The event earned over $1.1 million to benefit education and The Friendship Circle charity.
The Skechers Foundation celebrated its fifth annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk on Feb. 27 by presenting its largest ever donation totals in the history of the walk: $318,000 to The Friendship Circle–a non-profit organization that assists children with special needs and their families–and $492,000 dedicated to six education foundations.
Vans has teamed up with the ASPCA to offer animal lovers the chance to support their furry friends in a sartorial way with shoes, shirts and accessories covered in cats and dogs. The seven-piece collection includes an oll-over cat collage on Vans’ classic silhouette, the Authentic, while the Sk8-Hi Slim uses puppies on each quarter panel. To celebrate the collaboration and raise awareness, custom sock-liners in orange–a color that represents animal abuse prevention–with ASPCA logos are found in the foot beds of all shoes.
Two Ten Footwear Foundation will today celebrate its 75th anniversary on the steps of the Massachusetts State House with the presentation of a citation issued by Governor Deval Patrick. This recognizes the foundation’s outstanding service to the country’s footwear community of 250,000 members, many of whom are from Massachusetts.
Luxury Los Angeles made-to-measure shoe-tique The Left Shoe Company will donate $5 to the Bob Woodruff Foundation for every man who gets his feet scanned between December 15 and Veterans Day 2014. Choosing a cause that’s near and dear to Co-Founder and Chairman Gordon W. Clune, the company sought out the New York-based charity for its dedication to helping the courageous men and women who have served the country. “As head of Klune Industries, we were very involved with the U.S. military,” Clune says.
Thanks to the annual No Pants Subway Ride, New Yorkers are used to the sight of strangers sporting nothing but smalls below the waist in the dead of winter. But that’s just a prank: Cupid’s Undie Run, the world’s largest organized underwear run, has a cause.
Tis the season of goodwill and Etnies played its part on Friday by hosting its ninth annual holiday festival at the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest in California. Skateboarding owner and CEO Pierre-Andre Senizergues, along with team riders Nick Garcia, David Reyes, Aidan Campbell, Alex Midler and Chris Del Moro, handed out 360 pairs of shoes to children in need from various Orange County non-profits. And imagine the kids’ surprise when Santa Claus decided to show off his impressive boarding skills.
The comfort chain builds a comfort tree in support of Meals on Wheels; holds annual shoe drive for the needy.
Once again this holiday season the Pedestrian Shops are helping neighbors in need. The 41-year-old comfort footwear retailer will be raffling off its holiday Comfortable Shoe Tree—adorned with more than $4,000 worth of footwear, socks and accessories—as part of the Festival of Trees benefiting Meals on Wheels of Boulder, CO. The tree can be viewed at its downtown location at 1425 Pearl St.