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🠈  The Walking Company  🠊

The Walking Company

The Walking Company is a shoe store based in Santa Barbara, California that targets people who are serious walkers. The store has mid priced durable shoes and sandals for an active lifestyle. The company also owns FootSmart.com which is an online source for shoes.

The company engaged in an interesting reverse merger in which the company Big Dogs bought The Walking Company. For a brief moment, Big Dogs was the fastest growing retail store. The market for oversized shorts was a short lived phenomena; So they were smart to make the transition.

Big Dogs changed its name to The Walking Company and eventually sold the Big Dogs brand (BigDogs.com currently lists a single store in Pigeon Forge, Tn).

Corporate History

Since Big Dogs acquired The Walking Company, I will present the merger chain from their perspective.

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