Toms Shoes….really??


My job requires me to look at hundreds of websites a day, and one ad that has been popping up all over the place is “Make Your Wedding a Toms Wedding”.  I’ve know the general concept of Toms Shoes for some time now…you buy a pair for yourself, and Tommy Boy will donate a pair to a child in need.  At first glance, I think this is a kind hearted guy that is really giving back…never really looked too much into to, but was never really against it.  Then, once I started seeing these “Toms Wedding” ads, I was absolutely shocked to how hideous these “wedding shoes” –if you want to call them that- were!  These shoes are not only inappropriate for a wedding, but I’d like to see the bride that lets her bridal part wear these!  Even for a casual wedding, these slip-ons are completely unacceptable!  Maybe, just maybe, in the right setting the guys could get away with wearing some at a beach wedding or something similarly casual, but bridesmaids…most likely not!  Adding glitter or satin to “botas” does not make them wedding-day attire in my book.  Call me uptight, but on the most special day of my life, you will not find me slapping these puppies on my feet!

Wedding shoes?? I think not!

I started looking further into his product, which only added insult to injury.  It’s not just the way the shoes look, it’s the whole concept…these shoes range anywhere from $35 – $100+!!  People purchasing these shoes who are bragging (even if only in their own heads) about “giving back”, but I don’t really understand it.  They are buying expensive shoes that make them look like a poor person, just so a real poor person can also have a pair of shoes.  Here’s an idea…how about if you want to give back, actually do that!

These shoes look like they were made from a potato sack...definitly worth $54...

$48 that you will never see again for a pair of shoes that look like they have sat in the Sahara Desert Sun for 3 years before you even purchased them. FAIL


Don’t get me wrong, as I scrolled through his website, I did find some pairs that I liked.  Some of the prints were cute (i love the elephants-see below) and the wedges were cute, but for the most part, no thanks.

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About erinHasThoughts

I just started eHT in January of 2011, and I'm shocked and humbled that people read it! For some reason it seems like I am always in the most ridiculous situations and witness things only seen in movies, so I like to share my experiences with all of you. Thanks for reading! xo

Posted on April 22, 2011, in Reviews. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. And Google conveniently adds an ad for Tom’s Shoes at the bottom of this post :)

  2. Ha, I highly disagree with your blog opinion about TOMs shoes. And I honestly don’t understand how you get paid to send out stupid messages like these. Yeah, so you wouldn’t wear them in your wedding, do you only wear hundred dollar heels that you look stupid walking in and are mostly likely made by underpaid workers in another country? I support these shoes because I know where they come from and where they are going. It’s a simple concept. Thanks!

  3. I have a friend that works for Toms and there is no accountability of how many if any shoes have been given away and where they went.

  4. I find these shoes are an attire of casual wear, and i find TOMs shoes quite fashionable. But i must say that wearing TOMs on my wedding day? I dont think so. I wouldn’t even wear it to a wedding as a guest (being a girl that is). Other than that, i love wearing these shoes out n about. They’re for a good cause aswell!

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