TOMS Saves The World In One Day Without Shoes

by Cary Randolph Fuller · April 9, 2010

TOMS Shoes is an organization (and style standard) on a mission to protect the feet of the world's poorest children, and yesterday a quarter million footwear fans around the world showed their dedication by eschewing their shoes.-

According to the official TOMS website, more than a quarter million people participated in 1,600 demonstrations around the globe, all with the goal of putting a pair of shoes on every child's feet. Actress Kristen Bell joined the movement, as did former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager, who interviewed TOMS founder and "Chief Shoe Giver" Blake Mycoskie for the TODAY Show. Mycoskie launched TOMS Shoes in 2006 after a visit to Argentina with one simple mission: for every pair purchased in store or online, the organization would give one pair to a child in need. Since then TOMS has put shoes on the feet of more than 600,000 children.

Get the full impact of One Day Without Shoes in the video below, courtesy of TOMS.

[Photo and video via TOMS Shoes.]

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