In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers.
The company still stands by their original goal which is to provide for children that are without shoes. For every pair of Toms purchased, the company provides a pair of new shoes to a child in need. Toms' line has styles in mens, womens and childrens; in addition they have recently expanded their brands to carry shoe styles in wedges and now even eyewear.
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