"Shoes & Brews is our running group which was spontaneously created by a group of friends living in the same neighborhood in Baltimore City, Hampden (although it's a friendly group and non-Hampdenites continue to join and others have stayed with it despite moving neighborhoods). Although we do have some talented runners in the group, the focus is less on the competition and more on the fun, thus the brews in "shoes and brews". Some days we gather at a bar after running, some days it's just running and some days just a bar. Because it's local and we love Baltimore, a good number of us run the Baltimore Half or Full Marathon every year. So every year, we create a new shirt to celebrate the occasion!
This year's shirts were designed by the very talented Keith Kellner, a constant supporter, brews-participating member, and spouse of one of the regular runners. As you might guess, the sketch for the shirt all began on a napkin at a restaurant celebrating a shoes n brewer's birthday. (note: click on Keith's blog on the website to see his process).
We wouldn't think of any other company than CustomInk to help us make the shirts a reality. We've worked with them the last 2 years and the service has always been incredible - especially since we had about a million questions. Everyone was warm, friendly, extremely helpful and incredibly accommodating. We will DEFINITELY be working with CustomInk in the future."
- Shoes & Brews Baltimore Half (Oct 18, 2013)