Track 'n Trail, one of the largest full-service specialty retailers in the United States, focusing on a broad range of branded casual, outdoor and adventure footwear, has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code in Oakland, California.

A statement issued by the company says that daily operations at its stores will continue. Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code allows a company to continue operating its business and to maintain possession of its property while it restructures its operations and finances under the protection of the Bankruptcy Code.

As of March 31, 2001, the company operated 111 Track 'n Trail stores and 40 Overland Trading stores in 33 states. The Track 'n Trail and Overland stores offer a wide range of rugged walking and fashion casual shoes, sandals and boots, featuring brands such as Timberland, Dr Martens, Birkenstock, Teva, Vans, Airwalk, Clarks, Ecco, Rockport and Skechers.