TOMS Answers the Haters & Designs the Hottest Shoes Ever (PHOTOS)

TOMS spring shoesWe all love the sentiment TOMS shoes has -- you buy a pair and a child in need is given a pair. Buying is the ultimate act of self-satisfaction. The only problem is those flat slip-ons aren't everyone's style. And no matter how hard I tried to like them, I didn't. Like style blogger Lindsay Ferrier said, "They are like Crocs with a conscience." I don't like Crocs either. At all.

So when I got the new Spring TOMS catalog in the mail, I figured I'd play that "if I had to" game where I look at the shoes and decide which one I'd wear if I absolutely had no other choice. But I couldn't play because I was IN LOVE with four of the newest TOMS shoes. I think we haters need to give TOMS another chance. Check out the styles ...


First there is the Blue Ikat Women's Strappy Wedges ($69) seen above. I will pause while we admire them.

I'm a sucker for a platform wedge. These are 3 5/8 inches. Sustainable. Recycled. Organic. These are still the crunchy happy giving shoes to little kids sentiment we all love only your style doesn't have to suffer to do that! I need these. I also need these ... Black Chambray Women's Desert Wedges ($84) with an adorable pink ikat print lining and 2 3/4-inch heel.

Oh and these, too -- the Oahu Women's Strappy Wedges ($69). That print!

And for the days when I need to be really practical and wearing flats while on the prowl for missing Matchbox cars and the tiniest doll shoes lost on the playground with my kids, there are these Snow Leopard Women's Desert Botas ($69).

There are more patterns to choose from, too. Oh the decisions.

What do you think of TOMS new line of shoes?

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