Product Type: Toms Hunter Original
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Comfort is tops with Toms
Member Name: sympatic
Advantages: Simple design
Disadvantages: Not cheap
These are an amazingly comfortable pair of shoes that are ideal for longing around in during the warmer weather if it ever comes. They were a regular feature on my feet while lounging around the pool on our recent holiday or on the beach. The back story to these is quite interesting as they came about when an American traveller in Argentina saw a problem with the amount of people who could not afford shoes and so came up with the idea that richer western consumers could pay a price premium for a pair of shoes and the proceeds fund a charity to provide shoes to the poor. This means that while these are expensive, I paid £38 for mine, you are doing some good as it is a social enterprise.
They come in a range of colours, mine are a nice deep red colour, they are tight fitting and very comfortable to wear however that said they are not something that I have worn to walk any distance in, a stagger back and forward to the pool/bar and a short wander down to a restaurant in the town where we were staying and in the airport is about the sum total of my walking in them.
Made from canvas with a nice soft and springy sole that is moulded and does have some grip on them. Being made from canvas they are not something you would wear in the rain as they will get soaked and then could stretch out.
They have retained their shape pretty well after about eight weeks of wear and I do wear them when travelling between places as they are nice and comfortable and easy to slip on and off, this is great while flying especially as I prefer to wear just socks on my feet while in the air.
They are not meant to justify the high price in terms of quality but that is because you are basically paying to a charity at the same time however they are still a nice enough shoe.
Summary: Shoe with a positive contribution