Brands We Love: TOMS Shoes


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Shoes are not just a necessity or piece of personal style; they are a part of history. We’ve all seen some outrageous shoe trends over the decades – let me jog your memory…

– 1930s: Saddle Shoes

– 1950s: Stilettos and Chuck Taylor All-Stars

– 1960s: Go-Go Boots

– 1970s: Keds and Platform Shoes

– 1980s: Loafers and High Tops

– 1990s: Boating Shoes

– 2000s: Cowboy Boots, Uggs, Ballet Flats, and Crocs

The newest addition to this Shoe Hall of Fame is a fad amongst kids and adults alike – TOMS.

TOMS logoJust to give you an idea of how popular I’ve found these shoes to be, let’s take my other place of work as an example. I teach dance to kids of all ages, and can guarantee that well over 50% have at least one pair of TOMS along with many of their parents and the teachers I work with.

When I went home for Christmas, we went to visit my younger cousins (ages 14 & 16), and what was the first present they got? You guessed it, TOMS!

But TOMS isn’t just a fad, it has a unique importance for kids growing up in poor areas. TOMS is “…committed to creating the biggest impact possible with the shoes we give, improving children’s health and access to education for the long-term.”

As I’m sure many of you already know, the TOMS philosophy is a pair for a pair. Every time a pair of TOMS is bought, another pair is given to those in need. They offer the same deal for eyewear as well.

It seems the success of this shoe stems from the rapid acceptance of its unique style design backed by an appeal to human emotion. So if you’re feeling sympathetic and want to do your part to help others, TOMS is a great way to go.

With your Access savings you can purchase a pair of TOMS at $5 off, look stylish, and feel good about giving back.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Brandon Carter
Communications pro with Access Development, a loyalty and rewards leader with the largest discount network in the world. Expertise in public and community relations, copywriting and strategy. History of service with technology, sports, consumer products, non-profits and more.


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