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March 24, 2011

The Boa Closure System, which replaces traditional shoe strings with a durable closure system, will be featured on certain Red Wing work boots this spring. 

The Boa Closure system is tightened and loosened by a dial and is designed for comfort, safety and closure, the company said.

Unlike traditional shoelaces that can cause uneven pressure due to friction when tied, the Boa Closure System allows the lace to equalize pressure around the foot, creating a customized, glove-like-fit that never comes untied.

March 7, 2011

Ace Hardware in Oak Creek, Wis., has teamed with a local elementary school and a national charity to find shoes for the needy, according to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 12 million pairs of shoes. The hardware store is collecting gently used shoes, as is the nearby school.