On Sunday, less than 24 hours after Hurricane Irene roared through the region, the day was calm, the sky blue, and the sidewalk outside Two Rivers Treads in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, was filled with excited kids and their parents. They were there for the VivoBarefoot Kids Shoe Giveaway. Earlier in the week, I had sent out an email to local residents who are on our store’s mailing list:

Community Runners and Walkers,

VivoBarefoot kids shoe giveaway this Sunday 4-6pm at Two Rivers Treads.  We have 150 pair of barefoot style kids shoes that many parents and kids have grown to love over the past year.  VivoBarefoot and Two Rivers Treads are both donating shoes to make this happen.

Kids will make a pledge to run 26 miles over the course of the fall in small chunks….we’ll have a fun sheet  for them.  Shoes fit children approx ages 4-8.  (sizes 27-34 Euro).We’ll try our best to fit your  kids.