TOMS. If you haven’t heard of TOMS by now you may be living under a rock. But in case that’s you, here’s the low down. For every pair of shoes you buy, TOMS gives a pair of shoes to a child in need. While I was in Uganda last year on the World Race, my teammates saw a group of kids wearing TOMS on so there’s no need to wonder if kids are actually getting shoes. (I unfourtantely wasn’t with them…it was a very sad day…)
TOMS are something that Katie and I both agree on. The nice thing is that there is such a wide variety of styles, that really any girl would like them! We both love the bottle green cord style on the left as well as the simplicity of the dark blue and white TOMS on the right. I own a pair that are coral and cream colored which aren’t Katie’s favorite but I love the uniqueness of them. We also just had a friend who wore a pair cream colored TOMS wedges in her wedding. The tag that is on the back of each shoe (see below) was her “something blue”.
TOMS is just an overall sweet company. Besides giving away tons of shoes, they also do awareness events like their “One Day Without Shoes” which in their words is “the day we spread awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life by taking off our own”. Pretty solid event, wouldn’t you say? They are also starting a one for one with glasses. If you buy a pair of TOMS sunglasses, you give a person in need medical treatment, a pair of prescription eyeglasses or sight saving surgery. Check out their site here and let us know which style you would choose!
And a special head’s up…Katie and I will be highlighting our different style tastes tomorrow so be sure to tell your friends and visit us tomorrow to see which one of us you relate to best!