15.2.12

TOMS

Blake Mycoskie visited Argentina as part of the amazing race in 2006 and what he saw changed him. Along the streets of the entire country he saw many children walking around barefoot! People who walk around without shoes are likely to suffer from soil-transmitted diseases that could possibly lead to death. So he asked himself how could he fix this?




The idea that followed soon turned into a worldwide phenomenon, TOMS. After seeing the local farmers and polo players in Argentina wear these shoes called alpargatas, Mycoskie knew people would love them. TOMS, comes from the word tomorrow and Mycoskie says ‘the idea is that you buy one today, we give one to a child tomorrow.’ That is the one for one program. TOMS does not only provide shoes for children in Argentina but also Cambodia, USA, China and South Africa among other countries.





I first read about TOMS a while ago in my teen vogue handbook and have craving a pair ever since. After doing a school project on them I found out a lot more about TOMS and now I finally have my own! There is such a wide range of styles, I was quite overwhelmed and didn’t know what to choose. In the end I settled for the classic black ones. Once I get bored of the black I will probably spray paint them or something, add my own flair. Yes, I will put it up here when I do :)



I have heard about all kinds of fake TOMS and copies but I think people should just buy the real ones. They may be a little more expensive but it’s worth it. Why? Because they are just so insanely comfy and they're for a good cause.





Before I end this post I really want to say this because it is the title of the TOMS section in my teen vogue handbook: excuse the pun, Blake Mycoskie is a good sole.

20 comments:

thestyleflux said...

I love toms! because it' a good fashion for a greater cause :) thank you for your blog comment the other day, really appreciate it!

Kaye
http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

mouse said...

i think the cause is great i just dont really think theyre that cute xD

House of Avandan said...

Love those shoes, so comfy and such a great cause.

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I love the mission behind the brand. Definitely buying a pair of their ballet flats.
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LilFashionista said...

They Look Very Cute & Comfortable! :)
~Sarah
www.sarahfashionista.blogspot.com

Skye said...

Hi! I just found your blog & I love it! I will definitely be trying some of your ideas out soon! I love the idea behind Toms, I own a couple pairs myself. It's definitely nice to know your helping people out through it!

lucia m said...

love toms!!

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Ioana-Carmen said...

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Alice McGenniss-Destro said...

canvas shoes for a good cause, this is great I didn't know about these before thanks for sharing hun! x

Hanananah said...

I'm going to get a pair now and I genuinly mean it, partly because it is such a great cause but also because my cheap canvas shoes break after one or two wears!!

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L said...

I want a pair. When I first heard about these (from you..) I wasn't really into them, but now I think you've convinced me! It's pretty horrible that they make fakes of these- and people endorse them- especially since they are for a great cause. I'm willing to shell out the extra cash for a pair.

Oh and look Tara, I'm not commenting on anon :) xx L

Elin Kling said...

LOVE!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I'm obsessed with Tom's! They're so simple, but so versatile + comfy.

Paula said...

So cute, seem very comfy!

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xx

Angela see, Angela blog said...

They look super comfy!


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Ivana said...

I need to get me a pair asap! They look so comfy and stylish, and there´s that great cause behind.

xx Ivana

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vigilant lense said...

they look awesome!!!

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:)

MoodSwings said...

I love me some TOMS! And now with all the different colors & patterns available there's one for everyone!

Jessica said...

Toms are awesome! Such a great cause too. :)

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