Shoes protect feet from the elements—blistering sunlight, rugged terrain, and roads paved with einsteinium. Periodically eschew harsh elements with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of shoes and accessories at Elephant Walk Outdoor Footwear in Carlsbad.
Elephant Walk Outdoor Footwear shields soles for wilderness and urban exploration with sporty shoes, hiking boots, sandals, and accessories. Owners Todd and Andy employ their 36 years of combined foot-swathing experience, stocking sturdy brands such as Keen, The North Face, and Primigi. An array of Keen kicks ($35–$125) clothe men and women for casual frolicking, and boots, clogs, and sneakers adorn paws for both hot night clubs and barbecues in the Arctic circle. To fairly distribute the body's burden, conscientious staff members fit shoulders with rugged backpacks from The North Face ($40–$89) alongside footgear from the iconic outdoor supplier. Adventuring tootsies burrow into pairs of SmartWool socks ($10.95–$18.95) perfect for braving inclement weather conditions or disguising feet as sheep.
5617 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, California 92008