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Toms Summer 2010

The socially-conscious espadrille label's nautical looks, faded plaid, and first-ever wedges

by Laura Neilson in Style on 06 May 2010

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Building on their solid business model marrying modern-casual style with philanthropy (for every pair sold, they give a pair to a child in need), Toms Shoes recently rolled out some fetching new looks for summer.

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The mostly nautical-inspired collection includes several altogether new styles, as well as updated spins on the well-worn classics. The first-ever Toms heel, an open-toed wedge, brings a dressier more feminine silhouette into the mix, available in three solid colors (black, yellow, and pale green) and stripes (navy, orange and red). Interpreting surf-inspired streetwear, the neon Scuba classic (pictured at top in orange and green) makes an on-trend choice.

Similarly, the men's Bimini Stitchout, with its durable sole and back drawstring, handsomely riffs on the classic dock shoe (available in navy and washed-out white).

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Just one season after being released, the popular lace-up Cordones gets three new faded plaid prints that look as if they've already endured several seasons on a sunny boat deck. (Pictured top.)

The men's Bimini Stitchouts ($68) are currently available for purchase on the Toms site, while the wedges ($69), plaid Cousteau Cordones ($69), and Scuba classics ($48) come out at the end of this month.

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