Last weekend I went out of town, and I can't tell you how many people (women) were wearing the shoes you see up top. At the airport I think I saw at least half a dozen ladies sporting them, which had me curious about their obvious popularity.
A quick website search revealed that the brand, TOMS apparently has a philanthropic side (which I admire). I assume that has a great deal to do with their popularity since the look of the shoe doesn't scream "buy me" (at least not to me). I also presume, they must be comfortable or convenient or both since the folks that I saw wearing them were traveling.
Are you familiar with this brand/shoe? Why do you think they're all the rage?