The Rise And Fall Of Toms

9 Mei 2020
964 031 Ditonton

Toms went from being valued at $625 million to having massive debt. Blake Mycoskie started the company to help people with its "One for One" donation model. However, Toms had trouble growing beyond its original product and branding.
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The Rise And Fall Of Toms

  • Bruhh those shoes wouldn't last longer than a week for a kid running around on a dirt road digging for gold in there nasal cavity

    fre sha va ca dofre sha va ca do9 jam yang lalu
  • They were so expensive they should have donated some Americans a pair 🤣🤪. We used to buy these shoes in the 80s from the local Chinese shop. Tom's got nothing on those little Bruce Lee Kung Fu shoes.

    elijahthesamuraielijahthesamuraiHari Yang lalu
  • Tom shoes don’t last the normal shoes lifespans. The joke is they claimed they donate shoes to the third world countries who need a lot stronger shoes. I once joke about Tom needs to partner with Nike because the people there need shoes that they can use for a lot of walking and last. They do have cute designs but that about it. I got pair of Bobs, those really long last even couple years of wearing daily, they still look very good.

    David HoDavid Ho2 hari yang lalu
  • The truth is, those shoes were not comfortable to wear in a city, because the feet was pretty much physically on the ground, harsh in city streets, I assume for "softer" grounds it surely suits better. So that's another reason...

    Vera GrigVera Grig3 hari yang lalu
  • Well if you think worth the price. Look at Crocs. A real low price to make and a high price to pay and they look terrible.

    Awakened SpiritAwakened Spirit3 hari yang lalu
  • I always thought Toms where ugly. Almost looking like slippers.

    Karen OlmosKaren Olmos3 hari yang lalu
  • Toms toe shape disgusted me so much I never bought them

    Strawberr YStrawberr Y3 hari yang lalu
  • I have one comfortable

    Joe Andrew AlejandroJoe Andrew Alejandro4 hari yang lalu
  • I loved my toms but they fell apart so easily. Soles came off, got holes easily, and would smell pretty bad if you didn’t wear socks. My feet barely sweat and don’t smell. Only shoes I ever owned that held a smell like that. We’re ridiculously comfy I could sleep in them but they’re shit quality. Only ever bought one pair for a reason.

    Hannah JohnsonHannah Johnson4 hari yang lalu
  • Toms free give away affected local makers of shoes in countries they gave them away in. Put locals out of work.

    8 Bit Hero8 Bit Hero5 hari yang lalu
  • These shoes were uncomfortable af

    NicolaNicola5 hari yang lalu
  • I never owned a pair because Vans had a similar style years before toms even came out, so I had a pair of vans, never got a pair of toms.

    ObesePuppiesObesePuppies6 hari yang lalu
  • Never heard of em

    Its Called TrollingIts Called Trolling7 hari yang lalu
  • I still like the shoes but they never come out with new patterns or fabric designs and if they do they are sold only online and for 75.00 which is not worth

    Layla RequenaLayla Requena7 hari yang lalu
  • I wonder is Bombas Socks will follow suit

    Deckardd WizarddDeckardd Wizardd7 hari yang lalu
  • I could never afford a pair of Toms, but I think I had a knock-off pair for $12 from Ardene's at one point

    Chantal BellmontChantal Bellmont7 hari yang lalu
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    Chris EvanChris Evan8 hari yang lalu
  • Am I the only one who’s household went from Toms to Birkenstock’s?

    Kiku AldanKiku Aldan8 hari yang lalu
  • Just come to Argentina and buy an actual pair of Alpargatas, they are like $ 5. And they are actually Argentinian, not like that ones with a fake Argentinian flag

    Bárbara BoriniBárbara Borini9 hari yang lalu
  • So a North American company stole the desing of the shoe that was created in Argentina and we been using for decades, put an Argentina flag on their product when they are not made in Argentina, and sold them around the world like it was their idea 🙄 taking the credit away from the actual Argentinian Alpargatas companys.

    Bárbara BoriniBárbara Borini9 hari yang lalu
  • Never smell a girls’ toms after she wears it (without socks).

    Call of Jury Duty: Modern InconvenienceCall of Jury Duty: Modern Inconvenience9 hari yang lalu
    • Boys- even less!

      Baiba EBaiba E9 hari yang lalu
  • I used to own a pair of TOMS years ago

    GloomyGloomy9 hari yang lalu
  • I forgot all about this brand until now, yep everything has its 15 minutes of fame.

    Gazooo29Gazooo299 hari yang lalu
  • I still will get me a pair today in 2020 I still will wear them I’m thinking bout getting me a pair as I write this comment

    jonathan prattjonathan pratt10 hari yang lalu
  • These were comfy but and lasted surprisingly long... but not long enough for that price tag

    Vlada BalinskyVlada Balinsky10 hari yang lalu
  • I feel "and he wears Toms" would be a great punchline to a joke.

    AsylumifiedAsylumified10 hari yang lalu
  • It's problem is that it was donating shoes to people who didn't need them and hurting their local economy...

    Lily PLily P10 hari yang lalu
    • It would hurt the local shoe business because why would you buy some shoes when you can get free Toms

      Jimuel VistanJimuel Vistan9 hari yang lalu
    • How do you know that?

      Leticia MarencoLeticia Marenco10 hari yang lalu
  • What about the local shoe makers in the areas where they give their shoes away? Do they or their local business have any involvement or do they just lose local business. Hmmmmm

    secretsquirrelsecretsquirrel10 hari yang lalu
  • I still wear them, they're comfortable and go well with my style.

    dierckeatlasdierckeatlas11 hari yang lalu
  • You can't compete with slave labor. It's distressing to hear a ”professional” say you have to sacrifice social responsibility for profit. Yea, Capitalism!💪

    John OrbanJohn Orban11 hari yang lalu
    • What does that have to do with capitalism? If it's cheaper to make them in communist china that is the fault of capitalism somehow?

      zwanzwan10 hari yang lalu
  • The only TOMS I ever owned were flip flops and they were they most comfortable ones I've ever had!

    SmileyFace WithSunglassesSmileyFace WithSunglasses11 hari yang lalu
  • I hope Toms doesn't go anywhere. These are the most comfortable shoes, and many of my co-workers wear them. As teachers, we are always on our feet and require shoes that can be worn with a variety of casual and professional outfits, and the variety and style of these surprisingly lends itself to both. You wouldn't think they would be as comfortable as they are since they're rather flat and don't come with fancy padding, but even as someone who has had to deal with plantar fasciitis in the past, I can wear these all day without any discomfort. The one down-side is that the canvas uppers are not as durable as leather or synthetic materials. I have to buy a new black pair (my most used pair) each year after holes appear at the heel and toe area.

    Sandy PraterSandy Prater11 hari yang lalu
  • I love my Toms

    whataderkwhataderk12 hari yang lalu
  • Those stupid shoes were so overpriced lol

    Sigrid AnibalSigrid Anibal12 hari yang lalu
  • Worst and most unsafe footwear I ever wore.

    Ravenesque OneRavenesque One12 hari yang lalu
  • I didnt see Toms on Kids Foot in poor African countries soooo. 🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️

    Sting RaySting Ray13 hari yang lalu
  • I met Blake. Very nice guy

    RyanRyan13 hari yang lalu
  • They suck, they’ve sucked, and they’ve always sucked. People finally realized it. Business slowed.

    Dee GeeDee Gee14 hari yang lalu
  • They should have donated condoms and birth control to these countries so they stop popping out kids they can’t even buy SHOES for...

    Winter WonderWinter Wonder14 hari yang lalu
  • So you’re telling me that Toms are cultural appropriation, from MY culture. Alpargatas are not just Argentinian, they’re from Indigenous cultures all over South America.

    Nicolás SamaniegoNicolás Samaniego14 hari yang lalu
  • I still wear them 😒

    BlueBlue727BlueBlue72714 hari yang lalu
  • "chances are you owned a pair of these" prime example of how removed from the world outside their bubble some people are.

    M SchlossM Schloss15 hari yang lalu
  • Hope he never loses that smile! What a humble man!

    Herjan van AkkerHerjan van Akker15 hari yang lalu
  • Wish I had this music to warn me when I’m about to go broke when I be spending money 💴 💴 🔥 🔥 🔥

    Vix VillaVix Villa15 hari yang lalu
  • expensive

    CoCo JamCoCo Jam16 hari yang lalu
  • I liked them, but they have no support, and are expensive.

    deeprose4deeprose416 hari yang lalu
  • Till this day I wear Toms 😭

    PAULINE WARDPAULINE WARD16 hari yang lalu
  • My mom refused to buy these for me lol and now im happy about it. They're hideous

    Payton RoblesPayton Robles16 hari yang lalu
  • It’s not that comfortable anyway

    Nick LimNick Lim16 hari yang lalu
  • Strange to listen to a video like this being narrated by a child

    Aiko ShizukaAiko Shizuka17 hari yang lalu
  • I never owned a Tom shoe

    Windy HawthornWindy Hawthorn17 hari yang lalu
  • I remember this was very popular way back 2012 and I even bought a fake one cuz I can't afford an original at the time 🤣

    Dennic Von LorenzoDennic Von Lorenzo18 hari yang lalu
  • Flying up ...we fly so fast upwards and so as crushing down

    Chaileeportraits _Chaileeportraits _18 hari yang lalu
  • Tom's never made any sense to me. Why would I spend $50-$70 on a pair of cheap shoes to give one pair to one poor kid ? I'm paying a lot of money for overpriced cheap shoes. Why not just spend the same money and give shoes to 5 or 6 kids ? The guy's heart is in the right place but he needed to think it through more.

    anastasia46anastasia4619 hari yang lalu
  • They were super fashionable, but as every fashion, it went OUT of fashion, no one wants to wear those now... Wait 30-40 years and we can talk again

    totalynotfunny guytotalynotfunny guy19 hari yang lalu
  • I live in a third world country and i remember getting one of these for free. I was in school and the black shoe with white socks made us look like bad ass kung fu master. I remember pretending to be Bruce Lee and kicking my friends.

    Eduardo RodriguezEduardo Rodriguez19 hari yang lalu
  • Never owned a pair.

    Jesus QuezadaJesus Quezada19 hari yang lalu
  • I love my Toms!! They’re cute, not that expensive, & last me forever! ❤️

    Eddie CortezEddie Cortez21 hari yang lalu
    • Like you.

      sjajsns ppopepepsjajsns ppopepep20 hari yang lalu
  • I wore a pair everyday to school in 6th and 7th grade. (2012/2013 2013/2014)

    Tori's ASMR TinglesTori's ASMR Tingles21 hari yang lalu
  • People would purchase Tom's for the " it's for a good cause " then they realized how much they were getting ripped and stopped

    Janet SorianoJanet Soriano22 hari yang lalu
  • I think it is because of imitation from china. Like here in Philippines, toms sees as low quality product and even u bought original shoes still feels like class A or B.

    EverydayV LOGSEverydayV LOGS22 hari yang lalu
  • Social issues up the A with this company always turned me off. Of the shoes are hideous.

    crezmancrezman24 hari yang lalu
  • Those shoes ugly. You can just donate mine and I'll pass on taking them home

    crezmancrezman24 hari yang lalu
  • The back side right underneath the label would always rip

    M RM R25 hari yang lalu
  • And it’s still expensive.

    John Paul BorromeoJohn Paul Borromeo25 hari yang lalu
  • I didn't know he was on Amazing Race

    StuffedBoxStuffedBox25 hari yang lalu
  • I like eggs

    norlens noelnorlens noel27 hari yang lalu
  • Alpargatas are from the Basque region, between France and Spain. They are also called espadrilles.

    SpunkymunkySpunkymunky27 hari yang lalu
  • HOLY SHIT I never owned a pair partially because I always figured there give one thing was just a scam but I had no idea it cost AT LEAST $50! I don’t spend $20 on a pair of shoes!

    Kevin SherrardKevin Sherrard28 hari yang lalu
  • Wakai is japanese toms

    Steven BunSteven Bun29 hari yang lalu
  • Toms are terrible quality let’s be real

    your average wealthy womanyour average wealthy woman29 hari yang lalu
  • I never heard about this brand?

    lifematchlifematchBulan Yang lalu
  • Ah yes I remember my red Toms before 👌🏼

    Tricia HoTricia HoBulan Yang lalu
  • Way over priced!! Never bought a pair Never will.

    Jesse LopezJesse LopezBulan Yang lalu
  • America got the most social shoes possible like Yugoslavia had Startas at it`s best days. 8:33 Or they own the style and make it legendary, like Dr.Martens

    Ladida386Ladida386Bulan Yang lalu
  • you pronounce Alpargata very funny

    Gustavo MontoyaGustavo MontoyaBulan Yang lalu
  • I have purchases ziz pairs of Tom'a alparagatas in the past 8 months and I am preparing to buy at least 4 more pairs before the end of the year. I wear them almost exclusively. I think they are beautiful in their simplicity. I prefer the white sole type. They do not hurt my feet. They in fact provide exercise for my feet. They are stylish. I do not buy other varieties. I stick with the original. I was very unhappy to learn they has financial difficulties and elated when they were given a cash infusion to keep the company going. I think you should include in your marketing the hip boomers who don't gush over Jimmie Choos, but positively salivate over Tom's alparagatas. And who will now purchase Tom's sunglasses. 😎

    Alixandrina FortisAlixandrina FortisBulan Yang lalu
  • Now many folk don't shop, they loot.

    ThomasThomasBulan Yang lalu
  • sketchers 😂 Bob? 2x shoes donated? 😂🤣😂🤣 oh someone didt that out of spite

    Soul GlowSoul GlowBulan Yang lalu
  • Oh OKAY, so the American went to another country where people are so vulnerable and stoled their IDEAS. A LATIN AMERICAN IDEA. This is what Americans do because they can't come up with their own creation. Never been a fan of his work.

    Francisco MartinezFrancisco MartinezBulan Yang lalu
  • Those shoes ruined my feet when I was 11 lmao 😂😂

    TheoTheoBulan Yang lalu
  • I will still buy a pair of toms ! ... I still have seven pairs

    Britteny EvansBritteny EvansBulan Yang lalu
  • I litterally remember that everyone in my middle school had a pair of this shoes!

    wigcanspeak toowigcanspeak tooBulan Yang lalu
  • It's sad how businesses have to sacrifice social responsibilty when it's supposed to be the ultimate goal. Right?!?!?!?!

    Missy MedinaMissy MedinaBulan Yang lalu
  • The forgotten shoe

    Panda BoyPanda BoyBulan Yang lalu
  • worst shoe purchase ever

    gian cheanggian cheangBulan Yang lalu
  • Toms is a p.o.s. co that sells sh*tty shoes w no fkn foot support whatsoever.

    Devon SanchezDevon SanchezBulan Yang lalu
  • Before destroying forever 21.. now, toms.. are the haters in this site related to each others.. just build your own line.. lets see how far you could go.. hmmm..

    Henry TrinidadHenry TrinidadBulan Yang lalu
  • Toms shoes are still one of my favorites! Its sooooo comfy and I could walk in them the whole day. One of the comfiest shoes ive worn and yet can be stylish!

    FrancesFrancesBulan Yang lalu
    • I agree. Its a love it or hate it shoe like Crocs, Uggs, and birks.

      sjajsns ppopepepsjajsns ppopepep20 hari yang lalu
  • I still buy toms shoes and I hope they don’t go away ever

    Nipstur LLC BrandsNipstur LLC BrandsBulan Yang lalu
  • I had never heard of Tom’s shoes or like any of the brands mentioned in this video.

    Philly Snow GuyPhilly Snow GuyBulan Yang lalu
  • cute on women. but why in the world did so many dudes wear them? who cares if comfortable. looked hideous on men.

    One Who Is Above AllOne Who Is Above AllBulan Yang lalu
    • I agree its a very feminine looking shoe. Its like if a guy was wearing high heels or flats.

      sjajsns ppopepepsjajsns ppopepep20 hari yang lalu
  • Tom's...teach people how to produce the product in their own country..small business owners helps communities grow

    melissia gummigmelissia gummigBulan Yang lalu
  • Toms are for 2011 hipsters that just discovered bon iver and mustaches

    BleachBleachBulan Yang lalu
  • Still have and regularly wear these shoes.

    MamaBearMamaBearBulan Yang lalu
  • I never even heard of them

    beautiful youbeautiful youBulan Yang lalu
  • It’s 2020 and I’m still wearing toms :(

    Silvia AliciaSilvia AliciaBulan Yang lalu
    • Why are u sad they are better than ever with lots of designs

      sjajsns ppopepepsjajsns ppopepep20 hari yang lalu
  • I have the black one and I'm asian, now wearing a black mask too they call me ninja!

    BROD PITTBROD PITTBulan Yang lalu
  • they are like a uglier version of espadrilles

    kanekijikanekijiBulan Yang lalu
  • Louis Tomlinson was probably the only one keeping them in business at the time

    Paola ZunigaPaola ZunigaBulan Yang lalu