For more than 90 years, parents have protected kids’ feet with Stride Rite, and now the Lexington, MA-based brand wants to help families across the United States find homes for their gently worn and previously loved footwear. The company, which has partnered with The Little Gym, is anticipating a massive donation of shoes to benefit the Soles4Souls “Big Hearts, Little Shoes” donation campaign. The initiative kicked off this month and continues through the end of September at Stride Rite stores, online at striderite.com and at Little Gym locations nationwide.
Christopher M. Miller, 40, was arrested Saturday after reenacting the same crime that landed him in the slammer 15 years years ago. A little more than 24 hours after he was freed from prison for his attempt to rob a Stride Rite store in Toms River in 1999, he returned to the scene of the crime to commit the act again, according to police. After grabbing $389 from the register, he bolted but was caught a few blocks away. He is now being held in the Ocean City County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
With Vancouver counting down to the 2010 Winter Olympics, running Feb. 12-28, Robeez is proudly showcasing its Canadian roots through a collection of winter booties with Olympic and athletic themes. Available in four sizes—0 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months, 12 to 18 months and 18 to 24 months—each of the six styles is lined with a super-soft and fuzzy plush material to keep baby’s toes warm. Patriotic motifs include a red leather bootie with a maple leaf emblem and a red, white and blue style with a star for Robeez’s American neighbors.