Everyone knows that when you buy a pair of Toms a pair is given to a child in need but I thought it would be interesting to get the full story behind how that all started. I for one always thought the owner’s name was Tom and that’s how they got called Tom’s. Read on to find out what the owner’s real name is.
“With every pair you purchase TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for one.”
In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers.
As of September 2010 TOMS had given out 1,000,000 shoes to children around the world.
We currently have about 20 different colors of Toms in, so come check them out!