a feature film inspired by real events
The Real Story
The Shoeless Wonders story took place in the 1920's at the Presbyterian Orphanage in Lynchburg, Virginia. The small-town team made news nationwide because of their undeniable talent and unique circumstances.
In the early 1900's Lynchburg, Virginia was one of the largest shoe manufactures and distributors in the world. Ironically, it was also home to the Shoeless Wonders, a team of orphans who became a national legend playing football without shoes for a winning streak of 8 years.
Universal showcased the team in a black and white newsreel that played before films nationwide
The Shoeless Wonders were featured in the syndicated cartoon feature "Strange As It Seems"
Recognized by Dr. Scholl for the team's choice to play barefoot (healthy foot development)
The team was featured in the New York Times next to pictures of the Army-Navy game.