There Are Other TOMS Out There

They are back in rotation now that the weather has warmed past 50 degrees. Those ubiquitous TOMS roaming the city streets. Who is that guy anyway? As much as I am 100 percent behind the company’s 1:1 purchase=shoes for needy kids, what I cannot get on my feet are the classic/unisex flats that are everywhere. They are just not my style. They work on the people I see sporting them. And the ones for kids are extra adorable. I mean, come on, everything for kids and babies is cute, they’re tiny. But the style just doesn’t work on me. Thankfully this spring they are coming out with some ballet flats that fit into my wardrobe seamlessly. I also really like the high heel wedges they’ve had for a little while and the Cordones are a cute alternative to a sneaker. Not all retailers offer the full range of styles so your best bet is online

I especially find the aqua colored wedges are right for spring as mint and aqua are trending along with pinks and oranges and they all work so well together. Aqua pairs well with all kinds of neutrals as well; white, khaki and navy especially.  

The ballet flat is a closet staple and these cap-toed ones will be perfect with skirts, shorts, leggings or capris. 


These soft rose colored Cordones are an adorable addition for a casual spring look. The color may seem like it wouldn’t go with enough but it works like a neutral and would wind up being worn more than you probably think. A bright red is always a happy pop option too. It goes with everything. 

If you're like me, maybe you've been resistant to TOMS based on style alone, because how could you not want needy kids to have shoes? If so, maybe give a couple of these other styles a try, and keep the kids well shod while making a stylish splash around town.