Looking for a gift that money can’t buy, or a Christmas present for the person who has everything? This could be the perfect way to bag a unique gift that has a far wider impact.
You – or someone you know – could get to walk in the shoes of a 007 (Daniel Craig), tear up the tennis court in Federer’s match-worn custom Nikes or show off your own fancy footwork in Dame Darcey Bussell’s beautiful pink Kurt Geigers.
Walk in their shoes
For its 10th celebrity shoe auction, the Small Steps Project is auctioning shoes that have been donated from kind-soled celebrities.
The money raised will help barefoot children to take their own small steps away from landfill sites, where they eke out a survival from recycling scraps.
The UK-based charity Small Steps Project started providing shoes for children 10 years ago – and today it supports thousands of children globally.
Benedict Cumberbatch, James Purefoy and Jeremy Corbyn have donated signed pairs of ethical Vivobarefoot shoes to the auction.
On the more glamorous side, Kate Moss has signed and donated a pair of Jimmy Choos and Rachel Weisz has given up a pair of Prada stilettos. You can also bid on a pair of Natalie Portman’s gorgeous Stella McCartneys.
You also have the chance to bid on shoes from Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Phil Collins, Brian May, Chris Martin and Craig David, plus heels from Annie Lennox, Grace Chatto, Natalie Portman, Dame Darcey Bussell and Dame Emma Thompson.
Many other gorgeous shoes from great celebs are up for grabs – head over to the Small Steps website for more.
The winning bidders will be sent their celebrity shoes, boxed in recycled vivobarefoot boxes, using plastic-free wrapping made from the offcuts of the charity’s new #LiveInLoveNotLandfill T-shirts. The T-shirts can be bought separately here.
The charity has minimised its UK running costs by collaborating with the non-profit ReSpace Projects, which puts empty buildings and wasted resources to use by giving them to communities and good causes.
The Small Steps Project 2019 Celebrity Shoe Auction is live online on eBay until Sunday 24 November 2019. Click here to browse and start bidding!
100% of the profits raised go to supporting children who work and live on rubbish dumps fuelled by our global throwaway culture.
Amy Hanson (pictured below) is the CEO and founder of Small Steps. An ex-showbiz journalist, Amy gave up her glossy lifestyle in 2009 after visiting a rubbish site in Cambodia. She’s worked tirelessly ever since to deliver aid and shine a light on this environmental and humanitarian disaster.
Click here to view all the celeb shoes up for auction for the Small Steps Project.