Navy canvas upper with TOMS toe stitchingElastic V allows the shoe to be easily slipped onLatex arch gives added supportFlexible single piece rubber outsole The shoe that launched it all back in 2006, the TOMS Classic design came from Argentina. Founder blakeThe most common style of welting on leather or formal shoes, blake welting involves folding the material used on the upper round and sewing it onto the sole on the inside of the shoe. Blake welting is advantageous over Goodyear weltingThe Goodyear welt construction method is a machine based process named after Charles Goodyear Jr., the inventor of the process, typically found n formal dress shoes. The welt (a strip of leather or rubber that runs along the outsole) is sewn to the upper and is then cemented to the welt. Because of the complicated, multi-part design, the shoe can be re-soled many times extending their life exponentially. in terms of production costs and by offering a slimmer profile shoe. Mycoskie travelled to the country was both inspired by the simplicity and versatility of the design, and the poverty he witnessed in the country. Upon return to his native USA, he set about selling the design, introducing the style to America while giving a pair back to children in need for every pair he sold.