On May 10th, TOMS is asking people to post pictures of themselves without shoes on Instagram with the hashtag #withoutshoes in order to help give 100,000 new pairs of shoes to children in 10 different countries. This is a yearly event, and as well as getting active on Instagram, we’ve come up with a few ways that you can enhance the day, and your feet!
1. Get a pedicure
What better excuse to pamper your feet than One Day Without Shoes? Get your feet insta-worthy with some home-made foot soaking action, a foot scrub and some pretty nail polish with your friends and give your feet the loving attention they deserve. They do carry you around all day after all!
2. Take your feet to the beach
We can’t think of a better way to exfoliate your feet than to take them on a lovely walk along the beach. The sand between your toes, the company of a canine or human friend and a Frisbee… we want to be there now!
3. Walk barefoot in the grass
One of the loveliest sensations that you can experience is the feel of soft cool grass beneath your feet. This takes us back to childhood days playing with the sprinkler in the back yard, swings and no worries on the horizon.
4. Give someone a foot rub… and receive one!
Everyone loves foot rubs, so why not exchange foot rubs with someone else? It doesn’t have to be romantic, although it can be if you want! This is the sort of thing you can do with sisters, mothers and even friends… just make sure your feet smell nice beforehand!
5. Donate to a charitable cause
Since the whole point of this day is to give shoes to children in need, why not go the extra mile today and give a donation to a charity that you care about? Or you could take the time to spread the word about this particular charitable event.
This might be turning into “foot appreciation day”, but we don’t see anything wrong with that! Another way that you can enjoy this day is to try out a new dance and see what moves your feet have in store for you. You could simply find a tutorial on YouTube for Salsa dancing or Belly dancing and grab your friends for a boogie, or you could go to a dance class and meet some new people. If you’re feeling even more adventurous, you can take yourself and your new moves out on the town.
So can you think of any other fun ways to spend One Day Without Shoes Day?