Out There Outfitters, Wayne, Pa.
1. Patagonia Lugano women’s waterproof boot
2. J-41 Garnet-Après slip-on
3. Patagonia Maui Moc slide
On Sale: “Virtually nothing is on sale, although we’re going to match the Patagonia online sale from Jan. 15-19,” said owner Zeke Sieglaff.
Wild Country, Normal, Ill.
1. The North Face, Hot Toddy (below)
2. The North Face, W Bella Alta
3. Merrell Moab GTX M
On Sale: “Less than 10 percent [of the store’s footwear is on sale],” said sales associate Alex Kreuzer. “The only time footwear ever goes on sale is the end of summer for sandals and a few styles left over.”
Boone Mountain Sports, Evergreen, Colo.
1. Sorel Caribou boot for men and women
2. Haflinger women’s slippers; Sorel Manawan slipper for men
3. Ugg tall boot for women
On Sale: “About 10 percent of the store is on sale,” said salesperson Angie Harrington. “We just reopened, so we had some things that we’re trying to clear out.”
Mountain Shop, Portland, Ore.
1. Merrell light hikers
2. La Sportiva mountaineering styles
3. Scarpa Charmoz (at left)
On Sale: “All the summerstuff is on sale,” said manager Zack Carlson. “Right now, we’re in ski and snowboard mode.”
Vital Outdoors, Golden, Colo.
1. Merrell Cruise Control
2. Merrell Encore Stitch
3. Dansko Professional in Petrol
On Sale: “Our annual end-of-season Markdown Madness sale is going on right now,” said owner Dave Livingston. “Probably 75 percent of the store is on sale. It’ll run as supplies last, usually until mid-February, when we get our spring shipments in.”
URE Outfitters, Hope Valley, R.I. 1. Baffin tall women’s boots and rugged men’s styles
2. Kamik tall women’s boots and rugged men’s styles
3. The North Face Abby II
On Sale: “Right now, footwear is all full priced. We do a Groundhog Day sale — I put it off until then,” said manager Mary-Beth Flood.
Great Outdoor Provision, Chapel Hill, N.C.
1. Vibram Five Fingers KSO style (below)
2. Ugg classic boot
3. Brooks Cascadia
On Sale: “Not too much is on sale, maybe 15 percent to 20 percent of the line,” said footwear manager Elijah Leed.