The TOMS Nepal Boot. Inspiration can be found in many places. And these new, cold-weather boots trace their origins back to a Giving Trip in Nepal. TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie was traveling through the country with Dr. Chundak Tenzing, the director of Seva Foundation's sight program.
Toward the end of the trip, they stopped at the home of Chundak's brother in Katmandu — to warm up from the chilly weather with some hot tea. When Blake mentioned he was thinking about creating some new winter boots for TOMS customers, Chundak disappeared into another room and came back with a surprise: a pair of boots that once belonged to his mother, Doenla.
The boots were color-blocked, with layers of blanket-like fabric. A decorative trim ran along the top. The sole was sturdy and solid. Blake knew these were the kind of boots he wanted to make, and he began to take notes and snap a few pictures. Chundak picked up the boots and handed them to Blake, to keep. That gift — its craftsmanship, warmth and beautiful simplicity — is the inspiration for our collection of Nepal Boots. And as always each pair provides a child in need with a new pair of shoes. One for One.®