So I may be a little late to hop on this bandwagon, but holy majoley…TOMS shoes.
If you’re like me and not fully acquainted with the TOMS brand, here’s some background from their website:
The TOMS Story
TOMS was founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie, inspired by a trip to Argentina where he saw extreme poverty and health conditions, as well as children walking without shoes. That’s when he recognized the traditional Argentine alpargata shoe as a simple, yet revolutionary solution. He quickly set out to reinvent the alpargata for the U.S. market with a simple goal: to show how together, we can create a better tomorrow by taking compassionate action today.
To realize this mission, Blake made a commitment to match every pair of TOMS purchased with a new pair given to a child in need. One for One. “I was so overwhelmed by the spirit of the South American people, especially those who had so little,” Mycoskie said. “And I was instantly struck with the desire — the responsibility — to do more.”
I was a little apprehensive about buying a pair full price even though I know that buying a pair directly from TOMS supports a good cause. So when I saw a pair at Uptown Cheapskate (they looked as if they hadn’t been worn – I don’t do used shoes. Gross.), I snagged them.
And I’ll be darned if I haven’t worn them almost every day since. I absolutely love them. They are much more flattering on my feet than I thought and are incredibly comfortable. Honestly, I’m contemplating getting a glitter pair for the reception.
If you’re on the fence like I was, I recommend sucking it up and getting a pair. TOMS come in a variety of styles, including a new line of ballet flats. These shoes are so comfortable, support a good cause, and can be worn with pants, capris, shorts, and even some skirts and dresses!
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