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Rapid Transit Video – Product Knowledge and Training Tool for Retail Partners

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Dearest Retail Partners, Welcome to Rapid Transit Video by Effort, Inc. Rapid Transit was assembled in 2008 as a creative collective of outdoor adventurers, filmmakers, music lovers and photographers. Over the years the focus here has become more product oriented with studio videos, though we still love to get outside and play! Essentially, what we […]

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Astral Loyak Youth – Footwear Kids Outdoor Stylish Water Summer Camp School Machine Washable

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The most popular Astral shoe, The Loyak, now available in Youth Sizes 1-7. View this post on Instagram Coming to Tops this spring!!! @astralfootwear #realshoestore #sitandfitshoes #customerservice #goldstarwinner #serviceaward #3generations #locallyowned #shoplocal #828isgreat #shopasheville #shoestore #kidsshoes #campshoes #summercamp A post shared by Tops For Shoes (@topsforshoes) on Feb 14, 2020 at 3:22pm PST

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Recover Brands – Your Logo on Sustainable Apparel

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Recover Brands makes apparel from recycled water bottles and upcycled cotton scraps. Bottles are bought back from NC/SC Waste Management and cotton scrap is bought from sewing rooms in the Carolinas. Fabric is made in the Carolinas then sewn in Fair Trade Factories in Haiti & Guatemala. Contact Rapid Transit Video and Effort Inc to […]

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Astral Halestorm – Hale Yeah

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Available 08/26/19 at Astral Retailers (see list at bottom): Astral’s Halestorm Boot features a waterproof polyurethane weather-guard around the rand, top-shank (for foot support during long days standing or walking), and a durable hemp upper (naturally odor resistant + welcomes a coat of wax). Halestorm is bottomed with a 5mm lug and non-marking G Rubber. […]

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Shred Ready Helmet Fitting

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Fitting a Shred Ready helmet is a simple process. 1) Orient the foam shims to your desired comfort.2) Fit the helmet down onto your head and make sure you feel 360 degrees of contact and coverage.3) Twist the boa adjustment reel to create the appropriate amount of tension on the back of the head4) Adjust […]

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Astral Footwear – Grippy, Breathable, Balanced

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Astral Footwear began when whitewater kayakers from North Carolina needed the highest performing shoe – one so highly regarded that it was considered to be essential safety gear to go with Astral’s renowned life vests. Steep, rocky trails lead to creeks and rivers, leading Astral to the realization of light, fast, trail-hiking shoes with confidence-inspiring […]

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Astral Hemp Loyak – Everyday Lace Up Shoe for Casual Use and Travel

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Based on Astral’s best selling Loyak, this performance/casual Loyak features a Hemp-Canvas upper – soft, flexible and low profile. The G® Rubber outsole is high-friction and non-marking for confidence wherever you walk. This shoe is perfect for the coffee shop, walking around town, adventure travel or anywhere you want to be comfortable.

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Astral Rassler 2.0 Wet Wading Shoe – Grippy and Lightweight, Made for Fly Fishing, Whitewater, Canyoneering, Travel

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The Rassler 2.0 is an exceptionally grippy and rugged, yet lightweight wet-wading boot that dries fast and drains quick. The sole is non-marking, durable and designed for high friction grip on wet and dry rocks alike.. Mid-Cut upper provides extra protection and support. The very best choice for anglers who like to wade, boat and […]

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Shred Ready Zeta Helmet

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The ZETA combines the style and swagger of iconic sports figures with high-tech energy management foams on a user-friendly platform. The name Zeta heralds from a confluence of several dynamic elements; the infamous rapid of the Futaleufu River, the symbol for the damping ratio of a material, and the seventh letter of the Greek Alphabet…not […]

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Astral Footwear Interview with Alex Carr, Owner at TOPS for Shoes

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