While traveling in Argentina in 2006, TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. One for One®. What began as a simple idea has evolved into a powerful business model that helps address need and advance health, education and economic opportunity for children and their communities around the world.
They've given over 85 million pairs of shoes to children in need, teaching 75 million lessons. Since 2006, people like you have helped us achieve this amazing number – and it's leading to bigger and 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, we are passionate about both the fashion and compassion we offer.
The gift of sight. Your TOMS Eyewear purchase helps restore sight to an individual through sight-saving surgery, prescription glasses or medical treatment.
The gift of water. More than 780 million people don't have access to safe water. TOMS Roasting Co. purchases support water systems in seven countries - in the same regions where we source our coffee beans. Each bag of TOMS Roasting Co. Coffee provides
140 liters of safe water, a week's supply, to a person in need.
The gift of safe birth. Infection is a leading cause of death among mothers and newborns worldwide. TOMS Bags purchases provide training for skilled birth attendants and the vital materials needed to help a woman safely give birth.