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Monday, October 12

how far can one pair go?

for those of you who liked the TOMS post,
here's another great shoe charity opportunity...

now through december 31, soles4souls is teaming up with Gore
(think GORE-TEX)
to encourage people to donate to the cause
and see just how far one pair can go

coinciding with the launch of the shoe drive,
many footwear manufacturers
{ara, ecco, mbt, mephisto, merrell, and new balance among others}
are introducing new shoe styles featuring waterproof GORE-TEX technology

i like these - merrell siren sport w/ GORE-TEX

so, i know what you're thinking....
why in the world do i need shoes with GORE-TEX?
i used to think the exact same thing
{i can see your eyes rolling}
if you plan on doing any trail running or hiking
you will want GORE-TEX on your shoes.

while running through stream crossings
and long stretches of mud during the
frogtown trail challenge this weekend,
i was really wishing for Gore on my Salomons...
maybe then my feet would have been a bit less soaked.
{more about that later}

you can donate and/or shop online at how far can one pair go
and enter for a chance to win a Soles4Souls distribution trip
to hand out shoes to people in need
finally, Gore will donate $5 to Soles4Souls
for each pair of shoes with GORE-TEX technology
purchased through the website during the campaign.

it's really a win-win situation.
so, go to the website and pick up a pair of trail running shoes,
break them over the next few weeks,
and come do a half-marathon trail race with me in november!

and remember,
it's not a fun trail run without a little mud.

copyright Hiking in Stilettos


Hiking lover said...

Thanks for posting about this.
Mats Lundkvist

Holly said...

Thanks for the info! I first found out about Toms Shoes through Hanson--for the second tour in a row they will be supporting Toms. I think it is awesome that fans can buy shoes at the concert, or show their support by walking with the band to raise money.

If you're interested, here's the link to their activism site: