TOMS Shoes

I heard about TOMS about four years ago from Oprah. It’s a charity created by Blake Mycoskie that matches every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of shoes given to a child in need. As of September 2010, TOMS has given over a million pairs of new shoes to children in 23 countries, including the United States.

Children in developing countries are often barefoot while playing, doing chores or walking for miles to school. They are at risk of injury, infection, and soil-transmitted diseases that most can’t afford to prevent and treat. TOMS specially designs shoes for the environment and terrain of the children they donate to. They want to keep these kids healthy because healthy kids are better students, and educated children have a better chance of improving the future of their village or community.

They aren’t the cutest shoes ever, but I’ve been thinking about buying a pair for a few months. Since summer is around the corner (and I hate wearing socks in the summer), I feel like I’m finally ready to buy them. Here are the styles I’m looking at:

I’m also thinking about getting some for my boys. The kids line is really, really cute!

Check out all of the celebrities that have jumped on the TOMS bandwagon.

I’ve heard that they are really comfortable, but I don’t know anyone who has them.
Do you have a pair? Have you heard anything about them? Which ones do you like?


Seni said...

I have a pair and I love them. I live in them come summer. Def get a pair. It's worth it. And the kids line is adorable.

Seni said...

Oh and I have the silver moracco's.

Kori said...

I don't have a pair yet but need to get some! Great post today honey. Thanks for linking up! Have a fabulous Friday!!! Kori xoxo

MissB said...

I actually have the black sparkly pair and they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own! I love them! And I love that my shoe habit helps others! I also love your blog! super cute!

Ruth said...

the kids Toms are so cute

hotpants™ said...

I want a black pair after seeing a girl wearing them this morning. I thought they were ugly, but they looked really cute up close with what she was wearing.