Toms Canvas Shoes?

Discussion in 'Shoes' started by classichic, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. classichic

    classichic Super Star

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    What do guys think of Toms? Anyone have them?

    I'm thinking of getting them in red but I don't really wear canvas type of shoes, but now that the weather is getting warm and on those casual days maybe. I sometimes find flats (they're like my staple shoes) unwearable for long days.

    I'm not sure on these, sometimes I think they look too casual or the type of shoes you'd wear in clinics, guess I could wear them then (I'm a med student) but that would mean getting them in navy or black rather than red. Also, they're getting really popular and I'm not sure if I'd suit them, I've seen a lot of 15/16 year olds wearing them rather than university students.

    Anyway, here's a few pics.. let me know yes or no? My sister votes no so I guess I just want reassurance..

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    Model, Agyness wearing them (not really fond of her)
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    Keira Knightley
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    Mila Kunis
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  2. aelie

    aelie Guest

    I think that while they're not the most attractive shoes, they give a cute and comfy look. I think if you would wear them often, and if you like them, you should get them.
     
  3. Apple

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    I had a pair of black canvas ones and got teal cordones for xmas. The canvas ones tend to fall apart pretty easy (mine lasted about 7 months with heavy use, I wore them to work to be walked around in all day) and stretch out a lot. They are also pretty expensive. No, $60 isn't outrageous for a pair of slip ons but it is for the quality. But, you are paying for two pairs of shoes, not one. So I think they are cute for casual days, but I wouldn't pay for a pair myself again. And I do like the red, those are cute.
     
  4. classichic

    classichic Super Star

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    Thanks Aelie and Leigh. Still unsure on them, not sure if I'd wear them enough :confused:.
     
  5. I love TOMS!!! Always order small, and they just released a really cute line of ballet flats, check the website. They are super comfy flats...they also have other materials besides canvas if you just don't like that look.
     
  6. fels

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    I wore mine LOADS, they're so comfy! You might be better off getting a pair of espadrilles in that shape instead though as they're much cheaper, very nearly as comfy, and come in loads of cute colours and patterns.
     
  7. SatelliteEyes

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    I like TOMS and I appreciate their whole "One for One" campaign, but let's face it, I'm a student and hella poor. Urban Outfitters and Omerica have really similar slip-ons for a lot cheaper. And I do like the look of them for casual days :)
     
  8. i got a pair of TOMS wedges and they fell apart really quickly :mad: I like their views and the whole donating thing. They're okay looking, very comfortable. I just don't think theyre well made or good quality but for just everyday stuff I think they work.
     
  9. hannahtd179

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    Ugly as sin, but I'd buy them for the One for One thing, then pass them off to some hipster
     
  10. Babydoll

    Babydoll Guest

    Hmm... Not my cup of tea. But not bad.
     
  11. ZeroDiet

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    I think they're hideous. Too casual and sloppy. Wouldn't be caught dead in them (same goes for uggs, crocs, birkenstock, etc). Get a good pair of leather flats with a thick insole. It looks more professional.
     
  12. SatelliteEyes

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    Ew, okay, I'm a lover of dressing down (I feel like I stick out too much in dressy clothes, although I love them :() and even I draw the line at Uggs, Crocs, or Birkenstocks :superpuke:
     
  13. Silent Night

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    I would wear these to bum around the house in the summer; not in public.
    I also think they will stretch and fade quickly, and I doubt they're worth the money.

    If you want something in this style, check out the Office site; they have coloured/patterned espadrilles for £10 (one sale pair are £4!) - I reckon that's about fair money for canvas flats. Debenhams also have super-cheap colourful espadrilles in their sale at the moment, or better quality ones like this:

    http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs...209_-1?breadcrumb=Home~Shoes~Women~Flat+shoes

    Or for a similar vibe but a bit more durable, maybe mocassins:

    http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs...209_-1?breadcrumb=Home~Shoes~Women~Flat+shoes

    (I'm actually shocked at how many shoes there are on the Debenhams site, I've never bought shoes there before...)

    Or they have a bajillion casual summer slip-ons over here:

    http://www.javari.co.uk/s/ref=dp_ms...wserel2&showDesigner=0&ref=sr_pg_1&pageCode=s
     
  14. SkinnyB

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    I feel exactly the same way about them and all of the other ones you listed.

    They're plain and "average" looking. Definitely not my cup of tea... :meh:
     
  15. classichic

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    When I first saw them I also thought they were hideous but then I saw a girl and she wore them really well so now I'm thinking I can wear them but the thing is what if I don't pull them off. I admit I do have Uggs and again it's really tricky to pull them off, I rare them on really cold days but it's the kind of shoes that not everyone can wear. Sometimes I think they are absolute awful and why on earth did I spend so much money on them but I wear them because I spent so much money on them. But crocs and bikenstock eww! Thats definite a no no for me.

    Thanks to everyone else that replied, I'm still undecided. For the most part I don't like them yet I sorta want them, I know it's strange but I dunno, I'm trying to make myself dress a bit more casual (I'm generally always in smart clothes).
     
  16. Pear

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    I don't like them. There's just something about the shape that's really unattractive to me... I think that if you want to dress down, you should go for ballet flats with a cute print or even a pair of flat sandals if the weather's really good :)
     
  17. Skinny Gurl

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    I think they are soooo tacky and ugly.
     
  18. SatelliteEyes

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    You girls are inspiring me to step up my game (I actually made a thread asking for tips on how to stop dressing like a bum). So there, you've done good ;)
     
  19. classichic

    classichic Super Star

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    I've decided not to get them, thank you to all for replying. Instead I'm going for some French Sole flats :).
     
  20. nygiants

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    TOMS ARE MY LIFE!!! They're so cute, comfortable, and preppy. They look so cute with skinny jeans (one of my inspirations)
     

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