TOMS-shoes-ballet-flat.jpgFans of TOMS Shoes will be pleased to hear that the ethical footwear brand has launched a new variant on its original unisex style: a ballet pump to be sold in a range of fabrics and patterns. The new, dressier silhouette will be great for those of us who love our TOMS but would like to wear them to work or in other more formal situations. What we love about these new styles is how they incorporate all of the great things we love about TOMS - the philanthropic ethos, the shoe-making wizardry and the natural fabrics - and apply them to a style we can wear everyday. Designers have ensured that the styles remain true to TOMS' aesthetic principals, using materials such as burlap, suede and linen throughout the line:TOMS-linen-shoe.jpg

There are both patterned and plain shoes to suit all tastes, and we love this monochrome linen style that reminds us a little of classic Chanel flats. New for spring/summer 2012, the ballet flats will be available from March at Toms.co.uk and other stockists.