If there has been one positive of the situation brought about by Haiti’s earthquake, it’s been the outpouring of support for the island nation. People have found many ways to use their talents to benefit others who are less fortunate. Some ideas, inevitably, are more unique than others. Take the case of Ben Smith, Max Talbot and Brush Footwear as an example of this ingenuity. They’ve taken art and shoes, and combined the two for a good cause.
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Ben Smith has turned a deficit into a surplus.
The Pittsburgh-based artist and founder of Brush Footwear was stuck with an order-gone-wrong of 1,500 slip-on sneaker pairs until Pittsburgh Penguins center Max Talbot – already a fan of Smith’s shoe customizations – suggested the extra shoes be used to benefit the children of Haiti with help from the Max Talbot Foundation.
Talbot initially enlisted teammates to paint their own designs for auction. Proceeds from the auction are helping to build a new orphanage in Haiti….
Check out a few images of custom pieces below…
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