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Outdoor

The Boot Book: Trail Blazers

Boots are ready to meet the moment in the new year. Amidst a challenging 2020, the work and outdoor categories kept their heads above water due to consumer demand. And for 2021, new boot styles across the board are hitting on all cylinders.

Boot Book: New Rules

The outdoor boot has been redefined. No longer dominated by traditional hiking boot silhouettes, performance hiking styles range from mid to low-cut heights, and pack in plenty of athletic tech and aesthetic. Outdoor lifestyle boots span the same diverse spectrum.

Bike Sales Surge in Spring

The industry saw an unprecedented growth trend for U.S. cycling sales in March and April, according to The NPD Group. April sales for traditional bikes, indoor bikes, parts, helmets, and other...

Adventure Ready

As Americans increasingly explore local neighborhood trails, parks and wild spaces, they’re looking for versatile, rugged styles that hold up to whatever adventures they find. These spring ’21 styles fit the bill.

ISPO Textrends: Fashionable Technicity for Active Outdoor

Responsible manufacturing, sustainability, and transparency are key for Fall/Winter 21/22 with new innovations also notable for a strong creative element that sets the latest developments apart from seasons past. The result is a balance of beautiful materials, eco-awareness and...

The Boot Book: All-Around Performers

The line between performance and lifestyle continues to blur in the outdoors as stylish boots are packed with tech details and core performers flash a fashionable aesthetic.

Getting Out

Parents shopping for kids shoes bring a checklist — they’re looking for styles that will stand up to playground antics, keep little feet protected in all conditions and needs the day can bring, and, of course, look totally on trend.

A Mountain Shop with Heart

When Brendan Madigan first began working at Tahoe City, CA, mountain shop Alpenglow Sports in 2003, he was a self-described “part-time employee and mostly full-time ski bum.”