VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2011) - Sterling Shoes Inc. (TSX:SSI) announces that today it and Sterling Shoes GP Inc. (general partner of Sterling Shoes Limited Partnership) (collectively, the "Company") obtained an order (the "Order") from the Supreme Court of British Columbia under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) (the "CCAA") extending the stay of proceedings granted pursuant to the previously announced Initial Order obtained by the Company on October 21, 2011.

The Order extends the stay period until December 30, 2011, to be further extended as required and approved by the Court. During this period, all proceedings on the part of the Company's creditors continue to be stayed.

Alvarez & Marsal Canada Inc. has been appointed Monitor pursuant to the Initial Order. All inquiries regarding the CCAA proceedings affecting the Company should be directed to the Monitor. A copy of the Initial Order will be made available and may be viewed on the monitor's website at or on request from the Monitor at: (+1) 604-639-0846.


Sterling Shoes is headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and is a leading independent footwear retailer offering a broad selection of private label and brand name shoes and accessories. Founded in 1987, Sterling Shoes LP operates over 150 stores across Canada.


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Contact Information:

The Monitor:
Alvarez and Marsal Canada Inc.
(+1) 604-639-0846