Montpelier Hosts Rotten Sneaker Contest

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Eight young people from age 9 to 13 are competing to see who’s got the worst old sneakers in a contest in Montpelier.

The 36th National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Pavilion Building.

The competitors, who’ve "won" contests with their stinky shoes already, hail from Utah, New Mexico, Alaska, North Dakota, Illinois, Michigan, Connecticut and Vermont. Their sneakers will be judged on the conditions of the sole, tongue, heel, toe, laces, eyelets and odor.

The winner gets $2,500.


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