i am going to participate in toms one day without shoes which is an event to raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life by taking off our own. one of my best friends got me a pair of toms shoes two years ago (seen above) for my birthday. i had never heard of them so when she told me the story behind them, i was even more touched by the thoughtful gift. if you haven’t heard of toms shoes, for each pair that you purchase, another pair is sent to a child in need. they are SO comfy and they have even come out with wedges! please check them out and see what one for one is all about.

p.s. i took these pics yesterday so i could have this post ready for the day of the event. i will be wearing my toms shoes to lunch (for safety issues) but will be spending the rest of the day without shoes!

10 Comments ( Reply )

  1. kelsey
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 7:02 am

    Yea! I love this. And TOMS!

  2. Laura
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    Yes this event is such a great way to raise awareness! I participated last year at college and even just walking around for a couple hours on campus without shoes was painful and sad and it really got me thinking about those who do it EVERY DAY and not just to make a statement. TOMS is a great organization and I am hoping to get a pair of the wedges this spring. Congrats on participating.

  3. Molliee
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    What a great idea! Toms shoes is such a great company and I need to get a pair of their shoes asap…

  4. Fashion Momma
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    What a wonderful cause and great post! I love your Toms- SO natural and outdoorsy looking.

    I wish I had a profession where I wouldn’t be sent home if I didn’t wear shoes for a day.
    Hmm…. maybe I shouldn’t wear shoes tomorrow.

  5. jennz
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

    Love the pics! You need to post those to Toms website!

  6. Louise
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    I love Toms! What a fantastic cause.

  7. Lynzy
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    I just adore my glitter TOMS. I wish I could have participated in this today but unfortunately I worked 13 hours today and didnt have the opportunity!

    xo Lynzy
    http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

  8. Addie
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 12:50 am

    Awww so lovely, have long heard of Toms shoes, and I admire the thought behind the organisation. πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

  9. Crystal-Lee Howley
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    I participated too! I just received my first pair of TOMS this week for my birthday from my husband. It’s become a widespread tradition around our church communiy to take part in One Day Without Shoes, and I was so happy to do it his year!

  10. Alisa Shteyn
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    Love this! Oh and love the coral nail polish πŸ™‚