Category: Work Time Fun

Happy Halloween From Shoe Metro

We hope everyone has a very happy Halloween this weekend! May your Halloween festivities be filled with frights and sounds beyond your imagination. Everyone at the office had a ball with our Costume Contest, which included Lady Gaga, a cup of Starbucks coffee, and a blast from the past with the Teletubbies. Needless to say, we had a day full of laughter and shenanigans. Enjoy your haunts!

Shoe Metro Halloween Costumes

From left: Lady Gaga, Dr. Zombie, Referee, Angry Bird, Starbucks coffee, Mom + Baby

Shoe Metro Halloween Costumes

Minh and Quan as Teletubbies

Shoe Metro Halloween Costumes

Nick and Kevin as Teletubbies!

Shoe Metro Paintball Day

Some of us at Shoe Metro went out for paintballing yesterday morning at The Paintball Park on the Miramar military base. For many of us, it was our first time. And we had lots of fun. Between sliding around in the dirt, ducking behind bales of hay, and of course, spraying beloved coworkers with yellow paint, it was one of our most enjoyable outings yet. Check out a few pics below and when you’re done, go to our Facebook page for more! =)

Shoe Metro Doubles Its Warehouse Space

We never announced it but it was quite a big deal a few weeks ago when we finally finished installing the second level in our warehouse. The same time last year, we had roughly 90,000 pairs of shoes in stock. At last count, we have 150,000 pairs and I’d say we actually have closer to 180,000 pairs now. That’s double the amount in just a year, which means double the selection for our customers! We had to expand our warehouse and we finally finished construction recently. Check out a few flicks from our warehouse.

Here’s Row 12, looking up at Row 62 above.

But once we go up the stairs ……

…… we’re in Row 62, looking down on Row 12 below. =D

Work-Time Fun: KC & Sylvia’s Twin Game

Check out these pics from KC and Sylvia’s Secret Twin Game here at the Shoe Metro offices. The story goes that the two good friends had wanted to organize Twin Day across the whole office. But then they got the idea to dress as twins unannounced and see who would even notice. It took until 2pm in the afternoon before anyone noticed (I was the winner, thank you very much =D). After that, we had a mini-photo shoot in our warehouse, full of various shenanigans.

Come by the Shoe Metro Facebook page to check out more of the fun times! =)

Shoe Metro Employee Spotlight: Vince

One of the original reasons we started this blog was because we know that shopping online can be a highly impersonal experience. Even though you’re shopping with us, you never see our faces and often never hear our voices. You don’t get a sense that someone is there to help you. And that might discourage you from asking for help in the first place if you need it.

We want to let you know that yes, there are real people behind your computer screen waiting to serve you and fulfill your shopping needs. Our new Employee Spotlight series not only highlights some of our most hard-working employees. It also gives you a glimpse into who we are.

Vince, Shoe Metro's sneaker fiend

Vince, Shoe Metro's sneaker fiend. Photo by Chris.

We’ll kick it off today with Vince. Vince has been working with us for the past two years in our Listing Department. In his short time, he’s worked his way up to become the top Lister and the department’s Training Supervisor. However, when he’s not at Shoe Metro, Vince is an avid sneaker collector. We asked Vince some questions about his sneaker obsession:

So how many shoes do you have in your collection?
I stopped counting a few years ago. But I’d guess about 150 pairs now.

When did you start collecting sneakers?
I’ve always been into shoes since middle school but I never had the money to afford them. So I didn’t seriously get into collecting until high school when I got my first job—a “Sandwich Artist” at Togo’s. And that was actually one of the main reasons I got a job in the first place.

That’s awesome. But why sneakers? Why not rocks or stamps or something?
It’s just like any other hobby, but shoes have a sense of style. Some people get tattoos, some people get piercings, weird haircuts, and whatnot. Shoes are just my way of doing it. They don’t just sit in my room like a shrine. I wear them too. I sometimes buy two pairs of shoes: one to keep [in my collection], one to wear. I never buy anything that doesn’t look good, that I wouldn’t wear myself. Continue Reading…

Happy Holidays from Shoe Metro!

No weird shoes today. Instead, just some tidings of great joy to everyone out there from your friends at Shoe Metro. The pic above comes from our company’s first-ever Holiday Cruise aboard the Hornblower cruise ship. It was a night of fine dining, finer spirits, and sorta-embarassing but super-awesome forays onto the dance floor, much to the delight of the other passengers who watched on in disbelief and merriment. Quite a step up from last year’s exotic excursion into the local Souplantation.

Come check out more pics after the jump and also at our Facebook page, courtesy of our resident photographer-extraordinaire, Jenny.

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