Santana Bows Women's Shoe Line

Guitarist Carlos Santana has stepped into a new role as a shoe salesman. The ''Carlos'' collection of women's shoes went on sale this week at 21 Macy's department stores in California, Arizona, Texas,

Guitarist Carlos Santana has stepped into a new role as a shoe salesman. The ''Carlos'' collection of women's shoes went on sale this week at 21 Macy's department stores in California, Arizona, Texas, and Nevada, and at Burdines stores in Miami. They come in 13 styles, ranging from $59 to $70 a pair, including funky, jeweled sandals, suede boots, and metallic strappy spikes.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the San Rafael-based Milagro Foundation, started by Carlos and Deborah Santana in 1998 to support children's education.

''Anything and everything we can do to help people, we do. We give back to many communities, many organizations,'' Santana said. ''We really believe it's important to dismantle the shootings in schools, the shootings in post offices. So when we sell clothes or shoes, we take those funds to educate people at schools, hospitals. ... We just give back.''

Santana, 53, was honored earlier this week by the nonprofit Rock The Vote for his work on behalf of the Milagro Foundation.

The St. Louis-based Brown Shoe Co. Inc., best known for its Naturalizer and Buster Brown brands, designed and manufactured the Carlos shoes.

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