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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Go Barefoot Day: Kick off your shoes for a ‘sole’ in need

Whether you stand on your feet all day long, wear those super-stylish but super uncomfortable pricey designer shoes or are sick and tired of tired, aching feet, kick off those shoes and let those tootsies loose! June 1 is National Go Barefoot Day. With the unofficial start of summer and warmer weather “underfoot,” now’s the perfect time to “kick” off this holiday and go bare – foot, that is.

While many of us may relish the thought of going barefoot all day long, National Go Barefoot Day is actually an annual event with a “sole-ful” cause. National Go Barefoot Day was launched by the folks at Soles4Souls in an effort to encourage donations of new and like-new shoes to those less fortunate and victims of natural disasters.

How to Celebrate National Go Barefoot Day

  • Change your Facebook profile picture to shoes or bare feet.

  • Clean out the closet and donate those gently used pair of shoes to a charitable organization in your neck-of-the-woods or the Soles4Souls organization.

  • Host a shoe drive in your classroom, school, office or neighborhood.

  • Treat yourself to a nice pedicure and put your best foot forward!

  • Go for a nice long walk on the beach.

  • Walk on the grass.

  • On a less serious note, ask your significant other for a nice, long foot massage.

  • If you have a friend or a loved one who is having a difficult time, stop and reflect what they are going though and take a moment and “walk in their shoes.”

June 1 is also Heimlich Maneuver Day!


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