Have you seen these super cute shoes from TOMS Shoes? These comfy little numbers come in sizes 5 – 12, are only available for a limited time and would be a perfect gift for the shoe lover in your life or as a special treat to yourself.
Each pair of TOMS Valentine Classic shoes features:
- TOMS toe-stitch and elastic V for easy on and off
- TOMS Classic suede insole with cushion for comfort
- Latex arch insert for added support
- One-piece outsole for flexibility and durability
Wondering about the One for One Movement? It is a really interesting story. 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. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers.
Why did he choose shoes? Unfortunately, too many children in developing countries grow up barefoot, putting them at risk of contracting soil-transmitted diseases which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and the 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. Another reason is the fact that many 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. All these reasons drive TOMS Shoes to reach out to help others who need it the most.
Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement telling you how you can WIN a pair of these very shoes!