Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Most of the users found the Taos Freedom to be very durable. 
  • Consumers with foot problems were pleasantly surprised that the kick's footbed provides excellent support, which aided in alleviating pain in their feet. 
  • It is easy to clean, based on a number of users' opinions. 
  • Several purchasers found this pair to be aesthetically pleasing. 
  • A few of the wearers were delighted that they receive compliments every time they wear the shoe out. 
  • The kick's materials and construction are deemed by most reviewers to be of excellent quality. 
  • Majority of the shoe users admired how comfortable this pair is and added that it is ideal for all-day wear. 
  • Some said that the leather upper correctly shape after their feet after a short break-in time. 
  • A good number of buyers said that its slightly high price is worth every penny. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • Most of the purchasers mentioned that it ran smaller than usual. 
  • Some users griped about the squeaking sound the shoe produced. 

Bottom line

The Taos Freedom displays a street style sneaker look but surprises you with its foot support and superb comfort. Users with foot issues like Plantar Fasciitis and overpronation commended how the footbed helped in their condition.

Unfortunately, some had problems with sizing and found out it fit smaller than expected but was quickly remedied by going half a size up. In the end, the pair's simple, laidback look of the shoe is what attracted the consumers, but the supportive and comfortable feel of the cushioning was what hooked them. 

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Good to know

The Taos Freedom is a women's exclusive release with sizes that stretch from 6 to 11. Most users found the pair to fit smaller than expected and recommended going half a size up from your normal shoe size. Moreover, some wearers advised wearing the kick during colder months because it doesn't have enough ventilation and keep the feet warmer than usual. 

The Taos Freedom is a women's footwear that displays the classic silhouette of a sneaker but dressed in a premium leather upper with vintage finishing. Embellishments combined with the "worn-in" finish of the upper exude a rustic vibe that is versatile and stylish. The shoe easily matches with almost any casual outfit.

Whether you feel girly or your day's hectic and you need a no-fuss outfit, this pair could handle both. Pair it with skirts or dresses for a feminine look on a laidback day or opt for the trusty jeans and shirt combination as you get ready to take on the challenges of a busy day. 

Apart from the shoe's worn-in finish of the upper, nailheads and rivet hardware add character and personality to the pair, which enhances its overall design. For the comfort side of things, the Taos Freedom utilizes the brand's signature polyutherane Curves and Pod footbed which hugs the contours of the wearer's feet for support and comfort.  

Underneath the insoles, pods are placed for a firm and shock-absorbing cushion. Lastly, the footbed also offers metatarsal support and incorporates the brand's Silvadur Antimicrobial shield, which reduces fatigue on foot by alleviating pressure on the ball of the foot and keeps odor at bay respectively. 

Taos was born from a simple concept, and that is to create comfortable and stylish footwear without sacrificing any of the two. The brand's design influence came from New Mexico's city of Taos for its artistic nature, rustic feel, and casual lifestyle. Their products usually make use of luxurious fabrics, fun embroidery, and earthy embellishments. For comfort, the company believes that comfort starts from the inside and utilizes cork and rubber midsoles, contoured footbeds, and other technologies for enhanced support and comfort.

One of their many footwear models is the Taos Freedom, which displays a casual lifestyle sneaker aesthetic for casual lifestyle use. It is offered in a wide array of colorway for different personalities and tastes.

  • The shoe is offered in Medium width. 
  • Its insoles are detachable. 
  • Perforation holes are placed throughout the sides for breathability. 
  • The heel height measures approximately ¾". 
  • To care for the kick's premium leather upper just buff the upper with a leather cleaner or polish then wipe with a dry cloth. 
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.