Are you thinking about buying a pair of espadrilles? Why not a pair of Toms? Why these ones and no others? Very easy: for every pair of Toms espadrilles you buy, Blake Mycoskie (the founder) will give a new shoes to a Latin American child in need.
A simple but brilliant idea that was born in 2006 when that young American guy travelled all around Argentina and got shocked by the big amount of barefoot children he saw. When he came back to the States, he decided to sell his driving school and run a new business: Toms. A solidarity company that’s kicking strong and it’s getting more and more followers every day.
The formula? A wide, creative and suggestive espadrilles collection for men, women and children which are a re-interpretation of the traditional Argentinian alpargatas manufactured with a canvas upper and a rubber out-sole. Besides, Toms offers us a serie of espadrilles signed by many artists and an extra-comfortable wedding collection.
But there’s more!
That guy has understood the power of Internet and in Toms website you can not only buy online but also upload your photos wearing a pair of Toms and follow his projects on his personal blog. An interactive meeting point for “Toms community” that’s growing by leaps and bounds.
So, have we convinced you?