Eastside Sports started in 1977 as a mountain footwear shoe repair shop and has evolved into a full service mountain store. In 1999 the shoe repair business was purchased by cobblers Tony and Nan Puppo and became The Rubber Room, now located across the street from us. In 2012 long-time staffer Chris Iversen and her husband Todd Vogel purchased the store from the Wilsons. They are slowing dropping the use of "Wilson's" and continuing to use the "Eastside Sports". Some will always know the store as "Wilson's", and that's ok with us.
We stock equipment for backpacking, climbing, mountaineering, train running, travel and other outdoor sports, and rent backpacks, bouldering pads, sleeping bags, tents and pads, and a few other items. Plus we have a huge selection of casual clothing and gifts - something for everyone.
We are especially proud of our footwear department, with large selections of climbing, approach, hiking, trail running, and mountaineering shoes and boots. Visiting sales reps tell us we have the larges selection of climbing shoes in the West. We have a complete selection of local USGS and specialty maps, and regional books. We also stock a wide selection of buckles, webbing, camping stove parts and other repair materials.
Our staff has varied experience from local bouldering to big wall epics and international mountaineering; local area day hikes to multiple week backpacking in our area, and would be happy to help you plan your experience. We all share a love of the mountains, deserts, and all of our wild places, and look forward to helping you make sure your next trip to our area is a success.