Tom shoes have become so popular that even celebrities are wearing them. But Tom shoes are more than just shoes, they are considered to be a movement. For every pair of shoes that are sold, a pair is given to someone in need.
The shoe is such a blast that celebrities are continuously giving their ideas for designs.
Philanthropist/Entrepeneur and Founder of Toms Shoes,Blake Mycoskie is more than just a shoe maker. He is a business man who has become successful in the art of giving back. He first started with is own college laundry service, which led him to creating his own online poker website.Get more information here. http://motivationinspirationandlife.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/one-for-one-toms/
Competing in the “Amazing race,” Blake visited Argentina where he birthed the idea of Tom’s. Children weren’t able to attend school if they didn’t have a pair of shoes. Women were running a shoe drive which caused Blake to come up with his own shoe idea.
Blake wanted to be able to give away a pair of Tom’s for every Toms sold and that is exactly what he did. Children in the Ethiopian area suffer from a foot disease called Podoconiosis, which is due to not wearing shoes.Blake wanted to touch the lives of these young people by delivering to Ethiopia to help bring about Social change.