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Our customers get excited to be a part of what we're doing. I'm more in tune with nature, which has influenced my shoe designs.If you ask anyone wearing Toms how they first heard about us, most won't mention an advertisement; they'll say a friend told them our story. I'm reminded every day to keep things simple and comfortable. Life is more fun when you stop caring what other people think.Jezebel’s Irin Carmon wrote an article about Blake Mycoskie’s decision to speak at an event sponsored by Focus on the Family.Carmon’s story helped ignite debate and criticism about Blake’s connections to Evangelical organizations. In 2006, while vacationing in Argentina, I noticed impoverished kids walking around with no shoes on—which put them at risk for disease. Instead of stressing over gadgets, they were talking around the campfire. Giving feels good, but it's also good for the bottom line. When I started distributing shoes in Ethiopia, South Africa, and South America, I saw that the people had so little, yet seemed to worry so much less than my friends and family back home.
The TOMS Shoes site is filled with photos, videos and blog entries about its work around the world.
He is 32 and handsome in a grungey sort of way with bird's nest hair and slender brown wrists adorned with coloured pieces of string, each one picked up on a Third World trip.
A professional tennis player until the age of 19, when he injured his Achilles tendon, he made his fortune as an entrepreneur, but then decided to give away all his art and furniture and live on a sailboat off the coast of LA with his movie star girlfriend, Maggie Grace, who made her name in Lost.
And in Mycoskie’s case, though he’s been mum so far on the internet outrage, it will be interesting to see whether he’s more interested in spreading his charity by partnering with a huge group like Focus, no matter the damage to TOMS’ hip image, or if the bottom line will prevail.
Expect a statement from Mycoskie on the issue soon.
That week reported that Focus on the Family was "working to become a TOMS international distributor in Africa." Opening Serve: After getting word of the unlikely pairing, Jezebel's Irin Carmon questioned TOMS's partnership with a group that's anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-evolution--basically anti-everything a lot of TOMS wearers believe in.