Kum & Go sneakers given to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
When Eduardo Ceballos got his pair of "Ampersand1s" — Kum & Go's sold-out sneaker — the 15-year-old questioned what the heck a gas station company was doing putting out its own shoes.
- Yes, but: Once he slipped them on, he said — they were "hella comfy" and that high tops were his favorite style.
Driving the news: Kum & Go gave away 50 pairs of "Ampersand1s" to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa on Monday by East High School.
- CEO Tanner Krause stopped by and played basketball with the students — though he admits — he's more of a soccer guy.
- "I gotta' work on my jump shot," Krause joked.
Between the lines: The clubs have been busier than ever as students look for places to hang out after school.
- Krause, who sits on the board of directors for the organization, said he wanted to donate the shoes to help Des Moines kids and "bring joy."
The bottom line: If you're looking to cop your own pair, you're out of luck.
- The line quickly sold out when it launched, but check social media for giveaways.
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