Copy job?

So, not only am I a strong lover of heels, but I'm a huge advocate for TOMS shoes--they are adorable, uber comfy and of course the cause behind them is fabulous--check out more info on their One for One movement here. All of this to say that I'm finding myself criiiiiinging at the thought of this newfound moccasin-like shoe from Sketchers! Check more details out here. It's a total rip-off of what TOMS does so well...and there's no shame in their shoe name, calling them 'BOBS'. Ha!

So shoe-lovers, do tell me what you think about this new shoe! And if you think flats just ain't the thang for you, just you wait til you get your little toes into some TOMS. They're pretty stinkin' awesome.

holly in heels


  1. Wow, well at first I was infuriated that they were just going to make money off of it, but at least they too will donate a pair of shoes. However, it just feels icky to think they copied the whole idea without shame.
    I doubt it will work though, I mean it's the same price, why not go for the original that has a history of do-gooding? Also TOMS are cuter and I can vouch for quality/comfort, no need to stray!

  2. I past these in the store they other day and was really irritated. Not only did were they an exact copy but they were almost exactly the same price. It led me to ask myself why people would pay the same amount for a shoe that betters nobody. People amaze me. Or rather the company that's knocking them off is amazing me.

    I love my TOM'S and I shall never forsake them!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  3. That is ridiculous. It's not just the same shoe style, it's copying the whole idea -- insane.
    xo Josie

  4. The name is pretty ridiculous and while I really appreciate TOMS one for one campaign they cannot be said to be innovative shoe designers. The basic pair of TOMS is just a high priced version of Argentine Alpargata shoes. Really you could say BOBS are just another re-interpretation of the Alpargata and not a copy of TOMS at all.

    P.S. I still think TOMS are cuter than BOBS

  5. This is CLEARLY a rip off! I'll be sticking to my beloved TOMS, sketchers. HMPH!


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