Saturday, December 12, 2009


Blake Mycoskie is the founder of TOMS.

Not so frequently in our lives, we happen upon a story that tugs at our heart-strings. Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS had an idea. Give a pair of shoes to a barefoot child for each pair of shoes he sold.

If this doesn’t make you feel good, nothing will! Please read this entire post. It just gets better!

I would like for each of you to imagine walking barefoot everywhere you go – WITH NO SHOES. Well, children around the world are forced to do just that every day! The feet of these children have calluses which have cracked, and cut and wounded feet, leaving them vulnerable to parasites and infections.

These children are unable to go to school because they have no shoes. Of course this leaves them stranded, without an education. I don’t need to tell you what happens from here. It is a familiar story.

I would like to ask you a question. Will you look at your child’s, or grandchild’s feet? Imagine that there are open wounds, wounds that can be life threatening, not to mention the pain that they are in. If you don’t get the picture, most can’t understand you!

TOMS will be delivering 300,000 pairs of shoes to shoeless children this year. I am proud of Blake's achievements! Let’s help them surpass their goal!

Blake received the national Secretary of State’s 2009 Award of Corporate Excellence – just one of the many awards he has earned. If you will spend a few moments on the website, I believe that you will be touched by his loving and caring spirit, and the recognition he has received from around the world. There is a list online of comments made by the different publications.

TOMS shoes can be found online, at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and other locations. I must say that the special collection designed for Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman are an asset the the TOMS brand.

I know that my family loves these shoes, and I believe that my son has a pair for each day of the week. Thank you Blake!

Look at my new shoes :)!



There is much more to choose from in TOMS line. There is just not enough space here. Do yourself a favor and visit TOMS website, and see what an admirable corporation Blake has built. I have tried to make this post as interesting as possible. I hope that you will find something more important than glamour in the following information.

Men' Shoes

Women's Shoes

Just a few of the Neiman Marcus/Bergdorf Goodman Selection

Although I could not save the picture of this shoe in the larger size, I just had to show this ZEBRA, found on the Bergdorf site! Angela has gone crazy over this shoe, and actually wants to replace a pair of her Tory Burch Christmas shoes with this shoe!!

Children's Shoes

Tot's Shoes

I hope that all of you will share your business with Blake Mycoskie, and the entire staff at TOMS, as they make the lives of many children much better. Think how these children will be spending their Christmas this year, and keep them in your thoughts. I know that you will join me in congratulating Blake for his many awards and recognition for his kindness!

Merry Christmas, and I will see you Tuesday,

Tom’s Shoes
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