One Day Without Shoes *Winner announced*

TOMS Shoes

Think about your daily routine. Think about how many steps you take in a day. Around your house. Out to your car. Walking to your mailbox. Across the grocery store parking lot. Up the stairs. Across the lawn to your neighbor’s house. Down the sidewalk. Around school and through the office. Through the rain, rocks, mud, snow and stickers.

No big deal,right?

Now imagine doing that barefoot. Every day. All the time.

Walking barefoot for miles just for food and water.

Imagine being denied an education simply because you have no shoes on your feet.

Now imagine a man who started a shoe company specifically to give away shoes. His name is Blake and he started TOMS. For every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, TOMS provides one pair of shoes to a child in need. One for one.

Brilliant, right?

Now, what if each of us took one day of our lives to go barefoot in order to spread the message?

And what if a really great company like Threadless had a shirt design challenge for A Day Without Shoes? Wouldn’t that help raise awareness? Talk about a conversation starter.

So, what I’m asking you guys to do is:

  • Spread the word by telling two friends about TOMS today. Then ask them to tell two friends.
  • Plan to participate in One Day Without Shoes.
  • Dig deep in your creative mind and enter the Threadless design contest.
  • Get some TOMS shoes for your family and, in turn, shoe another family.

And what am I going to do for you?

I am going to give away a $50 E-gift card to one lucky Green Wife reader.

To enter:

Leave one comment sharing a link–or links– to your favorite pair(s) of TOMS.

Leave a comment linking me to where you’ve shared this giveaway on Facebook.

Leave a comment linking me to where you’re shared this giveaway on Twitter.

Rules: No more than 3 entries per person and only one of each type of entry listed above per person. I will stop accepting entries at 12pm Central time on Friday, February 19, 2010 and will announce a randomly chosen winner shortly after.

**WINNER** Im so sorry for the delay! I’m at WordCamp Miami and I’m getting caught up in all the awesome presentations! So…on to the winner…

Congratulations, ToyousJoyous! Email me at and we’ll get you all set up with your gift card!

Thank you all for entering and I hope you all participate in One Day Without Shoes on April 8!

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  1. says

    I did share on Twitter — not sure if this would be right link you would want to see though….But you follow me anyway — so I am guessing you will see that I did post it there. LOL

    I really want some of those shoes. I am no longer able to wear backless shoes where I teach. So I have been looking for the right kind of shoe that I can wear that will look OK with capris and skirts. ALL of my current spring/summer shoes are backless. These TOMS will be a perfect addition to my shoe collection. Well — even if I don’t win — I will still buy some. Thanks for finding these for me.

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