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edwardjpestovic
09:27 AM on 07/04/2013
My only problem with them is that my son wanted a pair, got them, and they only lasted a few months. My problem. . .they're a crappy product.
01:27 PM on 07/05/2013
Made in China. The owner seems to be the typical 'off shore cheap product, I got mine' kind of guy.
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Iamtrying
We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs
08:09 AM on 07/04/2013
Tell you what, why not just give a free pair to anyone that buys a pair here in the states. No costs to ship the shoes over seas or make sure it is distributed correctly. My family never has enough shoes.
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Jenniferfrance
08:24 AM on 07/04/2013
How don't you have enough shoes for your family? There is good will and there are shoes that have never been worn. Catholic charities and the Salvation army. It just takes a good bit of digging. When I was broke in college, I could find all kinds of stuff there. It probably doesn't cost them much to have them shipped overseas because they are probably produced overseas.
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Iamtrying
We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs
12:32 PM on 07/04/2013
I was kind of joking around.  Last time I looked in the closet we have plenty of shoes.  Sorry for confusion.
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dblueII
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03:17 PM on 07/03/2013
Toms Shoes is a straight up scam, and this lowlife is nothing but a straight up con artist. T

The shoes do nothing to improve anyones life, in fact, they interfere with the local commerce and inhibit the possibility of independent local entrepreneurship . People are starting to see trough it, so Tom's is in a bit a a panic mode.

Hears how it works.
"Charity"= advertising > brand perception > sales.

The perception of "charity" IS the brand, without it, they're just another cheep, made in china shoe.
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Sharyn350z
"It's a TRAP!"
05:18 PM on 07/04/2013
Thank you. I always wondered why people fawned over these cheap shoes.
itoldyouso4
I think, therefore I'm a liberal.
05:15 AM on 07/08/2013
Because I like the shoes. I like how they feel, how they fit and I like the fact that someone else gets a pair of shoes. Quit whining.
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dblueII
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10:21 PM on 07/04/2013
Wow, look at all those typos. Dyslexics UNTIE. 
01:43 PM on 07/03/2013
several moms in DC decided to feed homeless in a DC park area. They were cited and one of them arrested for not having all the permits etc the city required. They stopped and the homeless are back to no food. Moral? Even when you try to do a good deed there are jerks watching on the sidelines
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06:24 AM on 07/03/2013
Never heard of him.
I guess you could sell overpriced shoes and not give a pair to the poor like everybody else
.Whats the beef?
I thought it was TOMs of Maine the natural products company.I dont buy their stuff either.
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playsindirt
So much dirt, so little time.
04:57 PM on 07/02/2013
So he got a whole lot of people to buy his ridiculously uncomfortable, overpriced shoes and feel good about doing it. Isn't this the American way, version 2.0? Good on him.
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Iamtrying
We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs
08:13 AM on 07/04/2013
Kind of like every Congressional leader who has promised us everything under the sun to get elected and then never comes through with the promise. They smile and say they are trying but it is difficult to get things done with all the restrictions. They then go home feeling good about promising and not delivering and become millionaires.
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playsindirt
So much dirt, so little time.
11:25 AM on 07/04/2013
Good analogy.  :)
04:35 PM on 07/02/2013
I'm guessing most of you have traveled to the places where the TOMS shoes are shipped to do international community work to actually know the help that it is providing to the community....
01:38 PM on 07/03/2013
excellent comment. thanks
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dblueII
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03:20 PM on 07/03/2013
Riiiight, because espadrilles are the answer. You fell right for it. Did you know that they have kids remove their shoes for the before pictures?... Cause they do.
04:17 PM on 07/02/2013
Or I could pay half as much for the same quality shoes, and give the other half of that $55 price tag to a charity that actually helps people.
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SpaceMonkeys
Both parties suck
01:23 PM on 07/03/2013
Exactly!!
01:39 PM on 07/03/2013
let's beat up Tom for having integrity and business savvy and helping less fortunate too. He is definitely the enemy
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dblueII
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03:22 PM on 07/03/2013
It's a con, a scam, pure exploitation! Sheesh.
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04:15 PM on 07/02/2013
i thot he made toothpaste.
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SpaceMonkeys
Both parties suck
01:24 PM on 07/03/2013
I wish they would donate tubes of toothpaste to all the hobos and vagrants!
03:52 PM on 07/02/2013
The sad thing is, if they hadn't done this at all and were just status quo as most clothing stores, nothing would ever have been said. No wonder such stores actually have to think twice before trying to do something good...
01:40 PM on 07/03/2013
YES, YES, YES.................thank you
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dblueII
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03:23 PM on 07/03/2013
What good? A pair of cheep made in china espadrilles? COME ON folks... IT'S A CON.
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Konnie
PO'D PROGRESSIVE
03:40 PM on 07/02/2013
compared to corporate cannibal capitalists you are freakin Jesus. accept the compliment.
08:13 PM on 06/29/2013
Ha Ha..."Holier than thou" ..... shoes, holes...I get it.
01:40 PM on 07/03/2013
do you?
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JC0707
What Would Bernie Sanders Do? There's the answer.
10:16 AM on 06/29/2013
Tom's are so 2010.
01:40 PM on 07/03/2013
and, you?
10:01 PM on 06/28/2013
I've bought several of their shoes. That stopped when I read they were part of Bangladesh.
01:40 PM on 07/03/2013
so now you're barefoot?
02:06 PM on 07/03/2013
Never I just don't wear shoes made in Bangladash
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cowgrrl
Abnormal Psychologist
09:34 PM on 06/28/2013
i like my TOMS. and the ceo. if only everyone thought about what might actually improve our globe and did something ANYTHING small or large to help.

bravo blake!
10:02 PM on 06/28/2013
You mean like the 600 or so that were killed in Bangladesh? Yeah that's a improvement to our globe.....
12:24 AM on 06/29/2013
As we’ve disclosed previously in our Giving Report, our shoes are made in China, Ethiopia and Argentina.

Bangladesh is not in any of the above listed places.
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cowgrrl
Abnormal Psychologist
04:14 PM on 06/29/2013
i wish you were capable of seeing the world by seeing the world. if you believe only what you read in the usa press you are at least among the majority of americans.
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SpaceMonkeys
Both parties suck
01:27 PM on 07/03/2013
Eh, not so much good, mostly marketing. NPR had a bit about Tom's - they mostly give shoes to kids who already have shoes and they mostly go to Christian kids. Not horrible, but TOMS certainly milks it for every PR dollar they can.
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Jenniferfrance
08:33 AM on 07/04/2013
It is a company. It is a marketing ploy. It might not be that ethical in most people's eyes but they aren't stealing anything or I hope exploiting anyone. But shoes isn't what a lot of children need, they need clean water.