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Soldier Salute: Edward Pulido

Ed has earned two Purple Hearts from separate actions over the course of his military career. When he learned about our USA and RECOVERY+ socks, he absolutely lit up. Continue reading

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Combat Boot WickNation Members Participate in Bataan Memorial Death March

Wick Nation members, Amy Cotta, Dina Henry, and April Bock, embarked on an incredible journey at the Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico. “The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, … Continue reading

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Chris Wiezcorek Soldier Salute

Swiftwick is extremely proud of the men and women serving in our Armed Forces.  Today, we highlight Chris Wiezcorek, an Army Veteran who has excelled at the Pro level of Mountain Bike Racing, competing all over the US for TotalCyclist, … Continue reading

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Swiftwick Helping Amputee Athletes Prepare for Paralympic Summer Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

Swiftwick is proud to play an integral part in helping the most elite para-athletes in the U.S – and the world – train and compete at higher levels using our American-made compression products. Continue reading

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Soldier Salute for Valor feat. Sgt. Major Chris Self

Introducing Sgt. Major Chris Self: We are honored to introduce WickNation to Sgt. Major Chris Self. Chris has been a loyal friend of the ‘Wick brand for close to a year. He competes at a high level in multiple sports, all while wear Swiftwicks. Here are some of his vitals: Continue reading

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Soldier Salute for Valor

On April 19, 2010, during his ninth combat deployment (and fifth after losing his leg), Kapacziewski’s patrol ran into an ambush outside a village in eastern Afghanistan. After a fellow Ranger fell to withering enemy fire, shot through the belly, Sergeant Kap and another soldier dragged him seventy-five yards to safety and administered first aid that saved his life while heavy machineguns tried to kill them. Continue reading

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Swiftwick Honors SFC Joe Kap – An Amputee Hero Unlike Any Other

However, like most amputees, Joe suffers from the unrelenting buildup of sweat and bacteria inside the liner of his prosthetic leg, which leads to poor fitting prosthetics and serves as a major. That is why this Army Ranger uses Swiftwick’s Valor liner sock – the most advanced compression liner sock on the planet. Only the best, for the best. Continue reading

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Swiftwick’s Team Valor Impacts Checkpoint Tracker’s Adventure Racing Championship

“Adventure racing is life in high definition; taking a person or team and throwing every obstacle at them all while teaching them adversity. As an adventure racer and a mother of two who works full time, I need to do everything possible to protect my real foot from the abuse I put it through and my Swiftwick socks saved the day! In the end, I raced for 22+hrs with a wet shoe and sock….crossing the finish line with no blisters.” Continue reading

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Swiftwick Visits Amputees at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

A few members of the Swiftwick team recently visited amputee veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Bethesda, MD. Myself, ex-NFL wide receiver, Derrick Mason and CFO of Swiftwick, Jay Chawan met with amputees going through rehab and introduced our new line of amputee liner socks, called the Valor, to the amputees and their prosthetists. Continue reading

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