Stupid Things People Do Over Sneakers: Va Man sentenced to 23 years in fatal shooting

Our never-ending journey chronicling sneaker fueled depravity takes us to Norfolk, Virginia where a man’s stupid decision cost another man his life and him 23 years of his own. A 21-year old Virginia man will now have over 23 years to contemplate his actions. Lloyd”Buddy”Whitley-Cuffee was sentenced on May 25,2018 for killing 23-year-old Keith “Byrd” Moore in 2017. If the fact this young man had his life snuffed out weren’t bad enough, even more tragic was the reason behind the killing- jokes over a pair of sneakers. According to a…

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Miami Dadeland Pinecrest Rotary Club Collecting Kicks at 2018 Fitbit Miami Marathon Expo

The Miami Dadeland Pinecrest Rotary Club is looking to use kicks to make a difference in the lives of some derserving schoolchildren and the community as a whole. They will be collecting sneakers ( they do not have to be new) at the 2018 FitBit Miami Marathon on January 26 and 27. You can also bring them to their tent location near the finish line on Sunday January 28. Participants in the race can also donate their shoes at the finish line as well. Donating three or more pairs will…

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Footwear With Care’s latest initiative donates hundreds of sneakers to Hartford,CT homeless

Through our ongoing, and aptly named,series, “Stupid Things Do For Sneakers, we outline the less than quality decisions people make in regards to sneakers. Stories such as the following  are not only a joy to report, but also provide a positive counterbalance by highlighting people out there using sneakers to make a difference.  Reported by Fox61 Footwear With Care is the latest initiative through the nonprofit Community Partners in Action. It was started last year and has helped over 1,000 homeless adults and children in the Hartford, CT area.  Decent…

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Sneaker Laundry angers client when they mess up shoes worth thousands

Holystic Sneaker Laundry offers their clientele sneaker restoration services’ send them in after an otc consultation and they make them look like new.           In an article by the playbook, customer Benedict Yeo’s experience with the business did not go well. Yeo took his Nice Kicks x adidas NMDs, a shoe whose rarity pushes its value into the thousands of dollars, to Sneaker Laundry for a round of cleaning and restoration services; this turned into a 23-day ordeal, more than double Holystic’s advertised 7-10 day turnaround…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Teen Accused of Sticking Up Facebook Sneaker Seller

In our latest edition lowlighting the foolish things people take to get sneakers, we bring you the case of Javaris Platts. The 19-year old Jacksonville, Florida teen was accused of robbing a Facebook sneaker seller at gunpoint of a pair of Air Jordans. According to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and reported by WJXT-TV, the robbery victim posted an ad on a Facebook page where sneakers are bought and sold. The seller and Platts agreed to meet to conduct the sale at Billy Cobb Senior Park. The police report stated when they…

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U.S. Sneaker Production Could Become More Prevalent

The tasks of producing much of the footwear we wear left for Asia many moons ago. However, technology could be bringing them back. That is because some of the major players in the footwear world- Nike, Adidas, and even Reebok , could be returning with robot-driven production facilities.  Last week, Canton, Massachusetts based Reebok announced it planned to open a high-tech facility in Rhode Island in which sneakers would be produced by robots pouring plastic.   Our idea was,if the U.S. Us where the innovation is, let’s make the product that’s…

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1996 Olympic Champion Bruny Surin sues Puma

Bruny Sarin, A former sprinter and member of the Canadian 4 x 100 m relay that won gold at the 1996 Summer Olympics,is suing Puma. The suit stems from the German athletic company’s use of the name of it’s “Cell Surin” line of running shoes.  Mr. Surin became aware of the shoes in June 2015 and contacted Puma. According to Quebec province court filings the shoes were promoted under the slogan “you move fast” Additonally, the filing also had this to say: ” The use of the word ‘Surin’ by…

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