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My favorite social innovator is Blake Mycoskie, founder and chief shoegiver of TOMS shoes. Blake actually came down to visit my school a couple of weeks ago. I had been hearing quite a bit about him, but I never really knew the full story behind his idea. I heard him speak, and my friend and I were both awe inspired.

The reason I am so stricken by Blake's idea is because it is not only extremely noble, but it is sustainable. Blake has started a shoe company that provides a pair of shoes to a child in need for every shoe that is purchased. I find this to be an incredible innovation. Blake mentioned that he had enough money to begin with to donate a significant amount of shoes, but that would not have lasted long. After all, childrens' feet are always growing! This company allows him to keep giving shoes, and it motivates people to help. Not to mention, the shoes are very stylish (another motivating factor)!

I encourage anyone who reads this to give his website a visit at very least, and if pecuniarily possible, to purchase a pair of shoes. I guarantee that you will not regret it. I won't elaborate any more on Blake's idea, because I have no doubt that I will be referring to him often. According to Bill Gates, a business like Blake's will help save capitalism in the United States :D

TOMS shoes.

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Comment by Mark Mulkerin on April 2, 2010 at 3:37am
Thank you. I will check them out when in need of shoes.
Comment by Reema on April 2, 2010 at 3:16pm
No problem, thank you for taking an interest and signing up with them! :)
Comment by Justin Miyamoto on April 3, 2010 at 8:34pm
Next pair of shoes I buy are going to be white canvas toms! AND I'MA PAINT THEM!!!
Comment by Reema on April 3, 2010 at 9:06pm
You have to post a picture of them here! I'm planning on hosting a style your sole party on campus :D
Comment by Reema on April 7, 2010 at 3:55pm

Another inspiration is that he is so young, and he has already made such an impact on the lives of tens of thousands of people.
Comment by nomadHAR on April 8, 2010 at 4:06pm
my brother wears TOMs shoes. perhaps at some point, one pair of shoes bought may provide more than one pair of shoes for children.

i don't think capitalism, as it exists today, is in need of saving. i think it needs to be completely revisited.
Comment by Reema on April 8, 2010 at 4:10pm
Agreed. I am reading a book called, "After Capitalism," which is based on this very notion. What comes after capitalism? Something obviously needs to change!
Comment by Mimi Almeida on April 9, 2010 at 4:52am
The concept of TOMS Shoes is so elegant and simple that it is one of those ideas that makes you wonder why you didn't think of it! Thank goodness he did and had the energy and passion to actually make it happen.
Comment by Reema on April 9, 2010 at 5:06am
Indeed Mimi! :)


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