A professional tennis player until the age of 19, when he injured his Achilles tendon, he made his fortune as an entrepreneur, but then decided to give away all his art and furniture and live on a sailboat off the coast of LA with his movie star girlfriend, Maggie Grace, who made her name in Lost.
He counts Bill Clinton among his friends and is confident he'll 'be hanging out' with Barack Obama.
The first was that impoverished children without shoes were not only exposed to illnesses, but unable to attend school in that country, as shoes are a requirement for attendance.
The second was that nearly everyone with shoes, from farmers to cafe goers, was wearing a traditional canvas slip-on called the a lpargata.
He started out with just one business partner named Alejo Nitti, who helped him produce his initial run of shoes, using small shoe makers in Argentina.
By the end of his first summer, using his Venice Beach apartment as his headquarters, Mycoskie had sold 10,000 pairs online and through stores in Los Angeles, including American Rag.
Our December guest editor, Heather Mycoskie, the better half of Blake Mycoskie (and that’s saying A LOT! TOMS, which recently launched its Target collab, has become the go-to for giving for many of us.
S., Mycoskie, a 2011 alumnus of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list, soon put two and two together and launched TOMS, short for “Tomorrow’s Shoes.” His plan was to donate a pair of shoes to a needy child for every one he sold, considered by many a groun db reaking model for social entrepreneurship at the time.
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I had started to think that shoes have become the ultimate symbol of Western decadence: unethical and hopelessly unsustainable.
And then I meet an extraordinary young man named Blake Mycoskie and suddenly I start to see shoes in a completely different light.