I gave in.
I still think that TOMS shoes look like your feet are swaddled in bandages, but I made the mistake of testing them out at Whole Foods the other day (I was just curious!) and they were so comfortable I couldn't convince myself to take them off. I think my feet may have actually let out a little sigh when I slipped them on.
I'm kind of in love with slip on shoes. Because I always seem to be running late in the morning and spending an extra 30 seconds tying my shoes makes me miss my bus, without fail.
*Posts might be a little late this week - they connected our phone (yay!) but managed to disconnect our internet (boo). We're working on it.
i've been tempted by these for a while (but in the gold or silver). so glad to hear they're comfortable since now i might cave in too!ReplyDelete
I second Rachel's observation--they're really comfortable! I have a pair in the lace-up style (Cordones), which doesn't look as much like bandages but does take longer to put on. They were so comfortable, instantly, that I ordered a slip-on pair (one of the fleece-lined ones); sadly, they fit differently and were too big in my usual size, and the next size down was sold out.ReplyDelete
I relate completely to how missing the bus/train often seems to stem back to small choices: which shoes I wear, whether I have to dig for socks in the laundry basket, whether I take time to untangle my earbuds.
I love my Tom's! I imagine the black ones will be a bit more stain resistant than my navy-striped ones have been.ReplyDelete
I think they are an acquired taste visually...I love the bandage comparison but I do think they are sort of minimalist enough to go with alot and come across pretty chic. And they are SOOO comfortable!ReplyDelete
how can something be so cute & so ugly at the same time? comfort tips the scale in favor...ReplyDelete
I absolutely adore my TOMS. I was on the fence about them too for a while, then I saw a girl at the grocery store with them on and she made them look so cute! That pretty much sealed it for me.ReplyDelete
I used to think TOMS were quite hideous too. But like you, I tried on a pair, couldn't doubt how comfortable they were, and bought a pair of the grey ones. Now, I can wear them with almost anything, and they actually look rather cute :-)ReplyDelete
never heard of them before, but i'll have to try them out. they are kinda sad looking though- maybe you should bedazzle them with your mini rosebuds and ruffles. hahahaha that would be so rad!ReplyDelete
And don't forget about all the shoe donations TOMS makes!ReplyDelete
Oh I love my Tom's. I have so many pairs. You'll never look back!!ReplyDelete
i love comfy shoes. Plus they're black and flat and they slip on. Sounds like a dream!ReplyDelete
This is a great company! They do A TON of charity work! So you're money goes towards a really great cause.ReplyDelete
oh how i love comfy shoesReplyDelete
thanks for the constant inspiration. i just wrote about you on my blog and linked to my favorite post (gingerbread houses), so i thought i'd say hi!ReplyDelete
hooray for TOMS! they're so comfy and for a good cause too...ReplyDelete
i have the sparkly silver ones and i have pretty much worn them to pieces. kiwi says they look like disco balls but i don't care. i love them.
I love the idea of Toms... buy one & one gets donated but I don't love the way they look. BUT..if they're that comfortable... I may have to give in!ReplyDelete
I, too, am powerless against the Toms.ReplyDelete
I was always put off by the look of these shoes but loved the concept behind them. I may have to try some for this summer since they are so comfy and a store up the street from my office sells them. Thank you for the "review" :)ReplyDelete
i've been wanting a pair so badly!! iknow they look a little funny but i kinda like it.ReplyDelete
I think they look like slippers - but if they feel as comfortable as that and can be worn outside like normal shoes then why would you say no! Great post!ReplyDelete
it's the glorious ugly-but-comfortable phenomenon. like crocs. and uggs. but once the unbelievers slip their tired little hooves into a pair all doubt is removed and they are converted. huzzah.ReplyDelete
i saw them on every pair of feet the last time i was in santa monica/venice, and i was starting to think there was some sort of Hare Krishna-inspired espadrille craze going on until someone explained the entire story behind TOMS. i'm sold.