Living in Brooklyn, one will soon find out about true thrift store couture and crude fashion violations. Topping my list this week (and it’s not even over yet) of all things blasphemous and just plain horrendous in fashion has to go to Toms Shoes which boast everything from canvas outside to a simple “cushion” sole for “comfort.” I cannot even begin to say how many people I’ve seen on the subway wearing these bastard cousins to Vans.
Taking one look at the designs for their “classic” section would probably make any fashionista want to hang themself with a chiffon noose. To me, these hideous excuses for “comfort wear” seem to fall apart after just two or three times being worn outside the home. Sorry, doll, but it’s not so hot looking once I can see your big toe sticking out of the top of your slip-ons.
If you want durability why don’t you just pick up something random from Aldo. Sure, they’re made in China by 5 year olds but why would you wear a pair of shoes that start at $50 when for just a few bucks more you can get some basic design which you could match to any outfit? Toms Shoes exemplify all that is wrong with some parts of Brooklyn fashion sense. If you’re going for that all so chic Chinese foot binding look this season then Toms has got you covered. Now, excuse me while I go cry in a corner trying to think how someone has made a mini fortune opening such a business.