Amongst the frenzy that is going on here on EVOKE, I ask you, my fellow EVOKEians to please join me tomorrow, Thursday, April 8th, for one day without shoes. It will be something not only to indirectly bring our community together, but it will also give you the opportunity to make a difference.
One day without shoes is hosted by TOMS shoes
. If you don't know about the company already, please read my very first blog post. It was about the founder, Blake Mycoskie. This day is one on which to raise awareness about the various problems that people around the world are facing simply because they do not have shoes.
Rahul put a great video up that is from TOMS shoes about a 100% preventable disease called podoconiosis. It can be found here: http://www.urgentevoke.com/video/preventing-podoconiosis
I urge you to join me on this day, whether it be for the entire day or only a few hours. Please take a few moments to visit TOMS website and learn a little bit more about it, and when someone asks you why you are not wearing shoes, you can give them an educated answer, and put a lot of meaning behind your actions.
If you do decide to take part, please share pictures here as evidence! I would love to see people getting involved :)
Shoes are bad for you, and shoe companies promoting the idea that we should appreciate our shoes more...... well, it sounds like a marketing stunt. Sorry to say this, but I hate to see idealism being exploited by those seeking a profit.
What I want, I think, is a sort of more hearty sock, that won't wear out easily because it has a thick sole, and that will protect me from the shattered glass and cold of urban New England sidewalks and streets (and allow me to legally enter stores and other pubic buildings with fears of bare feet). I'd use leather, but wearing someone else's dead skin is just gross, to me, so I'm looking for something else to use as a bottom for my more natural foot covering. I might try synthetic microfiber suede if I can find some somewhere.
Thank you all for joining me, as I said, I would love to see pictures or videos.
@MAK: That's adorable! :)