Stupid Things People Do for Sneakers: Maryland Truck Driver Allegedly Stole $19K worth of sneakers

Our Stupid Things People Do for Sneakers returns after its multiweek hiatus. We hit the ground running with the ordeal of Cortney Slater.  A Maryland truck driver pled guilty to pilfering more than $19,000 worth of shoes.  According to reporting by WMAR in Baltimore, in July 2016 a New Penn Motor Express employee saw an entire pallet of New Balance sneakers were missing. Apparently, this was shortly after driver, Cortney Lynn Slater had been in the vicinity of the shoes. The worker then reported his finding to a shipping clerk,…

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Reebok has been offering shoes to those who burned or tossed their New Balances

Earlier this week we covered the, at the time, growing movement of people filming themselves burning or throwing out their New Balance shoes in lieu of perceived company support of President-elect Donald Trump. This ire was derived from comments made by one of their execs. .@newbalance for publicly endorsing a racist, sexist, hate mongering President elect pic.twitter.com/BpXleYQPAS — J. Su (@jonnnysan) November 10, 2016 As a result of this recorded sneaker destruction, there were now a myriad of people that now were down at least one shoe in their rotation.…

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New Balance attempts to distance itself from the support of white supremacist organization

Ever since one of its executives made statements in support of President-elect Donald Trump, New Balance has been under fire ( literally in some cases). The right wing website The Daily Stormer proclaimed New Balance the “Official Shoes of White People”, following New Balance’s VP of public affairs Matt LeBretton’s comments to the Wall Street Journal that Trump’s election was a move in the “right direction.” New Balance has this to say in a statement: As a 110-year-old company with five factories in the U.S. and thousands of employees worldwide…

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