One Day Without Shoes April 16, 2009


The impact a pair of shoes has on a child can be life-changing. Help TOMS raise awareness on One Day Without Shoes.

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  • On April 16th, TOMS Shoes inspired thousands of people across the world to participate in One Day Without Shoes by going barefoot. Enduring rocky pavement and unfavorable conditions without shoes was a tangible way for people to make a bold statement for the millions of children who go shoeless everyday.
  • Join us for One Day Without Shoes 2010! Check this page for updates.

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Events took place in nearly 200 cities in the US, Canada, UK, Uruguay, Indonesia, Columbia, New Zealand, France, Italy, Australia, Honduras, and Zimbabwe for One Day Without Shoes 2009.

Will your community go barefoot for One Day Without Shoes in 2010? Email if you are interested in hosting an event.

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.