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UK-themed shoes, 1989

Posted on March 16, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
In May 1989, the Lexington Jaycees hoped to raise $26,000 for the homeless by selling these imitation Reebok white leather tennis shoes with the University of Kentucky Wildcat logo. The Jaycees hoped to sell 7,500 of the shoes for $35 a pair to generate $7.50 in profit from each pair, said Brian Gardner, then president of the Lexington civic organization. The Jaycees received the shoes through Stan Widman Distributing Co. of Omaha, Neb., Gardner said at the time. The distributing company had acquired the shoes at reduced prices. Photo by Michael Malone | staff

In May 1989, the Lexington Jaycees hoped to raise $26,000 for the homeless by selling these imitation Reebok white leather tennis shoes with the University of Kentucky logo. The Jaycees hoped to sell 7,500 of the shoes, said Brian Gardner, then president of the Lexington civic organization. The Jaycees received the shoes through Stan Widman Distributing Co. of Omaha, Neb., Gardner said at the time. The distributing company had acquired the shoes at reduced prices. Photo by Michael Malone | Staff

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