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Or are they?
For some reason, I've started looking at them differently of late. And maybe I don't think they're so ugly. Maybe, in fact, I might want a pair for myself?
As a stay-at-home mom now, I think Toms might fit into my life pretty well. When I used to go to my 40-hour/week formal business attire job, I didn't have a ton of need for casual shoes. I wore my work shoes at work and then I had other shoes (mainly flats and boots) I would wear outside of work. (And we're talking cool weather; in the summer I live in sandals.) But now that I'm mostly home or out running errands with Bates, I need comfy, easy, casual shoes. My flats and boots work, of course, but there are many days when I just put on jeans, a t-shirt, and a fleece jacket (because there are many days we don't even leave the house). Nice flats feel a little dressy on those days and boots require a little bit more time than I'd like. I often end up wearing my Keen water shoes (which are really cute and don't look like water shoes, but still) on those days. I think a pair of Toms, instead, would work nicely.
One of my main hesitations is the fact that teenagers wear them. In fact, my mom is a middle school teacher and says they are HOT for 6th-8th graders right now. Ha.
So what do you guys think? Toms for adult casual wear? Also - if any of you guys happen to own a pair, what's their comfort level like? Could I wear them when I take Bates and Hank on a leisurely walk around the block?
(And oh my gosh - I just looked on their website and saw they have BABY SHOES! Bates and mama could match!)