We call it the Shoe Shack
Men’s, women’s and kid’s, we stock over 100 styles of the latest in
footwear for casual, barefoot, light hiking, full-blown pack trips, trail running,
water sports and tons of sandals for every occasion and situation.
Let us help you find your shoe: start the season out on the right foot at Trail Creek Outfitters.
Check out our latest selection of UGGs, made with the highest quality Twinface sheepskin available to naturally keep your feet cool and warm at the same time. UGGs are for those of you who embrace sport and a relaxed, active lifestyle. Wear UGGs and we guarantee that you’ll love the comfort and style so much that you’ll get an emotional connection to them. Trust us, we know (and love) that feeling.
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RUNNER’S WORLD BEST DEBUT
Merrell Barefoot (Trail and Pace Glove) named Best Debut by Runner’s World Magazine, April 2011.
Long before Christopher McDougall’s book Born to Run hit bookstores in May, 2009, runners experimented with barefoot running.
Maybe the most famous account is Abebe Bikila’s 1960 Olympic gold medal victory when the African runner set a new world-record running shoeless.
In a Wired Magazine article (July, 2009) Daniel Liberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University, says: “People have been running barefoot for millions of years and it has only been since 1972 that people have been wearing shoes with thick, synthetic heels.”
Liberman’s researched showed that barefoot runners tend to land on their fore-foot rather than landing heel first like runners in sports shoes. The result of a fore-foot approach is less impact shock for runners.
Still, there’s no doubt that McDougall’s blend of science, adventure, and “get back to nature” upped the interest in barefoot running and pushed the fever of the sport to take root. Curious racers wanted to lighten up their weighty footwear and unleash their feet onto bare ground. If the Tarahumara Indian tribe mastered barefoot running centuries ago, it was time for interested readers to give the sport a try.
Naturally, footwear manufacturers took notice too. Two years after Born to Run, barefoot gear is offered by just about every athletic shoe company, but only a few brands stand out.
Merrell’s Trail Glove and Vibram FiveFinger’s Bikila (name sound familiar?) are top-of-the-line running-specific models that offer the greatest barefoot-like reality. More and more athletes are wearing the minimalist footwear models, and many runners are fired up about simply cross-training with them.
When you transition gradually into the minimalist shoe, you can run more naturally and, in time, reduce your impact while strengthening lower leg and foot muscles.
Stop in and slip on a pair of this performance footwear and see what you think. Then check out Merrell’s training video by clicking here.
TOMS One for One Movement
(There really is no “Tom,” TOMS is short for Shoes for Tomorrow.)
Along with making stylish, comfortable footwear, TOMS gives shoes to children in need. Here’s how it works: For every pair of TOMS you purchase, TOMS donates a pair to a child in an underdeveloped country where families can’t afford to buy shoes.
It’s as a sole for a soul sort of thing.
In fact, since 2006, TOMS One for One movement has given over one million pairs of new shoes to children from poor villages around the world.
That’s a lot of giving.
TOMS founder, Blake Mycoskie, chose to donate shoes when he witnessed countless barefoot children while traveling in Argentina in 2006. He saw the risks the children took playing, doing chores or walking miles to school shoeless. Besides getting cuts and sores on their feet, the children expose themselves to soil-related diseases, and in many cases, aren’t permitted to attend school if they don’t wear shoes.
Blake wanted to help these children, so he began with an idea to create the Shoes for Tomorrow Project, which he later shortened to TOMS. Traditional, age-old Argentine shoes inspired his design.
From the very first shoe Blake sold, one shoe was donated. During year one, 10,000 canvas shoes made their way to Argentina where volunteers placed a shoe on a child’s foot, making the experience memorable for both wearer and giver.
Today, volunteers still hand-deliver shoes. And, for TOMS, it’s not just about helping kids in need, it’s about giving, and educating people from all over the world about the idea of giving.
We Have The Latest Styles and Top Brands
For the ladies, we have the latest from Toms, Jambu, OluKai, Patagonia, Keen, Chaco, UGG, Teva and Vasque, but you really need to see them to appreciate the awesome selection.
The shelves are full of mens casual, hikers, and sandals from OluKai, Patagonia, The North Face, Keen, Merrell, Vasque, Asolo, etc., etc.
For men and women, we can fit your feet for every activity including barefoot running. You must try it to believe it.
You get the message.
We have the best of the best!
We have a large wall of shoes that will catch your eye and soothe your feet. From waterproof dog-walking shoes to serious backpacking boots, we have the brands that will keep your arches arched, your toes from pruning and your mouth smiling.
The following is an example of the companies we carry in each category:
Casual & Travel: Merrell, Patagonia, OluKai, Chaco, Teva, UGG
Trail running: Vasque, The North Face, Merrell, Solomon
Light hiking: Merrell, Vasque, Montrail
Backpacking: Vasque, Asolo
Sandals & Flip Flops: Teva, OluKai, Chaco, KEEN, Chaco
Water shoes: Teva, KEEN, Chaco, Solomon
Slippers: UGG, Acorn