TOMS Shoes Unveils Line of Sunglasses

What: When charity canvas shoe company TOMS announced they were launching a new product, even their employees were shocked to discover the product – TOMS sunglasses.

From USA Today: Like their shoe program, for each pair of TOMS’ eyewear sold, the company will help give sight to people in need through medical treatment, prescription eyeglasses or sight-saving surgery, administered by its first giving partner, Seva Foundation. The foundation has a long history in the field, having given site to millions worldwide for the past 30 years. Initially, the program will support Seva’s efforts in Nepal, Tibet and Cambodia.

What we say: We totally admire companies that are there to help the needy and less-privileged. TOMS One for One Movement is an inspiration for us all who want to make a difference.

That being said, the shoes are, well ugly. Like really ugly. We’ve never seen a pair on a person and thought “Wow, that’s a good lookin’ pair of shoes”.  I imagine one feels good when buying a pair of TOMS Shoes, but do you feel (or should I say look) “good”, when you wear them?

But this post isn’t about TOMS Shoe Shoes, but about their new line of sunglasses, which do look a bit more fashionable than their canvas shoe brethren. The price is what you’d expect from a line of high end sunnies (between $135-$145), but with the added benefit of giving the gift of sight.