Retailers share the top three sellers in their markets this week:
BACKCOUNTRY.COM, Park City, Utah
1. Salewa Alps Trainer Mid GTX
2. Salomon XA Pro 3D
3. The North Face Hedgehog 3 GTX
Top trend: Spring styles are beginning to replace winter sales across the country, according to footwear buyer Anthony Clark. “We’re seeing pretty good business through hiking and backpacking, as well as running, which is really a hardcore spring story,” he said.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS, Newport, Vt.
1. Keen Targhee for men
2. Dansko Professional for women
3. Merrell Moab
Top trend: Hiking styles in line with the weather. “People are coming toward the spring stuff, but it’s still snowing and slushing [here],” said assistant manager Tommy Russell.
THE BASE CAMP, Billings, Mont.
1. Canvas slip-ons from Sanuk, Toms Shoes and Olukai
2. Trail runners, including the La Sportiva Helios
3. Keen Newport for kids
Top trend: Spring/summer styles and pops of color. “It’s transition time, and people are liking lightweight canvas,” said footwear buyer and store manager Cindy Cast.