During the first week of June, if you see your coworkers walking around barefoot, or a group of people walking down the street, all with naked feet, don’t feel like you’ve missed a new fashion trend. It’s all a part of Soles4Souls, an organization that donates new and gently worn shoes to people in need all over the world.
Jessica Simpson, who has a shoe line of her own, said about the organization, “It’s an honor to donate shoes to help Soles4Souls as they do incredible things for the less fortunate people in this world. I encourage everyone to lend support.”
June 1st will be National Barefoot Day, starting off a week of foot related festivities. On June 5th, for those in San Francisco, Stubhub and Ebay are hosting an event at the Hard Rock Cafe. People who bring in shoes to donate will get a free pair of U2 tickets for the show the next night. (Obviously, ticket supplies are limited so show up early.)
Even more celebs are getting involved by auctioning off their kicks. Style mavens like Sarah Jessica Parker, Elton John, Jessica Simpson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chelsea Handler, and Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian have all give up a pair of shoes to be auctioned off on Charitybuzz.
Since starting up in 2005, Soles4Souls has given out over 14 million shoes in 127 countries. Want to be a part of it? Find out how by visiting barefootweek.com.