Those shoes

Those shoes
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Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

The book is titled “Those Shoes”, by Maribeth Boelts and it is a favorite of all three of my boys.  The premise is simple, a young boy wants to have the coolest shoes in school, but his grandma cannot afford them.  He schemes and plots and finally gets a pair that are too small, but were all that he could afford.  After a few days of wearing too small shoes, he notices that his friend is in need of new shoes.  One night, he sneaks out and leaves a pair of “those shoes” on his friends front door.

 

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Well it happened for real (with some minor changes to the plot) to a high school boy in North Carolina.  Yaovi Mawuli loves shoes, he collects them, trades them, and sells them.  So he spends time looking at other students feet.

 

Yaovi noticed a classmate who’s shoes were sore worn down that other students were making fun of him for them.  Yaovi posted the included image of the shoe to a Facebook group, asking the others how he could help the student without making him feel awkward about.

 

The result, a new pair of “Concord” Air Jordan 11 lows, and a very happy classmate.

Ryan is Chief Editor at Every Day, Getting Better. Ryan has been a basketball coach for over 20 years. Having coached at both the high school and middle school levels, Ryan felt it was time to pass on the stories and quotes that he has used to help motivate his teams. Ryan also contributes to the leadership development programs for the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
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