Saturday, January 10, 2009

TOMS on sale

A little birdie who has awesome bronze TOMS told me that they were on sale on this website: planetshoes.com. TOMS don't go on sale that often, so this is pretty cool. I have some gold glitter ones and some red ones, and people always compliment me on the gold. They're not the world's cutest shoes, they're really not, but they're better than flip-flops if you want a slip-on for a place like NYC and they make you look like you're trying harder at life than, say, slippers to go to the grocery.

Here's the scoop on the altruistic (and best) part of TOMS: The idea of TOMS shoes came about in 2006 when one American traveler befriended the children of an Argentine village and found that they had no shoes to protect their feet. Seeing their cuts and sores and wanting to help them, he imagined a company that would match every pair of shoes sold with a pair given to a child in need. The minute he returned, he launched TOMS Shoes: Shoes for Tomorrow. Within a year, he went back to that same village in Argentina with 10,000 pairs of shoes to match purchases from caring TOMS customers. For every pair your purchase, TOMS will give a pair to a child in need!

2 comments:

abby said...

You can also go to the official website, www.tomsshoes.com and get 25% off with the code "luckybreaks10" and free shipping! :)

Pixienish said...

Omg i love those! & interesting history behind TOMS :)