You’ve probably heard of the expression “to walk in someone else’s shoes,” which means to experience and see the world from another person’s perspective. But what if to walk in someone else’s shoes means to walk WITHOUT shoes?
This is what Toms is trying to raise awareness about on its 4th annual One Day Without Shoes. The reality is that, in many developing countries, children must walk miles barefoot to get food, water, go to school and seek medical help. Cuts and sores result in serious infections and diseases that are otherwise preventable.
Since its foundation in 2006, Toms has committed to donating one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair that is purchased. The company mainly gives to children in Africa, Asia and South America.
There’s no denying that this is a very good cause. However, I’ve never been excited when I see people walk around on campus in Toms slippers. They seem sloppy to me. Little did I know, Toms also caters to the fashion-conscious crowd.
Check out the Toms store for cute wedge peep toes that come in red, denim, Kenya strip and grey tie-dye. They retail for $69.