don't mind the great alliteration. kim, what's an alliteration? only my favorite literary device. go here to find out more, if you must.
but come back.
i've written about toms shoes on my blog several times. like here...and here...here...and here too. honestly, it's because i think it is the coolest company out there. cute shoes for a good cause? say no more, i'm in.
this is blake.
he founded the company & you can read his story and his blog here. i think you are pretty rad, blake. i have a lot of cute, single friends back in texas if you want to date one of them. just sayin'...
(( read more about the movement here ))
i bought my first pair my sophomore year of college...so in 2006 when toms first got started. I'll admit, they were a big hit on Texas A&M's campus, so I won't act like I was a trendsetter...just a faithful customer.
they started out looking something like this...but with a way cooler interior fabric
and then i glued some burlap onto them. they were pretty awesome...until the burlap started to fray off. then i painted them at a toms party.
(( obviously sewing is more my skill than painting. ))
they look weird to me now, so i haven't worn them more than 10 times, i'd say. maybe i should cover them in fabric. OOOH! brilliant.
then my sister-in-law and i gave each other toms for Christmas the next year. I gave her these,
and she gave me these.
oh, earth toned toms. you are always a winner.
then, i got these cuties last spring/summer. they may be my favorite pair they've ever made.
my sister-in-law (seriously, she's awesome) gave me another (!!) pair for my birthday, but they were too big :( linen has a tendency to stretch big time so i traded those in for these cute cordones.
finally, my heart has been long awaiting the toms wedge. i love me a good peep-toed shoe, but when you combine that with toms "one-for-one" promise, a summery mint-green, and a great wedge, they are simply irresistable. they should be here next week.
chase & i have a rule that if i buy a new pair of shoes, i have to get rid of a pair...sell them, give them away, whatever. i need to get on that :-/
anywho...head on over to www.tomsshoes.com or www.toms.com and buy your first (or second, or third) pair of toms, if you haven't already! it's such a good cause, they are trendy, they come in fun colors, and they really are the most comfortable shoe you'll ever own.
((they make great gifts as well))