TOMS: Shoes for Tomorrow

Mark Indelicato (of Ugly Betty) wearing TOMS on the “It’s on with
Alexa Chung” Show,
she’s like the MTV version of Chelsea Lately
(but Chelsea is a bit more hilarious).

For the past couple of years, depending on what store I enter, I’ll see a pair of shoes that remind me of earnest and simple living of people in certain foreign countries. When I see these shoes many images come to mind- monks, kung-fu, and nature in general. I used to only see these simple shoes here and there now I see them everywhere, but for good reason. These shoes are espadrilles and the brand that I see everywhere are called TOMS.

Tom shoes are truly inspirational, the company gives away a pair of shoes for every pair that is purchased. Not for every other pair, not for every 500 pair of shoes, but for EVERY pair of shoes that is bought. That’s extraordinarily commendable, and that makes you feel guilt free when shopping. Other companies have had similar missions; for every shirt you buy they’ll give 25% percent to a charity- which is nice, but nothing compares to directly giving a person in need the full amount or worth of the product… read more about TOMS mission here. Oh and TOMS basically stands for “Shoes for Tomorrow” or “Tomorrow’s Shoes”.

The shoes come in a variety of colors and textures,
here’s a few of my favorite for men:
Black Burlap, $48
VEGAN Khaki Herringbone Stitchout, $65
Chocolate Corduroy Stitchout, $58

Burlap Woven, $48

Other angles, click to enlarge:

And they have very cool packaging:

The shoes come tucked inside their own TOMS drawstring bag.

If you have some extra cash and you’re in need of a new pair of casual shoes, then order a pair of TOMS.

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  1. I couldn't agree more! What a great shoe for a great cause. I just ordered/received a pair for everyone in my family, and I must say they are incredibly comfortable & uniquely fashionable. Furthermore, for such a simple shoe they make a very bold statement. You will be sure to receive several comments while wearing them.

  2. i freaking LOVE these shoes!!

  3. Sigh. I loved these back when they were $20. Now they're a must have… Glad I got mine last summer!

  4. I'd rock these with dark blue boot cut jeans n solid color bright flannel shirt

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