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post #46 of 72
okay so first of all, the person who made TOMS, is name is NOT Tom. It is Blake. They do not fall apart in a week either! I've had mine for 4 months, and many more pairs too. These are stylish shoes, (Oh, which you probably wouldn't know that.) They got this design from a small town in argentina. Not china. And people are buying these shoes for a good reason. ONE FOR ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #47 of 72
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Originally Posted by TOMSROCK! View Post
okay so first of all, the person who made TOMS, is name is NOT Tom. It is Blake. They do not fall apart in a week either! I've had mine for 4 months, and many more pairs too. These are stylish shoes, (Oh, which you probably wouldn't know that.) They got this design from a small town in argentina. Not china. And people are buying these shoes for a good reason. ONE FOR ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not.
post #48 of 72
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Originally Posted by TOMSROCK! View Post
okay so first of all, the person who made TOMS, is name is NOT Tom. It is Blake. They do not fall apart in a week either! I've had mine for 4 months, and many more pairs too. These are stylish shoes, (Oh, which you probably wouldn't know that.) They got this design from a small town in argentina. Not china. And people are buying these shoes for a good reason. ONE FOR ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

mine fell apart in an hour. as i was walking i noticed the sole started flapping ...actually turned down the role of Chewbacca.
post #49 of 72
Well, I know one thing for certain.

Blake is sitting back in an incredibly expensive office chair, in an incredibly large house that has incredibly expensive cars in the garage and is watching his revenues skyrocket thanks to idiots.

Man, that good-hearted marketing gets people every time.
post #50 of 72
Had no idea what this was until googling it just now. There was actually some dirty hippie sitting across from me on the bus this morning wearing these hideous things, but at the time I had no idea what they were. Now I do. Thanks styleforum.
post #51 of 72
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Had no idea what this was until googling it just now. There was actually some dirty hippie sitting across from me on the bus this morning wearing these hideous things, but at the time I had no idea what they were. Now I do. Thanks styleforum.

One more life soiled by hipsters...
post #52 of 72
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Originally Posted by TOMSROCK! View Post
okay so first of all, the person who made TOMS, is name is NOT Tom. It is Blake. They do not fall apart in a week either! I've had mine for 4 months, and many more pairs too. These are stylish shoes, (Oh, which you probably wouldn't know that.) They got this design from a small town in argentina. Not china. And people are buying these shoes for a good reason. ONE FOR ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wow, some angry internet PR spammers they have.


Kindly fuck off, good sir.
post #53 of 72
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Originally Posted by TotesMcGotes View Post
Blake, the owner, came and spoke at The University of Texas and I attended for extra credit in a marketing class. I didn't really care too much for the shoes but his message was pretty solid. If i remember correctly he said that this summer they are going to drop off around 2.5 million shoes. And in regards to them falling apart, Tom's actually partners up with local aid organizations when they drop the shoes off and they provide thousands of replacements for the children when they wear the shoes out or grow out of them. Hate on the guys appearance and the way the shoes look all you want, he is making somewhat of a difference for these kids.

marketing

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I think the demand for looking like humanitarian, compassionate people without taking too much independent initiative is sustainable and probably going to be a source of profit opportunities for a long time. Whether TOMS shoes are too faddish to capitalize on that for too much longer is, I think, trickier to forecast.

marketing

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Originally Posted by TOMSROCK! View Post
okay so first of all, the person who made TOMS, is name is NOT Tom. It is Blake. They do not fall apart in a week either! I've had mine for 4 months, and many more pairs too. These are stylish shoes, (Oh, which you probably wouldn't know that.) They got this design from a small town in argentina. Not china. And people are buying these shoes for a good reason. ONE FOR ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

troll


Social Marketing is becoming more and more popular. I think Toms is simply an outgrowth of this progressive business strategy. There is always one company that takes a trend to the extreme. Toms is simply our radical variable.
post #54 of 72
I just bought a pair today; they are perfect. They fit all my criteria for a summer shoe.

I wanted something as lightweight as possible, but since I bike a lot, flip flops are out.
I don't want to wear socks, so I need something breathable-canvas is a great option.
I don't want laces, so they need to be slip-ons. This is the best summer shoe I've found.

So what if "hipsters" or "hippes" wear them. If an article of clothing fits my criteria and I like it, I couldn't care less if other people are wearing it.
post #55 of 72
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
^i am. nice thread. i hate that tree hugging shit, looks like $3 chinese slippers

they are $3 slippers.
post #56 of 72
fecking hate those shoes almost as much as i hate the tree hugging jackoffs that wear them.
post #57 of 72

agreed

post #58 of 72
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post

I guess you put a "cause for kids" behind any product, you can sell anything.

Lets make something clear....the reason they target college age is they do not have fully formed logic, hence they dont really consider the fact that our feet were not made for shoes in the first place. Plus they tend to be so insulated from reality that any emotional appeal is answered by the collage kid "we can save the world, one pair of shoes at a time". FUCK. Apparently, Tom just put these philanthropic shoe giving trips in his business plan as part of his operating margin or something.

I think its brilliant....sell ugly shoes that cost $.25 a pair to make for $40.00, $2.00 from every pair buys a trip to Argentina to give away $.25 shoes to kids who "need them". I need to think up some crazy ass scheme like this.
Oh, those are some seriously ugly shoes.

Judging the people I encounter, logic is not the sole domain of any age. Substitute "The American Public" for "college kids."
post #59 of 72
I don't understand all the hate. It takes a next level hipster to hate on hipster things. I like how they look. Pretty sure they don't cost 25 cents to make
post #60 of 72
I came across this blog which totally nails the argument against TOMS. It's worth a read http://apersonaldiaspora.blogspot.com/2011/04/toms-discussion-on-bad-aid.html
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