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Currently Coveting: Toms mid-top Botas

May 3, 2011 | 10:52 am

Toms, the philanthropic shoe company famous for its canvas slip-ons, has been wowing us with its stylish incarnations of its signature shoe.

We're especially loving the Botas, a canvas mid-top with laces and the label's patented puckered toe.

The $79 shoe comes in a handful of un-boring neutrals for spring: olive green, a tone-on-tone gray tie-dye and a striped black-and-cream print inspired by a fabric the company sourced in Kenya.

A cross between a classic Ked and a chukka boot, the Botas can be worn with laces or without, and sports a brown leather "Toms" logo on its tongue.

And though mid- and high-top shoes seem to make more sense in cool weather, the lightweight canvas style is perfect for spring and summer.

We'll be wearing ours over micro-socks with cutoffs and tunics -- and even with sportier sundresses to nail that tomboy-ish Alexa Chung vibe.

-- Emili Vesilind

Photo: Toms Botas shoes. Credit: Toms