Author: Briana Saati
Source: Miami New Times 
August 9, 2012
"What does a species more than 400 million years old have in common with a pair of espadrilles? Not a whole lot -- until TOMS and University of Miami's RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program decided to team up and protect marine life in style and comfort.
Days before the national frenzy over Shark Week, TOMS released its newest design, the Shark Shoe, after more than a year of collaboration between RJD and the popular shoe company.
After participating in Summit Series, where young entrepreneurs come together and discuss ideas to better the world, UM organized a shark research trip for the folks at Summit in order to tackle the issue of marine conservation. On that trip was Blake Mycoskie, founder and head of TOMS."
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