Dahlgren Footwear President is Awarded SGB’s 40 Under Forty

Dahlgren Footwear President Named Among Top Young Executives
Posted on April 5, 2013 by dahlgrenpress
Kris Dahlgren named in Sporting Goods Business “40 Under Forty” Award

PORTLAND,Oregon April 5, 2013—Kris Dahlgren, President of West Linn, Oregon-based Dahlgren Footwear, was honored by Sporting Goods Business in their 6th annual “40 Under Forty” Awards. The honor, a yearly celebration of young executives from all corners of the sporting goods industry, recognizes 40 people who are making a difference in their field before they reach their 40th birthday, and are considered the next generation of leaders in this industry. The forty recipients were selected by a panel of SportsOneSource Media Group (publishers of Sporting Goods Business) analysts, editors and industry executives from more than 400 nominations received from around the sporting goods industry. This year’s inductees include executives from iconic companies like Nike, Reebok, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and the National Hockey League. 2013’s class of 40 under Forty will have their profiles in the May 2013 issue of SGB Magazine.

Kris Dahlgren has been an integral part of Dahlgren Footwear for nearly 20 years, and spent considerable time learning every facet of the business. Ms. Dahlgren was named President in 2010 and oversees daily operations of the company. Under Ms. Dahlgren’s leadership, Dahlgren Footwear has expanded its product mix beyond its core offerings of outdoor and athletic socks to include fashionable every day and casual models that have gained attention of high-end retailers via multiple fashion shoots, and buzzworthy websites like Made Collection.

When asked about the direction in which she’s leading the company, Kris responds, “I’m not interested in following anyone else. The way we build socks is totally unique, so the way they look, feel, and perform should be consistent with that—totally unique. Also, I love using unusual color combinations and premium yarns to create a sophisticated aesthetic with unique performance and comfort for smart, modern women and men who demand more than the mainstream has to offer—regardless of whether they’re hiking, skiing, or working. It’s really fun to be outside the pack—doing something different, especially when the response from our customers and consumers has been so enthusiastic. “

About Dahlgren Footwear

Dahlgren Footwear is a family owned and operated outdoor and casual sock manufacturer since 1978. Dahlgren uses a unique blend of alpaca fleece and merino wool fibers constructed with Dahlgren’s patented Dri-Stride moisture management system to ensure blister-free dry, happy feet. Dahlgren Footwear’s product line was recently named #1 sock in the industry in a recent online poll of voters by SNEWS, a leading sports industry publication. Dahlgren socks are available at over 100 retailers nationwide and multiple countries globally. All Dahlgren socks are proudly made in the USA


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