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-They have a high arch support, which I need.
-They have a good insole. The insole is thick enough for me and I’m on my feet constantly for work and school. I also walk a lot and I feel that my feet aren’t tired at the end of the day like they usually are.
-The style is great! I used to buy Vans, which are similar looking to this shoe, but because Vans offer no support, my feet would be killing me within a few hours. Taos, on the other hand, kept up with me. Taos is like an orthopedic shoe without looking like one.
-I have several feet problems like plantar fasciitis, but I noticed that I don’t wake up with achey feet with these shoes.
- These shoes are a bit wider than most, but that personally works for me because I have a tailor bunion on one foot.
Things I did not like:
-Right out of the box, the shoes are very stiff so it feels like I need a bigger size than usual. I just wore them around the house for a few hours and they began loosening up. I’ve purchased Taos before, so I knew this would happen, but they do get better with a little wear! I don’t like this because the heel of my foot hurts a little bit in the beginning and has an overall snug feeling. I’ve been told that all good shoes need a break in period though, so who knows!
- Going more in detail about the snugness is that initially they felt a bit uncomfortable on my pinky toes, I think I have fat toes because this happens to me in most shoes no matter what size I try. So this is a warning to my other fellow chubby toe folks out there. The discomfort dissipated after 2 uses.
-I purchased the denim black because I like black shoes, but the shoes I received were more gray than black. The photo of the denim black looks true black and the box says they’re black. When I looked through the other colors though, the shoes I received definitely looked more like their gray option. I attached a photo so you can see what they actually look like. ( I already wore them a few times, so excuse their dirty look ^.^ )
Also in my opinion they run somewhat small. For expample, based on their size chart (not amazon's) I anticipated that I would be able to wear very thin socks with these, but I couldn't wear anything other than nylon knee highs when trying these on. If they had been comfortable to me, I would have probably kept and just worn without socks.
So for that I am truly disappointed. I avoid these shoes even though there are things I love bc of that. But having to wear socks or band aids to prevent blisters is sort of a bummer.
And I do not have big ankles. I have smaller ankles. I am really disheartened by this purchase. It is my first and last Taos purchase. Never again.
Hoping I can be brave enough to break these shoes in so i can enjoy them.
I am in love with these shoes!!! I ordered the Taos Star in my size and ended up returning them because they squashed my toes and I didn’t love the style. Got these instead and I’m so happy I did! I did have to do up a half size for the toe box to fit right, but there is a little looseness on the ankle and heal. So, I would suggest you only size up if you have wide feet. Narrow feet should fit in your normal size. I think the Plim Soul is more modern and trendy than the Star, so to me it’s worth the extra cost. I can’t say enough good things about these shoes! I will update my review if my opinion changes after wearing them for a while.
When the shoes first arrived and I tried them on they felt so tight ( and yes I ordered a half-size up) I thought HECK NO, but realized that the manufacturer had set up the laces in such a way that where you tie your shoes lay under the tongue across the top of your foot, which is just a crazy way to set up laces and no wonder they hurt. So I relaced them so the lace at the top hole were tied over the tongue not under. No wonder they felt tight and painful to the top of the foot so much. Also, you might have to play with the laces a bit to ease pressure while you are breaking them in. I wore them around the house for half-hour (squeaking horrendously everywhere I walked) and by the end of the stiffness and squeakiness had gone away. I wore them the next day to run errands and no problems at all, very comfortable and supportive. The way they look is the best part, like Vans or Keds but even cuter. But I won't wear even the cutest of all shoes if they don't honor my feet, which the Taos Plim Souls do.
So I recommend ordering up a half size, relacing them the correct way, loosening the laces if need be while breaking them in, walking around the house for a few hours and bending them at the toe to loosen up the stiffness of the material. 9 times out of 10 they will meld to your foot and be the comfortable shoe they are supposed to be but for a few folks they may not work. For instance, I wanted to love the Taos Star model and tried them in three different sizes because they just did not offer enough support. Thank goodness for Amazon's library return policy in that case.
Thanks to Amazon for their return.
I generally year an 8 or and 8 1/2. I learned right away that I need a 9 for these. They're wonderful shoes. They're a little spendier than I'd normally go for but quality (and arch support) matters.
Love these and recommend them!
I bought a pair for walking a lot in The Netherlands and they needed no breaking in. They have been comfortable, giving more arch support than most shoes nowadays. which my aging body needs. The best part is that they are casual enough to wear nearly anywhere while traveling: cafes, museums, city walks, etc. I will buy these again in another color when I have the $$$$.