Born and PlanetShoes Partner to Reward Deserving Faculty for Teacher Appreciation Day

GREENWICH, Conn., April 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Børn and PlanetShoes have teamed up in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day to celebrate and reward the outstanding work and lifelong dedication of teachers nationwide. Beginning, April 23, 2015, Børn and PlanetShoes task students and families nationwide to share videos testifying why teachers in their community should be honored for their exceptional work. Each member of the winning faculty will be awarded with a new pair of Børn shoes, a company with a founding mission of providing comfortable, quality shoes.

"Being a teacher can be a thankless job. On the heels of our previous partnership with Planet Shoes, we are coming together again to honor those that have inspired students and ignited excitement in the classroom. By providing quality shoes that will keep them comfortable all day long, we hope to show the deserving recipients that their devotion doesn't go unnoticed in what small way we can," said Børn's President Tom McClaskie on the meaning behind this initiative.

"PlanetShoes is honored to partner with Børn Shoes to make a donation of this scale to a deserving school faculty. The service teachers and administrators provide to our communities is invaluable and we're honored to have this opportunity to show our support." Said Phil Meynard, President

Nominate your deserving candidate in three simple steps:

Create a 60 second video testimonial sharing how your teacher has made a difference in your community

Submit your video using #BorntoTeach on Twitter, Instagram, Vine or through

Follow @PlanetShoes and @BornShoes on Twitter and encourage others to share and vote for your communities' outstanding Teachers

The contest will launch on April 23, 2015, running through Teacher Appreciation Week, and concludes on May 14, 2015. The winning faculty will be announced on May 15, 2015.

Visit Børn to Teach page for more information or to submit a nominee at

About Børn

For more than a decade, Børn has been redefining casual footwear for discerning women and men. Our combination of handcrafted styles, premium leathers and fine details have attracted an intensely loyal following. Today, our works of art are a way of life for Børn enthusiasts everywhere.

About PlanetShoes is a lifestyle retailer committed to carrying a large assortment of distinctive, hard-to-find shoes, boots, bags and accessories that blend style, comfort and value. PlanetShoes goes beyond the traditional online shoe shopping experience, helping visitors explore and discover brands that matter. Shoppers can check out the hottest fashions and trends, or browse by categories such as eco-friendly, vegan, made in the USA, made in Europe, health and wellness, travel, outdoor and wide widths. And with a wide selection of products from more than 200 brands, PlanetShoes has something for every occasion, style and season. For more information, please visit

CONTACT: Alyssa Kane H.H. Brown Shoe Company kanea@hhbrown.comSource: Born Handcrafted Footwear