Verdict from 10.2 hours of research from the internet

9 reasons to buy

  • The TOMS Lenox is a very comfortable shoe right out of the box, according to a majority of reviewers.
  • Some owners can attest to the fact that this shoe looks just as advertised.
  • Several wearers liked the sturdy sole of the TOMS Lenox sneaker.
  • Many of those who own this shoe said that the price is right for its quality.
  • A few sneakerheads appreciated this shoe’s minimalist style and inconspicuous logo.
  • More than a few wrote that this shoe is comparable to the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star when worn. It is also more fashion-forward.
  • A couple of purchasers were happy about the removable insole because they can replace it with orthotics.
  • One person appreciated the extra padding on the sole because it did not feel like walking directly on the ground.
  • The metallic upper is eye-catching, based on one Toms Lenox sneaker review.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A commenter said that the area where the tongue ends causes a bit of discomfort because it rubs the foot.
  • Few complained about getting blisters in the heel after wearing the Lenox.
  • Some wearers noticed that this sneaker runs small and much narrower than the TOMS Classic.

Bottom line

The Lenox from TOMS is one of the low-top sneakers that has received heaps of positive comments from reviewers for its comfortable fit and minimalist yet eye-catching design. Also, its removable sock liner and quality did not go unnoticed.

But users were disappointed because of its rather small sizing while others were annoyed by the rubbing of the tongue and the collar. Still, it remains as one of the favorite casual sneakers, thanks to its fashion-forward aesthetic sans the bloated price tag.

User reviews:

The TOMS Lenox is available in standard sizing for both men and women. This shoe comes in D width. However, reviewers mentioned that it runs small. So in order to get the best possible fit, getting a size bigger is suggested.

Bring your style to a new level with the TOMS Lenox. It is among the low-top casual sneakers from the philanthropic brand that has a laidback and sporty vibe. It looks great with almost anything, from leggings, skinny jeans, and denim shorts.

For a more dressy look, ladies can pair the TOMS white leather Lenox sneaker with wide-leg pants and a cute tank top. Meanwhile, the gents can achieve a classy casual look by wearing this kick with a good pair of chinos, plain white tee, and a nice coat.

This sneaker is engineered with either leather, suede, or nubuck for the upper. The TOMS logo is featured at the back of the heel in an embossed deco stitching pattern. It comes with a removable insole with antimicrobial protection property. Also, the rubber cupsole adds to the durability of this kick.

TOMS was started by Blake Mycoskie, an Arlington businessman and ex-Amazing Race contestant, in 2006. He was in Argentina when he became fascinated by the alpargata, a versatile slip-on shoe that is worn by most people in the said country.

After traveling outside the city, Mycoskie saw that the children had no shoes. He also met an American volunteer who enlightened him about the reality of how many Argentinian kids were in dire need of shoes. Mycoskie witnessed the social limitations and dangerous infections that affected the children by living barefoot. He was then determined to create a solution that can sustain this deficit.

When he returned to his home in California, Mysockie sold his online driving education firm for $500,000 to fund his new venture. The name Toms is short for “Tomorrow’s Shoes.”  The brand aims to donate a pair of shoes to a child in underdeveloped countries for every pair sold.

He enlisted the help of some Argentinian craftsmen to modify the original alpargatas. His first retail customer was American Rag. They were enamored by the brand’s back story, and they felt that buyers will also be moved by it. A fashion writer for the Los Angeles Times soon caught wind of Toms and its advocacy, that this person decided to write an article about the brand. Rapidly, the company’s publicity spread to other magazines such as Elle, Vogue, People, and Time. This led to big-time retailers placing a significant number of orders.

By the end of their first summer, Toms was able to sell 10,000 pairs of shoes. True to their advocacy, the company distributed 10,000 pairs of shoes to the children in Argentina in October of the same year. By 2011, more than 500 retailer stores were carrying their shoes all over the world.

Today, TOMS has designed and manufactured shoe models other than their original espadrille-style sneakers. They now have lace-up sneakers like the TOMS Lenox, Del Rey, and Payton.

  • The TOMS Lenox weighs 397 grams.

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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