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A Store Full of Dicks

So, if y’all remember correctly, Kyle and I decided last Monday that we’d go hiking.  Which required the purchase of some big boy hiking boots.  So we got up Monday morning, drove down to our friendly neighborhood Dick’s Sporting Goods, and browsed the shoe section.

And that, ladies is gentlemen, is when I discovered the awful, awful truth.

Dick’s Sporting Goods is sexist.

I submit for your consideration:

This is the men’s hiking shoe section.  Look at all the nice men’s hiking shoes.  Oh, and next to the hiking boots are some work boots!  What a nice display.

men's boots

And this is the women’s hiking shoe section.

women's boots

Oh, hell no.

Why, may I ask, does half of the women’s hiking boot section comprise of Ugg boots?!  Is that what they think women are supposed to hike in?  Or maybe they think that for a woman, hiking down to the DSW is the most hiking we’ll be doing.


(I bought the second ones from the top on the far left.  Don’t judge, a girl still needs hiking boots.)

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • hillary October 26, 2009, 11:06 am

    I was unaware that Uggs were good for anything but making the wearer look like a tool.

  • Natalie October 26, 2009, 11:12 am

    Horrible, just horrible. You know what else I love about Dick’s? The fact that their options for women’s clothing are basically a combination of booty shorts, skintight yoga pants, and baby T-shirts. Not every female who wants to work out wants to do it looking like they’re auditioning for a Pussycat Dolls video.

  • doahleigh October 27, 2009, 9:28 am

    I bought hiking boots at Dick’s years ago and I remember thinking the same thing. It’s similar with women’s apparel and stuff there too. They definitely seem to think men are WAY more active than women. And though I’m not very active myself, I know a lot of women who’d like to slap Dick’s for that assumption.

    Hehe, slap Dick’s. 🙂

  • Mike October 27, 2009, 9:40 am

    Yeah, we have a hard time finding sports appearal for Sarah. She is pretty girly, but sometimes she wants a Cowboys jersey that is not pink or does not have Tony Romo on it.


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