The Other Side of One for One. A Giving Pair is the pair of shoes your purchase enables TOMS to give to a child in need. And giving responsibly is what TOMS is all about. We work with our Giving Partners to determine the sizes and quantities needed for the children they serve.
The shoe that we give most frequently is a black, unisex canvas slip-on with a sturdy sole. Black shoes are required for school in many countries, and the sturdy sole allows children to run and play with their feet protected. We've found that the classic TOMS slip-on style works well, because when shoelaces break, many families cannot afford to replace them.
In Argentina, we give shoes similar to our colorful Classics, as this is the common style there.
We also give a variety of locally produced shoes in Ethiopia. Currently, we are working on developing additional shoe types, based on feedback from our Giving Partners.