Blake Mycoskie founded the company 'TOMS' in 2006 after visiting Argentina and finding children there that were not able to afford shoes. His dream for this company was to create a shoe that he could sell and give away. For every pair you buy, a pair is donated to a child in need, itâ€™s the â€œOne for Oneâ€ motto. Every purchase you make is going to go to a good cause.
After one year, Blake, his family, and friends were ready to donate over 10, 000 shoes to needy children in Argentina. They also made a trip to South Africa where he and his crew of family and friends brought 50, 000 shoes. In 2008 it had been planned that they would donate over 200, 000 shoes across the world.
Toms are extremely comfortable and also have a very unique design; they look much nicer in person than on any website. Some people may think Toms are closer to a grandma style of a shoe at first look, but you will find out they are nothing but that. Toms come in a very large variety of styles and colors, so there is probably going to be something for just about everyone!
The silver Toms can be worn with dressy or casual attire. They are a very unique way to dress up any outfit! I wore these shoes to my high schoolâ€™s formal and I was able to dance the night away without any discomfort what-so-ever. In the photos the shoes appear to look a little more on the metallic side, but in person they really do seem to sparkle.
I really enjoy these shoes, the quality is top notch. I havenâ€™t found much of anything wrong with them. The only flaws that I could find were that the heel of the shoe was a bit itchy before I had broken the shoes in, and the glitter starts to rub off after a little while, but they do not however lose any of their â€œglamourâ€. I see people wearing Toms everywhere I go, whether itâ€™s children, teens, or adults. You can buy Toms online, or in a variety of stores such as: Neiman Marcus, Sun & Ski Sports, Nordstrom, StrideRite, Dolce Vita, and most likely in any â€˜chicâ€™ boutiques in your area.
I would definitely recommend buying these shoes, not only are they comfortable, sleek, and stylish, but they go to a great cause. Next time you think about buying a pair of new shoes, think about buying a pair of Toms!