I was hoping to be able to write Cute things for Spring, but we are no where near it, despite record high temps across the country. But this email from Tom’s publicist made me happy, so that will do for now.
Tom’s Shoes, started by the stylish Blake Mycoskie (pictured above) has an admirable, and effective, program to help impoverished children in developing countries and here at home in the US. For each pair of shoes purchased, one pair is donated to a child in need.
If you remember freshmen biology, there was a lecture at some point about all the nasty diseases one can pick up when walking barefoot in areas with challenging sanitation or indigineous parasites. By wearing shoes, children have a much higher chance of being healthy and growing up strong.
To date, over 1,000,000 pairs of shoes have been given away through Tom’s One for One program.
I was so excited to hear that they are branching out from their first style, based on the Argintinean alpargata shoe, to include the ever handy and cute ballet flat.
New spring styles are pictured here, and best of all, they are still part of the One For One program. Pretty great, right? All styles available at Toms.com. Prices range from $74-$78. Available starting tomorrow.
Which one(s) strike your fancy? I am getting the beige with the black cap toe to start.