I love shoes, I always have done. I remember a pair I had when I was only three years old, bright red patient leather shoes that I wore everywhere. These days I have many pairs, some that I wear regular and others that might get worn once a year if they’re lucky! Tia has the same obsession as me, she’s also dam cute so I find it hard to say no when she wants a new pair. I’ve recently been getting us matching shoes where I can, we have several sets now and I love it. Tomsare a brand of shoes that I wore regularly before I fell pregnant. I had black ones for work and several other colours for non work, when I fell pregnant I suffered horribly with swollen
everything feet and ankle and I outgrew my toms and never did re purchase any.
But then I found out that not only do toms sell toddler shoes, but you can order them in matching colours to the adults! Me and Tia ordered the burlap style for both me* and her*.
So what are toms.
Toms are fashionable shoes that give back, the idea was thought of in 2006 when the founder Blake mycoskie made friends with children in a village in Argentina and found they had no shoes. Wanting to help he created Toms, a company who would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need, it’s known as one for one and is the companies slogan.
Upon realising that the movement could serve other basic needs, toms launched eyewear and with every pair of glasses purchased toms will help give sight to a person in need.
But not only are toms fashionable and helping disadvantaged children, they really are comfortable and easy to wear. The sizing is American, so I’m a uk4 and need a size six. You’ll find them a bit of a squeeze to get on at first. This is down to the material but it slackens quickly giving you the perfect snug fit.
As I’ve mentioned. Enforce, I used to wear them to work. My job involved standing on my feet for eight hours a day and they were still comfortable.
Tia’s ones I’ve found come up on the larger size. She’s currently in-between sizes, some of her size fours still fit yet others are too small. So I ordered her a five and they are quite big on her, they’re ok with thick socks but I think it will be a while before she can wear them without them slipping off. They’re possibly one of her cutest sets of shoes to date though! We’ll be getting more matchy matchy sets in different colours for sure!
I have and still do highly recommend toms, they’re the perfect summer shoe for women, men and toddlers.