Post # 1
I am thinking of having a TOMS wedding, it gives back (every shoe you buy = a shoe for a child in need) and some are cute. Men’s, women’s, children’s, even toddler (tiny TOMS). They have wedges, classic, ballet, glitter and a shiney blush and ivory.
I think they will be super comfy and practical for the beach and sand walking and the pics of the entire bridal party in TOMS.
Am I crazy What do you think?
Post # 3
I am a little off beat but I like the toms. I like the lace ones they now make. They definitely are practical!
Post # 4
I love TOMS! And the crochet ones are fabulous, I was thinking about getting a pair of white ones to wear for the reception! :]
Post # 5
@Mikeswife: Toms will look fine at your wedding if you want them for the look, but don’t necessarily feel satisfied that you’re “giving back” without doing some research.
Toms has some sketchy stuff in its background (like marketing saying that since children often aren’t allowed in schools barefoot, TOMS is promoting education- but then distributing the shoes in schools where the kids already have shoes). They’re also manufactured I believe in China so the usual terrible work conditions apply (probably to lower profit margins enough to allow them to give away shoes). I don’t know too much about it but I have heard some things that would make me pause. Again, if you want the shoes for the look, that’s totally fine- just don’t think they necessarily have less impact than any other shoes you would buy.
Post # 6
@Mikeswife: I love toms! Both in general and for weddings – ESP BEACH weddings! They are comfy, trendy and have definite “wear again” probability for everyone involved.
They are kinda expensive tho… Would you be buyng them as gifts for every one?
They’re great for on the sand for a boho vintage-y wedding. I say go for it!
Post # 7
I am thinking about gifting them but I am not sure yet, my girls are all shoe people so $50-80 rwhat they would normally spend. I may do gift cards for them they they can try them on, I am not quite sure yet.
Post # 9
@kgirl91: yes, what she said. Labour conditions for those who manufacture the shoes and really, do you know where they actually go?
Also, that giving a child shoes who doesn’t wear any will make their feet more sensitive, so when the TOMS wear out they are having to build callous again… actually could cause pain in good intention. Do they need shoes/are they asking for them or have we decided to give them shoes to feel good about ourselves and be fashionable?
I hate the “buy some thing and help the world” thing. Materialism and doing good shouldn’t really go together in my mind. If you want to have something like that, make a donation as your favour to a charity that will help your community locally.
Post # 10
i was going to do Tom’s too but decided not to since I am going with a shorter dress. The shoes are really popular here but I have got to say, they do not smell too great after hours of wearing them! 😛
Post # 11
SO cute. I wish I could have voted for the first two options together. The shoes are adorable and perfect for your theme/style.
I’d check with all the wedding party members to make sure they’re comfortable with the cost, but I did something similar with wedding party shoes and they were all like “hell yes lets do this.” I think it’s a great idea.
Post # 12
I think they will be great- very beachy and comfy! I know people have strong opinion on Toms- either you love them or hate them. They aren’t really my thing, plus I’ve got a formal fitted lace gown, but I think for the right venue/theme they would be great!
Post # 13
Been in an elegant, evening TOMS wedding. It was a great experience and the shoes looks wonderful in the pics. I was going to do it myself, but have to get a small heel for my dress.
Post # 14
They have wedges also! They are 3.5 inches
Post # 15
I love the idea of a TOMS wedding. I am getting the purple glitter toms for the reception at my wedding. Comfy, dancin’ shoes!
Post # 16
Yes that the point I want to walk elegantly in the sand to my husband, most shoes make that impossible TOMS make doable