Take Off Your Shoes for a Cause Today!
Give your toes some air! For one day, TOMS shoes wants you to go barefoot in support of its 4th annual One Day Without Shoes event to raise awareness for children who don't have access to footwear. "The problem is large but the solution is simple," said TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie. "Wearing shoes and basic hygiene can prevent both infection and disease due to unsafe roads and contaminated soil. By imagining a life without shoes, we can all contribute to the awareness of these conditions." Those who want to participate can find information on barefoot events and walks, like the one today in New York with model Anne V. (shown), at One Day Without Shoes.com. Nail polish brand Essie also created a limited-edition light blue color in honor of the event named One Day Without Blues (inset). And if you can't go shoeless today, check out the footwear on TOMS’ website—for every pair of shoes purchased, a pair is donated to a child in need.