Wednesday, August 31, 2011
If you haven't heard of TOMS, have you been living under a rock the past five years? I've enjoyed watching this brand grow and have the utmost respect for its vision. TOMS gives a child in need a pair of shoes when you buy a pair. It is that simple. I don't think I'm alone when I say that you always wonder whether or not this actually happens. Trust me, TOMS is the real deal. When I was in Haiti in July, we saw so many kids sporting TOMS. How cool is that? Not everyone can afford a pair of shoes, so it was refreshing to watch how one company chose to make a difference and provide this very basic need.
As TOMS grows, so does its line. At its inception, TOMS only had one basic style in a handful of colors. Now, you can get just about any color and TONS of cool styles. Check out all the fun ways you can wear TOMS in the pictures above. I don't have any yet, but a red pair is on my F/W '11 wish list. When I first saw people wearing TOMS around Atlanta, I was not too keen on the style. Now, I love it. They are great for running errands, walking the dog, sightseeing, and more.
Do you own a pair of TOMS? How do you like to wear them? For more information on TOMS and to view the entire collection, go to http://www.toms.com/. The next time you think about buying someone a gift, consider getting that person a pair of TOMS. They will get a neat pair of shoes, and a child in need will get their very own pair of shoes to protect their feet and keep them warm. It doesn't get much better than that.
(all photos are from www.toms.com)