I was introduced to TOMS shoes while a student at Briercrest - where many of my friends had a pair. The first time I saw them I thought they looked pretty weird, but we all know how fashion works - I've come around :)
I've been wearing an old pair of slip on shoes for the last few years and they are literally smelly and falling apart. It was time to get a new pair of "everyday" shoes. I have my yellow converse but they obviously don't go with everything and seeing as I call them my "longtimeshoes" they're not a replacement for slipons. I've been wanting to get some TOMS so now that I’m getting paid I figured now was a good time.
My sister can attest to the lengthy hemming and hawing over this purchase - should I spend that much money on a pair of casual shoes? and most importantly what colour?? THe main reason for buying a pair of TOMS is that for every pair of shoes you purchase - they give a pair to a child in need. One for One. What an awesome business plan. A couple days after I bought mine I got an email with this cool guy holding a pair of his new shoes! What an awesome thing to know that I’m helping a kid.
I broke them in good on the first day by wearing them to the park and playing a little soccer. haha. hmm… no wonder my old shoes were falling apart…. anyway, they seem to be holding up great and I love them and would really encourage anyone to get a pair!