The Nelsonville, Ohio, cobbler said it expects to start shipping in the second quarter, with an estimated completion date in December. The boots will be made at the company's Moca, Puerto Rico, plant.
"While our military footwear remains a small percentage of our overall business, it represents an ideal compliment to our core outdoor and occupational categories," said CEO Mike Brooks. "We are committed to capitalizing on the many opportunities that lie ahead and are dedicated to returning value to our shareholders."
After rising $1.47 during regular action to close at $32.75, Rocky jumped an added $2.20 in postclose trading to $34.95.