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Everyone Needs a Pair of TOMS

One for One: For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need.

It’s summer. It’s time for some new footware in your closet.

But what to get?

Recently I purchased a pair of TOMS; a light weight pair of slipper-shoes, almost like an espadrilles (on the TOMS website it states they are based on the Argentinian alpargata design, which is an espadrilles).

While I may not be a fashionista I still like to look classy-casual; and these shoes fit the role. Plus by purchasing a pair of these shoes I’ve donated a pair to someone else, it’s a win-win situation.

Founded by Blake Mycoskie, TOMS’   inspiration for creating the One-for-One program:

“Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:

  • A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.
  • Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.
  • Many times children can’t attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don’t have shoes, they don’t go to school. If they don’t receive an education, they don’t have the opportunity to realize their potential.”

Help more children by purchasing a pair of TOMS for your summer wardrobe.