Darn Tough Vermont

All we do, all we have ever done, is make socks.   Started in 1978, a # generational family owned business ,Cabot Hosiery Mills,  has been making socks here, in the Green Mountains of Northfield, Vermont for the past 36 years. We introduced Darn Tough Vermont about 10 years ago in an effort to keep our mill alive and running, without having to send jobs off shore.

We are interested in one thing. Producing the best possible socks the world has to offer.



Deuter is a German brand of sport packs, bags, for hiking, trekking, snow sports and others. It was founded in 1898 in Augsburg. Deuter Has Provided High Quality, Technical Packs for More Than 110 Years! We develop and market highly functional, top quality outdoor products worldwide. Our brand enjoys an excellent reputation with customers.



We believe in local production, limited edition products, and a fresh perspective.

We believe in supporting our local community. Our original Vermont Collection is proudly made just two hours away from our Burlington headquarters, which allows us to provide you with an always-fresh collection. Our seamstresses work from home in the northern part of the state, a region with a rich history in garment manufacturing. Supporting this local industry inspires a unique connection to the area and is just one element of Skida's contribution to the community. [Learn more about our local production here]


La Sportiva

La Sportiva owns and operates its own state-of-the-art factory in Italy. This small, 150 person, factory is truly an anomaly in today's footwear world characterized by hyper-competitiveness and extreme pricing pressures which have lead most modern outdoor footwear companies to the solution of outsourced production contractors. Our factory is located in Ziano di Fiemme, a small mountain village in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. The tradition and heritage of handmade footwear lives on in this magical alpine valley existing in the shadows of jagged limestone peaks and glaciated valleys where alpine masters such as Bonatti and Messner plied their craft.


Forsake Footwear


Life in the mountains doesn't come without compromise. For starters, it puts a real strain on your everyday footwear. Material tear, stitches unravel, and feet slip. But Hiking shoes and winter boots are too clunky to and uncomfortable to wear all day. You're forced to choose between comfort , performance and style. Blending functional design with practical technology no gimmicks, no frills. just an unwavering commitment to bring a higher level of versatility to your feet.