Toms Shoes, the American company known for its lightweight shoes based on the Argentine alpargata design, is looking to open an office in London next autumn or winter to support its growing European business. It will serve the company's activities in greater Europe, including Russia. For the moment, Toms Shoes sells its shoes in Europe through sales agents. The U.K. is the main European market for Toms, but also the Scandinavian countries are getting more and more interesting for the brand. For every pair of Toms Shoes purchased, a pair of new shoes is still given to a child in need. As of the end of last year, Toms Shoes has given away more than one million pairs of shoes.