I had been desperate for a pair of TOMS for a while but as they were £35 I would always put them in my basket then change my mind at the last minute, but I finally bought a pair and I'm so happy I did. I thought they would be a great alternative to my converse as it was beginning to get warmer and needed more shoes for college in September.
A major reason why I bought them was due to the impact it is having on millions of lives you can read the full story here,
'OMS humble beginnings happened unintentionally. While traveling in Argentina in 2006, Blake witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes. His solution to the problem was simple, yet revolutionary: to create a for-profit business that was sustainable and not reliant on donations. Blake's vision soon turned into the simple business idea that provided the powerful foundation for TOMS.'
the best thing about this company was the fact for every pair of shoes bought they make a pair to give to people in developing countries who have no shoes, they also have began helping with health care and water which I find extraordinary how one small company can become so big and have such a massive impact.
The shoes I decided to buy were the Black Canvas Women's Classics, which are new to the range and just have a white sole and and the rest is black canvas, which a funky print inside which I love. The quality of them is amazing they have a very thick base, so you know they aren't going to wear down after a few days and the overall appearance looks as though it has been done to a very high standard. They are also super light so don't make your feet to hot so are perfect for summer or travelling if you are limited to weight restrictions. They also come in half sizes which is perfect for me as I am a 5.5 and they were true to size, at first they felt tight however after wearing them for about an hour they were feeling much more comfortable and I can wear these all day without them feeling uncomfortable.
I really reccomend these shoes or just taking a look around the website as they do a wide range of shoes now not just the classic ones, you can also get 5% off with your first order!