook Trading can effectively manage the needs of both the specialty customer and Fortune 500 companies alike. Please visit http://www.chinook-usa.com for more information, or call (503) 968-8868.

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