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tinkerbell615
03-09-2011, 12:09 PM
DD informed me today that she would like a pair of TOMS shoes. Well... I have never heard of these shoes, so I do the google thing. It looks like you can only purchase them online. Does anyone know anything about these shoes? Where can I find them that will be the least expensive? Are there coupons, codes, etc...?

You all are always the most knowledgeable when it comes to things like this, so I figured I would start here.

Thanks in advance.

mrudman
03-09-2011, 12:18 PM
Looks like they are offered in certain retail stores as well.... can look up in your area to see if any are around you.

http://www.toms.com/store-locator/


Also, not sure how old your dd is, but if she just started asking for them today, I might give it a few days.. see if she still wants them... $40 for a pair of canvas shoes is a bit steep. Not saying you shouldn't get them if she really wants them, but might have been something she just mentioned quickly and forgotten, :)

katesorad
03-09-2011, 12:21 PM
DD informed me today that she would like a pair of TOMS shoes. Well... I have never heard of these shoes, so I do the google thing. It looks like you can only purchase them online. Does anyone know anything about these shoes? Where can I find them that will be the least expensive? Are there coupons, codes, etc...?

You all are always the most knowledgeable when it comes to things like this, so I figured I would start here.

Thanks in advance.


I actually found a super cute pair of Tom's at Nordstrom a while ago and put them on my Christmas list before I knew they were "trendy".. and now they're trendy I guess. But I still love them!

They aren't cheap, but they are comfortable and I've been wearing mine just about every day since Christmas and they still look brand new. Plus, their whole thing is if you buy a pair of shoes, they will gift a pair of shoes to a child in need.

I don't know if you'll find them any cheaper than the $48 for the regular colors on their website.. but if your DD wears children's size shoes, it will be less expensive. I'd just order them directly from Tom's or Nodstrom.. Nordstrom has a very easy return policy (I recently returned jeans that I forgot I had and sat in my closet for a year.. and they gave me a full $120 refund!).. and if you order directly from Tom's, I'm sure they're great with customer service as well.

DisneyCowgirl
03-09-2011, 12:21 PM
I know I have seen these at Nordstrom. They do have standard pricing and I suspect discounts are hard to come by due to the charitable nature of the line--for every pair purchased, Toms donates a pair.

tinkerbell615
03-09-2011, 12:41 PM
Thanks everyone. I like the idea of the charitable donation. DD is 18 and I don't know where she saw the shoes, but I guess I will try to find her a pair.

I do see they have a local retailer in our area. We may just have to make a trip there to look.

uk_wildcat
03-09-2011, 12:53 PM
My nephew is 17 and he and his friends are really into Tom's shoes as well. I have seen them in stores and they seem uncomfortable to me and not worth the price, but I think most people buy them because of the donation involved in buying a pair.

budafam
03-09-2011, 03:29 PM
Hanson (the mmmBop Hansons) have been behind TOMS shoes and promoting them at their shows. At least that's the only place I've ever heard of them (yes, I'm a Hanson fan and have been for 14 years :worship:) lol...

SoonerSarah
03-09-2011, 03:54 PM
Toms are very popular amongst teens, we know many in the preteen-college age that have multiple pairs.

njsweetP
03-09-2011, 04:01 PM
I actually found a super cute pair of Tom's at Nordstrom a while ago and put them on my Christmas list before I knew they were "trendy".. and now they're trendy I guess. But I still love them!

They aren't cheap, but they are comfortable and I've been wearing mine just about every day since Christmas and they still look brand new. Plus, their whole thing is if you buy a pair of shoes, they will gift a pair of shoes to a child in need.

I don't know if you'll find them any cheaper than the $48 for the regular colors on their website.. but if your DD wears children's size shoes, it will be less expensive. I'd just order them directly from Tom's or Nodstrom.. Nordstrom has a very easy return policy (I recently returned jeans that I forgot I had and sat in my closet for a year.. and they gave me a full $120 refund!).. and if you order directly from Tom's, I'm sure they're great with customer service as well.

Can you tell me how they run in sizing? DD18 asked for these for Christmas and we finally got to Nordstrom's last week. She tried on a 7.5 which is her size, but they were a bit snug. The sales guy said they would stretch, but I'm wondering just how much...has your's stretched any and did you buy your regular size?

MrsPete
03-09-2011, 04:13 PM
I was going to ask this very question!

My daughter asked for a specific pair of Tom's for her birthday, and I started to order them . . . but by the time I pay shipping, it'd have been $65. I didn't order them. I just can't shell out that much for a pair of canvas shoes. If I could find them for $40 (total) I'd buy them, but I just can't go more than that.

And while the shoe donation thing is nice, it's not necessarily the specific thing to which I'd choose to donate my money. I like other charities better.

rn4val
03-09-2011, 04:15 PM
I have had a pair of Toms shoes for a couple of years and love them. Bought them online.

Tinkerbell58
03-09-2011, 05:04 PM
My DD tried on a pair at a store in the local mall. The canvas ripped while she was putting them on, and she didin't force the shoe on either. We were quite surprised.

MoniqueU
03-09-2011, 05:52 PM
My oldest DD got a pair last summer before school started. They are silve sequins and the ugliest things I have ever seen. I told her that a few times then just bit my tounge. My youngest DD wants a pair of black ones which are on my list since they aren't as gawdy.

Vijoge
03-09-2011, 05:55 PM
DH's boss bought a pair but gave them away. He said they were the most uncomfortable shoes he's ever owned.

tinkerbell615
03-09-2011, 06:22 PM
I was also wondering about the sizing. DD has really wide feet. She usually wears an 8, but a larger size if the shoes run really narrow.

Althought, the pair that she is talking about "with elephants" is a bit more expensive than I would normally spend for canvas shoes, I am thinking about surprising her with them.

linmc1129
03-09-2011, 08:42 PM
I got my TOMS at a local shoe store that I had a gift card for. Lots of people here have these shoes. I was told to order a half size smaller than your normal size, as they stretch and you don't wear socks with them (at least no one I know wears socks). I normally wear an 8 and got a 7 1/2 in the TOMS. I believe mine are the slate color. Good luck!

TNT21
03-09-2011, 08:50 PM
From my experience, I think they run small. My daughter got a pair for her birthday that she wasn't able to wear. She wears a 7.5 or 8 so she got and 8 and they we SO tight, she tried to wear them for only one day and they hurt her feet too bad. I contacted their customer support and they wouldn't do anything because she had already worn them. She tried wearing them around the house so they could "stretch" but they never did.

cvrapclark
03-09-2011, 09:04 PM
This is what all the girls in my daughter's school wear. They are very comfortable. Our "Shoe Station" just started selling them before Christmas for $44. Shoe Station always offers a 20 percent off coupon in the local paper but TOMS are exluded. Still a good price compared to the online price.

ilovejack02
03-09-2011, 09:05 PM
Thanks everyone. I like the idea of the charitable donation. DD is 18 and I don't know where she saw the shoes, but I guess I will try to find her a pair.

I do see they have a local retailer in our area. We may just have to make a trip there to look.

All the kids are into Toms especially it seems the older teens. I am wanting a pair of the wedge heel with open toe in red, of course though , It isn't a shoe that I think the teens will like lol.

pintamino
03-09-2011, 09:42 PM
From my experience, I think they run small. My daughter got a pair for her birthday that she wasn't able to wear. She wears a 7.5 or 8 so she got and 8 and they we SO tight, she tried to wear them for only one day and they hurt her feet too bad. I contacted their customer support and they wouldn't do anything because she had already worn them. She tried wearing them around the house so they could "stretch" but they never did.

Try putting them in the freezer with gallon bags filled with water filling the shoes. The ice will stretch the shoe as it freezes. I've used it with heels and flats before -- it can't hurt to try!!

TNT21
03-10-2011, 02:11 PM
Try putting them in the freezer with gallon bags filled with water filling the shoes. The ice will stretch the shoe as it freezes. I've used it with heels and flats before -- it can't hurt to try!!

Never heard that one! It makes me crazy to think of a $50 pair of shoes just sitting in the closet, I will definately try it! Thanks :)

tlbwriter
03-10-2011, 03:15 PM
They are very popular here. My DD has a pair but I made her pay for half, if she wanted them, because I won't pay that much for shoes while her feet are still growing. ;) They do run small. She is wearing either a half or a whole size larger than her normal size.

CoP Luv
03-10-2011, 04:14 PM
I saw a bunch of these at Whole Foods! Not sure of the cost though.

disneyleslie
03-10-2011, 08:58 PM
I just saw them at Journeys in the mall yesterday:cool1:

manhattan
03-11-2011, 08:17 AM
My DS is on his second pair and he wears them almost every day - he bought them at the local mall at Zumis, but I have seen them at Journeys - he says they are very comfortable.

tinkerbell615
03-11-2011, 09:43 AM
Thanks again everyone. We do have a Journeys at our local mall which is closer than the other retailer I found, so maybe we will check out Journeys first.

Mrs. Bradbury
03-11-2011, 01:04 PM
My older son's girlfriend was wearing a pink metallic sparkly pair recently and wanted me to try them on. My opinion was :confused3. They did not appear to have any support whatsoever and they were shaped like my father's dark brown corduroy bedroom shoes. :rolleyes2

I think they run small. I usually am a true 6.5 and hers were a 6 and my foot filled up the shoe to the very end. Good for them for their charity work, but I think they're way overpriced.

weHEARTmickey
03-11-2011, 05:33 PM
In the end, you have to buy them b/c you support what they stand for. If you don't want to spend the extra $$$, you will probably find that they aren't the prettiest shoe, they aren't the comfiest shoe, etc... I will purchase them b/c I agree with the cause & I consider it a donation w/ a perk :goodvibes

littlele
03-11-2011, 07:20 PM
I actually find mine to be very comfortable and true to size. They are not meant to be super supportive, they feel like the ballet slippers I wear at home, but with cushion.

I am usually an 8.5-9 and I bought an 8.5 after being told they stretch a bit. They did stretch out a bit and they fit perfectly now.

si-am
03-11-2011, 10:15 PM
I love my Toms! So comfortable. For me, they fit true to size. They have held up pretty well (I wear them a few times a week). Looking to get another pair soon.