Thursday, April 7, 2011

One Day Without Shoes

As a downtown girl-about-town, rocking combat boots to platform pumps, it’s easy to forget that millions of children all over the world are forced to go barefoot every day.  Tuesday marked “One Day Without Shoes”, an annual challenge hosted by TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie, to remind us of those children in need.   Last year, some 250,000 people participated through more than 1,600 events worldwide.  “One Day Without Shoes” urges adults and children to go shoeless to create awareness of those who have no choice.   Gilt City invited members to “leave their Louboutins at the door”, shop, mingle, and sip cocktails at Charles Nolan, a boutique on Gansevoort Street, to honor this day.  This awareness party was packed with fashionistas and editors alike.  Delicious mini sandwiches and cookies were provided by ‘wichcraft and a mini bar was set up with artisanal cocktails and beer to enjoy while shopping for shoes and accessories galore.  Deciding between glittery gold or the perfect summer cream was difficult, but I went with the more practical purchase.   Upon paying for my new pair of shoes, Gilt City gift cards were given to customers.  Deciding on which amazing Gilt City lifestyle event to redeem this at will prove to be difficult.
TOMS Shoes is known to give a pair of new shoes to a child in need with every pair of shoes purchased no matter what time of the year.   Visit TOMS online to purchase a pair of their comfortable flats or wedges to add to your spring wardrobe, while making a difference in a child’s life.

Will you order shoes for this worthy cause? xo

1 comment:

  1. What a nice thing for a shoe company to do for children in need!


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