Step Off the Beaten Path with TOMS

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TOMS Shoes is famous throughout the world for their comfortable, stylish footwear, and their one-for-one giving philosophy – for every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS gives a pair to a child in need.


Through their one-for-one giving philosophy TOMS has given away over 615,000 pairs of shoes to children in rural parts of China. Thanks to TOMS more and more rural Chinese children are equipped to head out and explore and this is why we are thrilled to have them as a partner for the 2017 WildChina Explorer Grant.


This year one lucky WildChina Explorer Grant 2017 finalist will be chosen by TOMS to become its Summer Traveling Campaign Influencer. In this campaign, the chosen finalist will receive 2 pairs of TOMS shoes and will be asked to take photos of their travels and daily life throughout the summer of 2017.

TOMS will explore your story behind the photos  – from the way you travel to how you live and they will share your traveling footprints with the world.


The finalist chosen for this project will receive invaluable exposure as a photographer and explorer across TOMS social media in China. This is your chance to become a real travel influencer and get your name known across China and the world.

TOMS will also be giving away a number of other prizes throughout the WildChina Explorer Grant competition. They will be giving one pair of shoes for the Winner of the People’s Choice Vote, one pair of shoes for the overall winner, and one pair to the TOMS finalist, the applicant that they choose to move to the final round of judging.

If you have the passion to explore further, apply for the WildChina Explorer 2017. We are looking for adventurers who dare to be different and want to make an impact on the world.

Apply for the WildChina Explorer Grant at