New Product Spotlight: Bernie Mev Shoes

Alabama Outdoors is excited to announce a new product offering in stores and online! Bernie Mev Shoes has created a unique footwear line for women that is “the perfect blend of style and lifestyle”.

Totally unique footwear by Bernie Mev Shoes

Bernie Mev Shoes has been developing footwear products unlike any other since 1974. These shoes are stylish, adventurous, unique and affordable. For almost 40 years, Bernie Mev Shoes has been thinking outside the box to keep it that way.

Truly innovative design

The woven design not only allows for unique patterns and styles, but creates a comfortable fit that will not disappoint. The elastic woven material used to make the top of the shoe is complimented by not only a flexible sole, but a memory foam insole for ultimate comfort.

These shoes are perfect for the Spring and Summer months. With their lightweight design, these shoes can take you anywhere you need to go.

Comfort and style combined

From Wedges and Pumps to Sneakers and Flats, Bernie Mev shoes has created comfortable styles for all occasions. Along with being comfortable, these shoes are also created with the outdoors in mind. Bacteria resistant materials help combat any potential odors or problems while out on the trails.

These shoes are created with the “On-the-Go” woman in mind. Combining comfort and style, whether you’re walking around the city or spending the day on the lake.



In stock now at Alabama Outdoors!

Alabama Outdoors is excited to begin offering Bernie Mev Shoes online and in our stores this Spring. Come by and give them a test drive. These shoes are sure to be a big hit this summer, get ahead of the game and stop by today to grab a pair.

You can also connect with us on social media to receive information about incoming shipments and details.

ENOtally Awesome: Exploring Alabama in an ENO Hammock

April is underway (more than half), so let’s call it Spring and never look back! We had our share of cold nights and rainy days leading up to now, but it makes Spring 2014 that much sweeter!

eno hammock

It’s time to:

  • Pull the hiking shoes out of your closet and head to the mountain for a day hike.
  • Grab a GoPro and head out to the rope swing for a great afternoon with friends.
  • Strap on those Chacos you’ve been wearing all winter (even though it was too cold) and put them to good use on the trail.
  • Text a few of your good buddies, grab your ENO hammocks and hang by the river all afternoon.

No matter how you spend your days it’s important to remember two things:

  1. Be outside as much as possible.
  2. Don’t forget to “RELAX”

Two Trees + an ENO Hammock + Straps = Math.

Whether you’re exhausted from a long bike ride or just looking to find some shade & read a book, the ENO hammock is a great way to relax and enjoy Alabama this year.  Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) has created some of the best, most lightweight and functional products offered in the market today. They have recently expanded their product offering beyond hammocks, but this remains their #1 item.
eno hammock stack
We interviewed a student at the University of Alabama about his ENO experience:

Grey Price.

Q: How long have you had an ENO Hammock?

GP: I’ve had my hammock for about a year, when I got to Alabama I knew I would want/need one to explore the river and places around town. It’s a great way for me to get out, explore and enjoy nature.

Q: Favorite spot to hang your ENO?

GP: Anywhere near a river or stream… although we took them out to the beach one time and that was pretty cool.

Q: Solo or Group style?

GP: Solo is pretty great sometimes, but nothing beats going with a group. Stacking our ENOS or finding as many trees as possible to hang from!

Q: How has ENO changed the way you spend your time?

GP: Having an ENO really gave me more of an outlet to go explore and be outside. It made me want to be outside more. Studying, Hanging out with friends, camping trips, it’s been a great tool and excuse for me to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
ENOs in Trees
So why are you still here? Head on over to Alabama Outdoors and check ’em out or shop our hammocks online. You can be in a tree in no time… see you out there.

Uncharted: Cahaba River


To call the Cahaba River one of the most unique bodies of water in Alabama would be an understatement. The state’s longest “free-flowing” river is recognized worldwide for its biodiversity, harboring over 150 types of fish and dozens of mussel and snail species.


cahaba river

Stretching almost 200 miles, the river flows from the foothills of the Appalachians, through the heart of Birmingham, to just south of Selma, AL, where the Cahaba collides with the Alabama River. Now is the perfect time of year to plan a trip to the Cahaba River. As Spring continues to roll in, the river is up, flowers are ready to bloom and the wildlife is in full swing.

The Cahaba River Society provides canoe rentals and equipment, as well as guided group trips. There is a trip on average, once per week. Check out the schedule and find a good day for you and your friends to get on the water. Also check out, Five Ways to Float the Cahaba for a more casual trip.

If dry land is preferred, the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect place for a day hike, bird watching and snapping a few photos of nature with family and friends. Along with the CRNWR, there are many great parks and access points along the Cahaba.

A few of our favorites include:

Moon River Canoe Launch (coming Spring 2014) – The newest canoe launch/recreational site on the Cahaba. This is the first site developed as a part of the Cahaba Blueway Project. The project seeks to promote river access and continue improvement of the river.

canoe trips on the cahaba river

Oak Mountain State Park – The park boasts a large variety of trails including: Mountain Bike Trails, Hiking Trails and a Treetop Nature Trail. Camping, Fishing and a Petting Zoo are just a few of the other activities that Oak Mountain offers.

Old Cahawba Archaeological Park – Touted as Alabama’s first state capital, this park is a great look into Alabama’s past. Situated in the last bend of the Cahaba, just before it meets the Alabama River, Cahawba Park is becoming a must see in Alabama. Along with the old buildings and archaeological sites, the park also has a great bike trail and a “Haunted History Tour”. Afterwards, swing by Mark’s Mart in Selma, for a delicious chicken sandwich and grab a bacon-wrapped filet to cook when you get home.

More: CRS Earth Month Event Guide


If you have any questions about your Cahaba excursion, swing by any Alabama Outdoors location and we’ll be happy to help, or give us a call anytime.