Monday, July 27, 2009

Bartling's Shoes

In addition to being a place to pick up a pair of new running shoes, Bartling's Shoes in Brookings, South Dakota is a spot to drop off your gentle used footwear. Bartling's Shoes, along with Prairie Striders running club of Brookings, are working with Soles4Souls to collect new and used shoes for the needy.

Lyle Claussen, the new owner of Bartling's Shoes, has been working with Striders and Soles4Souls since last summer and collected 221 pairs. Shoes can be left at the store or the office of physical therapist Chuck McCullough in the Avera Brookings Medical Clinic, 400 22nd Ave.

Claussen said the shoes should have some life left in them, but they need not be just running shoes.

"Soles4Souls accepts dress shoes, men and women's , work boots. About anything that people have, they can use," Claussen said.

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