We’re pretty stoked to have been contacted by two young Melbourne mates who are planning a ‘short’ walk from Melbourne to Brisbane to raise funds and awareness for the work we do (while having quite the adventure along the way). Blake Dobles and Nathan Harris-Dent, both 21, plan to set off on their intrepid journey on September 26th from Flinders Street Station with the goal being to stroll/limp/crawl/run to their final destination of Queens Street Mall in Brisbane two and a half months later. Wowsers!
The boys are working hard behind the scenes to gather sponsors and support and were absolutely blown away when VIVOBAREFOOT Australia & New Zealand offered to take care of their footwear. “It is extremely important on this occasion to make sure that the boys are not only properly fitted but that they are in the right shoe. They’re doing a great job raising awareness so we need to make sure it’s as painless as possible.” So the boys headed to Sole Mechanics where expert staff spent over an hour making sure Blake and Nathan have the perfect VIVOBAREFOOT Australia & New Zealand shoes to withstand the rigors of such a journey. Wow!