On THURSDAY APRIL 8th, people are encouraged to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes, barefoot, to experience a life without shoes and inspire others.
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 on volcanic soil.
Podoconiosis is 100% preventable by wearing shoes and basic foot hygiene.
Need help getting your school administration or community leaders to join the movement? TOMS has a form ready for you to send around! Please click HERE.
Can't go barefoot on April 8th? You can use the picture below on your social networking sites to spread awareness!
We will be barefoot at the felt bird & we hope you join us!