Thursday, February 2, 2012

one for one....

Ok, here in Chicago it's been in the 50's this week...insane...and wonderful. 

And what does that mean?  It means you can actually break out the flats!  And wear them outside!

Look what Tom's has cooked up for spring!!


I've long been a fan of Toms and their movement (as well as a big fan of their shoes):

In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers.

Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:

•A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.

•Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.

•Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential.

As of September 2010, Toms has given over 1,000,000 pairs of new shoes to children in need around the world.

It's literally the best 2 for 1 deal you can get.....a great new pair of shoes for yourself, while putting a new pair of shoes on a little kid.

Pretty awesome.

talk soon.



  1. God I love these shoes! Thanks for giving all that background info, cute shoes for a great cause, love it.

  2. Dear Toms, We love you so much. Please keep doing this forever. Love, The Whole World.

    Just found your blog today and I'm loving it! Off to check it out some more..

  3. @ cck & a pair! :)

    @ Suzanne...welcome to the blog!! I hope you enjoy it. :)