Check out my new TOMS! (above) I’ve been so excited to try them, especially because they’re for a good cause (for every pair you buy, TOMS donates a pair to a child in need). So I finally broke down and ordered this pair online. They’re a new version of the Classic TOMS that’s made with “perforated nylon,” so your feet can breathe.
This is how the shoe looked on the website. I chose red because I wanted a splash of color, and because it’s a color that’s versatile; I wear a lot of black and neutrals, so red can complement most of my wardrobe.
They shipped promptly from California, and it took about a week for them to make it to New York. TOMS uses UPS shipping, so if you’re like me, you can obsessively e-stalk your package as it’s shuttled from warehouse to warehouse.
The shoes are pretty true to size; I usually wear a 7, so I ordered a 7, and while they were tight at first, they start stretching out right away. I’d advise you to order your normal size!
First impressions: the shoe comes up pretty high on the top part of your foot, which looks a little odd, and it took me some getting used to. But comfort-wise, these shoes are in-freaking-credible! As you can see in the pics, they have a foamy white sole, and it makes a really comfortable cushion for your foot. I wore them as I schlepped through the subway system to work today, and I felt like I was walking on a cloud instead the grungy L train.
As far as what to wear them with, I’m sporting skinny jeans today, but I think I’ll also try them with black shorts and maybe a miniskirt. You probably wouldn’t want to wear them with anything too boot-cut or pajama-y, because a relaxed-style shoe like this might look like a slipper with a billowy skirt or pant.
Overall, I’d encourage you to check out TOMS for yourself; they come in a variety of colors and styles, so even if you’re not into the look of regular TOMS, you can get something that laces up, glitters, or even a wedge.
Have you tried TOMS, Lovelies?