Have you ever heard of TOMS shoes? These simple slip-ons have been featured in GQ, Vogue, and Oprah magazine. TOMS commitment to helping others is unparalled by any other shoe company. For every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, a new pair of shoes is given to a child in need. When you buy a pair of TOMS, not only do you feel good about helping others, you also get a great pair of shoes.

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TOMS Shoes Style

TOMS shoes are simple slip-ons that come in a variety of styles, colors, patterns, and fabrics. The shoe is very minimal, with a thin sole and a simple wrap-around design. The classic style is available in canvas, corduroy, and burlap. The shoes are stylish, functional, and durable. They don't have the bulky look of regular sneakers, so they look great with pants, capris, or shorts. You also can ditch the socks and let your toes breathe!

TOMS Shoes Duribility

I've been wearing my TOMS shoes almost every day for nearly three months. They make a great everyday shoe. So far, I haven't had any problems with tearing or structual damage. The fabric seems to be durable, and the leather insole is supportive and comfortable.

TOMS Shoes Fit

TOMS shoes sizing can be a little tricky. Although the website claims the fit runs true to size, I would advise to buy a pair that fits a little tight because the canvas will stretch. I personally bought a full size smaller than usual, and while they were tight for a week or two, the shoes now fit me like a glove. I've also had no problems with rubbing or blisters.

TOMS Shoes Price

The price for the classic canvas style shoe is currently around $45. For other styles, such as the cordones, the price is slightly higher. Although $45 may seem a bit steap for a simple slip-on, keep in mind that you're actually paying for two pairs of shoes: one pair for you, one pair for a child in need.

TOMS Shoes Cause

Perhaps the greatest appeal of TOMS shoes is the company's commitment to helping others. Many children around the world grow up without shoes, exposing them to health risks and diseases. TOMS matches every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. TOMS also offers an environmentally conscious option: a vegan shoe made without any leather.

The Downside

The only downside I can find with TOMS shoes is the same with any other slip-on: when you don't wear socks, your shoes will smell. This can be remedied by wearing a pair of light socks, or with the occasional spray of odor remover.


In my opinion, there are two great benefits from buying TOMS shoes. First, you get a stylish pair of casual shoes that can be worn for many different occasions. Second, you are helping a child to receive a pair of shoes they really need. It's a win-win, or as TOMS would say, one-for-one.