I’ve received several questions lately regarding Toms shoes and whether or not I consider them to be a stylish and acceptable form of footwear. The short answer is…Yes. The longer answer is…only in the summer…always without socks…only the “Classic” style…and no patterns. Keep it simple with solid, understated colors.
Toms was founded by Blake Mycoskie in 2006. Inspired by a trip to Argentina where he experienced extreme poverty, health conditions and children walking without shoes, he decided to start a shoe company (modeled after the Argentine alpargata shoe) with a commitment to match every pair of Toms purchased with a pair of new shoes for a child in need.
If you follow the rules, you’ll have yourself a nice (and extremely comfortable) addition to your summer shoe lineup. They’re also good bait if you’re looking to land one of those Feist listening, Whole Foods shopping, Coachella attending, do-gooder type girls.