Help Stikii get on the Shelf!!

Fans, followers, friends – we need your help. If you recall, Stikii, Toledo’s very own children’s shoe brand, has entered and qualified to be in Walmart’s “Get on the Shelf” contest. This is the “American Idol” so to speak of retail product competitions. The contest winner will be offered distribution opportunities to all Walmart stored world-wide. That means Stikii shoes would be available at and Walmart store and within reach of nearly ALL of our valued customers – that is if Stikii wins! The following information just about sums up the contest, in a nutshell:

First Round:

  1. Voting begins March 7, 2012 and ends April 2, 2012
  2. The TOP 10 companies will move on to the Second Round


Second Round

  1. Voting begins April 11 2012 and continues to April 24, 2012
  2. After the polls have closed, votes will be tallied and the WINNER will be announced


How to Vote (this is where you come in!):

  1. Go to
  2. During the weeks prior to voting, will be available for supporters to visit the site, “like” the page, leave and email and even view a Countdown to Voting. We invite all of our fans and friends to visit this site and share with others.


Now, not only would winning this contest be great for Stikii, but it would also be monumental to the state of Ohio. In order to help fill the order of Stikii shoes for Walmart stores, numerous jobs ranging from local warehouse operations to international marketing will open up right here in the Toledo Region. Talk about a boost in the local economy, not to mention morale! Wouldn’t that be amazing?

For those of you with your doubts, we understand your concerns. We are a small town, not very well-known on the map. What makes us think Stikii can win? Well, for such a small town, we have such an outstanding sense of community and hope, and with this, combined with ambition and NEED, we think anything is impossible. In fact, we’ve done it before! In 2010 local songstress Crystal Bowersox went up against the best-of-the-best vocal talents in the nation, and she nearly won thanks to all the voters and support she received from Ohioans. Bowersox has helped Toledo make a name for itself and with this competition; we just need to take that passion for excellence one step further. Let’s win and let’s BRING JOBS TO OHIO!

Easier said than done, right? Well don’t you worry; Stikii has a mega-plan! In order to help rack up the votes, our goal is to win over our fellow Ohio citizens, from government officials, to local news reporters, to stay-at-home-moms….every single person we can influence counts.

Our plan consists of creating what we call an “Honorary Committee”. This committee is being created and compiled or the most influential people in the state of Ohio who can help us to reach the millions of voters Stikii and Ohio will need to win. This campaign is strategically titled “When Stikii wins,”.

Honorary committee members have pledged to us both their vote and their support. All committee members will be recognized for their efforts and thanked on our website All Honorary Committee members will be announced to the public today, March 2, 2012 and updated on a weekly basis.

The following is just a short list of our current members. We expect this to keep growing throughout the entire duration of the contest.

Toledo Mayor Mike Bell

Todd Sedlar (former Ford Model)

Bonnie Hunter (The Blade)

Pretty Boy Bam Bam

Kelly Heidbreder (NBC)

Gay Steve (100.7 the Vibe, AndrewZintheMorning)

Andrew Z (100.7 the Vibe, AndrewZintheMorning)

Joe Chew (Owner of Stikii and Computer Discount)

Tony Toledo 

Gina Turner (WrestlingAddictedMommyBlog)

 Hal “Yes” Yaffe

 For more information on becoming an Honorary Committee member, please contact:

Tony Martinez –

With a powerful list such as this, it is hard to imagine not going straight to the top. Help us bring jobs to Ohio by voting for Stikii shoes starting Wednesday, March 7. For more information please visit our Facebook Page at or check out the site!! This is going to be an exciting journey and we hope you will continuously check our blog for the most up to date news!


Remember: A Vote for Stikii is a Vote for Ohio!