Lenny's Blog

  1. Shop Lenny's 8th Annual Charity Sale and Support the Vermont Foodbank

    Shop Lenny's 8th Annual Charity Sale and Support the Vermont Foodbank

    Barre, VT – Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel and the Vermont Foodbank are encouraging holiday shoppers to get out early this year and participate in Lenny’s 8th Annual Charity Sale on Saturday, October 21, 2017. With use of a pre-purchased Lenny’s Coupon Calendar, shoppers will have access to an exclusive VIP coupon to receive savings storewide. Additionally, 100% of the calendar...
  2. Businesses Partner to Provide Over $96,000 of Socks and Support to Homeless

    Businesses Partner to Provide Over $96,000 of Socks and Support to Homeless

    WILLISTON, VT – For the seventh year in a row, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool have teamed up to donate over $13,000 worth of socks and support to local homeless shelters. The donations are the result of a joint effort between the three businesses to help provide warm, Merino wool socks and much-needed support to the...
  3. Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel Brews Up Fun During Boots ‘n Beer Event

    Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel Brews Up Fun During Boots ‘n Beer Event

    ST. ALBANS, VT – On Friday evening Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel held their first ever Boots ‘n Beer fundraising event where they raised $710 for the Samaritan House in St. Albans. During the three hour event, Lenny’s offered free Beer Tastings by 14th Star Brewing Company, a Veteran Owned Craft Brewery located in St. Albans. The beer was paired with...
  4. $4,029 Raised to Support Special Olympics Vermont and New York

    $4,029 Raised to Support Special Olympics Vermont and New York

    Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Displays Olympic Spirit WILLISTON, VT – In true Olympic spirit, Lenny’s customers went for the gold and raised $4,029 for local athletes with intellectual disabilities. Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel held their 6th annual Olympic donation event, and the store and its customers collectively raised $3,229 for Special Olympics Vermont and $800 for Special Olympics New York...
  5. Work Boots: 101

    Work Boots: 101

    Knowing how to care for your boots begins with knowing something about the materials and technologies used in its construction. The following is a basic overview of the common materials and technologies used in boot and shoe making. For more on extending the life of your boots, or if you’re already familiar with your boots’ materials and technologies, jump to our page on boot...
  6. Lenny’s Supports our Furry Friends by Donating over 270 Pounds of Pet Food to the Humane Society of Chittenden County

    Lenny’s Supports our Furry Friends by Donating over 270 Pounds of Pet Food to the Humane Society of Chittenden County

    WILLISTON, VT – Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel donated over 270 lbs of pet food to the Humane Society of Chittenden County this morning during their 6th annual donation drop off. This donation was made possible on behalf of Lenny’s generous customers through a coin-drop game which raised just over $600. That money translated into 143-pounds of dry dog and cat...
  7. $17,800 Raised to Fight Hunger in Vermont and New York

    Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel has donated over $91,000 to the Vermont Foodbank and JCEO Plattsburgh Foodshelf since 2010 BARRE, VT – On Saturday, October 22, locals shopped till they dropped – and raised more than $17,000 to fight hunger. During the 7th annual Charity Sale, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel and its customers collectively raised $17,800 for the Vermont Foodbank and...
  8. Businesses Partner to Provide Over $83,000 of Socks and Support to Homeless

    Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool team up again to help local homeless shelters WILLISTON, VT – For the sixth year in a row, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool have teamed up to donate over $13,000 worth of socks and support to local homeless shelters. The donations are the result of a joint...
  9. Boot Care

    If you aren’t familiar with the features of your boot (materials, technologies, et cetera) then you should visit our Work Boots: 101 page for a general overview. Once you’ve brushed up on your boot fundamentals, come back and determine the best treatments to extend the life of your boot. For the best results, we recommend these three stages for complete care: CLEAN, CONDITION, and PROTECT...
  10. Safety Toe Work Boots

    We use the term ‘safety toe’ nowadays because of the variety of materials used to make safety toe caps. Before the invention of the steel toe cap, an additional layer of leather was added to the toe to help reinforce the boot. This was especially common on boots worn by iron workers who needed the extra reinforcement in the iron mines...

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