I purchased a pair of TOMS last week and I have to say that I am totally in love with them! They are superbly comfortable and super cute. I picked out the classic style in black perforated nylon, called the Siebe. Inspired by the scuba divers, the lightweight nylon upper has great breathability (no sweaty toes) and it has an adorable polka-dotted effect from the cotton lining peeking through. I love the lining’s “Raise IQs, not sea levels” print as well. The EVA/rubber blend outsole is super cushy and feels like I’m walking on air.
It addition to being great shoes to own, I love the concept behind TOMS: One for One. For those of you who haven’t heard of this before . . .”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 One for One business model transforms our customers into benefactors, which allows us to grow a truly sustainable business rather than depending on fundraising for support.” So while purchasing something I need (okay what I want, but stay with me here) I’m able to help others and use my purchasing power to make a difference. Now I’m a part of the over 600,000* pairs of shoes that TOMS have given to children in need.