Running With Heels recently ran a good interview with Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes. The TOMS Shoes footwear company is an extremely charitable company that operates on a One to One giving model–basically, for every pair of TOMS shoes you buy, the company donates another pair to impoverished children in South America and Ethiopia. To date, they have donated more than 150,000 pairs of shoes. TOMS Shoes is inspirational, to say the least.

Photo from www.worldvisionreport.org

Photo from www.worldvisionreport.org

The interview reveals some of Mycoskie’s thought process behind the design of his new shoes, how the needs of the children even guide both the functional and aesthetic qualities of TOMS shoes. If you’re in the giving, charitable, full-of-good-will mood this upcoming holiday season, maybe think about getting some TOMS. They’ll be both a gift to your friend or family member and a gift to a child in need.

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