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Real Shoe People. Real Shoe Stories.

Over the years, we have impacted the lives of thousands of clients, scholars, donors and leaders in the footwear industry; each one of them has an amazing story to tell. We invite you to tell us how Two Ten has impacted your life.

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James – A family in dire straits.

Friday, November 2, 2018

The following is a letter from James, a Two Ten client who was helped in 2018. In September, my wife was hospitalized with internal bleeding and was given a small chance to survive. She lost over half of her blood, her body could not carry oxygen due to lack of blood cells, and the hospital did … Read More

Brook – A fresh start.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The following is a letter from Brook, a Two Ten client who was helped in 2018. In the last year, I’ve become a single mom and was left with all of the financial burdens from my previous relationship. It has been a struggle trying to figure out if I can pay my mortgage and other … Read More

Tracey – Fighting Cancer

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The following is a letter from Tracey, a Two Ten client who was helped in 2018. I have been working in the footwear industry for 7 years. I found out about Two Ten because of a poster in my store. I also had a district manager who had been in the footwear industry for over … Read More

Make a Gift, Change a Life.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

You never expect it to happen to your family. Until it does. That’s exactly what happened to Carol*, the mother of three children and caregiver to her husband Frank, who was diagnosed with throat cancer in January 2016. After an aggressive treatment plan, Frank was in remission. Then, in early 2017, his cancer returned and … Read More

Scholarship to ARSUTORIA Footwear Workshop in Boston

Monday, May 14, 2018

ARSUTORIA School concentrates decades of industry experience into a fascinating five-day course that will change the way you work in footwear, regardless of what you do. Two Ten Footwear Foundation offers a full scholarship ($2,500 value) to footwear industry employees looking to advance their careers through education. This class is “Footwear 101,” covering all fundamentals … Read More

Power to the People

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

After six months without electricity, Two Ten is helping to turn the lights back on. Hurricane Maria was the most serious and damaging hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in history. “We thought we were going to die,” one footwear employee told Two Ten. “My house was shaking. You could hear the firecracker sound of electrical … Read More

The Legacy of a Shoe Dog

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Bruce Fendell, leading industry executive, passed away on December 5th after a courageous battle with lung cancer. At heart, Bruce was a “shoe dog”, devoting 30 years to the footwear industry, sharing his extraordinary talents with WSS, Fila, Adidas, and many other firms. Most recently Bruce worked as SVP Strategic Planning at WSS, formerly Warehouse … Read More

Mickey

Friday, September 1, 2017

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