SHOES, CELEBS, AND YOU! Everyone is invited!


Join NFL, NBA and International Recording Artists in the 2nd annual Summer Shoe Drive.

Our goal is to collect thousands of pairs of shoes to bring relief to the feet of the homeless. The mission is to create a network of local charitable organizations that deal directly with those needing assistance. Our hopes are that communities will take over the effort of assisting those who are less fortunate.

Join the celebrities such as Chad OchoCinco (NFL), Mya (Grammy Award winning Recording Artist), Eric Williams (Retired NBA), Jason Williams (NFL), TJ Ford (NBA), Jeff Otah (NFL) and many others that have chosen to take part in the effort to provide shoes for the homeless.

The Children’s footwear sensation, Stikii, is joining the shoe drive as a national sponsor. They were referred to as “Brilliant Kicks” by NFL star OchoCinco.

What can you do to help? Publish/promote our press-release to your market. Add your name and/or organization to the growing list of participants. Help us reach our ultimate goal of multiple campaigns by starting a shoe-drive in your community.

This shoe-drive continues through July 13th. Shoes may be dropped off at the Toledo Stikii location, or shipped directly to Charlotte, NC.

5844 W. Central Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43615

Crisspy Shabazz
2624 Phillips Avenue
Charlotte NC, 28208

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Simply because of the constant barrage of fake news stories about this product I will never buy them, nor will I suggest them to anyone I know.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Thanks Fred.

Way to support a local company trying to foster economic growth out of Toledo!

Sorry Hal, this is just my personal opinion and reflects the numerous supposed news stories about this product that appear here. I find them as annoying as some commercials. And as a private person I don't support products whose ads offend me. Who knows maybe this will spur stikii to find better ways to promote their product.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

By the way Hal I support the shoe drive, did last year also.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Yes they are very annoying

I don't get the stikii commercials so they don't annoy me.

I will say I think it's a unique idea but what they need to do is get some licenses.

If they had sports teams, popular cartoon characters, etc I'd be more apt to buy them for my son. I've looked at their site and the generic stuff is good but they could increase their appeal with the ability to sell stikii's with already known brands. I'd start locally with UT and the Mud Hens but would try to branch out. Characters from Hello Kitty, Angry Birds, Dreamworks, Pixar and Disney would be high sellers but the licenses would cost a pretty penny.

I know military families would buy them if they had options for military logos and emblems or the ability to take a picture of deployed Dad or Mom and make them a stikii.

I'm sure the developers are working on this already.


Thanks MikeyA - great comments!

For being less than 6 months old, we are pleased with our growth!

You are correct, licensed Stikems will make our appeal stronger, and we are working to secure some well known local and national icons.

Thanks for your (positive) comments!

Team Stikii

It's great to support local businesses whenever possible.

Thanks Dale-

Hope you are both feeling better....

Appreciate the support!

And HOGWASH to the "ooey-gooey we wuv u" comments.

It is incredibly dishonest to use somebody else's website for commercial purposes. You should be ashamed of yourself - a grown man, too lazy or cheap to set up your own website.

What you are doing "Hal" whoever you are, is completely dishonest - it's like stealing. You notice that others do not use Chris' website to advertise. If you are going to advertise here, at least pay him for the space. What if everybody who wanted to advertise something, came to this (basically) political website and put up their ads - the way you do? The site would be nothing but ads.

And the fact that you are pretending to not know that what you are doing is dishonest, just adds to your cheating here.

GET YOUR OWN WEBSITE for your commercial product.

You're with fred? Doesn't fred shamelessly promote here?.... And when he does he normally posts it with SHAMELESS PROMOTION or something of the like.

I would have a problem with Hayles if he were mass spamming when he does it as buckheadradio has and as Troy Neff did, my aversion to which was well documented.

But to say yeah right on fred, who does the same thing is a wee bit dumb.

How is promoting one's privately owned company in a public forum cheating? I'd like to REALLY see your response to this.

Is this or my other comment one of the oowey goowey ones? I offered sound advice that would make me more willing to purchase his product. I said the idea of it was unique and I'm interested to see if they can make it work.

Additionally, I think it takes a lot of guts to take such a leap. I know several business owners and it's not easy. For a business to be successful it takes a lot of dedication but also it can be very scary since you wrap your life into something beyond your control. I admire Hayles risk taking on a product where there is a lot of bigger and more established competition but they're taking an idea and putting it into action.

I think Toledo would benefit much more if more in the area would do that but generally Toledo is where good ideas go to die.


As I've pointed out before, I was in business with my father for 15 years. It's tough to be a small entrepreneur. We should help and support local businesses whenever we can. Otherwise, we end up with only homogenized national and multi-national chain stores. Let's encourage those local folks who are gutsy enough to compete with the giant chain stores!

Only one business that I know of has been successful without advertising; Five Guys Burgers.

I ran a small business in Toledo for 21 years and never spent heavily keeping my company in the minds of our target markets. Effective advertising requires a significant commitment of time, effort and funds.

Halyes - please tell me that your advertising isn't limited to piggy-backing on blog's like this one.



Big Jim

Big Jim

We appreciate you comments, and yes, we do have a multitude of channels for marketing and publicity!

We are thrilled our most recent Swamp Bubbles release has been "trending" on SB, and is currently the most popular article!

We are surprised at some (just a few) negative remarks posted.

Stikii is proud to be based in Toledo. It's a part of our corporate culture and one of our talking points in all product presentations. We even have a label that says TOLEDO on every pair of shoes we distribute!

Want proof of how proud we are to be Toledoans...
Type into your browser and see what happens!

Consider this a public thank you to Chris, and the Swamp Bubbles team.

We appreciate the venue to reach out to ToledoWins!

Big Jim

All that being said......
Please support our Celebrity shoe drive!
New stars every day!

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