Romeoville, Ill.-based Biker Boot Straps has secured a distribution deal through Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties for its line of weather-resistant boot straps with interchangeable clips.
"Even though the boot strap market has been up and coming over the last three years, it took the right design to join up with Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties," said Michael Screens, founder of Biker Boot Straps.
Screen said he had visited Dealer Expo for three years straight, analyzing similar products, before coming up with his final design.
"Traditionally, boot stirrup products have consisted of two suspender clips with an elastic strap attached between them," he said. "While the product worked OK, the problem was that the elastic stretched out when it got wet, and the clips were weak." Redesigning the product meant incorporating new materials that would last through multiple riding seasons, he said.
The weatherproof boot straps consist of a rubber strap and nylon clips. "The specially designed rubber straps maintain their elasticity in any weather, due to the UV-resistant and water-shedding characteristics unique to the selected rubber base material used to produce the straps," he said.
The decorative clips incorporate "sure-lock" technology so they stay connected. But dealers will like the fact that the clips are interchangeable, which means customers can choose from a variety of clip designs (read: multiple purchases). Designs include the Blinged Heart, Studded Peace sign, Maltese Cross, Flaming Skull, Motor Head, Silver Eagle, Midnight Cycle and others.
Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties dealers can contact their distributor rep for more information or to order. Dealers not affiliated with Lemans can contact the company directly at 708-363-2821 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Mary Slepicka