Coming Full Circle

2019-05-12T12:09:02-07:00May 13th, 2019|events|

For Rikki Mendias, the founder of Hav A Sole, a pivotal moment of his childhood occurred when he experienced an act of kindness while living in a shelter with his mom, who was recovering from the throes of addiction. For those of you who may not know the story of Hav A Sole, this act [...]

One Hundred Smiles

2019-04-28T11:34:05-07:00April 29th, 2019|events|

Last week, Hav A Sole took a special trip up to the Bay to hand out shoes to the local children of Marin City. While most people may be familiar with Marin County, Marin City is a small unincorporated community just five miles north of San Francisco, that experiences significant economic hardship. Despite Marin City [...]

A Magical Day…

2019-04-09T15:22:38-07:00April 15th, 2019|events|

It was as if all the stars aligned last week when Hav A Sole and Joey Brezinski, a local street skateboarder, collaborated on an event. Joey’s idea was fairly simple. He wanted to donate new shoes from his own shoe company, but he wanted Hav A Sole to facilitate it while our friends at Uninterrupted [...]

Give Fresh Air

2019-04-08T06:31:45-07:00April 8th, 2019|events|

In order to bring people together and ignite social change, you have to take action. Hav A Sole was built upon this principle, and with the motto “Just Do It’, it’s safe to say Nike understands this concept too. March 26th is celebrated amongst sneakerheads as Nike Air Max Day, paying homage to the day the [...]

A Special Thanks :-)

2019-04-01T09:29:00-07:00April 1st, 2019|Stories|

At first glance one might think Hav A Sole is all about shoes and yet, there is actually more meaning to our shoes than initially meets the eye. While the shoes we give serve a practical purpose, they also provide an intimate way to connect with one another, which is ultimately what Hav A Sole [...]

Andrew’s Story

2019-01-27T09:16:14-07:00August 14th, 2016|Stories|

Cruising down Redondo Blvd at Pico Blvd, I felt the hot wind in my face.  My windows were down and it was another blistering day in LA. It was around 4:30pm when I noticed a guy pushing a shopping cart.  His cart was the size of a Smart Car overloaded with 12 bags of cans. [...]

David’s Story

2019-01-27T09:19:51-07:00July 11th, 2016|Stories|

I was driving with my mom on a Sunday, when I noticed someone laying down inside the alcove of a Chase bank. My foot instinctively hit the brakes, did an illegal U-turn and pulled into the bank parking lot. As I grabbed my camera, my mom and I went over to investigate. At first, all [...]