One of the great things about being an author is that I don't have to wear shoes when I'm writing. If I have to leave the writing cave, well, I'll throw a couple plastic bread bags on my feet. (Okay, I lie. I LOVE shoes. A lot. It might border on unhealthy. But I rarely wear them.) But that doesn't mean that I can't support those that need appropriate footwear. That's why, for the second year in a row, I'm participating in Tom's One Day Without Shoes.
That's right. Barefoot, baby. I sometimes run barefoot, ouch, ouch, ouch—you can hear me coming a mile away, but there's something liberating and deeply connecting when touching the earth with my bare soles. I actually love to drive barefoot, so unless it gets really chilly today, I'm good to go for this one day...without shoes.
However, there are millions of people across the world, who don't have the luxury of opting whether or not to wear footwear. If they do, oftentimes the shoes fit poorly or are well-beyond anything I'd call suitable. This can lead to podiatry problems, increases risk for infections, and um, hot pavement + barefeet = no bueno.
Want to get involved? Check out Tom's One Day Without Shoes here.
Feel like shopping? I promise, you won't be disappointed.
I was not paid or compensated in any way to promote Tom's. I stand behind what they do and wanted to give a shout-out.