National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

It might seem odd to wear two different colored shoes for the rest of the year, but it’s actually quite acceptable to do this on May 3rd. That’s because this day is National Two Different Colored Shoes Day. On this day, people are expected to wear two different colored shoes to show off their individuality. Make sure that you grab two different pairs of shoes and enjoy this holiday with all the gusto it deserves.

The History of National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

This holiday was first created by Dr. Arlene Kaiser to raise awareness about human diversity and to give people a way to appreciate those who are different from them. Wearing two different colored shoes became a way for people to express their own unique personality and style, and to do it without being judged by their peers. It’s also a day on which people can show appreciation for all of those in their life who are unique.

Unique Facts About Shoes

Since we’re going to be wearing different colored shoes on each of our feet, we might want to learn more about shoes and their role in history. That’s why we’ve decided to do some research and dig up everything we could about shoes. Hopefully, someone will find the following information quite informative and it will knock your socks off!

Barleycorns Were Used for Shoe Measurements

One thing that many people might not realize is that in England during the 14th century, barleycorns were used as the standard for measuring shoes. King Edward II announced that three barleycorns were equal to one inch. It’s still a basis for shoe sizes in many English-speaking countries.

Heels Were Initially for Men

High heels were created for men before they were used by women. They were used by riders of the cavalry, first in Persia and then in many different European countries. The heels helped riders stay secure in their stirrups while they were riding during battle. However, even after this use, men of noble status continued to wear high heels for quite some time.

Rubber-Soled Shoes Became Known as “Sneaks”

When people started using rubber soles on shoes during the 19th century, it became quite clear that they were very quiet while the person was walking in them. That’s why they would eventually become known as “sneaks.” Eventually, this term evolved to become sneakers.

The Red Ruby Slippers from Oz Were Expensive

Remember the red ruby slippers worn by Dorothy in the 1939 classic movie “The Wizard of Oz”? Well, if you do, then you probably won’t be surprised to learn that those same shoes were sold at auction in 2000 for over $660,000.

Observing National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

Take two separate pairs of shoes and wear one shoe from each. Now you’re celebrating National Two Different Colored Shoes Day. Once you’ve done that, feel free to encourage other people to also celebrate this holiday by using the hashtag #TwoDifferentColoredShoesDay on your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 3 Friday
Next year (2025)
May 3 Saturday
Last year (2023)
May 3 Wednesday
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