I thought a lot about my friend Daniel Mwaza today. Daniel is 6’4″ and has size 14 feet and for the 16 years I’ve known him, he’s walked around and worked barefooted.

He’s about my age and chooses not to wear shoes. Today, I chose to go barefooted to remember him, to remember the children who do not have shoes any day.

Many children in the world–places like Uganda where Mwaza lives–can’t choose to wear or not to wear shoes. They simply have no shoes. Walking around barefooted allows worms to bore into their feet, and it makes them sick.

Toms shoes is a great idea and venture to provide a pair of shoes for needy around the world with each pair of shoes you buy.