20,000 tiny feet were made very happy on Saturday afternoon, as Sketchers Shoes donated 10,000 pairs of shoes to 21 of LISD schools.
Each student was sized for shoes and got to decorate them as they pleased.
LISD Superintendent Dr. Berhl Robertson Jr. said that the partnership with Sketcher's Shoes through Shoe Carnival will make a big difference to their students.
"It's something our families definitely need," Robertson said. "Giving these shoes away for free prevents these families from needing to buy some before school."
Sketchers was originally approached by the Shoe Carnival in Lubbock.
"And we were approached by Sketchers," Robertson said, "who wanted to donate 10,000 pairs of shoes, and our response, of course, was you bet we do!"
For many of the LISD families with more than one student in a Lubbock elementary, the free shoes could save up to $100 - like the Reyes family, who currently have five children and one on the way.
The parents said three of their kids were able to get shoes.
"We couldn't be more happy that our kids were considered," Sylvia Reyes said, "that our students were considered to get free shoes."
Her husband, Sonny, agreed. "It shows that they care for our kids," he said.
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