Millions around the world grow up without owning a pair of shoes and are subjected to life-threatening diseases and infections. For the third year in a row, AOL is proud to support TOMS One Day Without Shoes, a day to raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child's life by taking off our own.

On Tuesday April 16th, AOLers will join people across the globe by taking off their shoes and going barefoot to help initiate conversations on this issue. Founder and Chief Shoe-Giver of TOMS, Blake Mycoskie, truly believes that the curiosity of going barefoot leads to conversation, which leads to action, which ultimately leads to change.

We've helped spread the One Day Without Shoes message to millions – and now you can also take action by pledging to go barefoot on April 16th and you could even win a $500 TOMS gift card! Enter to win on our Facebook Page. The more bare feet there are, the bigger the footprint so join the movement.

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