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Help make a difference by doing something fun

We’re calling for individuals and businesses (men, women and children) to take part in Men Stepping Up by wearing two different shoes on November 19th. 


Wearing two different shoes shows our willingness to try something different, even though it may be a little uncomfortable. Encouraging men to have open and honest conversations about their wellbeing, or to tackle ways they can use their voice to support women and equity can sometimes be a little uncomfortable too – but that’s what we hope kiwis will step up and do this International Men’s Day.


We’re strong believers that getting a little uncomfortable is the best way to make the greatest things happen!


Show us your two shoes and be in to win!

Share a photo of your two shoes on social media and you could go in the draw to win some incredible prizes.

  1. Post photos of your two shoes on Friday 19th November to Facebook or Instagram 

  2. Use #mensteppingup 

  3. You’ll be in the draw to win some great prizes, including an All Blacks jersey signed by Richie McCaw and Dan Carter!  


Diving deeper into what two different shoes represents....

There’s a lot of symbolism to be found in wearing two different shoes that go right to the heart of International Men’s Day. The two shoes are a representation of the two sides of us all, masculine and feminine, the light and the dark, the worker and the father/son/husband/brother/friend. By wearing two different shoes we are embracing all of who we are. It also symbolises stepping into another person’s world. ‘You don’t know another man until you’ve walked a mile in their moccasins’. Wearing two different shoes is supposed to be slightly unusual and uncomfortable because that is what it is like when we embrace a new way of being. Spending a day in two different shoes shows our willingness to try something different even though it may be a little uncomfortable.

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