No shoes for new shoes

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  • Slip off your stilettos and unbuckle your brogues on Tuesday 5th April as TOMS Shoes ask the world to go without shoes so that kids don’t have to

    Millions of children around the world grow up without shoes, at risk of infection and disease. So, for the fourth year running, TOMS asks you to kick off your heels on Tuesday to raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life.

    Last year, the annual campaign saw over 1,600 events take place around the world, attracting more than 250,000 people. This year is set to be no different, with shoe-less walks down Carnaby Street to a party without shoes at Jaguar Shoes in Shorditch.

    TOMS Shoes was founded on the premise that, with every pair of shoes someone purchases, a pair of new shoes will be given to a child in need. One Day Without Shoes effectively calls attention to the desperate need for shoes around the world.

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    ‘The problem is large but the solution is simple,’ says TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie. ‘Wearing shoes and basic hygiene can prevent both infection and disease due to unsafe roads and contaminated soil.

    ‘By imagining a life without shoes, we can all contribute to the awareness of these conditions, which is why we ask everyone to join TOMS and participate in One Day Without Shoes.’

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    Don’t worry if you can’t make it down to an event itself. Participants can also stay connected through the new One Day Without Shoes mobile app, which is available to download on iPhone or Android, enabling users to share pictures of their barefoot adventures.

    To get the latest updates, create and join events in your area, as well as see what others around the world are doing on 5th April, visit and make a difference.

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