Footwear SALE at Shep’s!

We’re partnering with you to get you ready to go back to school! On now, we’re giving you a deal. Buy one pair of shoes, get one pair HALF OFF. You heard it… all in-stock shoes from Minnetonka, Salomon, Keen, Teva & Sperry are included in the deal.

Whether you’re the sporty type, the fashionista, the preppy, the outdoorsy, or the comfy cosy, we’ve got you(r feet) covered.

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Shep’s Team at the Wausau24

Last weekend, our shop staff hung out at Wausau24 at Nine Mile Recreation Area. While it’s known for the 24-hour race, there are 24 different classes to compete in, including 6 or 12 hour options with single, duo, or team combinations.

Our staff guys put together a 4 person men’s team and dominated the 24 hours before them. From 10am on Saturday until 10am on Sunday, they rode 20 consecutive eleven-mile loops.

Way to go, guys!

(A big thank you to Smartwool for co-sponsoring our team! This 24 hour ride was the true test for their gear – the guys stayed comfortable, dry & blister free; looked sharp, and didn’t stink!)

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THIS is what they want to bring to college

Unknown2730Calling all Badgers, Gophers, Eagles and other academic animals.  There are all kinds of lists telling you what to buy to prepare for dorm living.  (Be sure you bring that fan and some air freshener.)   But when you’ve got your shoe organizer and shower caddy on lock, it’s time to turn your attention to your other must haves.
Luckily, Shep’s has you covered before heading to UW, U of M, Marquette, etc.  Of course everything we stock in our lovely downtown Wausau Outdoor Specialty Store is on your must have list, but these specific goodies regularly go home with the college-bound.  (Check our our Facebook page for coupons and discounts that only our followers know about.  With the savings, you can stock that dorm mini fridge too!)
  

Summer Time = Family Time!

Summer is a great time to reconnect with your family. You can break from the homework nights, unplug from the chilly movie days & get out and PLAY! product_64366_1_orig

Have you taken advantage of the local family-friendly events? Do you ever have family tennis night or go on family bike rides? How about setting up the sprinkler & taking turns running though?

This list offers ten great ideas to stay active with your family. Try even one of these per week and you’ll be on your way to enjoying summer more, building bonds within your family, and being healthy & active together.

(List taken from fitness.mercola.com)

10 Top Ways to Stay Active as a Family

Going to the gym is fine for adults, but when kids are involved you’ve got to get more creative… and more fun!

1. Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Make a list of challenges (find an orange leaf, get a neighbor’s signature, snap a photo of a playground, etc.), split your family into teams, set a time limit and then head off (on foot or on bike) to see who can complete the most items.

2. Have a Water Day

Tossing water balloons, splashing in a kiddie pool and running through a sprinkler in the backyard are fun ways to stay cool and active on a hot summer day.

3. Set ‘Mileage’ Goals for the Weekend

Decide as a family how many steps, or how many miles, you want to travel over the weekend, then have fun trying to reach the goal. You can use pedometers to measure steps taken while running errands, going on hikes, playing tag and more, and can challenge the family to increase your goal each weekend.

4. Wash the Car

Washing the car uses key core muscles and can be a fun, bonding experience, especially if you take time to cool off with the hose, too.

5. Family Olympics

Get together with a group of families and compete in events like hula-hoops, 50-yard dash, relay race, basketball shoot, and an obstacle course. You can even make it an annual event!

6. Family Fitness Classes

If you like a more structured routine, try a fitness class designed for families, like stroller workouts, mom/dad and baby workouts or family yoga.

7. Do Chores Together

Vacuuming, washing windows, weeding the garden, raking leaves and even doing laundry work your muscles and burn calories while teaching your kids the value of responsibility. Make chores fun by setting a time limit and turning up the music while you work together as a family.

8. Plan Seasonal Outdoor Activities

Swimming, biking, canoeing and hiking are great in the summer, while sledding, ice skating, building a snowman or skiing are fun – and great for your fitness goals – in the winter.

9. Play Together

Tag, hide-and-go-seek, hop scotch, doing cartwheels and dancing in the kitchen are so much fun you won’t even realize it’s exercise in disguise.

10. Try Out Family Sports

A backyard game of softball or volleyball, shooting hoops or taking a trip to a golf course give you quality time as a family while staying active.

 

Sidewalk Sale 2014

The weekend is almost upon us: when tents cover the parking lots, when racks line the sidewalks, and deals are all around. We’ve been doing sidewalk sales for nearly 65 years & we hope you’ll join us again this year to score some of the biggest deals of the year. Prices are never lower!

We’ll have a tent, a sidewalk, and a store FULL of deals. We’re talking up to 90% off summer & winter apparel, (absolute minimum of 50% off ski & snowboard outerwear!), 30-50% off new summer clothing & footwear, 40% off snowboard equipment and 50% off alpine ski equipment, killer deals on bikes, tubes, waterskis & wakeboards, camp supplies  & accessories, and more.

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