We are tackling two problems.

First, the social problem. There are too many students from disadvantaged backgrounds who fall behind.

Second, the business problem. The retail model in the athletic shoe industry is outdated and full of inefficiency. 

We have a better way. Let's dive in.

The Social Problem

The Business Problem


The Social Problem

 

There are too many students from disadvantaged backgrounds who fall behind. 

 
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One out of five children grow up in poverty in the United States. Two in five grow up in low income households. This leads to a host of negative outcomes for these students such as more behavioral issues, worse academic performance, and higher dropout rates. [2]

There is not one clear reason why this is the case, but one thing is certain: children who grow up in poverty are more likely to fall behind.


So what can we do about it?

 

Mentorship programs address many of the challenges young people from disadvantaged backgrounds face.

Compared to their peers, students with mentors are proven to have better outcomes. [3]

 
Higher Graduation Rates Better Academic Performance Improved Social and Leadership Skills


We think everyone needs someone to believe in them, and the data bears that out.

That’s why 20% of every purchase goes to mentorship programs in communities with students in need through our Impact Projects.

Impact Projects

The Business Problem

 

The retail model in the athletic shoe industry is outdated and inefficient.

The factory, the brand, and the retail store each have to cover their own operating costs and still make a profit. That means each time the shoes change hands, the price gets marked up. 

You end up paying for the costs and profits of three different companies - the factory, the brand, and the retailer. 

So what can we do about it?

By cutting out the retail middleman, we lower costs and put the savings toward our Impact Projects and back into your pocket.

?We are rethinking the traditional retail model.

?We work with the same factories as the other brands.

 
Eliminate Retail Markups Free Shipping Directly to You Invest 20% in Impact Projects

Instead of going through a retail store with all kinds of overhead costs and markups, we sell directly to you. This dramatically cuts back on what it costs to get the shoes into your hands (or onto your feet, I guess).

The result? You get your shoes at a better price and 20% of your purchase goes to mentorship programs through our Impact Projects. 

Everyone needs someone to believe in them. Together, we can make that happen. 

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[1] National Center for Children in Poverty [2] ASCD [3] The National Mentoring Partnership