I love my TOMS. I prefer the Canvas over any of the other styles, so I got a pair of SERVE Red ones, as I like to call them. When I saw Tori O. wearing these a few weeks back with her SERVE shirt, I knew I had to steal her look.
E got the "Villa" style. These have statistics all over them, "If the World was a village of 100 people" so it has stuff written on it like "1 would have AIDS, 3 are slaves, 40 have no shoes.." really cool shoe.
TOMS are freaky comfortable and just knowing that when I buy a pair of shoes for $45.00 a person that doesn't have shoes, gets a pair, that makes them even better.
In Ethiopia, where TOMS gives out shoes, many kids and adults are without shoes and get a very debilitating disease called Podoconiosis, watch this video...
People get overwhelmed with all the issues in the world that need help, they think there is no way they can make a difference but we all shop, we all wear shoes, so why not buy a pair of shoes that when you do, that purchase puts a pair of shoes on a persons feet who doesn't have any?
Like I tell Evangeline, what we buy and don't buy says alot about what we value. I try to purchase with a conscious..TOMS is doing a good thing.
Buy some, you will love them!
Update, 6/21/09: I couldn't post this yesterday but we got Dean some too for Fathers Day, the Denim ones and he loves them!