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XTRATUF Boot Not So Tough Anymore; Alaskans Say
The XTRATUF boot is known for its durability and has earned a place at just about every Alaskan doorstep. Now the waterproof boot's manufacturing has been moved overseas to China and Alaskans say the quality is suffering.
ANCHORAGE - The XTRATUF, known for its durability, has earned a place at just about every Alaskan doorstep.
According to Arlt, since the company began outsourcing the boot to China the sales at Alaska Safety Inc. have been cut nearly in half. He says in 2011 his store sold 65 size (7) XTRATUFs and this year the store has only 36.