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- "I have many friends who always told me to buy a pair of toms and I finally did and now I have many pairs especially now that I am pregnant I think there very comfortable for me to walk in especially at work that I am walking around a lot." in 345 reviews
- "However they are pretty pricey considering they're cloth shoes but I will say that the price is worth it since they support a great cause & they're long lasting." in 251 reviews
- "I would agree that these shoes are a bit pricey but they're good quality, support a good cause, and are stylish and comfy." in 250 reviews
- "I see everyone says they are super comfortable though so I may have to just buy the least ugliest pair and try them out. " in 224 reviews
- "They are a little pricey for canvas shoes but when you think about the person getting their first pair of shoes it's all worth it." in 191 reviews
When it comes to Toms' philanthropy, it's essentially just a great way for Westerners to feel good about giving back. First, the Classic Toms are an exact imitation of the traditional Argentine gaucho Alpargatas, and the Toms logo is literally the Argentine flag with the Sol de Mayo removed. You may not agree with the term "culture appropriation", but if you do, this is it.
To continue, Toms sends shoes to children who have been without shoes for such long periods of time that they have built calluses on their feet. It's very normal in many of these cultures to be without shoes or to wear simple sandals. Once they've gotten these shoes, they wear them and eventually lose their calluses just in time to outgrow the shoes, ultimately injuring their feet when they start to walk barefoot again. Toms also measures children's feet so far in advance before children receive the shoes, that the kids have outgrown those sizes by the time they receive the shoes.
If you like Toms for the style of the shoe, that's your own choice. However, I'd encourage buyers to genuinely look into organizations like Toms before handing over $40+ to give a non-sturdy shoe to a child "in need".
On top of that, their sizing isn't all that consistent. They tell you to buy at least a half of a size to a size below your normal shoe size because they stretch out when you break them in. Breaking in your TOMS is just as painful as trying to break in a new pair of boots! I don't know how, but it is!
Every pair of TOMS I've owned or tried on (I've only owned two, but I have tried on many) were never the same size. It made shoe shopping much more difficult than it needs to be. I can walk into the Vans store and tell the employee the style name, color, and size I need, and be in and out in five minutes, max. Oh, and when you wear TOMS without socks, your feet are guaranteed to smell like gouda, and I'm not talking money.
The down side is that they don’t last long. You can’t wear them to often because they start to wear and tear especially at the tips of the shoes. However I would definitely recommend these. They are cute comfortable and stylish.
I have been a fan of toms for a long time i feel like they add a lot to an outfit i just love them so much. you can wear them with jeans leggings and even sweats if you wanted to.
I have a few pairs of their classics and wedges. All of which I love. All of their shoes are very comfortable and are easy to wear all day long. I have not tried their bags or sunglasses, but I believe those products are just as good. The only thing that I struggle with a little bit is the prices of some of their products. I know that they are buying something for someone else with that money, but sometimes I struggle with it.
Anyways, I think it's weird how each pair, although the same size fit different. I think they are overall a good shoe. I understand the concept but I do think the shoe is kind of pricey, $50 for the grey and they get broken in very easily but they are a nice shoe to throw in my travel bag.
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