Adam S. Brooks

technologist / geek . entrepreneur . marketer . presenter / speaker . developer . consultant . innovator . educator . community advocate . author .

The Charlotte Shoe Man

I’ve now been dubbed “The Charlotte Shoe Man” through my ministry to lift soles and souls in . Thanks to and for having me on the show! Let me be a blessing to you.

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If you have a specific need or know someone who does, contact me at +1(704) 968-3876. Also check-out the Instagram account for photos of prior and soon to be gifted shoes. Double Bonus – You’ll likely even catch a few of my #dadjokes there.

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$8,000 in quality men’s dress shoes

Friends and neighbors, you have likely seen my many shoe pics. This is a personal hobby and ministry. So far this year, I have gifted over $8,000 in quality men’s dress shoes. If you would like to be on the wish list for a nice pair of restored (vintage and modern) men’s dress shoes or if you know someone to bless, please contact me directly. I need only some basic contact details, size, and preferences of color or style. I will reconnect with you when I have a good match.


Follow me on Instagram for photos of restored and gifted shoes.

Let me be a blessing to you. I have a hobby where I enjoy finding high quality men’s dress shoes used on the cheap and restoring them. I then gift them to people in my community (primarily #CLT metro and #MatthewsNC) and network. While still imperfect, a little time, care, and love can be transformative for shoes… and people. It’s my way to #love on others as #Christ has loved me. (@nextlevelclt) No pressure or guarantees, just sweat equity and the manly smell of shoe polish to lift souls and soles. Contact me if you have a specific need or know someone who does.

How can you help? Here are 5 specific ways that you can be a support: 1. First and foremost, activate. I’d love to help you apply your hobbies and passions to serve others. We all have skills and gifts to share. 2. Fulfill the mission by connecting me with those who have a specific need. 3. Find great shoes. I seek quality men’s dress shoes that would be a blessing to others. 4. Shoeshine supplies are appreciated. Rejuvenating shoes requires cloths, polish, creams, oils, brushes, edging, shoe trees, laces, etc. 5. Pray for God to use this small ministry to serve and glorify Him.

The Greatest Commandments – ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

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Adam S. Brooks on WBTV Morning Break

Wow! I am stoked to be a guest on WBTV’s “Morning Break” show this Friday, June 22. We will be discussing my shoe ministry. It has been so humbling to see how God keeps opening doors to love my neighbors. The show airs at 9 a.m. so be sure to tune in or set your DVR.

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Charlotte #CLT is now the 16th largest U.S. city by population

Census numbers show that Charlotte #CLT is now the 16th largest U.S. city by population.

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How #green is your community? Review this online map of carbon impact!

How #green is your community? Interactive maps show carbon footprints based on ZIP codes.

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Integrated Bus Suggestions Document From 1956 – Montgomery, Alabama

Integrated Bus Suggestions Document From 1956 – Montgomery, Alabama

This 1956 document includes suggestions for managing bus racial integration. As we approach MLK Day in the U.S., this is worth reading. Certainly, it’s a reminder of segregation and the lasting legacy. I’m also reminded by it to serve as an example of civility in moments of sweeping change.

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Charlotte ranks last in urban population density in the United States and last in the world popu

” …Charlotte ranks last in urban population density in the United States and last in the world” #CLT

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The Global Class and Any1Can Project : A Global Technology Resource to Teaching Compassion

The Global Class and Any1Can Project : A Global Technology Resource to Teaching Compassion

ATTN friends — I need just a moment of your time.

Please take just a moment and vote for “The Global Class & Any1Can Project.” I have been working with a local non-profit organization, Mothering Across Continents, on a proposal for the “Compassion & Technology Contest” 2013.

This contest is being presented by Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) in collaboration with Facebook, HopeLab, 1440 Foundation, and the Dalai Lama Foundation with the goal of introducing a technology design or product that will help people learn, practice, and/or improve one or more of the following qualities: compassion, empathy, social connectedness and altruism.

I know that we have a winning idea and I’m confident in our ability to bring it all to fruition. We do need your support by way of online votes. Also, we need you to help us amplify this project by sharing this post to your online friends and social media contacts. It costs you nothing and only takes a minute.

Thank you!

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Does your company or org have #geek? Share your savvy with 2k+ attendees at @THEGeekFest in #CLT.

Does your company or org have #geek? Share your savvy with 2k+ attendees at @THEGeekFest in #CLT. Apply now!

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eCommerce Charlotte is brings eBay experts to Charlotte

eCommerce Charlotte

eCommerce Charlotte

#eCommerce Charlotte is bringing @eBay to Charlotte on Oct. 10. Learn expert strategies and best practices! #CLT

SAVE THE DATE! eCommerce Charlotte is partnering with eBay to bring a special Meetup experience. Come hear from eBay experts to find out the latest and greatest strategies, ideas, and best practices you need to accelerate your business! Speakers are announced once confirmed and usually at least a week before the event. Be sure to sign up right away as this event is FREE and space is limited! 

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