Toms Shoes Review

March 20, 2013
So, for Christmas, I found a really cute pair of red Toms ballet flats that I wanted.  My boyfriend ordered them for me in my size, and they were way too small.  We re-ordered the next size up and they were literally flopping off of my feet, and I was tripping because they were too big.  I wear a size 11 shoe, and most companies do not offer size 11.5.  Toms was no exception to that.  Since the 12's were way too big, I determined that I was unable to wear any ballet flats from this company because no sizes fit me properly.  I got a refund in the form of a gift card, and decided to cash it in the other day and buy some of their Classic shoes.  I bought their Earthwise Green Women's Vegan Classics and their Oahu Women's Vegan Classics, and both of these pairs fit me fine in my normal size.

I'm a little paranoid about the shape of the shoe--my friend saw it and said that they were cute but that they didn't look like my style.  Really, the ballet flats are way more my style, but I already tried those with no luck.  The other shoes on their website were cute, but they were wedges and heeled shoes, and I'm already 6'0" tall.  Wearing 4" heels would bring my height to 6'4", and I'm not always comfortable with that.  (Mad props to all tall girls who never care and wear sky high heels to their heart's content!)  Plus, in this case I was looking for a flat, casual style that would be comfy to wear.  That pretty much left me with the classic style to choose from.

Although they were not my first choice, I do hope that I get a lot of use out of them.

Here are the  Earthwise Green Women's Vegan Classics.

I have worn these shoes around since receiving them, and they are comfortable overall, but the stretchy green "triangle" on the top of the shoe did rub the top of my foot and it was bothering me by the end of the day.  Hopefully, this is just part of the breaking in process!

Here are the Oahu Women's Vegan Classics:

I'm still not fully embracing the shape of the shoe, although I obviously like the colors/design since I picked those out myself.  Maybe I'm just being overly picky and need to get over it!

Anyone else have any qualms over the shape of the shoe?  I just feel like they are too "hippy" for me, but maybe I am over thinking it and need to let it go.  What do you guys think of Toms Classics?  Let me know the good, the bad, and the ugly in the comments section. 

This brand is pretty well known now, but just in case you don't know about the company, here is a link to their site:  The company pledges to donate a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair that is purchased, so if they live up to their promise, two children will be getting a pair of shoes because of what I bought.  Pretty neat!

One more thing that you should be aware of is that when I bought a size 11 red ballet flat and wanted to exchange it for a size 12 ballet flat, it was a big hassle.  The company "doesn't do" exchanges, only refunds.  This can be annoying if you wait for the refund and then try to repurchase, because what if they sell out in your size?  I don't agree with it, but that's how they do things!
12 comments on "Toms Shoes Review"
  1. Love green and floral for spring!

  2. I have always wanted a pair of Toms for comfort and to donate towards a good cause. Give them a try and you might be surprised!

  3. While I love what Tom's do with their shoe's I really cannot get over the tip of the shoe... why must it look like sometimes just folded the flap over the end?! Huff. I'm in the same boat as you on that one.

    Though those colours are gorgeuos I have to say!

    Lovely blog by the way :)

    If you fancy popping over to say hello I'm over at

    Toodles x

  4. Oooh, I'm liking both of these! The emerald and floral print are such lovely choices. I've been thinking of buying some Toms, so this review was helpful! :)


  5. @Chrissy- Glad I'm not alone in not liking the tip!! I will stop by and check out your blog.
    @Jen- Happy shopping--hope you find some great shoes. :)

  6. love tom shoes!! I am actually wearing them today!!

  7. I LOVE Toms. The biggest thing for the classics is that you should buy them a half size or size smaller than what you wear. They'll be super uncomfortable to wear for a couple of weeks while you break them in, but they stretch. And once they're broken in, they're incredible. I love them. Wear them all the time. Because they fit like a glove.

    Also. Found you through the Not Quite There Yet blog hop yesterday. (:

  8. I also love toms shoes but I have not found promotional codes of Toms shoes. I have read all above discussion but no one claim that they find discount. My class find about 35% discount on those shoes but he not tell about that any one know about this please share it with me.

    1. When I was buying Toms in December, I was only able to find $5 off a shoe purchase. If there is a 35% discount code, I would use it and buy another pair of Tom's!