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Nordstrom Partners With New Balance And Shoes That Fit To Bring New Footwear To More Than 8,100 Kids This Holiday Season

"New Balance is proud to join Nordstrom and Shoes That Fit to ensure thousands of children get a holiday gift of athletic shoes this season through the Giving Tree program to help them lead more active and healthy lifestyles," said Jeff Ressa, strategic account manager, New Balance.

"In early 2012, Shoes That Fit gave out our millionth pair of shoes and that milestone would not have been possible without the Nordstrom Holiday Giving Tree," said Roni Lomeli, executive director of Shoes That Fit. "Partnering with Nordstrom and New Balance has allowed us to grow as an organization, expand our programs and reach out to more children in need across the United States. We are thankful that Nordstrom and New Balance believe, as we do, that every child deserves shoes that fit."

About Nordstrom:Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 240 stores in 31 states, including 117 full-line stores, 119 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques, one treasure&bond store and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through and through its catalogs. Additionally, the Company operates in the online private sale marketplace through its subsidiary HauteLook. Nordstrom, Inc.'s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

About Shoes That Fit: The mission of Shoes That Fit is to provide new shoes to children in need so that they can attend school in comfort, with dignity and be better prepared to learn and play.  Shoes That Fit has earned Charity Navigator's highest rating of 4 stars and is certified by the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance. For more information about Shoes That Fit and how to help children in your community, visit or call (888) 715-4333.

About New Balance: New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA, has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host.  New Balance is currently the only athletic shoe company that manufactures footwear in the U.S. with 25% of our U.S. footwear shipments produced at five New England facilities. The company also operates a manufacturing facility in Flimby, U.K.  New Balance employs more than 4000 associates around the globe, and in 2011 reported worldwide sales of $2.04 billion. To learn more about how New Balance Makes Excellent Happen, please visit


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