I love TOMS shoes. It helps that for every pair of shoes bought, they give a pair to a child in need, but the shoes are so comfortable. I often forget I am even wearing shoes and when I come into some money, I plan on buying another pair. The shoes are well made and while they aren't waterproof (I accidentally wore mine on a day when the sky decided to open up) they can be washed and thrown in the dryer and come out looking spiffy. The main thing … more
I think the idea behind TOMS shoes is great! They are really trying to make a difference in the world one step at a time (pun intended) through fashion. It's wonderful that these shoes have really caught on as a major trend among hipsters. If I knew nothing about the concept behind these shoes though and caught sight of them, I would probably hate them. Frankly, I think they're kind of ugly. I am probably a horrible person for admitting this, but from … more
I have seen all the hype about TOMS Shoes, but have yet to get my hands on a pair (I know, save your gasps). I think they are a perfect pair for just about anything to achieve a casual, carefree vibe. Plus, they pretty much scream spring/summer, so what am I waiting for? I'm really digging the pale yellow Bridgeports. I picture wearing them with some white linen shorts and a breezy button-up for an extra preppy look. While the price is typically a … more
TOMS are quite comfortable, but they do shrink when they get wet, so be careful. That makes them hard to wash, though they get dirty very easily. I still love my TOMS, even if they are a little too tight.
I want to love these shoes and buy a pair because I think the company is doing a great thing with their mission, but unfortunately TOMS shoes will never appear on my feet. I really don't think they're attractive....at all. I saw a spiffed up pair at Nordstrom's recently. They were gold, with gold sequins. I thought about trying them on, but i just couldn't do it.
I have loved Toms, and their creator, Blake Mycoskie, since I first read about him and the shoes in my Teen Vogue Hand Book. His inspirational story and wish to help the world translated into various pairs of colorful and comfortable shoes. The shoes are based on Argentinian slip-ons called alpargatas, With only a prototype, a couple of friends to test them out, and a desire to provide soles for children in desperate need, these shoes came to life. … more
If you haven't checked out TOMS Shoes' new Light Blue Bridgeport Linen Classics or the Red Newport Cordones, then you need to hit up the TOMS' Web Site right away! Wear them when you're walking to those summer classes you are inevitably dreading or when you're dancing to the harmonies of Dave Matthews Band at Bonnaroo this summer! The Vegan Classics now have funky and colorful patterns to pair with any floral or striped summer romper! And can you believe it? TOMS Shoes has a page … more
How can one be opposed to a company who is founded on the premise: with every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. Buying shoes has become so ordinary and common for most women these days, that owning 30-40 pairs isn't uncommon. Yet, we never stop to realize that a young child in a developing country walks barefoot everyday, picking up diseases that ultimately will harm their body. TOMS has opened me eyes … more
I was born in East Amherst, NY...lived there for 13 years before moving to Vadnais Heights, MN. I spend 5 years in MN, decided it was too darn cold there and ventured onto college in Phoenix, AZ at Arizona … more
Consider the Source
Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.
TOMS Shoes is an American footwear company that is based in Santa Monica, California, which also operates a non-profit subsidiary, Friends of TOMS. The company was founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie, a business owner from Arlington, Texas. The company designs and sells lightweight shoes based on the Argentine alpargata design. For every pair purchased, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need.
TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what we're all about. The TOMS One for One business model transforms our customers into benefactors, which allows us to grow a truly sustainable business rather than depending on fundraising for sup
Founder Blake Mycoskie (whom TV viewers might recognize from The Amazing Race) attended high school at James Martin High School in Arlington, Texas. He was a member of the varsity tennis team. In college, he started a laundry service for college students. He later dropped out of Southern Methodist University and developed the concept for a shoe company while vacationing in Argentina in January 2006. Blake has said" I was sitting on a farm pondering life, and it occurred to me, 'I'm going to start a shoe company, and for every pair that we sell, I'll give a pair to someone who needs them'" Mycoskie took to wearing the local alpargata shoes. Alpargata shoes have ...