Some people have two different-colored eyes. The condition is called heterochromia iridum and occurs in less than one percent of the world's population. Different-colored shoes is another story.

Friday May 3rd is National Different-Colored Shoes Day. Dr. Arlene Kaiser, a California educator created the day to recognize and celebrate human diversity. On her website, she claims “the simple act of wearing two different colored shoes proclaims your individuality. By taking this ‘positive risk,’ you can demonstrate your willingness to be different, and show your appreciation for the unique people in your life."

Even though I selected red and blue, the picture of my shoes in this post is not meant to be a political statement. But, I suppose my pair COULD fit Congressman Anthony Brindisi, a Democrat who is famous for his desire to "reach across the aisle" and embrace different viewpoints.

Other prominent Central New Yorkers might choose different color combos.

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim would have to go with Orange and Blue, and Utica College hockey coach Gary Heenan would represent the Pioneers with the same scheme.

What two colors will YOU wear?

Maybe we can all just get along with each other on this one unusual day. To learn more about National Different-Colored Shoes Day:

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