Product Type: Toms Hunter Original
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
Trendy in there own sense
Member Name: lionel123
Date: 13/01/12, updated on 13/01/12 (9 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to get hold off, surprisingly comfy
Disadvantages: Once wet, they tend to shrivel slightly and they dont protect from cold
Having seen the crazy Tom rush during 2011, I took it upon myself to purchase a pair. With little expectation in mind, id always asked myself the question? How can a piece of footwear, so flimsy and thin not only be trendy, but be comfortable to the extent that people are happy to wear them walking down the local off license on a Sunday afternoon.
The second I put my brand spanking new white toms on, I found out. To my very pleasant surprise, they were not only comfortable but suited certain items of clothes I already had in my wardrobe. The bottom whilst thin and flimsy held relatively strongly against my 'bend' test and despite the thin protection at no point did I feel any sense of dis-comfort whilst wearing them infact the sensation was the complete opposite.
Toms retail at about £40. Originally you could only find them online, or at specific branded 'toms' stores in expensive shopping centres in the middle of big cities. However as the trend has spread not only countrywide, but now continent wide access to toms is not only quick, but very easy. If you google toms pretty much every big online store that's either reliable or a well known name will have them. Schuh in particular are commonly known to retail toms and retail a large extent of them too.
Colours generally range from something as simple as Black and White, to red, orange, purple and in some rare cases, patterned black and white spots. Generally speaking the price ranges from £30-£40 per pair. If you check Ebay and Amazon and see them retailing for anything less and you think to yourself 'wow thats a good price' the old adage of 'if something looks to good to be true, it generally is' should come to mind. There are plenty of fakes flying around, in some cases for less than £10 per pair. Steer clear, these are either fakes or are from companies that will take your money and send you nothing in return.
Since my first purchase, my mom and younger brother as well as 90% of my friends and my girlfriend having at least 2 or 3 pairs. Dont expect miracles, but for the price range and product type they are, they are more than acceptable.
Summary: A good purchase, dont be afraid to give them a try.
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