Vince Canning Shoes Hosts Delray’s High Heel “Stiletto” Race

Yes, you read that right!  It’s a High Heel Race and it’s taking place during Delray Fashion Week on Friday, January 26th from 5:30-7:30 at Old School Square. This is just prior to the Friday night Free Concert Series.

Vince Canning Shoes – (the fabulous shoe store that has been delighting Atlantic Avenue shoppers fir 60 years this year!) – is host to this annual race to benefit The Achievement Center for Children and Families. The Stiletto Race was created by Vince Canning’s niece LaRonda Denkler to honor Canning’s legacy of giving back – and to celebrate the store’s 60th year on Atlantic Avenue.

This fun lively event/fundraiser benefits at risk children within the Delray Beach Community.  Whether a lone racer or a team of 4 for the relay races, participants are encouraged to get creative with themes. Favorite characters, costumes… if you can think it, create it then bring it!

The categories include:

  • 75 meter dash for women
  • 75 meter dash for men
  • 4 member team relays
  • Runaway Bride
  • Silver Sneaker
  • Sexy Strut

Racers are awarded not only for performance in races but also for most creative shoe. Speaking of awards, the trophies alone are worth the $25 registration fee!

This year promises to be the best event yet with a major venue change to Old School Square where the Friday Free Concert will follow the race.

Pre-Registration is going on now OR come register the evening of Friday, January 19th when Vince Canning will host a pre-registration shoe shopping bonanza in their store. Mark and LaRonda also have a selection of larger sizes for men to borrow for for the race. If you can’t make the in store pre-registration, or online, be sure to register onsite the evening of the 26th beginning at 5:30.

Who’s ready for a crazy fun fundraiser?  If you are not racing, please come cheer the participants on and show your support for a beloved Delray Beach retail icon for 60 years, Vince Canning Shoes as they give back to the kids!For more details, visit: