This guest post was written by Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS shoes.
I started a company called TOMS which gives a pair of new shoes to child in need, for every pair sold. One for One. And shortly after we started I realized it was hard for my friends and people who were our customers to really understand how hard it is to go without shoes.
When was the last time you walked to work barefoot? Or went to the store barefoot?So I came up with this idea, "One Day Without Shoes." For the third year, all my friends and I are choosing NOT to wear shoes on April 8th.
"One Day Without Shoes" is our movement to get people worldwide to kick off their shoes, go a mile barefoot, an hour barefoot, or the entire day barefoot and really understand the impact a pair of shoes can have on one's life.
So... your feet will probably get dirty, they might hurt, and you'll definitely get funny looks...but I'm asking you to join us April 8th. Pledge to go barefoot on April 8 at OneDayWithoutShoes.com—host an event or join an existing one (and when you do so you could win slot a TOMS Shoe Drop)!