Dungeon Sale 2019 is Oct 23-27

Dungeon Sale is Wausau’s biggest sales event of ski season!  If you’re brave enough to head to the basement of our 120+ year-old building, you’ll find crazy low prices on used and new ski and snowboard equipment for the entire family.

Shep’s accepts used gear through October 10 for consignment sale.  We help price it unless you know exactly what you want out of it, and keep only 10% consignment fee (when swaps keep 20%).  After your consignment items sell, you’ve got store credit to use toward the purchase of any of our products or services.

We set the used gear up alongside our own inventory of new gear (left over from last season) and make it easy by installing ski and snowboard bindings so you only have one price to consider.

Kids gear goes fast, so most years there is a line at the door before our Wednesday morning opening at 9:00am.  Have no fear, there is usually enough selection to satisfy shoppers all through the five-day event.  The basement is stocked with Alpine Ski, X-C Ski and Snowboard equipment.

You’ll want to shop upstairs too, where the latest 2019-20 gear is also on sale along with the season’s best outerwear, sportswear and accessories like helmets, goggles, wax, tuning supplies and more.  You can even combine the great used gear you find in the Dungeon with new equipment from upstairs at Shep’s low “package price.”  All clothing and accessories are at least 20% off during Dungeon Sale and we’ve got lots of other great specials going on.

To top it off we have crazy deals on shop work, like binding adjustments or re-mounts on dungeon gear for only $15, a full ski tune-up for only $34.99 (reg $55), and register to win a Free Granite Peak season pass which you can register for while you shop.

Once the Dungeon Sale is officially over, you are still free to shop the basement. (There’s just less to choose from!)

Oh yeah… don’t be alarmed when you leave the shop after the sale and run into a crowd on the sidewalk.  Shep’s is on the Paranormal Society’s Ghost Tour each year during Halloween Weekend.  Our spirits rarely make an appearance during the event though, so you’re safe in the Dungeon.  Mwaa ha ha ha  ha…

Dungeon Sale 2019 is October 23-27.  The sale is 9am-8pm Wed-Fri, 9am-5pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday.  Dungeon Sale Rules

Suck up your courage, dig up the family and check our our frighteningly fun sale.  

Step Outside With Us

Sandals, shoes, boots, slippers: fashion but more more important than comfort, quality, durability. Chaco’s sandals or Salomon trail running shoes hit the mark and Shepherd & Schaller has them, plus Teva, Roxy, Sorel and more of your favorite brands.

Our selection is large. Many are shown here at shepssports.com, (be sure to click of the product photo to see more colors) but you’ve got to visit us in downtown Wausau to shop the full range. Here’s a peek:

Roxy Shawna Leather Sandals, $69
Roxy Pauline Sandals, $39
Smartwool! Shepherd & Schaller is Wisconsin’s largest Smartwool Dealer. Find Darn Tough socks here too and appreciate the difference that quality merino socks will make in your life. No exaggeration! They go perfectly with our shoes, obviously.
BUY 3 GET 1 FREE socks, ALWAYS!

Shop local. Share the love. Get a discount at Shep’s.

Visit our awesome *neighbors in downtown Wausau, show us the receipt from your same-day visit, and we’ll give you 10% off your purchase of our in-stock clothing and footwear.  Yes, you’ll get an extra 10% off our sale price clothes and shoes!  Buy some flowers, books, art or jewelry or grab lunch or drinks, then shop and save at Shepherd & Schaller.

SHOP LOCAL.  SHARE THE LOVE!

Click the links to find great places to shop and dine in downtown Wausau’s River District

Limit one 10% discount per transaction.  Discount will be honored on receipts from *neighboring retail stores and restaurants located in the Wausau River District coverage area. Receipt must be dated within 24 hours and presented at time of purchase. Offer is not retroactive and is not available at shepssports.com. Offer may be adjusted or cancelled at any time.

Charming shops and restaurants line Third Street in Downtown Wausau, just steps from Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, Wausau’s favorite Outdoor Store since 1949. Be sure to explore the entire River District. You’ll be back for more!
http://www.wausauriverdistrict.org/business-directory

Bike to work week 2019

Bike to Work Week this year runs from May 13-May 19th. If you’re going to bike everyday for a week straight, this is your week to do it! Make it a goal. Give yourself a little more time to and from work and make it happen! Many bike enthusiasts will say there shouldn’t be a designated week for biking, people should just enjoy it any week of the year. For some it’s not that easy, and Bike to Work week is the perfect time to give it a try.

Biking has so many healthy benefits both Physically and Mentally (not to mention more money in your wallet.)

Here are just a few positive things biking can do for you.

  • Great way to start/end your day
  • Clears your mind, Stress reliever
  • Great Cardio workout without hard impact on your joints
  • calorie burn/weight loss
  • You will save money
  • Opens your eyes to things you may not see otherwise

The list goes on and on…

Some of us at Shep’s will be biking to work all week, heck some of us bike to work all year-round. So do yourself a favor and hop on your ride and GET TO WORK!

Why Paddle? Because it’s easy and fun, for a start.

“Why paddle?” The paddle sport experts at Shep’s have the answers for you. And to top it off, you get 20% off paddles, vests and waterproof accessories when you buy a kayak or paddle board at Shepherd & Schaller.

Looking for a break from our hyper plugged-in world? Getting outdoors is an easy fix. There are numerous benefits to paddlesports. Do you have a goal in mind? Consider these basic perks:

Photo credit: @cedar.stream, Perception.com
  • Many kayaks are work great for fishing and there are boats built specifically for anglers.
  • You can maneuver the waters with stealth in a kayak, great for photography and relaxation.
  • Paddling can be an excellent workout, building the upper body and burning 400 to 500 calories in a single hour when just paddling at a steady rate.
  • Kayaks are fairly light weight, easy to transport and can be carried by one person.
  • A silent sport, paddling is just the antidote to the noise of life. Here in Wisconsin it’s not uncommon to see eagles soaring the open sky, cranes and herons marching the shoreline, or frogs and turtles sunning themselves as you paddle by. Sounds awesome doesn’t it?
  • There’s no feeling like gliding across the water.
Shorter fit, larger arm/shoulder openings and pockets make paddling vests different than water sports vests.

The first step is finding a boat that fits your needs along with the lakes and rivers you plan to enjoy – that’s where the team at Shepherd & Schaller comes in. Consider that a longer boat will track better with a smooth ride while a shorter boat will handle better in narrow streams but need a little more correction (effort.) Will you park permanently at the cabin or travel with your boat? A life vest is critical (and the law in Wisconsin.) Paddling vests are created differently, and you’ll notice the comfort and convenience. The other decision you’ll make is the paddle, which can make more or less work for you based on fit, material and blade shape. Other considerations include a dry box for your phone and keys, a hat and sunblock to protect against the sun, shoes or sandals built for portaging, and maybe even some dry bags for camping outings or day-trips. We’ll even tell you how to take care of your paddling gear.

It’s important to note that all of these thoughts are specific to recreational paddling, not whitewater. For that we direct you to local experts, Wausau Whitewater Corporation, and we invite you to see what it’s all about at the internationally respected Whitewater Park, just a five minute walk from our front door! Check out this awesome video to see what’s in our neighborhood.

We love to share our passion and hints about local paddling opportunities like, for example, PaddleQuest, a two-day river competition in Stevens Point, WI where teams of two or three compete to find treasure and become “Protectors of Backwaters.” To participate, one only needs to register and beware of river monsters and the occasional pirate band.

Review the basics of paddling safety, then grab a kayak, a paddle, and paddle jacket to enjoy the many rivers and lakes that Central Wisconsin has to offer.