Shoes with a Conscience
While traveling in Argentina in 2006, TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. One for One(R).
What began as a company has become a movement, and this simple idea has evolved into a powerful business model that helps address need and advance health, education and economic opportunity for children and their communities around the world.