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Is anyone else annoyed by Tom's shoes?

post #1 of 72
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It seems like a great marketing scam. They make ugly shoes that fall apart in a week and probably don't cost more than 50 cents to make. Then they give a free pair away, meaning each pair costs them about a dollar.

They retail for $45ish. As a percentage, the company probably gives less than the average charitable contribution of corporations.

Why are people falling for this gimmick? If you're that concerned, write a check directly to poor kids. Or get them a pair of indestructible shoes.
post #2 of 72
^i am. nice thread. i hate that tree hugging shit, looks like $3 chinese slippers
post #3 of 72
I had never heard of these before this thread, so I used teh google to find out. They are fucking hideous and I would not associate with anyone who would wear that hippie shit.
post #4 of 72
I saw the comercials on Hulu but never paid any attention or bothered to look at the shoes.

Looks like something you could get for $3 in China Town. Seems you could buy a big box of them and send them all over the world if you felt people needed them.

It's all about making money and they are doing it by trying to pull a tear jerk reaction on you. Of course I am stating the obvious. But to me that a scummy way to make money and I am a pornographer.
post #5 of 72
I really hate that comerical....
post #6 of 72
I'm sure Tom likes his shoes or he wouldn't be wearing them right?

Jeez, you guys talk about another guy's shoes. give a guy a break, man.
post #7 of 72
I thought that this was going to be another Tom Ford thread.
post #8 of 72
^I thought that too until I remembered those ugly ass shoes that uninformed people seem to like. I don't care if those shoes were free, they're so ugly I wouldn't touch them.
post #9 of 72
I, too, am annoyed by these. It's nice that they give kids shoes, but if Tom really cared, he'd give the children something that would actually hold up.
post #10 of 72
I hate the way he says "shuhes" and "phuhne". Probably also says "fuhd" when he eats.
post #11 of 72
what's with all the hate. i don't see any of you giving unfortunate children ugly 50 cent chinese slippers.
post #12 of 72
They look like espadrilles. I do not hate.
post #13 of 72
I think it's funny that a lot of people are hating on Toms. They may not be the best looking shoes but they certainly look a lot better then a lot of stuff on this forum. And people are complaining about the markup, but it's not much different then paying 300 bucks for CP's or something, which 99 percent of the people on the street think are Converse's anyway.
post #14 of 72
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post
what's with all the hate. i don't see any of you giving unfortunate children ugly 50 cent chinese slippers.


I agree, I don't think it's the best business model out there, but they are doing a heck of alot more than any of us are.
post #15 of 72
My friend has a bunch of pairs at school. Of course our style tastes are completely different. I think they are hideous, but it proves at least some people buy them for some odd reason.
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