Woman Buys Out Entire Shoe Store So She Can Donate 204 Pairs to Nebraska Flood Victims

Image result for Woman Buys Out Entire Shoe Store So She Can Donate 204 Pairs to Nebraska Flood VictimsA 25-year-old woman just bought the entire stock of a closing shoe store so she could donate it all to Nebraska flood victims.

Earlier this week, college graduate Addy Tritt bought 204 pairs of new shoes from the Payless Shoe Store in Hays, Kansas.

Since Payless announced that they were going out of business in February, the company has been liquidating its assets in all 2,100 of its stores.

Upon hearing about the store’s closing, Tritt felt compelled to visit the branch so she could buy some shoes for the flood victims in Nebraska.

The store’s remaining shoes – which included 162 pairs of baby shoes, 44 pairs of women’s, and 2 pairs of men’s – were collectively worth about $6,000 retail. After about two and a half hours of negotiation, however, Tritt managed to buy all of the shoes for only $100.

“I have been so blessed. There have been so many great people in my life who have inspired me,” she told Hays Post. “So many people have helped me when I was down, I want to help if I can.

“I just hope this inspires other people to volunteer and donate if you have been blessed,” she added.



No one seems to know the location of Zion Williamson‘s infamous blown-out Nike sneaker — not Zion, not Duke, not even Nike … and it’s a huge problem considering it’s worth around $250,000!!!

Of course, Zion exploded his left PG 2.5 PE sneaker during the Feb. 20 game against North Carolina — injuring his knee in the process. Thankfully, he’s better now.

But, what happened next? Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has said Nike reps came out to Durham and inspected the shoe in hopes of identifying the problem. But, it’s unclear who has the shoe now.

So, when we spotted Zion and his Duke teammates in Washington, D.C. the other day, we asked the 18-year-old straight up … who’s got the shoe?

Zion smiled and told us, “Uh, ask coach about ’em.”

So, we did! We hit up the Duke athletic dept., and a rep told us they have no idea where the shoes ended up.

Next call was to Nike — maybe they have the shoe, right?

A Nike rep told us, “I don’t have any information [on the location of the shoe].”


Our next call was to Ken Goldin from Goldin Auctions — one of the leading sellers of sports memorabilia in the world. He just sold some of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s prized mementos for almost $3 MILLION!

Ken told us the shoes are INSANELY collectible — and could fetch more than $250,000 on the open market!!

In fact, Ken believes the blown out shoe plus the matching intact sneaker are “the most famous pair of sneakers in the world, period. End of story.”

Which brings us back to the original question … WHERE ARE THE SHOES?!


The Shoe Trends To Buy In 2019

Now that 2019 has multiple fashion weeks under its belt, it’s the ideal period to start nailing down the trends we’ll be coveting for the remaining seasons.
And when it comes to footwear, 2019’s shoe trends will be an exciting mix of functional flats, avant garde statement shoes and retro throwback boots.
To identify the key trends, we asked REVOLVE’s Chief Brand Officer, Raissa Gerona, and ELLE‘s Market Editor, Samantha Wong, to name their picks for the styles we’ll be coveting in the footwear realm for 2019.
“It’s all about being comfortable and stylish at the same time,” Gerona explains. “Sneakers are still going strong and it’s all about a smaller heel when you’re looking to add some height.”
Scroll down to see what you’ll be shopping.

8 Spring 2019 Shoe Styles That Aren’t Boots

Best Spring 2019 Shoe Trends To Shop

Shoes for Miles accepting shoe donations in Lincoln

Image result for Shoes for Miles accepting shoe donations in LincolnA shoe drive in Lincoln hopes to help vulnerable children and raise awareness for congenital heart defects.

Shoes for Miles is an organization founded by Greg and Dana Ludvik to honor their son Miles, who was born Feb. 17, 2014, and died six days later from congenital heart defects.

The organization — which has collected more than 3,000 shoes in four years — will accept donations of new shoes at Footloose & Fancy, 4131 Pioneer Woods Drive, and Threads, 1219 P St., until Feb. 18.

Donors are asked to pair shoes — sized toddlers to teens, preferably athletic shoes and winter boots — in the original box or by tying laces together. Used shoes can’t be accepted.

The shoes will be distributed to Foster Care Closet, which gives clothing donations to children in foster care throughout Nebraska.


The Lake MX237 Endurance Is the Only Mountain Bike Shoe You Need

Lake MX237

Price: $320
Weight: 415g (size 45)
Sizes: 37 – 50; half sizes 39.5 – 46.5
The right shoe for: racers or riders who go hard and want good protection


Lake’s MX237 Endurance is a versatile shoe that excels for the schralpiest of rides and most aggressive riders. The incredibly tough, durable (real) leather upper offers excellent protection from rock strikes and the elements while the stiff carbon sole is ideal for riders who like to ride fast. The mid-volume last puts the foot into a position to maximize power transfer and still provides excellent on and off the bike comfort. While off the bike, grippy rubber lugs on the sole do a great job of providing traction. And even through the shoes have an inflexible sole, the rider’s heel remains firmly in place thanks to the cat’s tongue texture on the sockliner. The dual Boa closure dials can be adjusted quickly in either direction to make sure you have your ideal fit across the entire foot. They are great for a multi-hour adventure and a quick shred, plus the camo look (one of three color options) is badass.

Lake MX237
The carbon sole has grippy rubber lugs to keep you on your feet while running

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100% Carbon Mid-Sole and Specific Last Sizing

The MX237 has a 100% carbon fiber outsole. It is plenty stiff enough for XC riding and racing even though it has a little more flex than than Lake’s top-end MX332 . I occasionally get hotspots and discomfort with hyper-stiff soles, but I found the MX237 comfortable with excellent power transfer.

Lake places great emphasis on getting fit right, so the company uses different lasts intended for specific uses to ensure that you get the ideal size and fit based on your type of riding. The “competition last” of the MX237 is designed for performance riding and racing, and has increased toe and heel pitch that a Lake representative told me puts the foot in position to maximize power transfer. For comparison, Lake’s less-expensive MX105 shoe uses the company’s “comfort last” which is flatter for improved comfort when standing and walking.

Off the bike, the MX237’s rubber sole lugs provide excellent grip and keep the cleat from jutting beyond the lugs, so there’s less chance of slipping on the metal cleat. Even in wet weather, I had no problems walking through steep and greasy rock gardens.

Lake MX237
Abrasion resistant leather keeps your toes and heel well protected from rock strike

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Roomy Toe Box and Tight Non-Slip Heel

The upper is ideal for riders who like to ride in all conditions. The full-grain leather is tough and will handle just about anything you will encounter while riding while offering excellent protection from the mud, rocks, roots, and the elements. You can certainly get shoes that weigh less for this price, but for riders who prize protection, these are a great choice. Helcor abrasion-resistant patches is also added to toe and heel area for some extra protection.

Finding a great fit is easy with dual Boa dials. The L5 dial system turns in both directions so you can quickly tighten or loosen the fit in one-millimeter increments and even when they do get wet and muddy, they are still reliable. Boa offers a lifetime guarantee so any parts that do break are replaced for free.

The heel is lined with cats’s tongue Lycra to prevent slipping. Tiny teeth grab your sock, helping to hold your foot in place as you put in a hard effort or walk through rock gardens. Since the shoe doesn’t flex like it would with a soft sole, it adds some extra grip to keep the heel in place.

Lake MX237
Hook Lycra keeps your heel in place during hard efforts on and off the bike

Trevor Raab

Riding in the MX237

Though I usually prefer riding in softer-soled shoes like the Five Ten Maltese Falcon, I felt comfortable in the MX237 from the first ride. The leather upper is initially stiff and takes a few rides to break in, but after I had accumulated a few hours on the trail, they broke in and the stiffness went away. . Once they conformed to my foot, the MX237 quickly became my go-to shoes for rides that required a lot of pedaling. They are tough and comfortable enough for riding park laps, but they are best at hammering on long flat sections and steep inclines.

I started testing the MX237 mostly during fall, but even on warmer rides they kept my feet cool and remained comfortable throughout the ride it was a three-hour adventure or a 45-minute shred. I haven’t had the chance to test them in the hottest conditions, so I can’t yet say how they will feel during the summer months.

The MX237 Endurance has a stiff-enough sole to maximize your power output during hard efforts, and the fit doesn’t allow your foot to slip when scrambling up a scree field. The rubber lugs will keep you on your feet and moving quickly. With an superlative combination of performance, comfort, protection and durability, this is a shoe that excels at almost any mountain bike ride.

Trevor Raab

MX 237 Endurance