Outdoor apparel retailer Eddie Bauer is expanding into footwear, with its new own-brand collection set to launch for autumn.

"Eddie Bauer is committed to building innovative products focused on functionality and versatility. We aim to elevate the experience of adventurers, and our footwear is a natural extension of our outfitting mentality," explains CEO Mike Egeck. "We are confident this launch further solidifies Eddie Bauer's position in the outdoor industry."

The new line launches with six men's and seven women's styles, all of which feature ergonomic, cushioned insoles, light yet strong midsoles, and specially designed outsoles exclusive to the collection.

The range debuts with a 24-hour adventure travel shoe, the Eddie Bauer Travex Full Circuit, and also features two versions of streamlined, lightweight hikers for men and women - the Eddie Bauer Lukla and Lukla Pro, with exclusive WeatherEdge PRO waterproof/breathable membrane lining.

This winter, the line will expand with a collection of performance boots and casual slippers for cold-weather months.