Toms Spring 2012 Collection

by Angel

Toms is a lightweight shoe that offers comfort and supports a great cause. Find out about the One for One Movement and Toms shoes.

Toms was founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie. The company is based out of Santa Monica, California. They manufacture primarily lightweight shoes of the Argentine design. Mycoskie was on the second season of The Amazing Race with his sister. Shortly after the season ended, he traveled to Argentina where he was inspired to start a company that would give back to the community. He was inspired by Argentina style and decided to start a company that manufactured lightweight shoes. For every pair of shoes sold he would donate one pair to a child in need. He called it the One for One Movement. So far there have been over 1 Million pairs of shoes donated to children in need.

Why shoes?

Mycoskie felt that children were being kept out of schools and were being subjected to too many diseases because they did not have shoes to wear. He wanted to make a difference in the world and provide shoes for those children. Shoes are a very basic thing and an easy solution to disease prevention.  

He has recently started a line of sunglasses too. With every purchase of a pair of sunglasses he will donate medical care or prescription glasses to a child in need.   

 

Involving Others

Every year Toms hosts One Day Without Shoes. This is a day where people go without shoes to understand what it is like for children who do not have shoes. Last year more than 250,000 people participated. The event usually takes place in early April.   

Tom's Bimini Slip On

This shoe is available in multiple colors and designs. If between sizes it is suggested to order ½ size down.

Additional features:

  • leather sole
  • laces wrap around the back
  • cotton upper
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Toms Calypso Canvas Wedge

This shoe is a great spring / summer addition to your collection. It has woven trim accents and a wrapped wedge heel.

Additional features:

  • open toe pump fashion
  • soft leather foot bed
  • Available in multiple colors and designs
  • 3 1/2” heel and 1/2” platform
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Toms Classic Crochet Slip On

You can not get any more cooler than these open crochet design slip on shoes. They have a cushioned leather foot bed and will stretch with wear. Simplicity at its best.

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Toms Gisele Ballet Flat

This shoe is in eye catching animal print. It is sophisticated but super comfortable.

Additional features:

  • suede upper
  • cotton lining
  • textile sole
  • easy slip on
  • runs large (suggested to order ½ size down)
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Toms Classic Tiny Canvas Slip On

This tiny Toms shoe will be so cute on your little one.

Features:

  • Durable canvas
  • lightweight
  • adjustable closure
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Updated: 03/06/2012, Angel
 
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Angel on 03/07/2012

2uesday - I thought it was a great story behind the shoes. The shoes are quality shoes too. Thanks for reading and commenting.

2uesday on 03/07/2012

Great idea - helping someone less fortunate than yourself when you a pair of shoes. The shoes are really nice too and would be a good choice for packing in a suitcase for a vacation. I especially like the crochet slip-on shoes as they would look good with dresses, jeans or shorts.

Angel on 03/06/2012

Brenda - I am the same way with shoes. My girls take after me too. They would wear flip flops in the snow if I let them. I thought the story behind the shoes was an inspiring one and a good story to tell. He has done a great thing...not many people think of others this day and age.

BrendaReeves on 03/06/2012

Those look comfy. I hate to wear shoes so I probably wouldn't have a problem with his challenge. lol

Angel on 03/06/2012

I can't believe how popular they have become around here. They are a great shoe but not real flashy. Just a simple slide on shoe. I thought these were good prices too compared to what I have seen at the mall. Might have to jump on a pair of those wedges now.

katiem2 on 03/06/2012

So true great story and as you've mentioned toms are very popular with kids, I was surprised when my daughter pointed them out to me at the mall, the prices you have here are better, like that!

Angel on 03/06/2012

Katie - My daughter has a pair and loves them. They seem to be the latest fad with all the young kids now. I really want to try a pair of those wedges for summer.. Too cute. The story behind them is a great story too. One for One...

katiem2 on 03/06/2012

Oh my youngest is going to love the grey ballet flat, she has worn the pair she got this fall out, she wears them every where and wears them out, she's really hard on shoes. Great shoes as toms are great quality, those she just wore out serves as a reminder as they were not toms, toms are durable and long lasting.

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