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Type: Classic slip shoes / Brand: Ted Baker / Gender: for men / Material: leather / Design: classic / Insole type: leather insole / Upper material: canvas

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      14.03.2014 16:40
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      Surprisingly hard wearing and charitable too!

      My daughter was a huge fan of Toms when they first came out a couple of years ago and has several pairs. I bought them mainly from Republic/USC (well the shoe company in there) as they have quite a few different styles to choose from; however I'm reviewing Toms classic in grey.

      She doesn't wear them anymore so I do- yes I'm too old for them but my goodness they're comfy! These little 'pumps' are expensive really costing around £30 but for every pair you buy one gets donated to someone in need. I've just looked Republic's website and the Toms are on sale starting at £17.50 down from 35.

      They come in a eco looking shoebox with a flag or shoe bag inside with the shoes. These are flat summer slip on canvas pumps or more accurately espadrilles, with a brown leather/suede insole. They are a bit more stylish than bog standard pumps having been sewn with a sort of cross over front and the toe area is neatly tucked under giving some detail; you know they're Toms by the little square label on the side.

      The insole is super thick and shaped with a firm arch and plenty of air holes. The bottom is thin white rubbery stuff with some grip, this has now however worn down. It doesn't matter about the sole being thin because the insole is so thick- you can't feel the ground as you walk. Obviously these are suited for dry days as they aren't waterproof, saying that though they're quite warm when cooler but on the other hand keep my feet cool when hot.

      These are a size 4 and perfectly true to size, a tad tight when first worn but they soon seem to mould to your feet. Lately shoes have been feeling narrow on me but these don't. I can't believe how comfy they are, they have been worn loads and hammered but the only wear is the underneath. They've not come apart or frayed despite being cotton although are a little tatty at the heel. They do get dirty, I put her purple ones in the wash and the colour has faded, they tend to bleach in the sun too. The grey ones however seem to have kept their colour better.

      The only complaint I have is that the inner sole of one of them has come loose and moved back when I walked so I've had to glue it.......

      5 stars from me

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        04.02.2014 20:17
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        Recommend

        I have owned many pairs of these shoes and love them all they are so comfortable I generally have the classics style although I have had a few pairs of botas.

        I love many things about these shoes, they come in awesome colors and styles that really you can ever dress them up or go all casual in them they really are so diverse.

        Because they are all material I have never had any problem in the fit of these I actually prefer to get a half size smaller and then let them mould to my feet.

        There are however two really bad problems with these shoes, one is price they have begun to increase in price and now are around 44 pounds for the most basic pair, of course this could be ok if the shoes lasted a while and were worth the extra but unfortunately I find that because they are material I have problems with the heel wearing through as I walk over on them, the soles are not really thick so they also wear through I get around 4 months of hard use out of these shoes then they become in wearable.

        If price is not a problem then these shoes are amazing but they will only last you one season.

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          23.08.2013 23:48
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          comfy pair of shoes would recommend to anyone

          I had wanted a pair of toms for a while and my friend was going on holiday and said she would bring me a pair back as they are much cheaper abroad than the £40 rrp price in england. I wasn;t fussy over the colour as I like them all but ended up with a pair of navy blue ones which I loved as they were dark which I like but not boring like black. You can get them in most colours which is what I like about them so you can get which ever colour suits your look or personality.

          I have since bought other shoes which are just copies of toms but with a much cheaper price tag. If I had the money though I would definitely buy another of toms instead. They are much comfier, the material is stronger and keeps its shape unlike cheaper versions, and the bottom of them doesn't wear away as much. They are pretty much for anyone who just wants simple comfy shoes that will go with any pair of jeans. I did have to wash mine several times though which did ruin them as they start to smell as you wear them without socks so they make your feet sweat more than usual. I did get a few months wear out of them though over the spring and summer months. I wouldn't recommend wearing them in the winter as they just soak up rain which ruins the colour and material.

          If you can afford the price tag that comes with these shoes then I would definitely recommend buying a buy as they look good on most people and are comfy to wear.

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          22.08.2013 00:54
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          Comfy, casual, fashionable!

          ~ Purchase ~
          I bought my pair of Toms around a year ago. At the time my fiancé had recently bought a pair and I loved the look of them and he said they were comfy too so I decided to buy some for myself. Toms are unisex and available in a range of colours and there are also children's sizes available.

          ~ Price ~
          The retail price for a pair of classic Toms is around £37. They're cheaper than the other Toms designs (such as crochet flats, ankle boots, wedges and the ones with different colours/patterns such as aztec and glitter). These are a lot plainer but the price is still obviously quite pricy compared to most other brands of shoes.

          ~ Availability ~
          I bought my pair from ASOS as I had a 25% discount but they are very widely available. They can be purchased from a range of shops including online retailers.

          ~ My Opinion ~
          Before I bought my pair of Toms I pretty much only ever wore ballet flats. I have got quite wide feet and found that most of them were pretty uncomfortable and awkward to walk in so when I tried my pair of toms on I couldn't believe how comfortable they were in comparison! They're easier to slip on as well and much more comfortable but they still look really fashionable in my opinion. The style of them is definitely a bit like marmite - love it or hate it, and I don't think that some people would be seen dead in them but personally I like them, no they're not the prettiest pair of shoes in the world but they are nice and basic but still look fashionable and good quality. One of my friends commented that they looked like slippers which they do slightly but you can tell that they're a canvas material and the design is slip-on so you can tell they're just basic canvas shoes. I love how they look when I'm wearing them and my fiancé also has a pair and they also look nice on him.

          He tends to wear his with skinnies or joggers which looks good and I wear mine with leggings or jeans, though they look better with jeans in my opinion. Personally I would never wear them with a dress or skirt, but that is just my personal preference. These are the shoes that I always reach for if I'm popping down to the shops, nipping in the car to pick something up or do the shopping etc. I have had more than my money's worth out of them because of how practical they are to just slip on and go - no laces to faff around with and I can easily walk in them without them rubbing or making my feet feel squashed. There are quite a lot of similar shoes to these including almost identical copies, one of my fiance's friends bought a pair from a market stall and the stitching was awful, mine and my fiance's authentic pairs are very well made and look good quality.

          My fiance's have got a few scuffs and marks on them, only because he doesn't look after them and slips them on to walk the dog etc whereas mine look almost good as new after a year or so. I make sure I look after them because of how much I pair for them and if I do get them dirty I will wipe them with a damp tissue or wet wipe and the clean up quite well, though because of the material if they get mud or anything on them then it can mark so be careful to take care of them if you decide to buy a pair after reading my review! The quality of these shoes is exceptional, and I always feel comfortable whilst wearing them. The sole is nice and thick and I can walk across smooth/polished flooring without feeling like I might slip over which is a problem that I regularly have with my ballet flats.

          The sturdiness of the sole on these is thanks to the grips and the shoes feel very sturdy and durable. The inside of the shoes is comfortable and durable and going back to the subject of slippers the sre actually just as comfortable! They are nice and light though even though they do look a bit bulky. With cheaper shoes the inside soles can go discoloured, smelly etc after a few months but these aren't smelly and there's barely any discolouring, and I barely ever wear socks with them - especially not in the summer. I have worn these almost everyday this year apart from the days where I've been wearing something more feminine like a dress (Toms and dresses just don't go in my opinion) but last winter I didn't wear them as mucho because I didn't really want to get them wet as they're not waterproof unfortunately which I do think is quite a big disadvantage.

          My pair of Toms are red whilst my fiance's are navy. I had debated about getting a darker pair so that if they did get a little mucky it wouldn't be as obvious, however as I said before they aren't in bad condition at all despite the amount of use I have had out of them. There are also several other colours available in the Classic design which are not the most exciting but they're nice enough. There are also different patterns available but these can cost quite w bit more and there is often limited edition ones. One thing that I really like about these other than the comfort/style etc is that for every pair of Toms sold the manufacturers donate a pair of brand new shoes to a child in need. My Toms came with a label attached stating this, and they also have information available about the project on their website.

          I think this is a lovely idea as for the money spent you not only get a comfortable, durable, good quality pair of shoes but you also help a child in need! Such a good idea and I think it is generous of the manufactures to do this when so many others only care about profit. My fiancé also agrees that this is great and he says that his Toms are the comfiest pair of shoes he has, and he likes that they are lighter than trainers but just as easy to walk in. The shoes come in men's, women's and children's sizes. They are true to size and don't feel too tight or dig into my feet. I have never had any problem with them rubbing against the back of my ankles and I love that the front of them which rests on the top of my feet is elasticated and made from soft, non-itchy material.

          ~ All in All ~
          I love my pair of Toms and my fiancé loves his pair too. They are pricy but the quality and comfort makes the cost worth it as does the donation scheme. I am going to be a little harsh though and knock one star off because of the no-waterproof material which I think is quite a big disadvantage and it means that I am not able to wear them in the wetter, muddier weather without fearing that they'll get stained and ruined.

          Four out of five stars - recommended.

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            15.08.2013 14:47
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            Complete comfort for your feet - and they look good

            I love soft comfortable shoes and have always wanted a pair of Toms but always found them to be too expensive at around £35 for me to justify buying a pair. I actually bought my pair from a small shop in the Old Town in Nice earlier this year which you would have thought would have been expensive but they were in the sale for 18 Euros which was a little over £15 at the time and which I thought was a great price. My friend bought a pair similar to these from the same shop but with quite a high wedge which she said were also very comfortable, but I like to stick to my flatties!

            I had never tried a pair on but friends had told me how comfortable they were, and they were right. As soon as I slipped my feet in them I found them to be a perfect fit and felt as soft as a pair of slippers. The ones I have are a medium navy colour with little white polka dots on them and are really pretty. I can wear them with jeans, shorts or I have a long denim skirt which they also look great with. They do come in a variety of colours with some really great random stripy and patterned ones.

            I didn't know much about the company before but I have found out that they have their own charity which is called One for One, and Toms promise that for every product you purchase they will help a person in need. Some of the things they do is to give shoes to people in 60 countries and to restore sight for people in 13 countries. As I am a great believer in charity I was very pleased to think that my purchase has done either one of those things, as well as giving me a great pair of shoes. They also come in recycled and sustainable material which is another plus for me.

            I bought a size five which are a perfect fit and seemed to mould to my foot shape but without going out of shape. I wore them a lot when we were in Nice and even though I don't wear any socks they didn't rub my feet at all and we did a lot of walking! The only one place that I can say that I could feel them a little was across the front of my feet but this wasn't a blister or anything, and I think it was just probably due to my feet swelling so much in the heat.

            They do feel very cool to wear and my feet didn't really sweat too much. As they come up quite high on the front of your foot you do feel as though your feet are supported although they are very light. I understand that they can be washed but at the moment they still look quite clean and new but I would try this on a very low wash if they needed it at some point. I am quite heavy footed but have noticed that the sole hasn't worn down at all.

            I would recommend these shoes as a great addition to your summer wardrobe as they are comfortable, stylish and hard wearing. Personally I wouldn't pay the full price as I like my money to go a long way but for the price I paid for them they are well worth it.

            Definitely five out of five star for me

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            14.08.2013 16:36
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            who says you can't be stylish AND comfortable?!

            I recently recieved these Toms as a gift for my birthday in July. I think they were around £40, but they were a gift so I'm not sure. I've wanted a pair of Toms for ages but whenever I've tried them on, they seemed to fit very tightly and I was afraid they would be uncomfortable. However, my mother bought me a pair for my birthday, and I am usually a size 5, but she bought them for me in a 6. The pair that I have are pink with tiny white dots on them, and are very cute!

            In the box was a Toms bag/flag for storing the shoes, a sticker and a little information sheet in the shape of sunglasses on how to care for shoes but also what buying the shoes does for the charity and other ways to raise money.

            I'm glad she bought me the 6, as they are so much more comfortable. I did get a little bit worried when I first tried them on because they were a little tight, but thats due to me having wide frog feet, and also they swell up during summer so I was worried that they would blister. But I decided to wear them on a day that wasn't too hot so my feet wouldn't swell up, and surprisingly I only got one little blister! I usually get loads of blisters from new shoes, so its a mirical I only got one. They moulded to the shape of my feet too, (or stretched I should say) which is great because of my wide feet so I felt comfortable.

            The Toms can be washed in the washing machine which is good as I tend to get shoes quite dirty as I walk everywhere and often take 'shortcuts' through grass and mud and puddles.

            I've not had the shoes for a very long time but every time I have worn them they have been very comfortable and I've only ever had one blister from them. They are also very light so don't feel like you're wearing anything, and of course are very cute!

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            13.08.2013 15:49
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            Great fashionable summer slippers.

            I've seen so many people walking round in Toms slippers this year and they reminded my of those cheap fabric espadrilles I had when I was younger, but these look much better quality and comfier. So I had to get myself some. I like having a pair of easy slippers for the summer. Something you can slip into when just popping out to the shops.

            I tried some one in Office as they seemed to have the largest selection of colours and patterns. They range from the basic fabric ones to crochet ones and patterned ones. Depending on the style you like they can set you back between £35 and £45. I find that quite pricey for what they are, but I guess you pay for the name too and the fact that they are in fashion at the moment.
            So I picked out a burgundy pair to try on in my usual size (4) but they did not have the colour in stock and got me to try on a different colour. Size 4 was a little snug but fitted ok. So with that knowledge I went hunting for a better deal online and also the colour I actually wanted.

            Eventually I came across a grey stone washed pair on eBay, in a size 4, perfect. I really like the look of them and they came to £25. Bargain!
            When I finally got them in the mail I tried them on and again they were snug but I was hoping they would loosen a bit as they are made from fabric. I wore them round the house a bit to get used to and eventually wore them outside and they have become my favourite pair of the summer. They have become a little loser and are now super comfy. I wear them with cropped jeans and shorts for a casual look.
            I have not tried wearing them outside when the weather looks a bit rainy and I assume they would get soaked very quickly. So they really are just for the hot summer days or to take on holiday where they may be less rain than in the UK.

            Overall I would definitely recommend these as an easy slip on summer shoe. Make sure you shop around for a deal though and get them a bit cheaper as at full price they are a bit overpriced in my opinion!

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            13.07.2013 15:44
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            A brill summer shoe for many occassions

            I must admit I had never been a fan of Toms, they always seemed a bit too casual and all a bit of a gimmick. For some reason I purchased some for £10 from an online site to get myself over the free postage mark, and by god I'm glad I did! I went for the navy classic which have the more plastic sole as opposed to the wicker looking sole some have. Toms come in an extended amount of colours including black, grey, maroon and
            beige, you can also get them in patterned colours such as blue and white/cream stripes etc so there is a lot of choice. I love the extra add on from the Toms that a certain amount of money goes to charity per pair sold. A lovely touch on top of a cracking product.

            COMFORT

            The Toms are the most comfortable shoes I own, by a long way. They fit my feet perfectly and are comfy without socks or with socks (no show pump socks, never wear them with crew or ankle socks!!!) This gives great versatility and means they can be worn at a variety of times and places. Clearly when they get wet they aren't the most comfy shoe, but I have them down as more of a summer shoe anyway.

            DURABILITY

            I wore these every night on my holiday nights out, expecting them to last a couple of nights and then be in no state to wear. How wrong I was, the Toms just kept going with minimal signs of wear after the battering they took every night. In fact by the end of the holiday they were in a better state than me! I had worn them before and have worn them since my holiday and they are still going strong, no signs of major sole wearing which is an issue I get on many plimsoll style shoes. The Toms have far exceeded my durability concerns and are possibly one of my most durable pairs of shoes after surviving all I had to throw at them!

            They can also be washed on a very low or no temperature washing machine wash. I have done this once or twice and they come up brilliantly. Wouldn't risk any higher temp as the glue might melt or come unstuck leading to all sorts of problems. But it's always nice knowing you don't have to worry if they get a little messy whilst out.

            DISADVANTAGES

            I'm not sure paying full price for such a shoe would be ideal, they retail at around £28-£30 normally and as it is only a summer shoe and as something we don't get that much of in Britain, it becomes an expensive buy unless you use them as your only summer shoe. Must admit I got my moneys worth with them on holiday and they are very comfy, but I'm not sure I could bring myself to spend that much when similar shoes in high street stores are half the price or less.

            CONCLUSION

            If you can grab a bargain or even get slightly reduced price with student discount etc then I'd recommend getting a pair. If you paid full price I don't think you'd be disappointed however, its just a bigger decision spending the extra on them. I would recommend them as a comfy, long lasting, stylish summer shoes to anyone though, and at the price I paid they are one of my best buys! It would be a 5 star from me for my transaction however an overall 4 stars for taking rrp price into consideration

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              21.04.2013 15:33
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              You really can't go wrong with Toms

              There's nothing worse than uncomfortable shoes, rubbing and leaving blisters on your feet. I'm definitely not a fan of that happening, as I'm sure none of you will be either. I've never found the 'dolly shoes' the usual flats everyone seems to wear very comfortable at all. I got into the habit of carrying plasters with me everywhere because I was so used to them rubbing my feet. After searching high and low for some comfortable flat shoes, I stumbled upon the Toms brand in Schuh.

              How did the Toms brand originate? TOMS was founded by a man called Blake Mycoskie in 2006 on his trip to Argentina. He saw the poverty and conditions that people lived in and he saw that it was normal walking around without shoes on. Here in England, everyone would probably stare at someone walking through the middle of town with bare feet. Blake committed himself to creating a solution to this problem - One for One. This scheme meant that for every pair of Toms bought, a pair of shoes would be given to a child in need. Although it may not seem a big deal, every little helps. So not only will you be buying a great pair of shoes, you'll be giving to a good cause.

              Retailing in most shops for anything from £30-£40, it was a lot more than I'd usually pay, but they were a branded name, so this was expected. I tried on a pair in my usual size (6) and they seemed a little tight, but I was advised by the sales assistant that after one or two wears they would give way - which they did. They are the most comfortable shoes I own. The base is squidgy (I'm not sure if that's the right word, haha) but they almost felt cushioned. The elasticated V on the front of the Classic design makes it easy for the shoes to slip on and off your feet and also allows them to stretch if you have wider feet. They're also great for the warm weather as they're quite light on your feet. I wouldn't suggest wearing them in the rain as with the material they're obviously not waterproof. Unlike the usual canvas shoes, the rubber type base on the bottom is extremely durable and mine only began to show signs of wear after months up to the year mark of me wearing them on a very regular basis.

              I now own 2 pairs of the classics in Purple and Burgundy and come cordones (a slightly more expensive style of Toms at around £50) in black and intend to expand on my collection!! My purple classics are getting to the scruffy stage after well over a year of wear, I've worn them out in the rain and on muddy fields walking my dog and they have just about had it - I can't really complain.

              Toms look great for casual wear and can even look smart with a dress if you're not into wearing heels. They come in a massive variety of colours and styles with new colours being released all the time. They're popular with celebrities like Louis Tomlinson (a One Direction member) and others, so they can't be too shabby! Toms are available from most shoe shops like Schuh and Office and also online at www.toms.co.uk in sizes 6-13 for men and sizes 3-10 for women also offering half sizes.

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                14.11.2012 10:45
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                Excellent pair of comftable shoes but not for rainy days.

                I purchased a pair of cord sherry Toms in a size 6. People had previously told me to buy 1 size bigger but I found that my real size was just fine. They were tight at first but probably because i was used to wearing slack trainers, the Toms fit more like a glove and felt like I was wearing slippers which was great. I originally bought them as I was going away for the weekend to London and didnt have any comfty shoes to wear for all the walking. I can honestly say they are the most comftable shoes I have ever owned. I wore then in all different weather condition and they were still great, they dont do well in the rain but they dont take long to dry off.

                I put them in the washer to clean them and they came out looking brand new. After a while though they did start to make my feet smell :-/ no matter what I did they just reeked of sweaty feet, I worked out it was because I had been wearing in them rain :-( So I now have a pair of denim Toms also in a size 6 and I no longer wear them in the rain so months later they are still as new.

                They are comftable slipper like canvas shoes. they go with almost any outfit and come in so many different colours too. I think the price for these is very reasonable AND for every pair sold, TOMS give another pair to charity which I think is brilliant.

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                  Comfy canvas shoes

                  I absolutely love my Toms and practically live in them whenever it isn't raining. For me they not only look cool with a pair of jeans it actually feels as though I am wearing slippers they are so comfortable.

                  In comparison with cheaper canvas shoes there is none as these are in a league of their own. Even with my more expensive Converse shoes these win hands down when it comes to comfort.
                  I have a blue pair and they are made of canvas with a rubber sole and inside they have a cushioned suede insole.

                  The stitching on these shoes is really well done and they have been stitched together really well and they are very strong and none of the stitching has come loose even though they have been worn to death.
                  They also have a little bit of elastic which is where the tongue would be on normal shoes and this stretches when you are putting them on so that they just slip on with ease.

                  I am a UK size 10 but I bought these in a 9 as they were already quite big fitting but the canvas also does stretch a little after wearing them for some time. It isn't really noticeable to the eye but you can notice it when you are wearing them so it is better to go down a size with these so that they don't become too loose on your feet.

                  The cushioned insole really does make a huge difference when it comes to wearing them and being comfortable. Honestly the cushioning makes a huge difference in stopping stones and other things on pavements from digging in to your feet and I have even worn these on a rocky beach and never really had any problems with jaggy stones pocking through the soles.

                  I sometimes find that canvas shoes can make my feel sweat especially when the weather is hot but these ones are really good at letting in air and are very 'breathable' and my feet don't tend to sweat a lot in them even when I wear them without socks.
                  These aren't the shoes to wear when it is raining however as they will get drenched quickly and they stay wet for ages which just isn't comfortable when you are walking around with squelching feet.

                  Not everyone is going to love the look of these but I personally think they look great with jeans and shorts. They have a stitch in the front of them which does sort of make them look like a pair of Japanese Sumo shoes but I really like this and think it looks a little different and makes them stand out compared to cheaper ones. The colours are also a lot more vibrant than the cheaper ones and inside they even have a pattern of wild animals which is a cool touch.

                  Toms aren't cheap canvas shoes but they are so much more comfortable and better made than cheap canvas shoes that I do think that they are worth the price. I paid £39.99 for my Toms and I did think twice before parting with this when I had already bought some in New Look for next to nothing but although my New Looks ones are fine they are in no way as good or as funky as these ones.

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                    Overall I would recommend to anyone, buy some shoes and help save the world!!

                    These shoes are without a doubt the comfiest shoes that I have ever owned. Hands down. Toms shoes are designed regarding comfort and concern for the world, since every time you buy a pair of Toms another pair are given to a child in need, this makes for happy feet and guilt free shopping. It's a win win situation.

                    The only thing I would say is that although they are wonderful in every other aspect, they are not exactly the prettiest shoes I have ever owned and they will not protect your feet if you accidentally step in a puddle.

                    That being said, I feel that the pros far outweigh the cons in this case and I will wear my toms until they fall apart. Then I will buy a new pair. One thing to say is that when trying them on they will not be as comfy as you expect, this is because after a short while they soften and mould themselves to your feet and become comfier over time.

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                    A great shoe that will last and for any occasions, including holidays.

                    I got my first pair of Toms going back about a year and a half ago now, purely down to the great things I heard and they looked good! Many people aren't aware but for every pair you buy, you also can receive a tom's flag and an individual in another third world country receives a pair. This comes across to some people as ''This means they're only worth half the price'', but i can guarantee anyone that they are worth any penny. The success alone can be looked at with any high street shop trying to put their own stamp on the brand, or even sketchers releasing a bad stamp on it with their 'bobs'.

                    Firstly let me start with the shoes itself. Yes, they are between £30-£40 depending where you shop, but they are really worth every penny. Of all the pairs I have now I have found the best aspect about them is the materials. They are made for comfort and fit any foot, as well as being durable. No, they aren't waterproof, but you can pretty much do anything to them and they last. Friends of mine have loved them so much they have worn them to even having holes in. One stand out feature is the sole. Unlike most on the market the sole is strong and doesn't ware down. There's grip on the bottom and have additional padding on your feet. You won't feet a thing unless you step on something dangerous.

                    The best aspect about them is the design. You can get pretty much any color, and not only that, they are one of the first designer pairs of slip-ons to be a hit with all ages and especially when going out to bar ect. They can look good with anything, and you can dress them with anything from shorts, to chinos and jeans.

                    All in all a great shoe that I would always recommend. Any toms fan should also check out their other designs and remember that students get 10% off in most stores.

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                    29.08.2012 00:05
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                    Seriously buy them!! LOL.

                    As most of you will have guessed from my previous reviews I have something of a shoe addiction. However I have never really been one for comfortable footwear, often preferring to go down the skyscraper heels route rather than some nice comfy espadrilles! Having said that though I have to admit I got swept up in the TOMS craze some time ago now and bought myself a pair simply to see what all the fuss was about, and I havent looked back. When people say these shoes are super comfy they really arent lying - Im such a fan I now have these in at least 4 colours and Im rarely seen not wearing them now - Im a flat shoe convert - well 99% of the time anyway!!

                    Useful Information:
                    Price: I think pretty much every pair regardless of colour or where you buy from are around £35
                    Stockists: Schuh, Foot Asylum, Foot Locker, JD - pretty much every shoe shop now stocks this brand so they are VERY widely available.
                    Sizes + Colours: These come in pretty much every colour you could want (plus patterned ones) so there is a style to suit everybody with this brand. These also come in sizes 3-9 for women - despite the sizing being slightly iffy - more on that later!!
                    Other Info: This brand offers a 1for1 deal on it - this basically means that everytime you buy a pair of TOMS they also donate a pair to a child in need - so you get some nice shoes and do your bit for people less fortunate at the same time, for not a penny extra. Its not often shoe shopping actually makes you feel good about yourself. Although I do use that as an excuse to buy more!!

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                    Appearance:

                    Now some would argue that TOMS are not the most attractive footwear on the market and to an extent I agree - not that they look bad but they arent the best by far. I only think that because normally I have quite flamboyant shoes and these are far plainer than I would normally go for - my main pair (and the focus of this review) being the plain Black colour. The main part of the shoe is made from a black canvas like material thats very soft on your feet and luckily doesnt pick up dirt too easily - I despise having to clean my shoes so thats a bonus for me!! The sole pf the shoe on the outside is white rubber - pretty standard in my opinion (but made for better durabilty apparantly) and the inside made of leather. Again the inside is VERY soft and much comfier than I initially expected in all honesty. I expected the leather to make my feet feel a bit sticky - particularly because I often wear these on hot days but I havent had any problems with that so far so I have been surprised. Inside the shoe is an added arch for support (according to the Schuh website) and I have to say it totally works - but more on how comfortable I find these later!! The outside also has the 2 brand tags on it - one at the very back and another in the middle - so brand concious people - everyone will be able to see your shoes are pricey! Haha. As I said looks wise they arent the most eye-catching or attractive - but they are great for everyday wear - and all the materials make for a really great, comfy and long lasting pair of shoes - and I never thought Id say this but in this case thats better than them being super eye-catching! Oh and because they are slightly plainer it means they can be used all the time - they go with literally everything!!

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                    Are they as comfortable as people say?

                    In short yes. These seriously are the most comfortable shoes you will ever own ... FACT. Some people say that TOMS are basically slippers you can wear outside and having worn them for quite a while now I have to say I agree. These are the perfect balance between looking like shoes you can wear out without people staring and yet feeling like your feet are tucked up in your fluffy slippers! The support on the inside of the sole definitely helps me because it actually feels like my feet are really cushioned - and speaking as someone who is on my feet all day at work these are a god send - I dont go home with tired and achy feet anymore because these are so comfortable I can stand for long periods of time. They take a little bit of wearing in but once you do these fit your feet well without being too tight or too lose - they have the perfect fit for me (after an initial wobble!) which makes them comfier. Slippers you can wear outside!

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                    Ahhhh F*%$K they don't fit!!:

                    That right there is the sentence I think came out of my mouth when I opened my very first pair because the sizing is a bit strange for these. As I bought these online I didnt bother checking out size guides (or reading any customer reviews "|) and just went with my usual size 5. That was slightly silly of me because the sizing for TOMS is a little different. My size 5's now fit me perfectly - after a couple of days of squeezing my feet into them and them rubbing the hell out of me - but at first they were nearly impossible to put on. One of 2 things I recommend when buying TOMS - go to a shop and try them on is the first - if youve never bought the brand before I cannot recommend that highly enough or the 2nd being order half a size or a full size up to save squeezing a stretching them like I had to. When I replaced my TOMS and bought new pairs I went with a size 6 and they fit perfectly straight away now and having read other customer reviews it seems many people have this problem - so try before you buy!!

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                    Do they last?:

                    As with any shoes these will last as long as you take care of them. One thing I will say is dont wear these out in the rain!! Not only will you never be able to get the smell of damp out of your shoes but it weakens the outside material so much that holes will start to appear - Im talking from experience here! Other than that though Ive found these to be very long lasting - currently I wear my black pair to work and have done so for about 7 months now. Other than general fading which I would expect from wearing them everyday theres nothing wrong with them at all. The inside and outside soles are still perfect, the cushion still works and is as comfy as ever and when they do get slightly dirty they are easy enough to quickly clean with a baby wipe. So longevity wise they are definately worth the money as I'll still get quite a bit of wear out of this pair.

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                    Advantages:

                    * Comfy
                    * Last a really long time.
                    * LOADS of colours to chose from
                    * Suitable for everyday wear.
                    * The brands 1for1 deal.

                    Disadvantages:

                    * Sizing is slightly iffy if youve never bought them before.

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                    Overall I'd definitely recommend these shoes. Even if they arent your usual style they are prefect for wearing all the time and comfortable for your feet - and make them look good too! The sizing is a problem but not enough for me to knock off a star - remember though do try before you buy!

                    Thanks Fot Reading.

                    x0 Salz 0x

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                      07.08.2012 17:08
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                      Good as slippers, not shoes

                      These may have a good reputation for being ethical in terms of proving shoes to children in need when you purchase your own pair and they are comfortable, but overall as a pait of shoes I just do not get them, they are more like slippers.

                      My sister bought me a pair of Toms in Blue as a summer present, she had been wearing them and kept saying how great they were and decided I needed to see for myself. Now they are made from canvas and have a man made soft sole and soft inner, they slip on and off easily and are very flexible.
                      Overall, although I find them comfortable to wear, I have taken to only wearing them inside the house as slippers, as the sole is very thin, so you can feel stones through them, they offer little support for your foot and well, I think they look rather daft to be honest. I wear a variety of different foot wear, from flat to heels, and these just do not do anything for me.

                      They are also expensive at around £34.99, though I'm sure if you shopped around you could pick them up cheaper, plus as they are canvas they are not water proof, so during the British summer time they will probably get wet rather a lot, and they take an ages to dry out and if they are wet when you are out and about the can rub on your feet until they dry. I would not recommend these to others, though they seem to be very popular, as I believe there are better shoes on the market that are less expensive and more stylish.

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                  • Product Details

                    Tans arent just for summer / This Toms Classic arrives with a tan colourway on its canvas upper and is lined with shearling for a snug feel / The leather insole finishes / For each pair of Toms sold, a pair is given to a child in need.