In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in a village in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS®, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One™.
Realizing this movement could serve other basic needs, TOMS® Eyewear was launched. With every pair purchased, TOMS® will help give sight to a person in need. One for One™.
When TOMS sells a pair of shoes, a pair of shoes is given to an impoverished child, and when TOMS sells a pair of eyewear, part of the profit is used to save or restore the eyesight for people in developing countries. That’s TOMS philosophy and after much great success over the past few years it’s become obvious TOMS are a popular fashion brand. Since 2006, people like you have helped us achieve this amazing number — and it’s leading to bigger, better things! Like giving different types of shoes based on terrain and season, or creating local jobs by producing shoes in countries where we give. TOMS® Shoes are always given to children through humanitarian organizations who incorporate shoes into their community development programs.
In addition to the alpargata-inspired Classics, TOMS offers a variety of footwear styles for men, women and kids. From everyday men’s shoes like Paseos to fun and flirty Strappy Wedges, they’re sure to have a style you’ll enjoy.
TOMS eyewear is inspired by iconic and vintage style, from wayfarer-inspired Classics to pilot frames to historic oversized lenses, and every purchase provides TOMS customers the opportunity to restore sight to a person in need.