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One Day Without Shoes

Putting Poverty Alleviation in the Hands of the Impoverished

Martin Burt | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Martin Burt

The fact remains that one out of every four Paraguayans are still living in poverty and that economic growth has not "trickled down" to the poorest members of the society.

The Seventh Annual "One Day Without Shoes" Is Upon Us

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

It always makes us stop and remember where it all began, and reminds us to continue to spread the word about the importance of shoes for children.

Man Going Barefoot For A Year For 300 Million People Who Can't Afford Shoes

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact

It’s getting pretty cold in Kentucky and his job requires him to stand on his feet most days, but Richard Hudgins is not going to wear a pair of sho...

GPS for the Sole: Shoes, Stress, and a Child's Future

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

As our minds are still grappling with the horror of the Boston bombings, and our hearts are still hurting for the victims and their loved ones, there is something we can do today to help the lives of children around the world. Today is the day that, since 2007, has been designated by the shoe company TOMS as "One Day Without Shoes." TOMS has donated 2 million pairs of shoes to children in more than 50 countries worldwide, and their tagline, "Leave Your Footprint," reflects how much we as individuals can be part of something bigger than ourselves. And that's not the only issue one can take action on today. At work, at home, and beyond, we are facing an epidemic of stress. National Stress Awareness Day is an opportunity to reflect on the things that cause you stress and the methods you can use to course-correct.

One Day Without Shoes 2013

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

One Day Without Shoes is a critical part of the One for One movement and a beautiful illustration of a powerful movement. This is a day to challenge your own perspective on consumerism, challenge your peers, and lastly, challenge us.

Why I Want to 'One Day' Every Day

Alexandra Constantinou | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Alexandra Constantinou

Some people have and will continue to call me barefoot and crazy. Springtime in the Midwest isn't the warmest weather and I cannot promise you that it will be comfortable for your toes. Despite all of this, I will continue to go barefoot every year for One Day Without Shoes. Why?

All Humans Deserve the Right to Health and Dignity

Amanda Schwartz | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Amanda Schwartz

One Day Without Shoes is the annual day to encourage the world to go without shoes to bring global awareness to children's health and education. It is about walking with dignity and it is about opportunities to improve children's health.

One Day Without Shoes: Lessons From the Parking Lot

Anne Goddard | Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact
Anne Goddard

When asked to name the one thing they needed to make their lives better, many of the children in developing nations in our hemisphere confided that what they most wanted was the capacity to walk without exposing their bare feet to the elements. Pick anything, and they chose shoes.

'I'm Going Barefoot Because'...Submit Your Photos For One Day Without Shoes

Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact

For many, going barefoot isn't a choice. That's why TOMS Shoes, a one-for-one company that delivers shoes to children in need around the world, ma...

Be an Advocate (Not a Bystander): Why One Day Without Shoes Is Important to Me

Nicole Lee | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Nicole Lee

One Day Without Shoes is an easy way for individuals to take action to bring about change for children whose basic needs are unmet. In a society where shoes are common, going one day without shoes makes a statement.

Bare Your Soles!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Black Voices

Free your toes today in support of TOMS "One Day Without Shoes!" Now in its fifth year "One Day Without Shoes" encourages people around the world t...

Rod Kurtz

You've Got... Black Mycoskie, TOMS Shoes

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Small Business

Blake Mycoskie, found and chief shoe giver at TOMS Shoes, explains why he's going barefoot for One Day Without Shoes and why you should, too. The ...

Today, TOMS Asks You to Go 'One Day Without Shoes'

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

For one day a year, the TOMS' community goes barefoot to raise awareness for the children around the world that don't have shoes. We call this event One Day Without Shoes, and TODAY is that day.

A Day Without Dignity: A Counter Campaign

Tom Murphy | Posted 06.01.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Does TOMS provide lasting assistance to the people who get the shoes? Or, have they found a way to make money off of good intentions and a poorly informed public?

Olivia Wilde Strips Her Shoes for TOMS, 1/4 Million People Join Her

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Yesterday, TOMS Shoes celebrated One Day Without Shoes, and had 250,000 people spending their day without shoes in over 1,600 events around the world to raise awareness about the movement.

One Day Without Shoes: It's Time To Participate

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

On April 8, we're asking everyone to go barefoot for One Day Without Shoes. Most people don't even realize how many children in developing countries grow up barefoot -- and it's time to remind ourselves.

How Shoes Can Do More

Sebastian Fries | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Sebastian Fries

When TOMS first began, our initial intention -- providing shoes to children without them -- was good, but we've since discovered a lot of untapped potential. We found that shoes, when used as a strategic resource, can do more.

Investing in the Children of Malawi

Melissa Kushner | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

goods for good distributes shoes as part of an innovative education program for orphans, and then we take it a step further.