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TOMS shoes “making life more comfortable” for all

Submitted by on June 9, 2011 – 11:32 am

Kate Gilhool
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TOMS motto is “Make life more comfortable,” and it appears that this mantra of comfortable living has spread to NCHS, with the now famous TOMS shoes appearing on feet of both genders. “TOMS are like ace bandages on feet,” junior Tom Carey said. “just about every other high school student is sporting them right now, but I have no idea why.”

It all started when Blake Mycoskie traveled to South America in 2006 with four successful companies under his belt.  While in Argentina he came across Alpargata’s, a traditional rope-soled shoes that Argentinean farmers have worn for the past 100 years. He also discovered how impoverished many were, too poor to even afford shoes. Adults and children are left with scrapes and cuts on their feet, which induce serious infections to spread, making it impossible for children to attend school. It was after his trip that Blake realized it was time to create a fifth company, TOMS Shoes.

TOMS has grown so large that it aids Argentina and 28 other impoverished countries. Since Blake’s first donated pair of shoes, over 600,000 pairs of shoes have been put on the feet of children in need. Blake explained on his blog that TOMS received its name because he tried to fit ‘Tomorrows Shoes’ on the back tag, but it didn’t fit so he shortened it to TOMS.

 

see full article here: http://nchscourant.com/toms-shoes-making-life-more-comfortable-for-all/

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