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April 8 2010 will be a memorable to day to everyone who participates. TOMS shoes has arranged One Day Without shoes to show us the impact of why we need shoes!


. . Why would a shoe company sponsor an event to not wear shoes...
Why would a company GIVE away a pair of shoes for every pair they sold?
Sure, it might sound crazy at first but One Day Without Shoes expresses
everything we stand for: educating consumers about the impact a pair of
shoes can have on a child's like and empowering them with simple
actions that address the need for shoes. Learn more at http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com

. . Sorry, I work... I can't participate!
There are a ton of creative ways to participate in One Day Without Shoes.
Walk for an hour barefoot after work, plan a barefoot evening event or
breakfast with friends, participate simply by sharing the message with
friends who are able go with no shoes. The possibilities are endless,
and people are getting creative. There are plenty of events all across
the country: search by zip code at http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com

. . Will i get in trouble for not wearing shoes??
We hope not. But we've anticipated your coworkers, teachers, principals,
or community leaders having questions. We have a letter you can
download and send to them at http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com. Go check it out!


- Find events in your area or create your own event by visiting http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com


Fact #1:In some developing nations, children must walk for miles to food, clean water and to seek medical help.

Fact #2:Cuts and sores on feet can lead to serious infection.

Fact #3:Often, children cannot attend school barefoot.

Fact #4:In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from
Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking
barefoot in volcanic soil.

Fact #5: Podoconiosis is 100% preventable by wearing shoes.

Honestly, this is a very clear way to convey the message of the importance of shoes and that we need shoes. This is an innovation as well as a social innovation for it has prevented us from walking disease and maybe death. Please join :)

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Comment by Mokey on March 20, 2010 at 8:06pm
I have some TOMS shoes! So do my brother and my husband. Not only are they a great way to help kids, they are also really nice and comfortable shoes! Definitely a good buy. I'll plan on going barefoot on April 8, though I'll miss my TOMS that day. ;)
Comment by Carlo Delantar on March 20, 2010 at 8:15pm
For additional information, in some countries they use tires as slippers by cutting it and using straw rope as strap for their toes.

It is unbelievable!
Comment by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 20, 2010 at 9:20pm
I'll be sure to inform my friends. Thanks for the information!
Comment by Linda Holt on March 21, 2010 at 3:17am
I'll spread the word - and look for a pair of TOMS shoes!
Comment by Alexandru Cocieru on March 21, 2010 at 11:08pm
now this is something I really didn't have a clue about.
Thanks.. gone to get some TOMS :)
Comment by John D. Boyden on May 9, 2010 at 8:24pm
lol cute...I'll stay barefoot in the house and shoes for outside! +1 KS


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