Replacing my Toms

25 August 2014


I’ve had a pair of gold chevron Toms for a few years, and they have sadly seen better days. Since that pattern isn’t available anymore, I’ve been considering a few different replacement options – the coral stripes, ash denim herringbone, and navy polka dot linen. I’d like something that’s interesting, but neutral enough to wear with most outfits. The gold chevron was perfect in that way!

I’m also open to a different kind of shoe, if it fills the need my Toms currently do: slip-on, more support than a ballet flat, and fairly slim in profile. I can spend hours walking around a city in my Toms and still feel okay at the end of the day. Any suggestions I don’t know about? Or, which Toms pattern would you choose from these three?

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August 25, 2014 7:27 am

I am a huge Toms fan – both for comfort and their ethos. I in fact own them in several colours. They do a lovely subtle leopard print and a silver chevron if you haven’t yet considered. I find both go with almost everything.

August 25, 2014 8:15 am

Love the navy polka dot :)

August 25, 2014 12:26 pm

I love my Toms, too! I’m on my second pair of burlap ones. They go with everything!

August 25, 2014 1:02 pm

I love my ‘summer stripes’ Toms in the pink color. A little coral, a little blue, lots of white/beige.

August 25, 2014 2:07 pm

I bit the bullet and bought gold Sperry Topsiders a few weeks ago, and I’ve worn them so much already! They go with everything. But I also love those polka dot Toms!

August 25, 2014 8:49 pm

I love these and teach all day in them. Just wonderful

August 25, 2014 8:51 pm

You should try Hush Puppies Ceil Slip On- they’re slip on loafers with support and a elastic heel to keep the shoe on your foot.

August 25, 2014 9:13 pm

I love the navy with polk dots. I’ve had my eye on them for a while!

August 28, 2014 12:11 am

I first thought the coral stripe was too bold for an “everyday” look, but the more I look, I love the soft paring of the coral and neutral stripe. I think a lighter color palette (as opposed to the darkness of the navy, which I originally leaned toward) is better for everyday wear because it compliments your outfits rather than taking all the attention! Or for another option, I must say I love my Tieks! They are the only shoe I can wear for days and hours and my feet still feel great!

August 28, 2014 4:40 pm

I adore my Bensimons for this very shoe occasion! I have the Tennis Elastic Sneakers, which I believe I ordered on ShopBop.

August 29, 2014 10:43 am

I splurged on a pair of sperry topsiders last year and love them! I have gotten so much use out of them and really love that they go with just about everything.

Laura B.
September 9, 2014 7:12 pm

Navy polka-dots for sure!