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Sunday, January 23, 2011

TOMS shoes: Glitter for a great cause

For many of us, TOMS shoes are nothing really new. Founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie after discovering the substantial lack of shoes provided for children in Argentina, TOMS has been on my fashion radar for a while. You've probably heard of the TOMS club at CNU (or anywhere else it may be available) or One Day Without Shoes (on April 5 this year) where people take their shoes off for one day to raise awareness of the impact shoes can make on a child who needs them. But for those who don't know, the main message of the TOMS movement is that for every pair of shoes you purchase there, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. This is known as the One for One movement.
While I heard of the TOMS shoes and had seen some cute shoes from them before, their latest concoction really got my attention recently. Lately I have seen the TOMS glitters shoes on the feet of many a fashionista on campus and adding sparkle to many fabulous outfits. I first noticed these comfy slip-ons in silver and pink(by far my favorite), but they also come in black and gold for women, and some department stores such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom sell them in other colors as well and even offer these shoes for kids and men. The shoes ring up at $54-not exactly the cheapest pair in the world-but for the comfort/glamour factor the shoes possess, and of course the long-term reward you will give back to someone else, these shoes will give you more than enough bang for your buck. In fact, I may even look into the pink glitters shoes for myself! So by all means fashionistas, invest in giving to make an impact on a child's well-being and shine on!

For more information on TOMS shoes and their One for One movement, please check out www.toms.com

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