by Cheryl Schumer
Use "Shoe Goo" to repair holes or build up worn areas in the soles of rubber-soled shoes ("sneakers", running shoes, etc.) If you wet your finger with warm water before spreading the "goo", it won’t stick to your finger.
A tip for helping avoid both tripping and wearing out the toes of shoes: "place a ribbon of "Shoe Goo" on the sole about 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the toe. The added strip lifts the shoe just enough to keep me from catching the tip of my shoe."
Running shoes with toes that "curl up" may be easier to walk in than ones with straight toes, as well as "high-top" style athletic shoes.
If you wear down the heels of your shoes on the inside or outside edge, consider having a shoe repair store install "taps" on your shoes.
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Saturday, September 8th, 2012
Giving Tuesday was a great start on our year end goal. So far we have raised over $37,000. Our anonymous donor will match every donation dollar for dollar up to $175,000 until January 15, 2017. That's right, every donation you make will be doubled so you will receive twice as much satisfaction and double the number of people you will help with your wonderful and most appreciated generosity. This is 40% more than was matched last year so we are asking everyone to stretch your giving as well to make sure we use every nickel of this match. We can do it!
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