Imagine not having any shoes. Forget fashion "needs," we're talking about shoes to protect your feet and keep warm. Blake Mycoskie did. Blake's the owner of TOMS Shoes, one of the originators of the BOGO business model. What's BOGO? Buy One, Give One.Since it started operation in 2006, TOMS has given away over 400,000 pairs of shoes. TOMS has also made a commitment through the Clinton Global Initiative to give 100,000 pairs of shoes to children in Haiti.Tomorrow is TOMS' awareness raising day called One Day Without Shoes. Here's the scoop so you can plan ahead...One Day Without Shoes is the day to spread awareness about the impact a simple pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. On April 8th, we ask people to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes, barefoot, to experience a life without shoes first-hand, and inspire others at the same time.Pledge your support! RSVP and be entered to win a spot on a TOMS Shoe Drop, all expenses paid.It’s Hard Without ShoesThrough everyday encounters with domestic poverty, we are reminded to appreciate having food and shelter, but most of us all but forget about our feet. Food, shelter, AND shoes facilitate life’s fundamentals. Imagine a life without shoes; constantly aware of the ground in front of you, suffering regular cuts and scrapes, tending to infection after each walk, and enduring not only terrain, but heat and cold.The problem is large, but the solution is simple. Wearing shoes and practicing basic hygiene can prevent both infection and disease due to unsafe roads and contaminated soil. By imagining a life barefoot, we can all contribute to the awareness of these conditions.On April 8th, communities, campuses, organizations, and individuals are banding together to walk barefoot for One Day Without Shoes.Take a walk with us on April 8th, 2010.Facts:•In some developing nations, children must walk for miles to school, clean water and to seek medical help.•Cuts and sores on feet can lead to serious infection.•Often, children cannot attend school barefoot.•In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil.•Podoconiosis is 100% preventable with basic foot hygiene and wearing shoes.