THE latest trend in the bizarre selfie craze, barefoot selfies, have skyrocketed on the internet, in an attempt to raise awareness for people who can’t afford shoes.
People across the country are taking their feet out and snapping photos with the hashtag #barefootselfie for charity Shoe Aid, to draw attention to the millions of people who go every day without the most basic of footwear.
— Lady Leaford (@nbr1dragon) August 5, 2014
Following the #nomakeupselfie earlier in the year, this is the latest in social media awareness campaigns that have used the infamous selfie to promote a charity event, this time being Shoe Aid’s annual Nottingham Barefoot Walk.
The movement was started by Lee Todd, after he saw a broadcast of the Boxing Day Tsunami and saw the victims left without homes or clothes, and since then Shoe Aid has sent more than 30,000 pairs of to Africa.
This year’s Barefoot Walk will take place at Wollaton Park on September 7 and will attempt to rake in several thousand people to break the world record for the largest walk done barefoot.
So get that camera out and put your feet up, it’s all for a good cause.
— Catso Nemec (@Catso_Nemec) August 1, 2014
— Emma Jesson (@EmmaJessonTV) July 27, 2014
— Sally Bundock (@SallyBundockBBC) July 24, 2014