Toms Shoes is a fabulous company with minimilist shoes similar in style to traditional Argentinian kicks. I love their shoes and met the founder at a random Nordstroms 4 years ago. For every pair of shoes you buy, Toms donates a pair to a schoolchild without shoes in Argentina. The designs are straight-forward but you can always spruce them up with a bit of spray paint:
From the website:
One Day Without Shoes is the day we spread awareness about the impact a simple pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. On April 8th, we ask people to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes, barefoot, to experience a life without shoes first-hand, and inspire others at the same time.
I plan on taking a little barefoot stroll, perhaps even braking into a run. Care to join? More information on the Toms Website!