Globe Expands Trans Element, Launches Apparel Line

Globe Shoes has announced the expansion of its Trans Element footwear division and the launch of Globe Skateboarding, an apparel and accessories line.

Trans Element had its initial release in Spring 2000 and launched with a technical array of open footwear. Positive response to the line of slides has led to a progression into closed footwear.

The company says that Trans Element’s closed footwear models incorporate direction from Globe athletes, with styling influences from the street to the outdoors, and that the shoes are built on the practicality and aesthetic values of the already proven Trans Element open footwear. Styles include the Kolar, Forecast, and Bounty, and contain technical features such as waterproof suede, moisture-wicking lining, heavy-bar tack-reinforced construction, and outsole designs for various terrains. The suggested retail price for the Trans Element line runs from $19.95 to $79.95.

The company also announced the launch of Globe Skateboarding, an apparel and accessories line designed for the active skateboarder. All apparel items feature detailing such as the reflective logo Velcro wrists on the G:Shell, custom urethane hood pully on the Hard Flip Jacket, and silhouette embroidery on the Kovert Kargo pants. Globe Skateboarding accessories include items such as the Skate Pack, Cabin Bag, and Expedition Duffle.

“As Globe Shoes continues to grow, it is imperative that we constantly strengthen our brands,” said Globe VP of Marketing Kevin Flanagan. “Both Trans Element and Globe Skateboarding lines give our core audience innovative products that support their lifestyles.”

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