TWO YEARS IN REVIEW

Take a trip down memory lane with us as we look back and celebrate our two-year anniversary! Read about some of the behind-the-scenes events that have made up this blessed road. Of course, none wouldn't be possible without the support and encouragement from those who follow us.

The Pitch & Start of the Idea!

// November 20, 2015

The idea was first presented at Taylor University's annual Shark Tank event. We pitched an idea for a shoe company called Sole Purpose but later rebranded to Sky Footwear while keeping the same mission.


Our First Prototypes Were Shoes!

// January 7, 2016

Here are some of the different shoe models we were considering in the midst of our rebranding. This also explains why we branded as Sky "Footwear" and have decided to keep that phrase with the potential of expanding one day.


Socks vs. Shoes?

// April 13, 2016

Torn between the two, we hit the streets of downtown Indianapolis to gather feedback. We used granola bars, water bottles, and backpacks as a way to interact with homeless individuals and have conversations that we hoped would bring direction.


The Switch to Socks!

// April 28, 2016

After some back and forth between shoes vs. socks, we finally cemented our decision as a sock company after receiving these three samples.


10,000 Socks Arrived!

// August 10, 2016

Here is a glimpse of what the day looked like when 10,000 socks arrived at the Indianapolis Airport. We hauled the shipment back to Bloomington in a horse trailer. Yes, you read that right.


WE LAUNCHED!

// August 20, 2016

After spending nearly a year in the ideation/concept stage, we officially launched Sky Footwear. I'll forever remember the day Eric & I were glued to our phones for nearly 24 hours having no idea how the day would go.


The Dorm Room & Retail Shop

// September 1, 2016

As we moved back to school in the fall, our socks moved with us. We stuffed nearly 7,000 socks in that room and consequently set up the first retail shop in Bergwall Hall history.


The Echo Article

// September 9, 2016

Katherine Yeager and Taylor University's campus newspaper The Echo featured our story and mission for the first time.


Our First Donation!

// September 23, 2016

The first shelter we partnered with was Wheeler Mission in Indianapolis, Indiana. A group of us from Taylor University traveled down that day to hand out socks at their men's emergency shelter.


Toledo WTOL Interview

// November 10, 2016

For the month of November, we were partnered with Cherry Street Mission in Toledo, OH, Eric's hometown. It was an easy decision to skip class that day and road trip as we had the opportunity to interview with CBS affiliate WTOL11.


Story Behind the CNN Feature

// March 20, 2017

Here's the story of the day I will never forget. The week before, WISH-TV came to campus and filmed a feature in our dorm. Supposedly, CNN then acquired the footage as partners within the same network. The airing came the following Monday, as Eric and I were gone for Spring Break. Meanwhile, my parents graciously accepted the task of shipping orders having no idea what was about to happen. I still apologize to them frequently.


Muncie Mission Handout

// May 11, 2017

Late in May Eric, Keeton, and I traveled down to the local Muncie Mission in Muncie, Indiana to deliver all of the socks we raised during our partnership in April.


AGRM Annual Convention

// May 31, 2017

At the start of the summer, we were invited by a gracious friend, Tracy Gorman, to attend the annual Association of Gospel Rescue Missions convention in Dallas. The majority of the shelters we partner with are connected to this organization.


USA Today Feature

// August 7, 2017

The Sky Footwear story was picked up for a USA Today College article in early August. We had no idea that a week later it would be featured in the print edition.


#MyPair Video Shoot

// October 1, 2017

Throughout the beginning of October, we filmed various shots for the #MyPair video, which has generated more than 47,000 impressions and provided the traction and support we needed heading into the holiday season.


Faithbox Order

// March 4, 2018

In March, we had the privilege of partnering with Faithbox which required a delivery of 6,000 pairs of socks. Keeton & I spent the weekend from sun up to sun down counting, tagging, and boxing socks.


Steve Cishek & Wrigley Field

// April 28, 2018

In April we attended a Chicago Cubs game through the graciousness of Steve Cishek who has been a huge supporter of our mission. We were granted media passes and were able to capture footage down on the field.


Pitching at Praxis HQ!

// June 4, 2018

We were able to be a part of the Praxis Emerging Founders 2018 cohort and had the opportunity to pitch the mission of Sky Footwear.

IN 2018, WE'RE ON A MISSION TO DONATE

10,000 Pairs of Socks

TWO YEARS IN REVIEW

Take a trip down memory lane with us as we look back and celebrate our two-year anniversary! Read about some of the behind-the-scenes events that have made up this blessed road. Of course, none wouldn't be possible without the support and encouragement from those who follow us.

The Pitch & Start of the Idea!

// November 20, 2015

The idea was first presented at Taylor University's annual Shark Tank event. We pitched an idea for a shoe company called Sole Purpose but later rebranded to Sky Footwear while keeping the same mission.


Our First Prototypes Were Shoes!

// January 7, 2016

Here are some of the different shoe models we were considering in the midst of our rebranding. This also explains why we branded as Sky "Footwear" and have decided to keep that phrase with the potential of expanding one day.


Socks vs. Shoes?

// April 13, 2016

Torn between the two, we hit the streets of downtown Indianapolis to gather feedback. We used granola bars, water bottles, and backpacks as a way to interact with homeless individuals and have conversations that we hoped would bring direction.


The Switch to Socks!

// April 28, 2016

After some back and forth between shoes vs. socks, we finally cemented our decision as a sock company after receiving these three samples.


10,000 Socks Arrived!

// August 10, 2016

Here is a glimpse of what the day looked like when 10,000 socks arrived at the Indianapolis Airport. We hauled the shipment back to Bloomington in a horse trailer. Yes, you read that right.


WE LAUNCHED!

// August 20, 2016

After spending nearly a year in the ideation/concept stage, we officially launched Sky Footwear. I'll forever remember the day Eric & I were glued to our phones for nearly 24 hours having no idea how the day would go.


The Dorm Room & Retail Shop

// September 1, 2016

As we moved back to school in the fall, our socks moved with us. We stuffed nearly 7,000 socks in that room and consequently set up the first retail shop in Bergwall Hall history.


The Echo Article

// September 9, 2016

Katherine Yeager and Taylor University's campus newspaper The Echo featured our story and mission for the first time.


Our First Donation!

// September 23, 2016

The first shelter we partnered with was Wheeler Mission in Indianapolis, Indiana. A group of us from Taylor University traveled down that day to hand out socks at their men's emergency shelter.


Toledo WTOL Interview

// November 10, 2016

For the month of November, we were partnered with Cherry Street Mission in Toledo, OH, Eric's hometown. It was an easy decision to skip class that day and road trip as we had the opportunity to interview with CBS affiliate WTOL11.


Story Behind the CNN Feature

// March 20, 2017

Here's the story of the day I will never forget. The week before, WISH-TV came to campus and filmed a feature in our dorm. Supposedly, CNN then acquired the footage as partners within the same network. The airing came the following Monday, as Eric and I were gone for Spring Break. Meanwhile, my parents graciously accepted the task of shipping orders having no idea what was about to happen. I still apologize to them frequently.


Muncie Mission Handout

// May 11, 2017

Late in May Eric, Keeton, and I traveled down to the local Muncie Mission in Muncie, Indiana to deliver all of the socks we raised during our partnership in April.


AGRM Annual Convention

// May 31, 2017

At the start of the summer, we were invited by a gracious friend, Tracy Gorman, to attend the annual Association of Gospel Rescue Missions convention in Dallas. The majority of the shelters we partner with are connected to this organization.


USA Today Feature

// August 7, 2017

The Sky Footwear story was picked up for a USA Today College article in early August. We had no idea that a week later it would be featured in the print edition.


#MyPair Video Shoot

// October 1, 2017

Throughout the beginning of October, we filmed various shots for the #MyPair video, which has generated more than 47,000 impressions and provided the traction and support we needed heading into the holiday season.


Faithbox Order

// March 4, 2018

In March, we had the privilege of partnering with Faithbox which required a delivery of 6,000 pairs of socks. Keeton & I spent the weekend from sun up to sun down counting, tagging, and boxing socks.


Steve Cishek & Wrigley Field

// April 28, 2018

In April we attended a Chicago Cubs game through the graciousness of Steve Cishek who has been a huge supporter of our mission. We were granted media passes and were able to capture footage down on the field.


Pitching at Praxis HQ!

// June 4, 2018

We were able to be a part of the Praxis Emerging Founders 2018 cohort and had the opportunity to pitch the mission of Sky Footwear.

IN 2018, WE'RE ON A MISSION TO DONATE

10,000 Pairs of Socks

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