Several months back, I tried on a pair of Toms and I was just on the fence about the whole look. From my vantage point, I thought they made my feet look very elfin.
For the record, this is where I stand on elf culture:
- EL Fudge (Keebler elf-themed cookies) are delicious.
- The movie "Elf" is one of my very favorites. It is where I first developed a deep love for Zooey Deschanel. Although, I've yet to figure out the real pronunciation of her name. Or be able to say it without a ridiculous French accent. And I don't even know if her name is French.
- I wasn't really into "Lord of the Rings," but technically those are hobbits and I'm not sure if hobbits are different than elves. Can someone who plays World of Warcraft clear that up for me?
- Have you ever looked an Elf on the Shelf in the eye? Scary.
These were my original favorites:
I soon discovered they must be everyone's favorite because they are completely sold out everywhere. Except for this one "gently used" pair for $70 on Ebay. That's expensive. And it grosses me out since you don't wear socks with these shoes. I have a rule against foot-to-foot contact with strangers.
Then I found these. They're not on the Toms Web site, but I guess they are available for purchase somewhere in the universe. I would like for these shoes to find my feet one day soon. I think they would be adorable with shorts, skirts, cuffed jeans.
In the end, I went with what I could find. Simple Gray Toms. They'll go with everything and can be my entry into elfin wear. I'll break them in and they'll break me in to the more dynamic styles available.
I believe this may be my gateway purchase into to a collection of canvas shoes. Welcome to Keds for adults!