Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • An overwhelming amount of testers find the arch and metatarsal support very comfortable to the feet, especially those who are older and those who are suffering from issues like plantar fasciitis, Morton's neuroma, and flat feet.
  • Several of those who purchased the sneaker like the slip-on design as it makes wearing convenient and fast.
  • One mentions that these are worthy of the investment.
  • According to one wearer, the shoe is very easy to clean. Even the white border only needs wiping.
  • A couple of users described the Dandy as lightweight and well-constructed.
  • Because the shoe is already comfortable as it is, there is no need for inserts.
  • First-time purchasers of Taos footwear say that this will not be the last.
  • More than its comfort, several reviewers highly appreciate that it also comes in a stylish and versatile silhouette.
  • One likes the narrow style of the Taos Dandy as it exudes a feminine look.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Many of the commenters experience issues with the fit of the shoe. It fits tightly near the toes but loose on the heel.
  • One says that the canvas upper makes her feet unusually warm.
  • Few of the testers noted that the sole starts to separate from the sneaker after only a short time of wear.
  • A small number of users find the canvas upper stiff and causes pain in the area where the textile creases.

Bottom line

Unparalleled comfort in a minimalist shoe best describes the Taos Dandy. Its metatarsal, arch, and heel support make it an exceptional pair. Matched with an easy on and off wear, it is certainly a dandy shoe that provides all the needed convenience for all age ranges. These sneakers are offered at an affordable price of $90.

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Good to know

Since the history of sneakers, companies have been continuously formulating footwear that can emit the laces. The Taos Dandy provides an easy slip-on wear on its users because of its lace-less design and side goring.

These sneakers are offered in women's sizes measuring from 6-11 Medium. Based on the recommendation of most of its users, ordering a half to full size will provide a better fit, especially for those who prefer some wiggle room on the toe box area or those with wide feet. 

Having a name that is very appropriate for the shoe, the Taos Dandy embodies fashion and style in a low-top sneaker. The canvas upper in a slip-on profile makes the designs and patterns stand out. Although this model features a wide variety of designs, it also comes in plain colors for users who want to maximize the versatility of these.

Because of the simplicity of its look, users can pair these with an equally simple outfit like a shirt and shorts or dress it up a bit with jeans or dresses.

It may not be the style that sets the Taos Dandy apart from other sneakers, but when it comes to the interior, the game changes. Equipped with a premium removable footbed called the Curves and Pods, these sneakers delivers all the support needed by the feet—metatarsal, heel, and arch. The curves embrace the contours of the foot, giving support, stability, and comfort. The Pods, on the other hand, are firm and absorbent. It offers cushion that helps alleviate fatigue and remove pressure off the foot.

Because of the tight competition in the footwear industry, it can be quite hard for companies, especially those that are new in the game to find the right recipe in order to survive the market. Founded in 2005 by Glen Barad, Taos was born through a simple idea of producing comfortable and stylish footwear without compromising anything.

Although it is designed in Southern California, the brand draws much of its influence in Taos, New Mexico, hence, its name. The city exudes an artistic nature, casual lifestyle and serenity which reflect heavily on the designs of its shoes. Because of this, most of its designs carry natural stones, playful embroidery, and metal ornaments to pay tribute to Taos' heritage.

  • For care instructions, Taos suggests spot cleaning the canvas upper with a damp cloth.
  • The footbed is treated with SILVADUR anti-microbial technology which helps control odor, discoloration, and decay of textile.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.