TOMS+ Spring 2013
TOMS footwear has long enjoyed industry success thanks to their simple yet effective design and their ethical hook of giving away a pair of TOMS to a child in the third world for every pair bought. Their latest TOMS+ collection takes advantage of premium materials and top quality craftsmanship to deliver something above and beyond the canvas slip-ons that we all know and love.
The collection is influenced by the desert and, fittingly, the TOMS ‘Botas’ are re-worked into a suede desert boot silhouette. TOMS signature stitching across the upper works well with the rugged design, giving it a worn in, repaired look and setting it apart from your average desert boot.
The classics and lace-up ‘Cordones’ are available in both suede and perforated versions. The suede versions feature side stitching reminiscent of a classic moccasin whilst the perforated models offer a breathable, comfortable summer shoe – offsetting the warmth of the quality leather construction with the perforated detailing.
For a bolder take on summer footwear, the TOMS ‘Classic’ is available in leather with an embossed snakeskin print. The embossing gives them a shiny, almost formal feel that would see them pair well with a lightweight summer suit and utilised as a statement piece.
Overall, TOMS+ spring collection offers a novel twist on what has now become a staple brand. The craftsmanship and premium materials come at a higher price point but you pay for quality footwear that surpasses your average TOMS shoe in both composition and design.
The collection is available TOMS online and is selling out fast, so check it out soon if you are interested in picking up a novel piece for this summer.