ZIPZ Shoes

June 23, 2009 14:22 ET

ZIPZ Shoes™ to Donate 18,000 Pairs of Shoes to Soles4Souls for Deserving Children Worldwide

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Orange County-based ZIPZ Shoes™ will donate 18,000 pairs of their state-of-the-art, interchangeable shoes valued at $300,000 through the nonprofit organization Soles4Souls this week. Jerry Stefani, creator and founder of ZIPZ Shoes™ says, "The result of changing styles and patterns from our 2008 inventory will give thousands of less fortunate children around the world the first look at some of the newest and hippest shoes on the planet."

ZIPZ Shoes™ is a unique system where the shoe tops and bottoms -- "covers" and "souls" as ZIPZ calls them -- are interchangeable to create different combinations. The separate pieces are available in a variety of patterns, styles and colors in toddler, youth and adult sizes.

The shoes are currently being sold in numerous worldwide retailers and will appear in multiple United States retail locations this fall to begin their nationwide launch. Currently, a limited number of shoes are available for preorder at

Nashville-based Soles4Souls collects and distributes free footwear (both new and 'gently worn') to people in need around the world. Since its inception, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 5 million pairs -- currently one pair every 13 seconds -- to people in more than 125 countries, including Honduras, Romania, Thailand, The Sudan and the United States. For more information, visit

For more information ZIPZ™ Shoes, contact CEO John Stefani at 714.655.6959 or

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