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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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Donor Funded Scholarships Create Opportunity

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How can one make a lasting tribute to someone? That’s a question that Sonny Shar’s friends pondered as did importer Greg Goldstein. This fall, two new college freshmen, Brianna Fischer and Jacob Stayer, will be grateful that the conclusion to the question was to create two new permanently endowed scholarships at Two Ten Footwear Foundation. … Read More

Real Shoe People. Real Shoe Stories. – Jackie

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Jackie White experienced the worst flooding Florida had seen in 130 years.  The 17-year veteran of the footwear industry needed emergency help when life-threatening water levels forced her and her husband out of their house with nowhere to turn.  All of her furniture, dry wall, appliances and clothing were destroyed; and to ad insult to … Read More

Real Shoe People. Real Shoe Stories. – Justin

Thursday, May 22, 2014

“10 family pictures and a partially functioning computer is all we have left,” said Justin Keane, an Adidas employee whose family was displaced after intense flooding destroyed his home, leaving his family without life’s necessities and struggling to survive. The storms that hit Florida in late April were the worst the state had seen in 130 … Read More

A Footwear Family Stays in their Home

Monday, April 14, 2014

“My wife was diagnosed with cancer.  She had been working at her company for 17 years and didn’t want to stop; in fact, she never took a sick day until then,” says Tom, a shoe store Manager.  When the bills started rolling in, Tom had to take a second job to keep up, but it … Read More

Dan – Support from Outside the Chaos

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Colorado Flooding “Just knowing that someone outside the chaos cares, made all the difference in the world,” said Dan Laska, a Crocs employee, whose home was damaged in the flooding that left many Colorado residents homeless.  Months after the storm, national attention has faded but the devastation remained, as the footwear industry rallies to provide … Read More

Real Shoe People. Real Shoe Stories. – Joe

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Real People, Real Stories The first scholarship recipient of The Footwear Warriors Scholarship Fund is Joe Fleury, a 39 year old veteran working at Adidas as the Operations Manager in the Mt. Comfort Facility in Indiana. Currently a business management major at Indiana Wesleyan University, Joe reflected on his time in the military by saying “The most … Read More

Real Shoe People. Real Shoe Stories. – Sydney

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sydney C. – Two Ten Scholar, Ripon College, Class of 2015 “My name is Sydney, and this year I became fortunate enough to receive one of the Two Ten Scholarships.” For two summers, I worked for Red Wing Shoe Company in Red Wing, MN as a summer temp in the factory, and it was an experience! My … Read More

Claudette – From Fear and Frustration to Gratitude

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Claudette was recently helped by Two Ten and was kind enough to send us a card of thanks. I learned a long time ago how to live simple and within my means my grandparents showed me this.  However, when the “means” are cut, fear and frustration can set it.  I feel so fortunate and grateful that … Read More