Allen Edmonds and Soles4Souls® Partner to Wear Out Poverty One Sole at a Time

Companies Will Provide Shoes for Impoverished Populations in Over 127 Countries

March 10, 2016 - Port Washington, Wisconsin

Allen Edmonds Corporation, the U.S. premium men's shoe manufacturer headquartered in Port Washington, Wis., announced today that it will partner with Soles4Souls® Inc., a not-for-profit, global, social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes for the seventh consecutive year. The two organizations will team up in a national shoe drive from March 10 through March 31.

"Allen Edmonds is proud to partner once again with a philanthropic organization like Soles4Souls," said President and CEO of Allen Edmonds Paul Grangaard. "Over the years we have collected tens of thousands of shoes that are redistributed by them to those in need. I would like to encourage Allen Edmonds fans across the country to consider donating their slightly worn shoes at any one of our store locations."

From March 10 through March 31, consumers will be able to donate new or slightly worn men's, women's, or kids' shoes at any Allen Edmonds retail or outlet store location. As a thank you for donating, customers will receive $40 off any pair of regular priced Goodyear Welted shoes. No purchase is necessary to donate shoes for the initiative.

Since Soles4Soul's beginning, they have distributed more than 26 million pairs of shoes throughout 127 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Soles4Souls -- which holds the highest rating from nonprofit watchdog Guide Star -- will convert every used pair of shoes collected by Allen Edmonds into a value-added social currency to achieve positive change, both humanitarian and economic. The resulting revenue will help fund the free distribution of new shoes both in the U.S. and overseas. To date, Allen Edmonds, with the help of its loyal customers, has donated over 30,000 pairs of shoes to Soles4Souls' mission.

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About Soles4Souls®

Soles4Souls is a not for profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes via direct donations to people in need, and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance. Visit for more information.

About Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation

Founded in 1922, Allen Edmonds Corporation is a U.S.-based retailer of premium men's footwear, apparel, leather goods and accessories with a focus on American manufacturing. Allen Edmonds' famous Goodyear welted shoes are handcrafted in Port Washington, Wis. using a 212-step production process. Consistent with the company's heritage, Allen Edmonds remains committed to providing excellent products at exceptional value for style and quality conscious men worldwide. By partnering with like-minded U.S. manufacturers, the company's offering includes men's clothing and accessory needs from head to toe. Allen Edmonds products are available at premier stores worldwide, including 71 company-owned Allen Edmonds stores across the United States, and online at

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