In a stunning display of insight, Marcia Van Stottlemeyer, an owner of small boutique shops all over the world, asked her employees to wear their slippers to work on this day in 1986.
After coming home from work one day, Mrs. Stottlemeyer placed her achy and tired feet into her slippers. She wanted her feet to always feel like they did when inside her slippers. She also reflected her employees, at the end of their days, were always rubbing the backs of their feet.
Mrs. Stottlemeyer wanted one day of the year when her feet and her employee's feet could be perfectly happy. She declared, the next day at work, her employees should wear their slippers to work on May 6.
The word spread from boutique to boutique and hence today is International Wear Your Slippers to Work day!