Is Speaking Up Good For The Sole?

Shoe companies grapple with the politics of feet and profitability in the long run

ThoughtMatter
Jan 15, 2019 · 3 min read

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

The shortest sad story ever written, allegedly by Ernest Hemingway, draws on the emotional significance and tragic symbolism of empty footwear.

Enhancing product performance while pushing progressive agendas is an interesting challenge for companies and organizations to take on.

Athletes in major sports leagues have often been dismissed for expressing their political opinions, a leading example being LeBron James recently told by Laura Ingraham to “shut up and dribble” after criticizing the President in an ESPN interview.

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ThoughtMatter is a creative branding, design and strategy studio with an artful perspective www.thoughtmatter.com | thinking@thoughtmatter.com

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ThoughtMatter is a creative branding, design and strategy studio with an artful perspective

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