National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

Next Saturday, 3 May 2025

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day is celebrated on May 3 every year so you know what this means. Embrace your inner quirkiness and uniqueness and DO NOT wear the same pair of shoes.

In the broader scope of life, National Two Different Colored Shoes Day aims to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of humanity. It is a day to let go of the norms and do something different, something as simple as wearing two different shoes. 

A person wearing different shoes

Who Started This Fun Day

The brain behind National Two Different Colored Shoes Day is Dr. Arlene Kaiser, a junior High School teacher in the early 1980s.

"This was the result of a challenge from students to “walk my talk”. If I expected them to “take a risk,” in their learning then they wanted to see me “take a risk” in my living."

This small light-hearted yet symbolic measure started by Dr. Arlene soon spread to other parts throughout the United States. Many educational institutions, and workplaces have started observing this fun day to unify everyone under the common banner of differences and individuality. 

Celebrate National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

Just wear two different colored shoes, that's it! Remember the day is all about you and your individuality, quirkiness, and specialty so go all out. Let your shoes speak on your behalf. 

Encourage others to participate in this fun and meaningful day by sharing your shoe choice on social media with the hashtag #TwoDifferentColoredShoesDay. You can also start a challenge by asking others to participate in this trend and showcase their fashion and creativity skills.

For this day, you can wear different shoes you own or one of your friends. Challenge yourself to walk in someone else's shoes for the day, both literally and metaphorically.

Many Hollywood celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Celine Dion, Nicole Kidman, Katy Perry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jaden Smith, and Helena Boham Carter have also worn mismatched shoes in many prestigious events such as the Red Carpet so what's stopping you?

Did You Know That There Are Other Fun 'Shoe Days' As Well

  • US Snow Shoe Day- 28 February
  • National Shoe the World Day- 15 March
  • One Day Without Shoes Day- 10 May
  • Wear Brown Shoes Day- 4 December
  • Put on Your Own Shoes Day- 6 December

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day - Next years

Sunday, 03 May 2026

Monday, 03 May 2027

Wednesday, 03 May 2028

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