Thursday, February 18, 2010

One for one..

"What are TOMS?" you ask.
"Well they are the latest and created thing made didn't you know?!"

TOMS are one of the most brilliant ideas I believe someone has come up with in a long time. What they are, are shoes that you may purchase but not only with your purchase are you buying yourself super rad COMFY shoes, but you are also providing a pair of shoes for a child in need. One for one.

TOMS was created by a man named Blake Mycoskie. Blake was traveling through South America he came to realize that so many children were running around barefoot. The issues at hand are the fact that children depend on walking for miles to get food, water, shelter and medical help.TOMS Shoes, a company took all of this into consideration and decided that they would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One.

So..when you order a pair of TOMS, you are actually purchasing a pair for a child in need in countries such as Argentina and Ethiopia.

Now, why shoes..??
Many times 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 reach their potential and pursue their dreams of living. Wearing shoes prevents feet from getting cuts and sores on unsafe roads and from contaminated soil. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected. The leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted parasites which penetrate the skin through open sores. Wearing shoes can prevent this and the risk of amputation.
So there is one simple solution...SHOES.

TOMS has become quite popular and are now designing shoes for every occasion..!

You can wear them at your wedding!

Celebrities are sportin them! (FYI Toms are being sold at Nordstrom)

I am even wearing them!

(Mine like to get dirty!)

You and your friends can even rock them togethaa!!

They now come in youth sizes so the kiddos can be lookin' good as well!

And they come in multiple colors and designs!

So all you lovely suggestion to you is to buy a pair of toms. Not only are you giving yourself a new pair of cute urban inspired shoes, but you are changing a life for a child. You are providing them with a pair of shoes that may change their life tremendously. Have a heart. Buy some TOMS

***..Also teen vogue is putting on a competition. Go HERE and download a toms shoe design and create your pattern for the shoe. Then upload it to your computer and send it in! TOMS will then go and pick top 10 best designed shoes and have America vote. Shoot, maybe your design will be the next TOMS being sold!

lovelove, Lex


  1. man, You sold me! I need me some TOMS. I like the red and white stripes!!

  2. i loooove TOMS! and i will be wearing them to my wedding..

    in 8 years :)

  3. i neeeeeeeed toms. a certain someone didn't get them for me for valentines like i hoped. :(

  4. OK, seriously? You are the CUTEST girl alive! oh my goodness, you are so sweet and so fun! I'm so glad you waste even a minute on my measly blog :) PS I love your cousins...AMAZING family! And so you know, you just snagged another blog stalker to read your blog because it rocks...yes me!

  5. Yep! Love them! I got the purple and blue striped ones. But I'm can't wait for the summer when their cute striped wedges come out. I like the yellow ones. And, the best part, I don't feel guilty for buying them!

  6. i have never seen them before! i want some so bad. adorable. thanks littl miss! i love you so much. xoxo