Monday, April 11, 2011


I just ordered me some Toms this weekend. Everyone is wearing them at school so I finally gave in. They're slip-ons that are apparently super comfortable and they have arch support. Our school is really into "A Day Without Shoes". Last Tuesday some students walked around barefoot all day to raise awareness for children that always have to walk around with no shoes. I can't wait for mine. I actually wanted some white or ivory ones, but they were out of stock. I'm still very happy with these ones. They should match a lot of stuff. Sadly, they are still processing my order. (Yes, I keep tracking it).

^ These are the ones I got for Mia's birthday.

^ These are the ones I got for Noah's birthday.

Their birthdays are the 15th and 17th and they'll be 10 and 7! I'm freaking out! Mia will be older than I was when she was born! They won't be little squish bubs anymore.

So anyways, these shoes are a little expensive. Because you're technically buying two pairs of shoes. I got this information off of their website:

One for One

TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what we're all about. The TOMS mission transforms our customers into benefactors, which allows us to grow a truly sustainable business rather than depending on fundraising for support.

The TOMS Story

In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers.

As of September 2010, TOMS has given over one million pairs of new shoes to children in need through Giving Partners around the world.

Countries they currently give to:

Argentina Honduras South Africa
Armenia Lesotho Swaziland
Burundi Malawi Uganda
Cambodia Mali United States
China Mongolia Zambia
El Salvador Nicaragua
Ethiopia Niger
Guatemala Peru
Haiti Rwanda

Click here to go to the site to see all the shoes and read all the information!

1 comment:

Laura Elizabeth said...

Yay! You're joining the TOMS club! It's a good place to be :)