Seriously, when my shoes don't weigh much, I feel like I can extrapolate that feeling for my whole body. Forget about the pounds of cookies I ate over the holidays: my feet feel light, therefore, I am bouncy and energetic and young! Or, I tell myself: I can do anything and go anywhere quickly and easily and stealthly. I would love to buy more based on purely on the sensation of wearing them.
|You might think it is difficult to get an action shot like this: blocks toppling over, toddler a blur.|
Nope, not difficult.
The difficult shot would be the one where the blocks AREN'T falling/fallen over and you can actually SEE the toddler.
The shoes also came in a cardboard box WITH a fabric bag AND numerous little pamphlets printed on expensive paper. Why? This kind of excess feels like an insult to any sort of philanthropic intentions a purchaser may have! How about Toms gets rid of all their marketing paraphernalia and donates THREE for ONE, so that I actually feel as good about buying their shoes as I do about wearing them?
Well, if Toms doesn't up their giving and lower their paraphernalia (or cut their prices), I think I'll be relegated to ONLY giving these shoes to OTHER people as a gift. Because somehow, all the excess seems okay for a gift, but NOT okay if I'm purchasing them for myself.