January 23rd Measure Your Feet Day

I suppose there is a good reason for today, particularly if you are about to buy a pair of shoes or something. It’s always good to know just what size your feet are and if they may have grown more since you last measured them. (I seriously doubt they’ve shrunk but maybe…) So assuming you have little else to do today, get a yardstick out and see just how big your feet are, they may surprise you!

How to celebrate – Measure your feet. Measure your friends feet. Measure you pets feet.

December 6th Put On Your Own Shoes Day

So, this day makes you think that people have been either having someone else put their shoes on them or, perhaps, that people are wearing someone else’s shoes. Either way, I am not sure this is a day that requires a lot of consideration. If you are wearing someone else’s shoes, give them back! And if you have hired someone to put your shoes on you then there had better be a good reason! When so many of us can’t even see our shoes anymore because of our belly that still does not give you the excuse of being that lazy! If you can’t physically put them on, okay but otherwise… do it yourself! And if you are wearing someone else’s shoes… well that’s an entirely different matter.

How to celebrate – Put your shoes on. Label your shoes so everyone knows they are yours. Go barefoot.

August 6th National Wiggle Your Toes Day

Well nobody seems to claim having created today but why not celebrate it for all it means, lets those toes out of your shoes and wiggle them. Your toes are really important and not just because they bring your foot to a logical conclusion. They help us keep our balance, they help us dance and they give parents of babies something to play with! They are the fingers of your foot and some people become very adapt at using them. They help us feel cushy things and keep our sandals from falling off our feet. So give them a break and set them free today! Wiggle them like you just don’t care!

How to celebrate – Take your shoes and socks off. Paint your toe nails (It makes them feel good about themselves). Use your feet to wave at people today instead of your hands.

May 8th No Socks Day

With summer approaching it’s time to air out your feet and let them get a little sunshine as we ban socks for the day and set our feet free! Personally, I have never liked socks much. Oh sure, they are great in freezing weather but I live in a warm climate so that’s not a lot of concern for me. They always make my feet hot and my shoes tighter. I even go so far as on special occasions making sure my pants reach my shoes at such a level that no one can tell I am not wearing socks. All that bending over to put them on as well has never been a favorite of mine. And my toes always seem to get caught in the socks and make them uncomfortable. However, you must remember that today is copyrighted and you must get special permission from WELLCAT in order to remove your socks. I am sure they will be watching and charge you for not wearing socks today!

How to celebrate – Take your socks off! Buy a pair of sandals. Set your feet free!

December 6th Put On Your Own Shoes Day

Dec. 6th – Put On Your Own Shoes Day

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It is believed that shoes came about during the middle Paleolithic age. Probably because they had to run from all those dinosaurs chasing after them. What we would call shoes probably came about 40,000 years ago.

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Sandals came along in ancient Rome. My question is, if you aren’t putting your own shoes on, whose shoes are you putting on? And if someone else is putting them on your feet, well… that’s just wrong.

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How to celebrate – Put on your own shoes. Determine which your favorite type of shoe is. If the shoe doesn’t fit, it’s probably not yours.

August 6th Wiggle Your Toes Day

Now here’s a really useful day, Wiggle Your Toes Day. However, that said, they do need exercise too! There is nothing like having fat toes! If they get too fat, they won’t fit in your shoes!

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OF course toes nails are fun to paint, and do the “Go to the market” thing. They have a perfectly good function, they help us keep our balance! We generally treat them shamefully, not letting them even see the light of day. It’s like being in prison for you feet!

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Occasionally we stub them, even break them if we hit them hard enough and curse them when they hurt but where would we be without them!?! We couldn’t get a toehold on anything, our sandals would fall off and we couldn’t toe the line.

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Okay, well… I just about exhausted everything I can think of for Wiggle Your Toes Day. Take care of your toes so they can take care of you! And remember odor eaters work well for a day like today (But you need to use them before you set those puppies free.

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How to celebrate – Have a toetally great day! Go shoe-less where possible. Take your toes to the market.

May 3rd National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

I don’t see what’s so unusual about this day. I wear two different colored shoes a lot, not on purpose of course but none-the-less, there they are on my feet long after I can do anything about it.

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The day was created by Dr. Arlene Kaiser as a way to show, or shoe, human diversity. It allows us to show we are not all alike and often dance to a different tune. And that’s okay because life would be boring if everybody was the same.

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It allows us to show our lighter side and our darker side without ever having to say a word. It also lets us know how people really notice us. I wonder how long you could wear a non-matching pair of shoes before someone would notice?

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From what I am seeing, the idea is to have the same shoe but in two different colors. If you have to, you can use two different styles as well but it is not as effective. It might also make you walk a little funny, which could be good for drawing attention to yourself. It also might help you realize how Cinderella felt when she lost one glass slipper.

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Always stand out and be different, if not for yourself, for those around you. Making life fun for everyone is a big part of being human.

How to celebrate – Wear two different color shoes today. Look for those wearing two different colored shoes today. Find your own way of expressing your personality.

January 23rd Measure Your Feet Day

For some reason, today is Measure Your Feet Day. It is important to know the size of your feet so that you know what shoes to buy, rent when bowling, or flippers to get when swimming. Why we need a holiday to celebrate this is somewhat in question.

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Probably the most famous foot belongs to Cinderella. Her foot had to fit into that glass slipper. As the original fairy tale goes, one of her step sisters actually cut off her toes to try and force the slipper to fit. It didn’t work. I suppose, since it was a fairy tale she was later able to re-attach them.

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And apparently it is not just the length that needs to be measured but the height, width, and even which way your toes bend. It also depends on your arches, and any toes you may have that are longer than others. There is supposed to be some equation about intelligence levels as marked by the length of certain toes.

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And did you know that both feet are rarely the exact same size!?! I have no idea what that means other than you might have to buy two pairs of shoes and make one set out of them.

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So I doubt this day will rank high on your list unless you have a foot fetish. Take care of your feet though, as they are one of the most abused parts of your body.

How to celebrate – Go ahead and measure your feet just for the fun of it. Measure your feet over several days and see if they change daily. Compare your feet today against those of the booties you wore as a baby.