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Toms Canvas Slip-On Shoes: Love It or Hate It?

These casual shoes have been lurking around for a while, unfortunately. As exhibited by Scarlett Johansson, the Toms Canvas Slip-Ons, $42, aren't the most flattering shoe. They are dubbed the shoes for tomorrow, and for every pair purchased, Toms donates one to a child in need. I would buy it only for that reason, but would certainly not wear them outside the house. They may be ultra-comfy, but darling, pain is beauty! Do you agree?



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Abbigail Abbigail 8 years
Wow, pretty snobbish comments. I think they look cute on my feet and I would rather buy a pair that is helping people than spend hundreds of dollars on one pair of heels that will be over next season. Secondly, did you ever stop to think that the point isn't to look cool, but to give children with NO shoes at all protection on their feet. I'm sure they don't care about how the shoes look, but rather are thankful that they no longer have brusies and scrapes on their feet. The point isn't to be the coolest looking shoes on the block to to become more socially aware/responsible.
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
ugly and cheap-looking...
catita85 catita85 10 years
i'm from Argentina, and I used to wear alpargatas as a kid to go to the beach,they are very comfortable, but not particularly stylish
candycane34 candycane34 10 years
I would never wear these in public, but if they're really comfortable I'd wear them around the house as slippers or something.
yaelatner yaelatner 10 years
I voted undecided because that is what I am on the topic of TOMS. I bought a pair but they were too small and it seems that no other place carries them in my size. I wish they looked cute on me but they dont. They are not as bad a crocs, those things are a disaster!
Lianna Lianna 10 years
The reason they cost so much is so they can do what they're doing, they couldn't do it if the shoes cost $10, obviously they aren't going to sell trendy 6 inch heels, they're supposed to be for everyone. LOVE THEM
AngelGrl135 AngelGrl135 10 years
great concept, bad shoe
Lill-McGill Lill-McGill 10 years
Not a fan.
sarabel sarabel 10 years
They carry much cuter colors. The founder is a friend of a friend and it's such a great concept. He's giving shoes to children! They're great beach shoes. Just check out the other colors.
Pepper Pepper 10 years
Hideous!
Daisie Daisie 10 years
Again, these look like shoes my grandmother wore around!
Sabi Sabi 10 years
Yes, they're alpargatas! Here in Argentina people use them, mostly men, at home or just as a comfy shoe. But also, polo and rugby players use them and they kinda look good. They're definitely not fashion forward and I wouldn't wear them to go out but I think TOMS'idea is great. They're being sold all over the USA and at the same time being delivered to poor children here in South America who can't even buy their own alpargatas. I hope people keep buying them, at least to use them for walking the dog or something.
zc zc 10 years
they kinda look like sokmething an old man would wear.
verily verily 10 years
On second thought, since the shoes are representing a traditional style in Argentina, I suppose the styling is spot on (though they still look like my grandmother's house shoes). These shoes are also made (sweatshop-free) in Argentina, so they doubly benefit the country.
verily verily 10 years
The charity portion of this is awesome. However, the shoes are ugly and look like something in my grandmother's closet. He should redo them as Mary Janes or modern loafers.
MiamiStyleWatch MiamiStyleWatch 10 years
Cute for guys- not so cute for girls. (Especially for me, with a size 10!) These are actually built very well- thick, rubber sole (not made with rope, like in Uruguay!), thick canvas- they last much longer but run a size small! Trust me- they're way better than having to see your man in a pair of sandals, and they're perfect for hot summer days.
dalia-doll dalia-doll 10 years
Well they aren't beautiful or anything. I think they're middle aged people material perhaps.
Masokissed Masokissed 10 years
I love them. :D It's so good to be weird. I'm a diabetic so I can't take chances with my feet so I do value my comfort over style. Yep.
makicabrera10 makicabrera10 10 years
umm......ew.
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
Sorry---they're too ugly.
DulceKisses DulceKisses 10 years
LMAO!!! They look like shoes they would give to inmates in a woman's prison.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
They are supposed to look like gaucho-style shoes -- and most of the charity work is done in South America. I think they're awesome, and the charity thing is awesome, but the price is not so great - I'd like to buy a pair but am waiting until I have $40 to spare. Tom's beat Crocs with a stick any day!
nati nati 10 years
Alpargatas! In Argentina you cand find them for $3! I don't like them, and, as loli said, are the ones that the "gauchos" wear...
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
So ugly!
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