By now, I’m sure everyone has heard of TOMS shoes. Everyone has seen those VISA commercials with TOMS founder, Blake, talking about the “One for One” movement. You probably own at least one pair by now. But, most people probably don’t know the true impact that these inexpensive canvas shoes have had on the world. With every pair of TOMS that is purchased, TOMS donates one pair of shoes to a needy child. Since their creation in 2006, TOMS has given away over 50,000 pairs of shoes!
I admittedly was not a huge fan of TOMS when I first saw them. I didn’t understand what was so intriguing about these strange little canvas shoes. But, considering myself a humanitarian, I decided to buy a pair just to see what all the fuss was about. As soon as I slipped them on to my feet, I immediately found out why everyone loves them so much! Why hadn’t I bought a pair sooner?! Not only are they lightweight and extremely comfortable, they are SO versatile! They can be worn with skinny jeans, shorts, and even dresses!
TOMS has now grown into what can only be described as a full-on cultural phenomenon. They are EVERYWHERE! They started with the basic canvas colors like black, white, olive green, navy, etc. which are still hugely popular. Now they have glitter TOMS, courduroy, fun prints, and more! But the biggest thing is all of the new and trendy ways people are wearing their TOMS.
Girls are wearing TOMS to prom:
Brides and grooms are wearing TOMS:
Personalize your TOMS! Check out www.etsy.com and search for “customized TOMS.” There are tons of artistic people out there who will hand paint on your shoes. My favorites are all the designs done by user SoleSistersShoes1.
Now TOMS even makes wedges! This look combines two of the hottest shoe trends of the season (TOMS and wedges):
Although TOMS may seem trendy it’s all about how you wear your TOMS. TOMS are selling out at retailers everywhere. And with an average price tag of only $43.95, it’s easy to see why.
Leave me a comment and let me know how you wear your TOMS!