Thursday, September 19, 2013

Taos Footwear Prize Sandal Review


 
I have an awesome pair of sandals that I got to review recently from Taos Footwear called the Prize.  They had this pair in several colors so you do have other color options available if you don't care for this color. But what I most loved about these sandals is that the straps are velco and come apart! Which means on the days that my RA is acting up and my feet swell, I can still wear these by adjusting the straps!
 
 
Isn't that just amazing! And they feel so darn comfortable. I wore them one day to the grocery store and I used to hate that because my feet would start hurting and I ended up walking slower and being there longer than I had thought I would be. Then I would come home and collapse.
 
With Taos Footwear's Prize sandal, my feet did not feel like they were pinched, hurting me or hindering me. They were comfortable to walk in and I felt like I had adequate support. They have a 3/4" height, which is great because I gave up high heels long time ago!
 
 
Here are the features of this amazing sandal:
 
Upper: Full grain leather with artisan finish
Embellishments: Crafted medallion and stone hardware
Adjustability: Three adjustable straps for a custom fit
Linings: Premium microfiber for great feel and durability
Footbed: Taos Signature contour footbed with arch & metatarsal support
Footbed lining: Premium microfiber for great feel and durability
Footbed treatment: Aegis microbe shield® for lasting protection against odor, staining and deterioration
Outsole: Flexible, durable rubber
 
 
I love the detail of these shoes! I am a big sucker for details, especially stones and hardware as I feel it gives you some personality and it reflects you. I would hate to ever be called boring as far as what I wear. The rest, I am not so sure, but at least in my taste for fashion, I am pretty good at selecting some memorable pieces.
 
 
The material is nice and soft and that is one thing that irks me more than anything is to find a pair of awesome looking shoes, whether sandals or shoes, then to feel them and they are stiff as a board with no room to stretch and become comfortable. I used to suffer for the sake of looks but I don't anymore. I got cured of that back in 2001 when I had to have surgery on my left foot because I was wearing too tight shoes and they caused bunions and bone spurs. That is one painful surgery!

By the way, they have a lot of other kinds of shoes to buy such as boots, casual wear, the what I call squeezable shoes because they are so soft and the collection that is more dressier and has heels. I would love to have a pair of their boots, they look so very comfortable! If they are anything like the sandals, they are truly awesome!

Here are some tips on cleaning my sandal and they have other advice for other shoes as well:

Microfiber Footbeds If you need to clean the footbed on Taos styles with microfiber linings we recommend:
1. Start with a clean cloth
2. Apply a small amount of antibacterial cleanser
3. Rub the stained area of footbed with the cloth
4. Take another clean piece of cloth and moisten with water
5. Rub the same area to remove residual dirt and soap
6. Allow to completely dry before wearing

 
I grabbed a little bit about them:
Our design philosophy: The real world is denim friendly. A world of career women, full time and working moms and active lives. We believe in being understandably fresh by intriguing you with things you haven’t seen before, as well as surprise and delight. We take beautiful leathers and rich fabrics, and embellish with things like earthy stones, rugged buckles, playful embroidery and intricate stitching. 
Doing what we can: Green is a color of many shades. We believe it’s the little things that make a big difference. Which means we recycle at the office. We seek out materials and manufacturing techniques that leave the smallest environmental footprint possible. Our shoeboxes are made with recycled stock and soy-based inks. We hope you like them enough to keep them to store your tax receipts, family photos or stamps collection.
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Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 

4 comments:

Danielle Royalegacy said...

I like how they have the adjustable straps and still look good. I love the details on the top, too.

Cindy Brickley said...

I would love to own a pair of these and they look like they would be very comfortable. I work on my feet a lot so these would be great for work.

Melissa Storms said...

Those are really nice sandals you picked. I went and had a peek at the Taos website, I love that they have several pairs of adjustable sandals that are still fashionable.
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Lauren Roch said...

Thank you for your great review! I really like how stylish the sandals are, yet they are flexible and adjustable. They sound extremely comfortable! Thank you also for including how to clean them. That is very helpful.

(Lauren Rochon)