Grenade Gloves Adds Footwear

NEW YORK — Action-sport apparel company Grenade Gloves has expanded its offering with a new footwear collection for spring ’09, coinciding with the development of the Grenade Skate Team. The company is pushing the collection’s performance attributes, describing the line as “developed by riders for riders.”

“We wanted to create a simple product we could adapt our image and style to, so we could stop buying into these companies that don’t listen to kids or skateboarders when designing product,” said President Danny Kass in a statement.

Four styles make up the line’s debut, which retails from $30 to $50 at specialty action sport stores. The styles include the Skater, a low-top, leather lace-up style and the DK Standard Isshoe, Kass’ signature boat shoe finished in bold colors and graphics.