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National Two Different Colored Shoes Day takes its honorable place in the ranking of the most bizarre holidays. However, the idea of holiday’s creation is quite serious.


This day was first celebrated in 2009. Its founder is educator, orator, Dr. Arlene Kaiser. She takes her uniqueness and individuality very seriously, and one way she expresses her individuality is by wearing shoes of different colors.

Arlene Kaiser urged people to demonstrate their individuality and exclusivity. She began to go out 2-3 times a week in shoes of different colors, giving everyone her own example. Her demonstrations soon found a lot of admirers. Soon National Two Different Colored Shoes Day appeared.

Interesting Facts

Here’s some interesting information about holiday and Dr. Arlene Kaiser.

  • It’s believed that a person wearing shoes of different colors is a little quirky, shows the world originality and exclusiveness.
  • Walking and diversity are the main criteria in Arlene Kaiser’s philosophy. She decided to inspire people to love diversity and uniqueness.
  • The main message of holiday: «If you appreciate your uniqueness, demonstrate it to everyone by wearing boots of different colors at least on May 3rd. At least it will add color to your everyday look».

When is National Two Different Colored Shoes Day celebrated in 2022?

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day is observed on May 3 each year.