SOURCE: Big Dog Holdings, Inc.
October 04, 2007 13:05 ET
The Walking Company to Open Six New Locations in October
Leading Retailer of Comfort Footwear Expands National Footprint in Indiana, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Ohio and Florida
SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2007) - The Walking Company, the
world's largest specialty retailer of comfort footwear, announces plans to
open six new locations during October 2007. Following six store openings
in September, the company plans to open more than 20 new locations in the
final three months of 2007, making it one of the fastest growing retailers
in the United States.
The Walking Company's new locations will open in Evansville, Ind.; Clinton
Township, Mich.; Highland Village, Texas; Gilbert, Ariz.; Strongsville,
Ohio; and Jacksonville, Fla.
Each new store location will feature the latest styles and designs from
more than 40 premium comfort footwear brands including
ECCO, Mephisto, UGG
Dansko. The Walking Company also offers a wide selection of comfort
footwear from hard-to-find international brands such as Pikolinos and BeautiFeel. Each store has a comprehensive selection for every end
use, from dress shoes and business casual footwear to sandals, clogs, boots
and active performance shoes.
"Our rapid expansion is evidence our retail concept resonates with
consumers," said Lee Cox, senior vice president of retail at The Walking
Company. "We look to continue this growth trend in order to meet the
increasing demand for quality comfort footwear across the country."
All of the footwear sold at The Walking Company stores comes with the
company's promise of authentic comfort, which guarantees every product is
made with the highest quality materials and unsurpassed craftsmanship to
provide optimal comfort.
In addition to a wide selection of comfort footwear, The Walking Company
offers a variety of comfort-related accessories. The new stores will also
feature the Aetrex orthotic system and digital foot scanning technology.
Customers who come into the store can have their feet scanned to identify
their foot type and pressure points, and determine the appropriate Aetrex
orthotics for their feet. Orthotics, once used as a remedy for foot
conditions, are widely used by people to increase comfort and improve
About The Walking Company
The Walking Company, Inc. is the leading specialty retailer of high quality
comfort shoes and accessories and is dedicated to bringing customers the
best brands from around the world, featuring premium brands such as
and Merrell among many others. The Walking Company, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Big Dog Holdings (NASDAQ: BDOG), sells its products through
more than 175 stores in premium malls across the country as well as The
Walking Company catalog and Web site. More information is available at