35. I HATE TOMS.
I had a conversation about TOMS shoes last night, and today in my public speaking class some guy gave a presentation on why you should wear TOMS and it got my blood boiling again about why TOMS are the most ridiculous waste of money on earth. here are some reasons and even my solution. Dang, I'm getting into this whole writing persuasive speeches thing for my public speaking class!
1. Ridiculously overpriced to line the founder's pockets with money
The founder of toms shoes, blake something, is now super rich from these ridiculous pathetic excuses of a shoe. He started toms by making them in his basement with like, duct tape and rubber. the shoes now are not constructed much better than that. These shoes cost $40-100 a pair. that is RIDICULOUS. FOR A PIECE OF CANVAS STRETCHED TO MAKE A SHOE!!! THESE THINGS PROBABLY COST LIKE $3 TO MAKE AND YOU'RE GOING TO CHARGE ME $40 FOR IT? NO THANKS. I get that they have to pay for the other shoe to be made but thats only another $3 and I get they have to pay the airfare to deliver these pathetic excuses of shoes to the poor country but a. that doesnt cost that much and b. THEY GET DONATIONS. THEY DONT HAVE TO CHARGE UP THE GAZEETZA FOR RIDUCULOUS SHOES JUST SO YOU'LL FEEL LIKE YOU'RE HELPING THE WORLD SOMEHOW.
2. Cheaply made
These shoes are NOT sturdy for Americans who dont have to hike 9 miles through gross conditions to get water, so I cant even imagine how unsturdy these shoes must be for people who actually do have to hike 9 miles for water like the ads suggest. Like i said already these shoes must cost diddly squat to make and then theyre sold for huge profit directly into the pocket of the founder. TOMS isnt a nonprofit. I'd just like to remind you of that.
3. Fuels holier than thou attitudes
people who wear TOMS think they are so much better than everyone else. thats all I'll say about that in fear of offending people.
This one is more personal but i think theyre ugly. I know, I had a pair, but they're still ugly.
GO TO WALMART AND BUY SOME SHOES FOR $5 AND THEN DONATE THE LEFTOVER MONEY TO BUILDING A WELL OR SOMETHING THAT WILL LAST LONGER THAN A WEEK LIKE THOSE CRAP SHOES WILL.