Hav A Sole Turns Five

When Rikki Mendias was struck with the idea to hand out his treasured sneaker collection to the homeless living on the streets of Los Angeles, there was no way he could have known the magnitude that loving act would have on so many lives. Inspired by his personal experience with homelessness as a child and [...]

2019-07-21T21:40:30-08:00July 22nd, 2019|Stories|

A Special Thanks :-)

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 [...]

2019-04-01T09:29:00-08:00April 1st, 2019|Stories|

Andrew’s Story

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. [...]

2019-01-27T09:16:14-08:00August 14th, 2016|Stories|

David’s Story

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 [...]

2019-01-27T09:19:51-08:00July 11th, 2016|Stories|