Between the two of us, my wife and I own seven pairs of TOMS. At first, I thought they were ridiculous, but then my wife got her first pair and I thought she looked adorable in them. She urged me to get a pair, so I bit. I now own three pairs.
If you’re not familiar with TOMS shoes, allow me to give you the quick and dirty on what they’re all about. When you buy a pair of TOMS, a pair is donated by the company to a child in need. They call it their One-for-One Project, and it’s gotten the company a lot of attention including a company that has blatantly ripped-off their idea.
I have a friend (who shall remain nameless*), who bought a pair of TOMS a couple years ago. He hated them. He thought they were too tight, and he didn’t care for the look of the shoe. So he returned them. However, he was very concerned about the free pair that would be sent to a needy child in some distant part of the world. Would the child still receive her shoes? When he called the customer care team to return the shoes, he made sure that the free pair would still be donated to a child. He didn’t get a full refund, but TOMS was happy to oblige his request. I thought that was pretty rad.
Do you have a pair of TOMS? What style(s) do you own?*His name is Torrin