For every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, TOMS gives a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for one. It’s a beautifully simple idea, and one which has taken off to a far greater extent than TOMS founder Blake Mycoski can possibly have imagined when he first had it, witnessing poor children walking without shoes during a trip to Argentina. Since the company was founded in 2006, TOMS has given away more than a million pairs of shoes, making a real improvement to the lives of children living in poverty.
TOMS footwear is based on the traditional Argentine alpargata fabric shoe, an economical, versatile and practical design which allowed company founder Blake Mycoskie to realise his goal – creating a global company with compassionate aims. Re-invented for the US market, TOMS alpargata shoes quickly developed a huge fanbase, as much for their huge, collectable range of colours and styles as for their humanitarian credentials. These lightweight, uber-comfortable fabric shoes are an instantly-recognisable design, perfect for casual everyday wear and great for the summer. So why not browse through the TOMS collection at Zee & Co and discover your perfect pair. Your feet and your conscience will thank you.