Mansfield shop comes to rescue of Bear Grylls’s TV show ‘The Island’

Bear Grylls, star of the reality TV show, 'The Island'.
Bear Grylls, star of the reality 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’.

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

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.”