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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

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

Two Ten Footwear Foundation Holding Annual New York Golf Tournament

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Waltham, MA – May 21, 2014 – Two Ten Footwear Foundation held its Annual New York Golf Tournament on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the beautiful Alpine Country Club in Demarest, NJ. Funds raised before and during the tournament will help footwear families during times of pressing need. “Not only did golfers have a great … Read More

National Footwear Cares® Month Sets Benchmark for Industry Volunteerism

Thursday, May 15, 2014

6,500 shoe industry employees provide support to 83 separate non-profits across U.S.  WALTHAM, MA and NEW YORK, NY – May 15, 2014 – National Footwear Cares Month, the country’s first-ever industry-wide, month-long community service campaign, finished the way it began on April 1 — with a flourish. When the counting was over, more than 6,500 … Read More

Week Three of National Footwear Cares Month Finishes with a Flourish

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nation’s first-ever industry-wide, month-long community service campaign enters home stretch WALTHAM, MA and NEW YORK, NY — April 23, 2014 – National Footwear Cares Month continued to attract volunteers from coast-to-coast as this industry-wide, national community service campaign completed week three of an unprecedented 30-day effort to lend a helping hand to local charities across … Read More

National Footwear Cares Month Ends Second Week of Volunteering With New Milestones

Friday, April 18, 2014

From Santa Barbara to Milwaukee to Westchester, Volunteers Make Time for Those in Need WALTHAM, MA — April 18, 2014 – From one week to the next, volunteers participating in Footwear Cares® are putting aside their day jobs and outside interests to support local charities and citizens in need throughout the US. National Footwear Cares … 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

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

Young Professionals for 210 Engage and Give Back

Monday, April 14, 2014

YP210’s powerful network of young footwear professionals have been coming together each month to network with others in the industry and give back to the communities in which they live and work.  These opportunities are helping to shape careers and strengthen the future of footwear philanthropy. New York “Meet Ups” have given YPs the ability … Read More