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The Joy of Buying TOMS Shoes

By Edited Sep 27, 2014 3 5

Wear Comfortable TOMS Footwear and Help Others, Too!

TOMS Shoes is an entirely new concept in comfortable shoes. They are easy to wear, stylish, affordable, versatile, and your purchase will help children all over the world.  This incredible company was created in order to provide shoes to poor children around the world.  However, in order to accomplish that goal, the founders had to come up with stylish shoes that American would buy, so that the profit was available to help those children who would never be able to afford a pair of shoes of their own.  The fact that TOMS Shoes managed to accomplish their goal is a testament to their vision and their dedication.

Comfortable Footwear For Everyone

I live in Southern California and am used to wearing open sandals or going barefoot. As a result, I usually dislike wearing new shoes. It takes me a long time to break them in. However, the first time I slipped into a new pair of TOMS Shoes, I was hooked. I wore them right out the store that day, and now I wear them everywhere.

This footwear is available in a variety of retail outlets, from Neiman Marcus to Amazon.  If you want to see the huge selection that is available online, use this direct link to Tom's Shoes from Amazon.com.

 

TOMS Shoes from Amazon

 

Versatile Choices

TOMS Shoes come in a wide variety of styles, colors and patterns. A buyer for a major department store that sells this footwear told me that the buyers appreciate the fact that the manufacturer of TOMS Shoes allows them to have input into the styles, colors and fabrics they would like to have in their stores. Since each large chain has different needs, the variety of shoes to choose from is enormous. They are available in every color and pattern imaginable, as well as a variety of styles, including slip-ons, lace ups, flats, wedges, and low top boot styles. Not only are they available in stores across the country, as mentioned above, they are also available online!

Even brides are buying TOMS Shoes. They are available in plain white canvas, as well as glitter styles. Since they are so comfortable, brides enjoy wearing them for dancing and socializing at their wedding receptions.

Available in Men, Women's and Children's Styles

The versatility of TOMS Shoes does not end with simply a wide selection of colors. They are also available for men, women and children. Not only are they are available from stores as diverse as Neiman Marcus and Tommy Bahamas, but they have also been designed as special label Ralph Lauren shoes that are co-branded as Polo Rugby Toms. Element Skateboards has issued a limited edition TOMS line of shoes … which include a One for One skateboard. In other words, if you buy one of Element's special skateboards, they will also donate one to a child at the Indigo Skate Camp in Durban, South Africa.

They are Affordable

Not only can you feel good about getting this footwear because you are buying something wonderful for yourself and helping others at the same time, but the cost is quite moderate, as well.  For example, for men they have an ankle height boot available for about $79.00. The Tiny TOMS for children start at about $34.00 a pair. Even Neiman Marcus sells their TOMS Shoes for about $85.00 to $100.00 a pair … an extremely appealing price point for Neiman Marcus shoppers! The typical pair in other stores sells for between $50.00 and $90.00. The plain white canvas shoes, popular with some brides, is available for as little as $50.00. Their glitter styles sell for about $55.00 - $70.00.

Best of all, Amazon often discounts this footwear, so you can do something nice for yourself, do something nice for others, and save money at the same time!  See the link near the top of this article, or use the ad at the bottom.

Help Needy Children Every Time You Buy a Pair

Yes, that is worth repeating. If you buy a pair of TOMS  … whether it is from Neiman Marcus or Amazon … they will GIVE AWAY another pair to a child who doesn't have any shoes at all to wear. They call it One for One. Therefore, when you buy a very affordable pair of TOMS, you are not only buying a delightful product for yourself, but you are helping a poor child, too!

TOMS is hoping that the idea of One for One giving will spread to other companies. As mentioned above, Ralph Lauren and Elements Skateboards have already gotten involved in this meaningful project.

Why Does TOMS Give Away Shoes?

The story of TOMS began in 2006 when Blake Mycoskie was traveling in Argentina and realized that many of the children there had no shoes to wear. He wanted to help them, so he founded TOMS in order to help them.  From the very beginning, they have matched every pair of shoes purchased with another pair that has been given to children in need. The same year that he started the company, Blake went back to Argentina with 10,000 pairs of shoes. As of September 2010, TOMS has already given away over one million pair of new shoes!

Children without Shoes face many Hazards

When children go barefoot in undeveloped countries, they are much more likely to pick up soil-transmitted diseases. Some of these diseases can cause permanent mental and physical problems.

When children continually have to go barefoot, they also are more likely to get cuts and sores. Since they keep running barefoot even after being injured, they also face an increased likelihood of having these injuries become infected.

Not having shoes can also prevent children from being able to attend school. In many countries, wearing appropriate footwear is a required part of a school uniform. Children who cannot afford shoes cannot attend school.

How Can You Help?

You can help TOMS provide more shoes for these children simply by buying a beautiful, comfortable pair for yourself or someone you love. They make wonderful gifts for husbands, wives, children and grandchildren. Some of the large department stores have had customers come in and purchase several pairs … for themselves and to give as gifts to family members. Not only will you love these shoes, but you will be helping children around the world who would go shoeless, if it weren't for you. These are a wonderful indulgence that you can truly enjoy!

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These Glitter Slip-ons Are Very Popular

See the Example Below:

Toms Classics Glitter - Pink, 7.5 B US
Amazon Price: $54.00 $44.00 Buy Now
(price as of Sep 27, 2014)
There are so many wonderful styles available from Amazon. To see more, click on the blue product name above and you will be taken directly to Amazon where you can learn more about these glitter slip-ons, or enter your own search criteria to find more styles.
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Comments

Oct 17, 2010 12:41am
scheng1
I dont think TOMS shoes is available in Asia yet. Hope someone imports the shoes.
Oct 18, 2010 10:31pm
southerngirl09
Sounds like a win-win deal - good shoes and helping people who need help. Thanks for sharing.
Jun 18, 2011 8:06am
SharonWatterson
Love the mission of Tom's shoes, love the espadrille style and comfort, great for children and adults. Our children wore espadrilles every summer of their lives, but I had to order them from New York, so glad Tom's Shoes is around now.
Jul 7, 2013 7:48pm
Deborah-Diane
Thanks, Sharon! My family loves these, too. In fact, even my husband has a pair!
Sep 27, 2014 7:44pm
Deborah-Diane
Thanks, southerngirl09. I have several pairs of TOMS shoes. They are comfortable, look cute, and I feel good that every time I buy a pair, another child gets a free pair of shoes.
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