May 4, 2011
I have wanted a pair of Toms shoes for so long!
Mostly because they are cute, but also because of how cool the company is. The idea is you buy yourself a lovely pair of their pumps and you get a pair and so does a child in need. It is a great way to get people to help.
“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.”
Read more here
These are mine, classics. I love the print inside the shoe… too cute!
Bought to replace a pair of pumps I have worn to death… I am just sorry I didn’t buy some earlier because they are so comfy, its like walking on air bubbles!
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.
Some 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.
I really urge you to go and buy a pair this summer. They are cute, so comfy and you are doing a good deed by just shopping.
I will definitely be wearing these a lot this summer and taking a new pair travelling with me.