Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mini-Review: Taryn by Taryn Rose Kathleen

    This is the last review for shoe week on AFD until um...next week. LOL. I found these shoes at my local DSW for approximately $130 (CORRECTION: $100) and have been debating about keeping them. I wasn't going to blog about them because they aren't readily available online anymore, but my friend was insisting that I do because she wants to see them.



     Please don't mind my veiny feet:



  I can only describe these shoes as a "work" shoe. The wedge measures 2.5 inches. They fit on the narrow side but the two qualities of this shoe that made me take them home with me to ponder were, one, they are super comfortable. There is lots of padding in the inside and absolutely no pinching or rubbing. I can't remember the last time (if ever) I put on a pair of pumps and my feet felt like I was wearing sneakers. And two, they didn't slip off my super narrow heels. They are a nicely shaped almond toe with zero toe cleavage. They aren't ugly shoes, but they aren't "wow" shoes either. Nothing to get excited about and I don't really like to keep things that don't excite me even if they are extremely practical. I think I would like them better if they were about a half inch taller, but since they're not, they almost seem to me to be a bit matronly. I'm leaning towards sending these back. 


     What do you ladies think? Should I keep them? Do you keep an emergency pair of "matronly work shoes"?

Tweet This ! Facebook Send An Email ! Stumble Pin It

22 comments:

Pim said...

Paint a cap-toe with neon color(from paint or nail-polise), that could make them more exciting. I think you should keep them since they are comfortable but if you don't love them it's your call.:-))

Pim said...

oopp..sorry i meant nail-polish..:)

Whichbean said...

I have a pair of shoes like that but I never end up wearing it because it doesn't work with the outfit or I don't feel that great wearing them (sad but true, it's psychological!)

Whichbean said...

http://www.dsw.com/shoe/mrkt+elvie+wedge+pump?prodId=230443&productRef=SEARCH
Try these. I ordered them in black suede. They're very comfy but I didn't read the feedback that they run half a size short and now my size is out >_<.

Dee said...

While I think they are a good work wedge, they are not worth $130. I found a similar style, if not identical, 2.5 in, patent nude for $40 at Marshalls.  Finding a 2.5 - 3in heel that doesnt look matronly is so difficult. Since I cap my heel height at 3in, I struggle to find cute styles.

Cher said...

Oh well that's an interesting idea. I'll have to think about that. Hmmm.

Cher said...

That's the thing, right? Why do you want to wear something that doesn't make you feel good when wearing them? I'm afraid that's what's going to happen with these shoes.

Cher said...

I was looking at these a few weeks ago, actually. I just wasn't crazy about the grey ones and I wasn't sure about the suede. I would have totally bought the brown ones though, but by that time they were already OOS.

Cher said...

Correction on my part. I purchased them for $100, not $130. I can't even remember the last time I purchased shoes for under $70, I have such hard to fit feet! After years experimenting, I find I generally do better with more expensive shoes mainly because of the materials used. Ugh. If only I could find a pair of soft leather shoes for super narrow heels for $40! I should peek into my local Marshall's more often.

Mia said...

I owned a pair of Taryn Rose shoes/short booties and hands down the most comfortable shoes that I've owned so far.  The heels are about 3 inches high; however, i can walk in them for hours without hurting my feet.  The price is a little stiff but the quality is great.  I also have a pair of tall boots from  TR and I got nice compliment every time I wear them. I think you should keep them because a classic pair of shoes will last a long time.

Gayathri003 said...

I think you should keep them -- they'd be really great traveling shoes, especially for work.

Petiteish said...

I think you have to decide if you usually reach for shoes because they are comfy or because they make you feel cute. If the latter, then definitely return. If former, then keep. Personally, I think a pair of comfy black wedges is endlessly versatile. You could put shoe clips on them, wear them to tone down a loud dress, etc.

ScottKPickering said...

Great shoes!

http://goo.gl/7qyMY

Cher said...

Well, I definitely wear flats because they are comfy, but I make it a point to wear cute flats. LOL. I think it's important to wear comfortable shoes for every day especially since I'm a pedestrian and I commute to work on the Metro everyday. Who wants to walk around with feet that hurt all the time? And now that I'm older, I can't really argue with painful feet, but I'm not at that stage where I'm going to compromise style either. :P But hmmm, shoe clips is an excellent idea! *runs off to etsy*

Cee said...

I say return and find a similar pair in the height that you want. Black, almond-toe wedges at 3"+ height doesn't seem like they should be too hard to find. The price might be an issue though. Off the top of my head, I think Kate Spade has a similar pair, but it's pretty $$$. Besides, wedges at the same height as your pumps would mean that you can wear them with bootcut/flare pants too!

Kathleen Lisson said...

I tried on a similar style at a department store and didn't like how they made my feet look like blobs. I firmly believe that I have to squeal with delight and immediately prance around in a pair of shoes before I buy them. No squeal, no prance, no room in my closet for those shoes.

Lisa Ng said...

You're right, they're a bit matronly. I think the shape of toe is a bit off. I wouldn't keep them. If you really want an emergency shoe, those flats that roll up so you can carry them in your purse could be a more fashionable choice.

Cher said...

With super narrow heels like I have, any heel or wedge without some sort of strap to keep my foot in is a tall order. I think the J.Crew Martina wedges might work though, but they're pricey...I may just have to suck it up.

Cher said...

Haha. I totally agree with you! These are probably going back to the store this week.

Jan P said...

Return! Save the matronly things for when we are matrons! :) P.S. Cole Haan makes a cuter wedge than that (taller, sleeker...) -- I find them at Saks Off Fifth for roughly the same price as those. :)

renewed said...

I have the same dilema. Just bought them today. What did you end up doing?

Cher said...

Return. Life's too short to wear matronly shoes. :P

Post a Comment