H.S. Trask is an American brand of outdoor and casual shoes that uses leather made from the skin of American bisons, elks and longhorns. Named after its founder, Harrison Trask, and based in the state of Montana, it has been for many years the property of a financially shaky U.S. company, Phoenix Footwear, which has now decided to sell it to a much bigger player in the U.S. footwear market, Genesco. The retailer, which owns the big Journeys chain of shoe stores and other properties, is taking over only the H.S. Trask brand name and other selected assets. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. The two parties, which are both public companies, have said only that Phoenix has received a royalty-free license to sell all the remaining inventory of H.S. Trask, worth approximately $150,000, over a 90-day period.