When you take to the outdoors of Western North Carolina to go hiking, trail running or even out for some casual mountain recreation, footwear is your most important piece of outdoor gear. No other outdoor gear can make up for problems with your footwear. We’re here to make sure you are paired with the perfect footwear to ensure your adventure, no matter how extreme or relaxed, is enjoyed to the absolute fullest!
At Outdoor 76, we take great pride in spending the time required to make sure your fit and biomechanic needs are satisfied for a casual walk on the greenway all the way to an AT, PCT or CDT thru-hike, a 50K trail run, your first 5k. We also service numerous physician referrals from all over the Southeast.
We carry a great selection of shoes from Brooks, New Balance, Saucony, Salomon, Montrail, Vasque, The North Face, Dynafit, Salewa, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Zamberlan and Keen! As well as Chaco and Teva sandals. We also proudly carry Sole footbeds.
Our Footwear Focus
We are committed to offering a wide range of technical shoes with attributes that translate really well to all points in the fitting spectrum. While many footwear shops sell what’s popular, we know everyone has different feet and our selection is carefully chosen to make sure that we offer something for almost any fit and biomechanic need. Shoes should not sell themselves, having the expertise to determine your size, shape, volume distribution and biomechanics specific to you and your activity is paramount… That’s what we’re here for.
All of our brands are known for packaging years of experience into shoes that excel in fastpacking, trail running, road running, walking and hiking. They all manufacture product designed by users and people who know what feet need.
There is no arguing that one of the biggest issues consumers get themselves into is misunderstanding “arch support”. Too much, or improper support can cause more problems than none at all. Each of us have very unique needs and we believe that the most effective support is rarely generic. And not being generic does not have to cost a fortune. Outdoor 76 has partnered with Sole to offer an extremely comprehensive line of affordable and custom footbeds. Every Sole footbed we sell is personally fit and custom molded to pair up with your shoes to make the perfect package for your specific needs. We’re also here to tell you when you should not be in a corrective footbed.
Outdoor 76 encourages appointments for custom fittings, but we will gladly take walk-ins. Please call us with any questions, or to schedule a time to sit with us.Visit our retail store at 35 East Main Street in Franklin, NC and let our staff of outdoor enthusiasts fit you with the best shoe for your outdoor adventure.