The Sole Provider is a store in Springfield Mall. It is a parody of Foot Locker. (It is also a pun on Michael Bolton’s 1989 album, Soul Provider.) The bullies work here.

History

As Bart and Milhouse wandered through the mall they came across the bullies, who were working at The Sole Provider. The two friends then started harassing the bullies, taking advantage of their boss' rule " No wailing on customers". So Bart takes off his shoe and shows his smelly sock in front of Kearney.

Bart's smelly sock males Kearney really mad

After their boss quit, however, the bullies were able to get revenge on Bart and Milhouse, beating the two of them up and tying them to a web of shoelaces in the store window.

At the time the Squeaky-voiced teen was in a managerial position at the store, the bullies seemed to be somewhat afraid of him, although this was probably just because they didn't want to lose their jobs.






Appearances

Springfield Mall
1987 Calendars!!!All Creatures Great and CheapAround the World NewsBikini ShopBooksCaptain Blip's ZapateriaThe Brushes are Coming, The Brushes are ComingCardsCarmel Corn WarehouseThe China SyndromeCockamamie'sCookie ColossusCrazy E.T.'s Phone HomeThe CreamatoriumDa Buzz ClubDingo JunctionDonner's Party SuppliesThe Drunk Paralegal Karaoke SupplierDr. Zitsofsky's Dermatology ClinicDukakis Campaign H.Q.The Ear PierceryElectronicsElectronics, Etc.Eye CarambaThe Family JewelsGirdles N' SuchGoody New ShoesGum for LessHailstone'sHair ClinicThe Happy Sailor Tattoo ParlorI Can't Believe It's A Law Firm!In 'N' Out Ear PiercingInternational House of Answering MachinesI.P.O. Friday'sItchy & Scratchy'sThe Jerky HutJ.R.R. Toykin'sKidstown USALeftoriumMapple StoreMiscellaneous, Etc.Nick's Bowling ShopPhineas Q. Butterfat's 5600 Flavors Ice Cream ParlorPlunderer Pete'sThe Popcorn ShackPopular BooksPoverty BarnPrincess OpalRock Bottom RemaindersRen's MeatRon's MeatSaks Fifth GradeShoes For TotsSoxThe Sole ProviderSpringfield Hunting SuppliesSpringfield Martial Arts AcademyStuff-N-HugSweet Home AlabamaTattersThe Tam O'Shanter ConnectionTommy HillclimberToysThe Vast WaistbandWage GapWee MadameWee MonsieurWicked ExcessYogurt Nook
Food Court: Crouching Tiger Hidden EggrollCoffee ShopGreek TownMoe's ExpressPizzeria CheapoOdd OnesThe Picky Vegan
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