The Best Shoe Holidays That Will Allow Everyone To Get Footloose!
Although there are plenty of people who pay a lot of attention to shoe fashion, we feel that this item of apparel isn’t well represented during our holiday celebrations. Sure, shoes represent a fashion statement for some people, but for most of us, they’re just something that we throw on our feet before we head out into the world. That’s why we decided to give shoes a little bit of love by listing the best shoe holidays that currently exist.
However, before we begin our discussion about shoes, we probably should address the proverbial elephant in the room. Many people are likely reading this article today and wondering why we would spend valuable blog space talking about holidays dedicated to shoes. And to answer that question, we would like to give a few reasons why people might want to show their shoes some appreciation or even celebrate shoes in general.
Why Shoes Are Significant
Cultural Symbolism: Shoes are important symbols in many cultures, and the wearing of shoes can have a significant impact on people’s social interactions. For example, in some cultures, it’s a sign of respect to take off your shoe to enter a home or temple. In other cultures, touching a person with the soles of your shoes is a sign of great disrespect.
Style and Fashion: For many people, shoes are a part of their personal sense of style and fashion. Some people’s uses of shoes also are a very personal part of their creativity or even self-expression. And that’s not even mentioning the fact that shoes are celebrated around the world for their artistry and craftsmanship.
Historical Significance: Some shoes hold an important historical significance, either because it celebrates a famous shoe designer or because the shoes have become an important part of popular culture.
Shoe-Related Charities and Causes: And the last reason we feel that it’s important for people to celebrate shoe-related holidays is because some of them focus on the importance of footwear for people who don’t have access to shoes.
Now, that we got that out of the way, let’s move on and dive into the shoe-related holidays that we feel everyone will want to celebrate. If they care anything about shoes, that is.
National Shoe the World Day (March 15th)
Every March 15th is celebrated as National Shoe the World Day. This is a holiday that highlights the fact that over half a billion people worldwide lack basic access to footwear. And many of these people have to walk for miles to hunt, gather water, or go to work — all while wearing substandard shoes or even going barefoot. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. There are a number of organizations that are working to help shoe people around the world.
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day (May 3rd)
For people who value individuality, this might just be the perfect holiday for them. On this day, people are encouraged to go ahead and wear two different colored shoes. Just be sure to grab the right shoes from each pair of shoes, or you’re going to have a very uncomfortable day. How will you go about celebrating this holiday? Perhaps wearing one red and one green shoe, or one white and one black shoe. Of course, those aren’t the only two options available to you, so you should go with whatever combination of colors sets your soul aflutter.
National Croc Day (October 23rd)
Yes, we know. Crocs are somewhat of a controversial shoe. Some people swear by them, and some people wouldn’t wear them if they were the last pair of shoes on the planet. We understand, so we suggest that anyone who hates Crocs should probably skip to the next holiday. For everyone else, this is a day to wear and show off their favorite pair of Crocs. Oh, by the way, for those who might not know, Crocs are shoes that are based on Dutch clogs and were originally designed to be boating shoes. Oh, how far we’ve come.
Wear Brown Shoes Day (December 4th)
Every December 4th is Wear Brown Shoes Day. Why would anyone want to celebrate this holiday? Well, if we’re going to be honest, we don’t rightly know. We don’t find anything compelling about brown shoes, or know anything about them that makes them any different from any other type of shoe. So, its inclusion on this list is basically just because it’s a shoe holiday and we’re writing this article about shoe holidays.
Put On Your Own Shoes Day (December 6th)
Well, this is a holiday that encourages everyone to put on their shoes. After all, going barefoot can be really dangerous, especially if you’re walking outdoors. Just be sure to look inside your shoes because this day is also Saint Nicolas Day, a holiday during which Old St. Nick puts candy and/or treats in the shoes of good boys and girls. What are we going to do on this day? Well, we’re just going to put on our shoes and hit the town. That sounds like a good way to celebrate this holiday to us.
Okay, my faithful holiday blog readers. That does it for us today. We hope that our discussion of the above shoe-related holidays will encourage more people to see their shoes in a different light. For people who don’t have to worry about having shoes, we don’t usually give them much thought. However, if we ever lost our ability to lose shoes, then we might think of them differently.