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Blake Mycoskie Designs Custom TOMS Shoe for Hockaday Girls

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You know of Blake Mycoskie, right? He’s the Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, the footwear company that gives a pair to a child in need for every pair you buy. You’ve seen him on those AT&T commercials where he goes around looking ruggedly unshaven, clubbing baby seals. I’m kidding! He doesn’t club baby seals! Of course not! He gives shoes to poor kids who don’t have them. And then he smokes a lot of weed and plays the guitar. But by then, of course, the cameras have stopped rolling.

Anyway, where was I? Yes. After a visit to Hockaday in 2008, Mycoskie said to himself, “Dude, I would much rather have gone to high school here than to James Martin High School in Arlington. And you know what? Just because a lot of these girls aren’t poor doesn’t mean they don’t need quality footwear. I’m going to design them a special shoe, just for Hockaday uniforms.” And that’s exactly what he did.

Ursuline? Are you just so jealous that you could scream?