Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shopping for a Cause: Tom's Shoes

My latest covet: Toms Wrap Boots. The boots are inspired by the colorful leg wraps worn by champion Argentine polo horses.

For every pair of shoes purchased, Tom's will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. One for one. Toms has given over 10,000 pairs of shoes to children in Argentina and 50,000 pairs in South Africa. Read more about their cause. Plus, the boots are vegan if you're anti-leather.

These boots are affordable ($120), lightweight and versatile. Depending on how you wrap them, you can get several different looks. I'm thinking about wrapping them open over contrasting tights so you can see the other color underneath. I love the elfish shape of the foot too. Kind of sleek equestrian meets Lord of the Rings (I may be a nerd but you know those elves were hot).

Tom's also has a separate fun website with styled looks and a video about a "polo widow" who invented the boots. They come in olive (shown above), red (shown below), rust, brown or black. Happy shopping!

Thanks Likecool for finding the awesome boots!

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