So yes, I cried in excitement and happiness and joy this Christmas as I unwrapped my shoes. I had seen the work he had been doing over the years because I was so anxious and recently gave him a couple ideas as to something he could add to them. There they were, with so many things that relate to me and he added my favorite quote from Gandhi "Be the change you with to see in the world." Last year for Christmas my brother and my friend both gave me a pair of for Christmas with the Gandhi quote, my girlfriend exchanged mine for a necklace with the same quote that I loved just as much. I wore those shoes till their dying days as my toes popped through as I galavanted around Botswana this summer. I wish there was video footage or a photo of my face when I opened my shoes, certainly more emotional than I have ever been over a gift. Thank you Chris!
So enough about my personal shoes. The reason I love sooo much is because, not only were they created by an awesome traveler, but Blake made it so that every pair of purchased another pair is donated to a child around the globe. goes out and does shoe drops with thousands of pairs of shoes in places like South Africa, Argentina and more. The shoes have developed over the years, when I first bought them they were mostly just for women with a few designs. Now has many designs, patterns, shapes, sizes, vegan, boots, sparkles and still the same white canvas like I bought. People have parties where the buy all the shoes and everyone comes over and makes their own special pair and just remember at the same time children in another country will be soon surprised with their only pair of shoes. (If you have not yet linked on a hyperlink above, what are you waiting for!? hehehee)
Some photos of my TOMS
- My Gandhi TOMS, with a photo that TOMS had put in their TOMS blog of my feet in my favorite shoes hanging out at the Self Realization Fellowship in Pacific Palisades, California. This is a place where some of Gandhi's ashes remain.
And NOW for my new TOMS :)