Eastbay is a leading world supplier of athletic shoes, clothing and sports equipment. It was established to meet the performance needs of local high school and college athletes within Central Wisconsin. Originally viewed as a grassroots project, this venture grew into a worldwide direct mail catalog and internet sales conglomerate featuring top athletic brands such as adidas, ASICS, Reebok,Jordan, New Balance, Saucony, Under Armour and Nike.
The company began in 1980 when Richard Gering and Art Juedes decided to set up a shoe selling company. With about $7000 worth of running shoes, the pair took to the road and set up shoe clinics near their hometown of Wausau, WI. At each stop they educated attendees with the benefits of their shoes and provided descriptive price lists.In 1983, they developed a catalog for track & field and baseball shoes which increased sales. Eastbay established its own clothing brand in 1990, offering jackets, pants, shorts and tops in a variety of team colors and styles, all featuring the signature Eastbay logo.On Friday, Sept. 29, 1995 Eastbay went public and opened on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Two years later, shareholders sold the company to retail giant Woolworth.In July 1997, Eastbay moved its downtown corporate operation and retail store to a larger space in Wausau's near west side. Three months later it combined the shipping department and various warehouses into a new 500,000-square-foot Distribution Center located in the outskirts of Wausau. In March 1998, Eastbay converted its informational website into an active ecommerce site at www.eastbay.com. Although an era ended when Eastbay founders Art Juedes and Mr. Gering retired on June 30, 1999, the business continued to thrive. Eastbay's parent company, Woolworth, also underwent revision in November 2001, changing its name to Foot Locker, Inc., a reflection of its global commitment to customer service.
Eastbay has been serving the athletic community for almost three decades! It is proud to carry the largest selection of athletic shoes, clothing and equipment. This includes pro-level products from the brands you trust to meet all of your athletic needs. It is your one-stop sport shop where athletes everywhere come to find the most inventory, models, sizes and colors - from its massive warehouse directly to you.
Eastbay believes in keeping your confidential information confidential, so rest assured that you've found a safe place to shop. From the time you enter its website until the time you receive your order, you'll know your information is protected. If you have questions along the way, its dedicated customer service is available 24/7 through phone, email or live chat. Its goal is to assist you in any way possible, and it feel proud to provide excellent service that exceeds customers' expectations!
Your wish is their command! Take the guessing out of gift-giving by creating an Eastbay Wish List. Use it as a way to hand out hints to your family and friends or create a list of all the things you want to remember to buy later. Either way, Eastbay's Wish List makes shopping a breeze for you, your family and your friends. Eastbay has what you need to make yourself a player on that field as well. Eastbay wants to be your number one clothing and equipment source whether you're on the court, diamond, gridiron, street or in class. Need it? Find it here! Eastbay. Your Sport. Your Life.