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Express Yourself: Chicks N Kicks

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DALLAS -- Some people express themselves through art, or music, or dance. Others express themselves through sneakers. NewsFix caught up with some die hard shoe lovers at the Kicks 101 Sneaker Showcase.

"What we have today is a sneaker show and apparel that we host every 3-4 months,” Frank Ibarra told NewsFix. Ibarra is the founder of Kicks 101. “This is our 9th show. What we do is, we try and focus on the youth of today; trying to keep them off the streets with a good hobby."

And while the sneaker scene can often be male-dominated, one woman is looking to break that gender barrier one step at a time with CNK Daily – which stands for Chicks N Kicks.

"You put me in some heels, you got an hour, put me in some sneakers and I'm in them all day,” Channing Beumer said. Beumer is the President of CNK Daily. “I've always loved sneakers. It’s always been something I’d pick up. But I think the culture in itself has become more women-friendly."

"Chicks n Kicks, CNKDaily, is all about female empowerment and promoting positive images of women, so the thought of combining that with sneakers kind of worked,” Beumer told NewsFix. "My favorite shoe right now, I would have to say, the shoes that I'm wearing right now. I really love the Air Hurrache Run Ultra. My sneaker expression is all about how I feel that day."

And anyone can appreciate a movement -- or expression -- that has a lot of sole.

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