• Adventure,  Hiking

    8 Winter Date Ideas in Tennessee

    Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, which means couples everywhere are scrambling to come up with the perfect date. Many will choose high-end restaurants with chocolate and champagne. It can be tough to opt outside during the unpredictable Tennessee winters, but we’ve got some original winter date ideas for more adventurous couples.  Image source 1. Visit Ober Gatlinburg And spend the day skiing or snowboarding. If that’s not your thing, check out the snow tubing! For those that love snow, this is about your best bet for finding it in Tennessee. 2. Brave the cold and camp out together Take a trip to Max Patch or Roan Mountain and set up…

  • Adventure,  Hiking,  Shoes

    Meet our Elliott’s Brand Ambassadors

    We’re proud to announce the newest members of the Elliott’s family – our brand ambassadors! We’re thankful for such a supportive and passion community that made choosing just six ambassadors incredibly hard. We want to extend a thank you to everyone who applied and encourage you to keep telling your friends about Elliott’s. We hope to expand our ambassador program in the future, so we can include even more of you wonderful customers. For now, we’re excited to partner with six ambassadors to help spread the word about our company. We admire these six individuals’ adventurous spirits and commitment to their community, and we think you’ll admire them too! Without…

  • Adventure,  Hiking

    8 of the Spookiest Places in Tennessee

    In honor of Halloween, we wanted to tell you about some of the spookiest places in our state. Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, there’s no doubt that these places have tragic histories. Like many other states, Tennessee has a history filled with war, slavery and torment that no doubt contributes to some spooky landmarks. If you’re brave enough, perhaps you can decide for yourself whether the stories are true or if they’re just imaginations run wild. Bell Witch Cave in Adams, TN You guys have probably all at least heard about this one or seen the movie. It’s actually known as one of the most haunted places…

  • Environment,  Hiking

    East TN Waterfall Hikes to Do Before Summer Ends

    Okay, we know no one wants to admit it, but summer is coming to an end. Shhhh don’t read that aloud. There’s still time to soak up that glorious summer weather in Tennessee, though. In fact, we’d argue the best hiking weather is yet to come! We know hiking in the summer  can be a sweaty endeavor, but we all probably agree that waterfalls are best enjoyed during the heat of summer. We know, we know they’re beautiful when frozen too, but there’s nothing quite like a refreshing dip at the bottom of a waterfall after a long, hot hike. So, we decided to put together a list of some…

  • Clothing,  Hiking,  Shoes

    Proudly Made in the USA

    Just like Bruce Springsteen said, “Maaaade in the USA.” Okay, maybe he didn’t quite say that, but close enough! The phrase “Made in China” is probably all too familiar to you at this point. Not that long ago, in the 1960’s, Americans were producing 98% of their shoes in the U.S.  Today, more than 90% of shoes sold in the USA are imported. We believe it’s important to support industry within the USA, and Elliott’s Boots is proud to carry a wide selection of products made in the U.S. With the Fourth of July coming up, we wanted to highlight some of our American made or assembled products.    …

  • Hiking,  How to

    Finding Hiking Boots that Fit

      It’s finally prime hiking season in East Tennessee, which means you might be on the hunt for a new pair of hiking boots. We know hiking boots aren’t cheap, but the right pair will hold up over many miles and years, making them worth it in the long run. Since you’ll probably hang onto your boots for a while, it’s important to find a pair of hiking boots that fit and are comfortable enough to carry you for miles over several years. Damaged toenails, blisters and cramped feet shouldn’t be an expectation when it comes to high preforming boots. Here are some tips for finding a boot with the…