TOMS is a shoe company started by a guy in the states who basically had the idea to give away shoes while selling shoes. Their mission statement, which is printed inside every shoe is: "With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One."
So basically, when you buy a pair of TOMS, you are buying two pairs of shoes - one for yourself, and one for a kid in a developing country who can't afford shoes. So, if you think they are too expensive (a pair is usually 50 or 60 bucks) you are actually paying for two pairs. And think how much money people spend on Vans and other slip-on canvas shoes that DON'T help kids. (Hint: it is about the same amount.)
I got my first pair of TOMS last year in March or April.
And as you can see, they are well-worn. TOMS are pretty durable, it's just that I wore mine almost every day last summer and washed them a couple of times (handwashed in the sink, not in the washer.) They are so comfy!
Every order comes with a TOMS sticker, which I have on my laptop....
and a flag, which I have in my closet.
And now, the most exciting part of this post (and also the reason I wrote it....)
I got these in the mail today!
I didn't want to get the exact same ones, because I'm not going to get rid of my old ones (even though they're a little ragged...they have more character) but I wanted to get a pair that would be pretty versatile and could go with anything, so I got these ones.
They are so new and pretty.
And these ones are VEGAN! which is awwwwwesoooome.
Have a great weekend, everybody!
Books Read so far in 2011: 13
Currently Reading: Nothing, I just finished a book last night. I'll probably finish Franny and Zooey though since I started re-reading it in April and never finished it.