02 December 2013

TOMS shoes One for One

I just bought my first pair of shoes from TOMS and I can tell they won't be my last.  As soon as I put them on they felt unlike any other pair of shoes I've had before and I liked them quite a lot.  But what drew me to TOMS was their "One for One" program.  For every pair of shoes you buy, they give a pair to a child who doesn't have shoes.  As a veterinarian the first thing that came to my mind was preventing hookworm by wearing shoes!  But a pair of shoes can have other health impacts, boost self-esteem and shoes are often required to attend school.  It's a huge win-win situation.  When you find that you need some new kicks, I highly recommend TOMS.  They ship internationally for quite a low fee, just a tiny bit above what I've spent on regular domestic shipping in the past.

To find out more about TOMS, check out their "Get Involved" page, or watch the short documentary on YouTube.