Rocky Brands continues to talk about plans to boost its sales of outdoor shoes. In the third quarter, its total sales fell by 5.1 percent to $71.0 million because of a decline in its military business that offset increases in Western and hunting boots. Excluding the military business and Dickies, for which the footwear license expired last Dec. 31, sales rose by 0.2 percent. The Georgia Boot brand grew by 8 percent. The company's gross margin for the quarter dropped slightly to 36.0 percent, but its net income went up by 11.3 percent to $5.2 million.