Baring soles for a cause

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 6, 2011

SALISBURY — Several dozen people bared their soles Tuesday as they walked down Innes Street through downtown.
They shed their shoes as part of “One Day Without Shoes,” an event that promotes awareness about what it’s like for people in other counties who don’t have the luxury of footwear.
The national event, sponsored by TOMS Shoes, provides a glimpse at what it’s like to walk barefoot over rocks, sticks and dirt, something children and adults alike have to do to get to school and find medical assistance.
Sarah Heffner, a senior at Carson High School, organized the “One Day Without Shoes” event in Salisbury for the second year in a row, inviting people to come out and make signs, banners and T-shirts to sport during the walk.
Nikki McCurry, 14, a freshman at Northwest Cabarrus High School, traveled to Salisbury for the event. She spent the entire day without shoes Tuesday.
“I think it’s supporting a good cause and I think if you’re going to do something you need to do it all the way,” she said.