TOMS shoes are a version of the Argentinean shoes called alpargatas, similar to an espadrille. They are made of many different materials, including canvas, burlap, and suede fitted to a rubber sole. We have been wearing TOMS since Spring 2007 and we are infatuated. They are comfortable and a great alternative to a sandal or flip flop. Paired with cropped chinos, a pair of shorts, or a swimsuit TOMS look great for any occasion.
TOMS come in a variety of colors and are great year round. The plaid ones above are great for summer. There is a pair in navy canvas with white soles for the ultimate nautical look. Best of all they are for a good cause. For every pair purchased, a pair is given to a child in need. Since their start TOMS (Shoes for Tomorrow) has donated over 60,000 pairs of shoes to children in Argentina and South Africa. In 2008 their goal is to give over 200,000 pairs to children all over the world.
TOMS shoes: fashionable, affordable, philanthropic, and just plain cool.
photo courtesy of www.tomsshoes.com