EXCLUSIVE: Charlize Theron Designs Shoes with TOMS for Charity

12/17/2009 at 02:30 PM ET

Courtesy TOMS shoes; Carlos Diaz/INF

Charlize Theron is putting in some serious footwork to help kids in her native South Africa. Today she debuts a new, limited-edition collaboration with do-gooding company TOMS Shoes. The result, slip-on sneakers made for men and women embellished with an image of an African baobab tree, will benefit the star’s non-profit, the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, dedicated to improving the health, education, and social development of high schoolers in South Africa. Additionally, 10,000 pairs will be given to impoverished children living in remote communities in her home country. “I’m thrilled to have TOMS Shoes as a partner. We are so grateful for their generous donation of shoes to the students we work with,” Theron says, “It’s exciting that we’re able to come together in such a cool and creative way to bring attention to the needs of many South African youth.” This month, the actress traveled abroad to start distributing the footwear herself in the far-flung KwaZulu-Natal Province. The eco-friendly canvas shoes ring in at $54 and are available exclusively at TOMSshoes.com. –Emily Hsieh

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[…] Charlize Theron is putting in some serious footwork to help kids in her native South Africa. Today she debuts a new, limited-edition collaboration with do-gooding company TOMS Shoes. People.com […]

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[…] slip on sneakers that will raise money for the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Program. People Magazine says that 10,000 of the shoes will be given to children in Africa. You can get your pair online for […]

rocky on

I think it looks a lot like the timberland tree. What do you think?

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Tracey on

I am very tempted to buy a pair. I love Toms and this is a great design.

Nicole on

THese shoes are LONG gone as of today 12/18…what a bummer, great cause and they are not producing ANYMORE! I love them! Well, only 3 sizes left, but the most popular sizes, no more!

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[…] Charlize Theron is collaborating with Toms Shoes on a limited-edition design. Sales from the shoes will benefit her non-profit that gives money to health care, education and social development of high schools in her native South Africa. Theron will also donate 10,000 pairs to poverty-stricken children in the country. “It’s exciting that we’re able to come together in such a cool and creative way to bring attention to the needs of many South African youth,” said the actress. [People] […]

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[…] On the subject of celebrities, Charlize Theron designed a limited edition vegan friendly shoe to promote her non profit organization the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. The shoe which boasts a slip-on style, was created with all natural materials and features a baobab tree on the front of the upper, and is available for both men and women. 10,000 pairs will be donated to impoverished children throughout the celebrity’s native country of South Africa.  To see more click here. […]

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