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crystaldots
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crystaldots
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Are Toms shoes a good investment? My friend has a few pairs (but she is far from being a hipster) and she wears them everyday, and for almost a year or so, it worn out pretty badly.

What are your thoughts? I’m so tempted to purchase a pair!!!!

posted over 2 years ago
AlexandraGill
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AlexandraGill
posts: 34

I have a pair of TOMS and i’m in college. I’m no hipster either, but they are so comfy, great for walking around in and running somewhere quickly. I’ve had mine for a year and they are still in great condition. I’m probably going to buy another pair soon!

posted over 2 years ago
 
BowsandGlitterxo
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i want to buy a pair also! i think it’s a great alternative to wearing sneakers or flats. it’s a good in between. it may not be th chicest shoes…but you can definitely make them work into a look.

posted over 2 years ago
 
Crisss
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Crisss
posts: 1295

They are comfy and good quality, so go for it

posted over 1 year ago
 
catiebeatty
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catiebeatty
posts: 1333

Yeah, I’ve heard they wear out pretty quickly. They’re only light canvas, after all. They also don’t offer a lot of support or protection for your feet!

posted over 1 year ago
 
juleenforbes
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juleenforbes
posts: 41

go for it

posted over 1 year ago
 
sensenotcents
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sensenotcents
posts: 72

No item is exclusive to a specific fashion style. So, I agree with previous posters. Go for it! Also, I own a pair of tom wedges. They are very comfy, give them a try too!

posted over 1 year ago
 
JanelleEfe
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JanelleEfe
posts: 397

Sure, especially because they’re humanitarian :) the real TOMS are, at least

posted over 1 year ago
 
crystaldots
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crystaldots
posts: 340

Thanks for all your advice. It was either the BOBs or TOMs, however BOBs is a total copycat. I know that fashion is basically “copied” by everybody but don’t go too exact.

posted over 1 year ago
 
BeyondLustre
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BeyondLustre
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TOMs are overpriced-they cost about $3 to make and are marked up at 1000% up because they supposedly help kids in Africa. However, the owner of the company is a hardcore Evangelical Christian so the company only supports religious institutions in Africa. I would just buy a cheap pair that looks the same, I doubt the quality is much different.

posted over 1 year ago
 
cynchmolina
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cynchmolina
posts: 987

They’re comfy and for a good cause. :)

posted over 1 year ago
 
mollyan
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mollyan
posts: 99

They are comfortable.

posted over 1 year ago
 
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Yeah, they are good.

posted over 1 year ago
 
crystaldots
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crystaldots
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@Jena

What do you mean by overworked? They are not comfortable?

posted over 1 year ago
 
BeckyBedbug
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BeckyBedbug
posts: 391

If you want to, then buy them. Don’t worry about what other people think.

posted over 1 year ago
 
Blessedwithmusic
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posts: 193

I’m reading this post mostly because I, too, am looking into buying TOMS. I have heard mixed reviews but all I know is that many of my friends own multiple pairs and gush about them, so perhaps it comes down to individual preference.

posted about 1 year ago
 
cynchmolina
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cynchmolina
posts: 987

I like that they donate to charity?

posted about 1 year ago
 
kaykaykay
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kaykaykay
posts: 16

i wouldn’t. i’ve bought about three pairs so far and they wear out so fast.

posted about 1 year ago
 
priscillaraq
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priscillaraq
posts: 899

I absolutely love TOMS! They are really meant for a great cause and they are comfy. I wear them with everything and for everything. I had a pair that I literally wore everyday and it took them exactly a year to wear out, but I even wore them still because I like that worn out look they make. I say definitely try out a pair.

posted about 1 year ago
 
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I love mine but they wear out fast and they stink.

posted about 1 year ago
 
misstiem
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misstiem
posts: 107

Toms are super comfortable, but VERY overpriced for what they are..I think they should be $29.99 for the classic toms.

posted about 1 year ago
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