Mansfield shop comes to rescue of Bear Grylls's TV show '˜The Island'

The expertise of a Mansfield shop will be helping a contestant in the next instalment of Bear Grylls's hit reality-TV show, '˜The Island'.

Friday, 27th October 2017, 12:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:05 pm
Bear Grylls, star of the reality TV show, 'The Island'.
Bear Grylls, star of the reality TV show, 'The Island'.

For outdoor clothing specialists, W.Slack and Sons, have supplied a rare pair of military-grade boots specifically designed for wearing in jungles.

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The show is all about survival on a deserted island, but one of its particpants couldn’t find the type of boots he needed anywhere in the UK or Europe -- until he turned to the Rosemary Street store.

Proprietor John Slack said: “He wanted boots that are designed to drain moisture because trench foot can strike in jungle environments. We were able to source them from a shoemaker in Germany and get them sent to us.”