Did Skechers just get Single White Female on TOMS Shoes? The same company that foisted shape-up sneakers on us has a new line of kicks, dubbed “BOBS,” which are the spitting image of our favorite altruistic slip-ons. Although TOMS’ signature shoe is based on the traditional Argentinean “alpargata,” and thus isn’t unique to the do-gooding company, BOBS will also donate a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair you buy, which is pretty much a copy-and-paste job of TOMS’ philosophy. While we think it’s wonderful that Skechers wants to venture into socially responsible products, we wish it took the time to create something that wasn’t so blatantly derivative, right down to the three-letter man’s first name. What do you think?

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[Via Refinery29]