Durable Product TOMS Shoes was founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie. The shoe is a unique slip-on design comprised of clean lines and lightweight fabrics invibrant colors and prints. TOMS was founded when Blake was inspired on a tripto Argentina by the traditional, rope-soled Argentine "alpargata." He wasstruck by the poverty and health issues of the country, and set out toreinvent the alpargata for the U.S. market, and in doing so to accomplish onegoal: Making life more comfortable for those without shoes. To realize thispurpose, Blake made a commitment to match every pair of TOMS purchased with adonation of a pair to a child in need. It's simple: If you buy a pair of TOMS,the company will give a pair to someone in need on your behalf. During itsfirst year in business, TOMS sold 10,000 pairs of shoes, and Blake returned toArgentina to lead his first annual Shoe Drop during which he donated to thechildren who had inspired him. TOMS Shoes are now available in multiple colorsand fabric combinations for men, women and a recently introduced line forchildren, aptly titled Tiny TOMS.