Additional than 100,000 footwear have been supplied absent due to the fact program’s inception

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Xmas arrived early past Friday for nearly 350 Park Avenue Elementary learners when Nashville-dependent Genesco Inc. introduced its Chilly Toes, Warm Footwear signature neighborhood shoe fitting to the college and spread a minimal holiday break cheer.  As component of the celebration, a lot more than 225 employee volunteers established up a mock shoe shop and suit students with new shoes, socks and hats along with a couple of other surprises, such as Tennessee Titans cheerleaders and the team’s mascot, T-Rac. 

Considering that 1989, Chilly Ft, Heat Sneakers recreates a true-lifetime, in-shop encounter, total with a mock shoe keep and custom made shoe fitting where personnel volunteers evaluate every student’s foot and healthy them with a brand name-new pair of footwear. College students had been empowered with a selection of shoes coordinated through its Journeys and Journeys Kidz suppliers. Genesco volunteers roll out the pink carpet for each kid so they have the similar provider and respect they would receive at any of Genesco’s 1,400 Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Johnston & Murphy or Schuh retail locations.

Just after a two-year pandemic pause, Genesco employees eagerly well prepared for this year’s signature occasion with hundreds of employees volunteering in roles ranging from item preparing, stockroom coordination, logistics, and working day of “boots on the ground” guidance. Staff volunteer from all places of the enterprise from senior management to divisional groups such as its Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Johnston & Murphy and Genesco Licensed Makes divisions.   

“The celebration was filled with pure pleasure. The youngsters light up with enjoyment and huge smiles when becoming equipped with their new sneakers and they appear good. We hope the little ones are standing a small taller and experience a tiny additional confident coming away from the fitting,” stated Mimi Vaughn, Genesco Board Chair, President and CEO. “We are approximately a 100-year-old footwear centered organization. Offering back to the neighborhood is critical to us, in particular by means of our signature Chilly Feet, Warm Shoes application. We experienced 225 volunteers appear jointly who are compassionate and dedicated to providing back again in a way that helps make sense to our enterprise and the local community.”

Throughout the shoe fitting, the Nashville college students have been ready to meet up with and wander the crimson carpet with Tennessee Titans cheerleaders and the Titans team mascot, T-Rac.  Students also received a wholesome snack. In addition to the fitting, Genesco donated an further 100 pairs of shoes to the school’s useful resource closet.

About Genesco Inc. 
Genesco Inc. (NYSE:GCO), a Nashville-based mostly specialty retailer and branded enterprise, sells footwear and components in extra than 1,400 retail merchants through the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, principally under the names Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Tiny Burgundy, Schuh, Schuh Little ones, Johnston & Murphy, and on world-wide-web web-sites,,,,,,,,,, and In addition, Genesco sells footwear at wholesale below its Johnston & Murphy model, the accredited Levi’s manufacturer, the licensed Dockers manufacturer, the certified Bass brand, and other brand names. Genesco is dedicated to development in its variety, equity and inclusion endeavours, and the Firm’s environmental, social and governance stewardship. For more info on Genesco and its functioning divisions, be sure to visit

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