I first heard about Tom’s Shoes over on Intelligent Travel, and since then I’ve seen them popping up more and more. Now that we’re headed to Panama for the holidays, I figured now would be the perfect time for my own pair. Not only are they super comfortable, come in tons of colors and patterns, but they’re totally easy to pack too. So for Christmas I ordered a pair for my mom and myself (don’t worry, Christmas presents are usually not a secret in my family). The best part is that for each pair you order Tom’s donates a pair to a child in need. This holiday season they are trying to give 30,000 kids in Ethiopia. At the time of this post they were half way to their goal. Click here for more info, and here for an interview with TOMS creator, Blake Mycoskie.