Clinton M. Steinberg, 32, of Bridgeport, was charged with sixth-degree larceny around noon Tuesday after trying to walk out of Bob's Store's, 889 Post Road, with new sneakers, police said.

One of the store's security officers allegedly saw Steinberg make the footwear switch in the men's department. He was not confronted until he was at the front of the store on he way out.

Steinberg was released on a promise to appear May 16 in Bridgeport Superior Court.