TOMS Wear Good logo. Alpargatas shown.

Our Story

We’ve always been in business to improve lives.

Since the beginning of TOMS, you and our Impact Partners have had a positive impact on over 105,000,000 lives—and we’re far from finished.

In 2006, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie pioneered the One for One® model—giving away one pair of shoes for every pair sold, supporting larger health, education and community development programs through strategic partnerships.

Today we give ⅓ of profits for grassroots good.

When you wear TOMS, you Wear Good.

Take a look at some of the highlights over the years.

Ground Up Change Starts With Us

Today, TOMS gives 1/3 of profits for good, supporting the people who are working to build equity at the local level and driving progress from the ground up. That’s why our shoes are really something special—especially our classic Alpargata—the shoe that started it all.

When you buy TOMS, you help fund access to mental health resources for the millions of people who need them.

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Our Iconic Alpargata

From its origin in Spain to its adoption in Argentina, the espadrille or the Alpargata has always been a shoe of the people—designed to throw on and make an impact.