Summary

We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The TOMS Baja Slip-On sneaker is regarded by most reviewers as an ideal summer shoe for its excellent breathability.
  • Majority of the commenters said it fits true to size.
  • A lot of shoe users were pleasantly surprised with this pair’s adequate comfort.
  • Some purchasers loved the idea that because of their purchase TOMS will donate a free pair to a child who needs it.
  • The Baja Slip-On shoe is vegan-friendly.
  • A good number of consumers think the pair is stylish.
  • It easily pairs with a wide array of casual ensembles.
  • A handful of reviewers liked the fact that they could wear this shoe without socks.
  • This sneaker has great quality materials and construction, based on some wearers’ opinions.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of the TOMS Baja Slip-On’s reviews state that it feels tight and narrow at first, but would eventually loosen after a few uses.
  • One commenter wished that the model came in more variety in fabric and sole aesthetic.
  • A shoe user mentioned that this pair’s support could use a little more improvement.

Bottom line

The TOMS Baja Slip-On sneaker boasts of optimal comfort, convenience, and laidback classic style. This pair’s lightweight and breathable upper make for an ideal summer or beach shoe to keep you dry and looking good. 

Also, just like any other shoe, this kick also has its downsides albeit minor ones as they could easily be remedied. Ultimately, if you are seeking for a no-fuss, comfortable, breathable, and vegan sneakers, then the Baja Slip-On might be worth a try.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: TOMS Topanga
Price: $50
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
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Another addition to TOMS’ men’s low-top offerings is the Baja Slip-On sneaker. This shoe is solely offered in men’s sizing that ranges from US 7 to 14 in medium width. Ladies who want to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. For example, if you wear a women’s shoe in 9 it is roughly equivalent to a men’s size 7.5

According to reviews, this kick generally runs true to size with a few complaints about its initial narrow fit, which eventually loosens after several uses.

With its laidback and versatile style, the Baja Slip-On appeals to consumers who love fuss-free looks or are always on the go and do not have the time to think about their outfit. Either way, this shoe’s classic design transcends fast-paced fashion trends and could easily match with almost every ensemble.

The guys can pair this simple shoe with shorts and a linen top for a trip to the beach or opt for cropped chino trousers, a button-down tee, and a bucket hat for that trendy dad-inspired outfit. Meanwhile, ladies are presented with more variety as they can rock it with dresses, skirts, shorts, or pants.

Apart from the Baja Slip-On’s vegan-friendly materials it also features Ortholite insoles for excellent comfort and cushioning. Vulcanized outsoles make for light fit and flexibility while twin elastic gores provide a comfortable snug fit.

Hailing from Playa Del Ray in California, founder Blake Mycoskie established TOMS footwear in 2006 after a trip from Argentina. From there he found out about alpargatas, a canvas slip-on shoe used by local polo players. Mycoskie brought the idea of the alpargatas back to the States and used it as the prototype for TOMS’ first shoe designs. These classic and simple slip-on designs were the catalyst for the brand’s success and popularity, as it was met with fervor by most consumers.

The company’s business design is termed “One for One,” which guarantees that with every pair purchased TOMS will donate a new pair to a child in need. This model was designed by the brand following Mycoskie’s charity work in Buenos Aires where most kids were barefoot.

Today, the brand is so successful that their product line grew from only footwear to now including apparel, bags, eyewear, and coffee. But their shoes remain as the brand’s most fundamental product.

The TOMS Baja Slip-On is one of the company’s latest footwear offering. It is a part of the Topanga collection and crafted from vegan-friendly materials. Although most of this shoe’s colorways are crafted from the heritage canvas material, note that materials still vary. The brand has made it easier for consumers by including a specific colorway’s material in its name.

Some of the colorways are Birch Heritage Canvas Gum, Black on Black Heritage Canvas, Navy Leaf Denim, Drizzle Grey Heritage Canvas, Navy Heritage Canvas, Black Heritage Canvas, Red Ochre Heritage Canvas, and Air Force/Navy Heritage Canvas.

  • Leather heel accents provide a luxury touch to the overall design.

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Author
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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com