Thursday, April 08, 2010


From the One Day Without Shoes website:

"In some developing nations, children must walk for miles to school, clean water and to seek medical help.
Cuts and sores on feet can lead to serious infection.
Often, children cannot attend school barefoot.
In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil.
Podoconiosis is 100% preventable with basic foot hygiene and wearing shoes."

Shoes. Just a pair of shoes. I don't even know how many pairs of shoes we have in our house. What ignorant bliss.
When you purchase a pair of Tom's shoes, they will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. One for one.
And if you can't go shoeless all day, consider trying it for an hour. Or 30 minutes when you don't really want to. On your rocky sidewalk, or your cold kitchen floor while you prepare dinner. Go for a walk around the block. Or just spend 30 seconds imagining walking miles for your water shoeless. Then go kiss your shoes.


Amy said...

I'm completely and totally stealing this and posting it on facebook. Hope you don't mind :)

Corinne said...

I did this last year and took pics of me all around town. felt like a complete ass but talked to lots of people about Ethiopia as a result. This year it got away from me. Shame. Will do it next year I think. Fun.