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Remembering Mark Lemp, Sr.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The footwear industry lost a longtime fixture on May 9, 2014 when Mark Lemp, Sr. of Mark Lemp Shoes, passed away after a short illness.  He will be deeply missed.  Mark was an enthusiastic Life Member of two Ten; actively serving on the Board (1981-2010) and as President (1989-1991).  He worked tirelessly for Two Ten as he did … Read More

Women in Footwear Inspire Change

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It has been a busy few months for WIFI! In February, the New York group held an intimate gathering with Katie Butler of Nine West and Faryl Morse of Farylrobin who engaged the audience in a conversation about leadership. At FN PLATFORM in Vegas, Beth Cross of Ariat International spoke to 100 footwear women to share her … Read More

New Board Members to Lead Two Ten

Monday, April 14, 2014

“Lending our time, talent and financial assistance to Two Ten is a natural extension of how we support our communities and our footwear industry colleagues in times of need,” says Blake Krueger, Chairman, CEO and President of Wolverine Worldwide, and Two Ten’s new Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Diane Sullivan, President and CEO of Brown … Read More

Giving Back with Footwear Cares

Monday, April 14, 2014

  As volunteers during the month of April, 2014 we will paint, prepare meals, read to children and clear land.  We will help seniors, fix playgrounds and sort canned food.  But most of all, we will unite an industry to make a difference where it’s needed the very most.  How?  It’s called Footwear Cares. Join … Read More

Behind the Scenes with Tanya Robinson, Intake Specialist

Monday, April 14, 2014

“Sometimes a little help and a kind ear is enough to get someone over life’s hurdles and onto the next stage,” says Tanya Robinson, Two Ten Social Services Intake Specialist.  Her caring, thoughtful approach to her work makes her invaluable to the Two Ten mission. Tanya grew up in Boston and went to school for … Read More

Footwear Development Training with Ars Sutoria

Monday, April 14, 2014

“It’s the down and dirty of how to make a shoe; it’s information that everyone in the industry should know,” said Andre Grandbois, Brand Manager at Wolverine Worldwide.  Renowned Italian technical footwear design training school, Ars Sutoria, offered their unique Footwear Product Development training program to 25 students from all areas of the footwear industry.  The … Read More

Helping Shoepeople for 75 Years

Monday, April 14, 2014

Two Ten proudly celebrated its 75th anniversary on the steps of Massachusetts State House with the presentation of a citation issued by Governor Deval Patrick.  The citation recognizes Two Ten’s 75 years of outstanding services to America’s footwear community of 250,000 members, many of whom are from Massachusetts.  February 10, or “Two Ten Day” marked the official … Read More

Remembering Gordon Zacks

Monday, April 14, 2014

R.G. Barry Corporation Chairman of the Board Gordon B. Zacks, the globe-trotting businessman, author and lecturer who grew the small company founded by his parents into the world’s largest developer and marketer of soft, washable slippers, passed away in early February, following a brief illness. He was 80. “Gordon lived an amazing life and faced … Read More