So you want some new shoes. No problem with that. But what about that lightly used pair that’s just taking up space in your closet? Well, it turns out you can put them to good use. Renowned footwear brand Feit is partnering with The Bowery Mission and It’s From The Sole this holiday season to give as many shoes as possible to the homeless population of New York City.
Feit, known for its expert craftsmanship and minimal aesthetic, is committed to negating the amount of industrial waste that all too often goes hand-in-hand (or in this case, foot) with poor manufacturing techniques. With that high level of social consciousness, it comes as no surprise that the brand’s good deeds follow each other.
Here’s the deal: You simply bring in your gently worn shoes to either Feit location in NYC (2 Prince Street or 11A Greenwich Avenue) and the company will not only use a percentage of its sales to refurbish and redistribute the shoes, but also give you 25% off your purchase. If you’re not in the area, you can still participate. Just purchase your shoes online, enter the code “Shoedrive” at checkout, and you’ll get a UPS label with your order. When you receive it, send back your donation, and you’ll get a 25 percent refund.
Hurry though. Winter is coming, and this drive ends December 13. Remember, ’tis the season to do your soul good—and in this case, warm the souls of those less fortunate who need your help more than ever.