Two noteworthy items about these simple and inoffensive shoes: 1) for every pair you buy, a pair gets donated to an Argentinean in need and 2) they were created by "Amazing Race" reality TV star Blake Mycoskie. Check out the hand-painted grafitti edition, a colorful alternative to polka-dot Nikes.
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