Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Taos Footwear “Gift” Sandal a great sandal for the spring/summer (And a Giveaway)

 Do you love cute shoes, and is comfort a must for you when it comes to buying shoes? Well as a working mom, I can be on my feet all day and for me, my shoes must always be comfortable. But can shoes look good and still be comfortable? Sure my sneakers are comfortable but they are not exactly cute and stylish? I have come across a great shoe company that I would like to share with you all, Taos Footwear, with Taos you can have the best of both worlds style AND comfort! Here is a little more information about the company from the website:

Women Shouldn't Have to Choose Between Style and Comfort. Their mission is to fight so that women don’t have to choose between style and comfort for their feet.

We have always been inspired by the natural beauty and creative culture of the American Southwest. And nowhere does this better than Taos, New Mexico. Just drive up from Santa Fe and you’ll see what we mean. Go and eat the carne adovada (red chile-marinated pork) or blue-corn enchiladas at Orlando’s New Mexican Cafe on the road to the ski resort. Or get a cappuccino at World Cup café just off the main plaza. Visit some of the local artist’s studios. Walk the back streets and notice the architecture, the colors and textures, even the fences. You’ll know why we love Taos and why we celebrate it by naming our brand after it.

Cute versus comfort? We think it’s a ridiculous choice to have to make. Why should women cram their feet into torture chambers with high heels when guys are strolling around in soft loafers? There may be a place for high fashion with delicate, strappy shoes with stiletto heels, but it’s for a few hours at a cocktail party or art opening. How often do you dress like that? A few times a year…maybe? Taos Footwear is for the rest of your life.

 There are so many great shoes on the Taos site, here are a few of my favorites:




I was very fortunate to be able to check out a great flip flop type sandal the Gift


Upper: Ultra soft kid-skin leather
Embellishments: Hand stitched scrunch pleated vamp
Linings: Soft leather for sumptuous 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

My Review:

I am always in the search for comfortable shoes. For me my life is very hectic, and I am always on the run, from going to school meetings, blogging events to working full time. My schedule is full and I am constantly busy and my feet feel it! At times I have to dress professionally and sneakers are not appropriate. Comfortable shoes that are good looking and professional are something I am in desperate need of a great pair of shoes that are stylish and can stand up to all of what I can put the shoes through all while keeping my feet comfortable.  
This is where the comfortable sandals from Taos footwear come, if you though style and comfort could never go together for a shoe, well I am here to say they can exist together in a great shoe, a shoe from Taos. I was very fortunate to be able to review a pair of sandals from Taos, the “gift” style in the color champagne (a light bronze/gold color) the color is pretty and matches with most of my wardrobe, a great neutral color.  I am amazed at how supple to upper and the bottom of these sandals are. They feel like I am slipping into a soft marshmallow. It is amazing. These sandals come in several colors including, Black, Champagne, Light Gold, Pearl Navy a color for all tastes.

 I have a wide foot and finding shoes that cover my foot, (like certain sandals, boots, and sneakers) are sometimes difficult. If the shoe is narrow, it just will not fit my foot, fortunately for me, the upper of these shoes is so supple and it is not rough and rigid at all, making it a great fit for my wide foot.  I was recently in Cancun, these shoes would have been wonderful to have! Dressy enough to pair with a nice sundress, or dress down enough to wear to the pool or to the beach.  

So if you are looking for a new pair of shoes (or two) for the upcoming spring and summer season, I would highly recommend a pair from Taos, the shoes are made well and are the most comfortable sandals I have ever had.  I will surely be bringing these great shoes on our trip to Disneyland in June these shoes will be great in the California sun.  They will be great for walking around the park during the day, and when we go to a nice restaurant in the evening I could see these working well with a nice tip and skirt. A great day to evening sandal, that will feel great and look great on your foot.  I love these well-made shoes, and I am sure you will love them too.

The generous folks at Taos Footwear are giving one of the Gift style sandals a $105.00 value. Would you like to win? Please visit the  Taos site, take a look around then come back here and tell me the name of your favorite pair of shoes from the site (not mentioned in this post). There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.

Buy it:
You can purchase any of these great shoes online, just check out the online retailer locator from the Taos site.
Win it:
One winner will win a pair of Taos Gift Sandals a $105.00 value.

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Susan S. Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a pair of sandals to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .


  1. I like many but the Stepstone are real cute

  2. There are so many beautiful styles to choice from but my pick today is the "fame" sandal. http://taosfootwear.com/shoes/sandals/fame/


  3. I love the Cleopatra sandal

  4. The stepstone shoe looks super comfy and casual - just how I like it

  5. I love the Magic sandal
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  6. Cute sandals! I like the Deuce Sandal.
    Thank you!

  7. I like the Carousel sandals. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. I like the Threepeat.

  9. I love the Samba in Tobacco. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  10. prize sandals are adorable and perfect for my hard to fit feet (wide and high toe box)
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  11. I like the Carousel sandals in teal, red, curry, and taupe.

  12. I like the Deuce Sandals.
    kathyluman@gmail dot com

  13. wow I love their stepstone shoes! Wow.. My only downfall is I cannot seem to find wide enough shoes. Not many shoe makers bother to make wide sizes. Makes me cry.

  14. I love the comfort and style combination and I really like the red Magic sandal. Thanks.

  15. I like Gift or Prize but so many cute ones!

  16. Stepstone for sure!!

  17. I like the Carnival sandals.

  18. Cadette 2
    rierie22booger (@) yahoo.com

  19. I learned that they are great for wide feet, which I have. The supple leather will conform to your feet.

  20. I like these:

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    sandralclark at outlook.com

  21. I love the Arcade shoe, so pretty!

    April C.

  22. let me know what you love from the Taos site.

    the comfort and style combination

    gift for mom

  23. I like their "Prize" sandals in the metallic multi-color.

  24. I love their styles and colors! Siren is my fave sandal!

  25. I'm a huge Taos fan - two pairs so far, but I'd like more!

  26. I like the Trophy sandal and the Expression shoe. Several of them look really comfortable!

  27. i love the taos Footwear Treasure

  28. I love the Wishbone sandal.

  29. I like the Trophy sandals!

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

  30. i like the craft sandals

    sandradavis07 at comcast dot net

  31. Love the Fame sandals

  32. The Oasis sandals are great.

  33. I love the fame sandals.
    dothefromkin at yahoo dot com

  34. I really like the deuce in Orange spice.

  35. I like the Carnival Sandals in Camel.

    Desiree Dunbar

  36. Miracle or Fame are my favorites.

  37. I like the Fortune sandals in chocolate. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

  38. This is hard but I really love the stepstone!

  39. I really like the stepstone shoes.

  40. I like the sandal craft. ladyvon2013@hotmail.com

  41. i like the cleopatra sandal

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  42. I really like the Angel Shoes!
    fb: Rab Pom

  43. http://taosfootwear.com/shoes/sandals/siren/

    Very nice shoes!

    (lisa lo) rc form

  44. I love the Fortune Sandals.

    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

  45. I love the Cleopatra sandles

  46. i love the miracle sandal


  47. Arcade sandals


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