Foot Traffic Beats a Path from KC to Japan
Charles Barnard | Kansas City, MO | Microenterprise
So this is where our "31 flavors of KC" gets a little awkward, admittedly. No one wants to think about "tasting" socks. But with two (count ‘em, two) “sock” days—No Sock Day and Lost Sock Memorial Day—May seems to be all about the socks. So we invited Foot Traffic, founded way back in 1986, to share to their story—and their socks—with us. Learn more about this KC businesses—and then take advantage of our Deal of the May to try them out for yourselves.
What do you do?
At FOOT TRAFFIC, we design, manufacture and distribute quality fashion legwear and men’s and women’s novelty socks to boutiques internationally and across the country.
What’s your big news in the past year?
We are celebrating our 30thyear in the sock business and continue to grow annually. This year we have added Japan to our international market.
Who helped you along the way?
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, EDCs and the Kauffman Foundation
And now the KCSourceLink “Shop” Quiz
The noun that describes who you are: SOCKS
The verb that describes what (or why?) you do: CREATE
Your entrance music: FOOTLOOSE
Your power motto: “We take fun seriously.”
Your KC happy place: Crossroads Art District
Kansas City’s best move: Increasing entertainment, restaurants and housing in the downtown area
Kansas City’s best kept secret: FOOT TRAFFIC
Your triumph: Our American flag socks have been worn by astronauts in NASA flight missions in the early 2000’s
Your wisdom earned the hard way: Stop when you get to “Yes”
Your comfort: Bamboo yarn socks
Your mentor: Sid Levine, founder of Hang Ten and the MAGIC Trade Show
Where you find your tribe: First Fridays, and anywhere in the Crossroads Arts District
Your next move: the world
Last word: “WOW! That was good!”