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Taryn Rose Kelsey Reviews

44 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

71% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

71% "Excellent arch support"

37 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/30/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I was delighted to see Taryn Rose available again. However, the shoes do not fit the same as the old Taryn Rose. I ordered Kelsey (my favorite) in the size that I previously bought, and it was at least one full size too big. Granted, the old Kelsey fit small, but I was very disappointed to have to send the shoes back. So just a word of caution - order based on your regular size and not on the old Taryn Rose sizes.

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/28/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

As you see, I bought two pairs of these Taryn Rose shoes. I have owned these shoes and was afraid they were being discontinued, so took the opportunity to but more. However, these are not like the originals. I had to keep one pair, because I had worn them, but they were uncomfortable. I had a stiff feeling. Then I saw that they were made in China. My original Taryn Rose shoes were made in Italy and were much better quality. Seeing that, I was surprised that they were the same price as those made in Italy. If the company continues using China as their manufacturer, then my Taryn Rose days are over. Mrs. J. Sullivan

Additional 24 Kelsey Taryn Rose Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 21, 2011

Mary G

from Atlanta, GA

Over the last few years I've purchased 2 of this Taryn Rose Kelsey in 7.5 (1/2 size larger as recommended). Both of those pairs fit perfectly. This shoe is too big & gaps at the throat. Is the difference because this shoe was made in China & not in Italy? Will I have to stop purchasing Taryn Rose shoes? That would make me sad.

Brands I'd also recommend: As you know, I like certain styles of Arche shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 17, 2011

Jeanette F

from Portage, MI

This is the size I normally order in Taryn Rose; however, this one is exceptionally large and the wedge has a different shape than my previous shoe in the same style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 21, 2011

Anonymous

from NY

This is a comfortable, great looking shoe. I followed the suggestion to order up, but the shoes are too large. I'm returning them and ordering my normal size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 24, 2009

K G

from Concord, Massachusetts

Astonishingly comfortable shoe, but they do run 1/2 size smaller as stated on the site. Also this could bind if you have a very high arch as the elastic on the instep is snug. Stylish with both slacks and skirts. The heel is a perfect height.

Brands I'd also recommend: SAS

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2007

Anonymous

from Portland, Oregon

Best shoes in every way! These are the best shoes I've ever had! I have wide feet, narrow heels, super high arches, and neuromas in the soles of both feet. It couldn't be much worse. I have two pairs of Kelsey’s and they are the most comfortable shoes I own. I still wear Birkenstocks in the summer and boots in the winter, but these are the best. I can't afford them but I buy them anyway. I wish I'd started wearing them years ago. Don't wait for the price to go down because they'll be sold out. Just suck it up. They're worth every penny.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Taryn Rose, Tods, Hogans, Bruno Magli

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2007

Anonymous

from New England

Too small - The new Kelsey runs a full size smaller than the original Kelsey. Great once I got the right size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 26, 2007

Anonymous

from Virginia

Very comfortable - This is one of the few shoes I've owned which did not need to be broken in before walking in them all day. The fact that there is no seam and they wrap midway around your foot is the key. Of course, the fact that they come down so low on your foot also makes them look more matronly. That's why I got the one that glitters. It looked more fun to me. They are very well made. They took a real beating after 2 weeks sightseeing abroad and look brand new.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 14, 2006

Anonymous

from Raleigh, NC

KELSEY - I have never EVER spent this much money on a pair of shoes! Kelsey is a prime example of "You get what you pay for". I put them on, caught a plane for a trip and wore them almost daily with suits and skirts. VERY comfortable from the minute I put them on and that's what it's all about! I hope they last a long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 11, 2005

Anonymous

from san francisco, california

Kelsey- Great comfortable shoes fit like a glove. The only thing you might want to do is get them a little loose so you could put padding under the ball of your foot for extra cushion. They are beautiful shoes. When Taryn Rose first started making shoes, I thought they were very homely and didn't think I would own almost every pair that she makes this season. They are beautiful, great quality and extremely comfortable. I wish they were a little more affordable... but so far that hasn't made a difference in whether I buy them or not.

Brands I'd also recommend: donald pliner, cydney mandel, cole haan, stuart weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 7, 2005

Anonymous

from Chicago

Taryn Rose Kelsey- I originally saw this pair of shoe in a store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago a couple of years ago and tried it on. I had no clue what the brand was and when I found out the price, I just walked away. Now that I am a working mom with a 2 year-old, I have been looking everywhere for something comfortable to wear both at work and on weekends. After doing some research and reading the reviews on Zappos.com, I decided to buy these shoes even though they cost much more than what I usually put in a pair of shoes. I have absolutely NO regret. These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever had, and unbelievably light. I just love them. They are really cute with a pair of jeans or a black pant, as well as a long casual skirt. They really are as comfortable as a pair of slippers and I highly recommend these shoes. I just wish that there would be an alternative version with a slightly higher heel to accommodate more dressier pants (I am only 5'3). I also had to get a half size bigger, I am a true 7.5 but the 8 fits me just right.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 28, 2005

Lily

from Los Angeles

Good comfortable dress shoe- I was looking for a dressy, comfortable flat shoe to wear out to dinner with pants when traveling. This is it. Unfortunately, I had already bought a pair of Chanel classic flats which I'd already worn on a trip before I found these and boy, are these more comfortable. When I travel, I wear Saucony trail shoes during the day when I'm walking a lot. At night, I need something a little dressier. I have lots of "cab shoes," Manolos, etc., but this is great for walking around. In a pump, with hose, I wear 5 1/2. With socks, I generally wear a 6, which is what I wear in these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Birkenstock, Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2005

Anonymous

from New Orleans

Unbelievably comfortable - Once these are broken in (only a couple of days, if that), they feel like bedroom slippers you can use outside. Yet they're as stylish as any casual shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 8, 2005

Dara L

from San Luis Obispo, CA

Kelsey is a wonderful shoe - Taryn Rose’s Kelsey is a great shoe. In comparison to Taryn Rose Serena, the Kelsey is narrower, not quite as long, and not a dressy looking. It also doesn’t feel like it has as much arch support as the Serena (however it still has excellent arch support), but it is really very comfortable anyway. While I need to wear the Serena with thick socks, I can easily wear the Kelsey with nylons. I’m very happy with this shoe and it is much better looking in person (and on) than one can tell in its pictures. Difficult to go wrong, even considering the price!

Brands I'd also recommend: Tanya Rose Serena

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 24, 2005

Anonymous

from Chicago

Taryn Rose Kelsey - This shoe may not be the cutting edge of trendy shoes, however, it is perfect with pants and does not look bad...it feels GREAT! I have had surgery on my feet several times and these shoes are wonderful. I am able to walk all day and never feel pinched. My feet swell and this shoe grows with your feet. I own several pairs of Taryn Rose, and although they are very expensive, they are worth every cent for the sake of comfort. Happy feet make me feel good!

Brands I'd also recommend: Different varieties of Taryn Rose...you do need to try them on because not all are cut alike.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2004

Anonymous

from Big Island, Hawaii

very soft and comfortable. I saw you (Taryn) on the Oprah show some time ago. Then, my girl friend went to the mainland and got the Kelsey and told me how comfortable it was. I have a hard time finding a good, comfortable shoes. Everytime, I buy one, my feet hurts. So far, I am enjoying it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Donald Pliner

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2004

Anonymous

from Davidsonville, MD

Velvet Beauties - These shoes are much more handsome than the graphics depict and are very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: No dress shoe in my experience compares to the comfort of Taryn Rose's Kelsey.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 23, 2004

Sds

from Pasadena CA

Taryn Rose: The Perfect Shoe for Problem Feet - My feet are extremely sensitive. This shoe hugs the foot but never binds or pinches. The shoe is "foot" shaped, with an oblique sole and higher toe box. At least four other manufacturers have been impressed enough by this design to create lower-priced knockoffs, which do not approximate the fit or comfort of the Taryn Rose. The orthopedist tells me I'm "walking on my bones," so I wear a Birkenstock foam and leather, 3/4 length, dress shoe insert in the Taryn Rose, which beefs up the arch and provides metatarsal padding in this lightweight, elegant shoe. This insert does not distort the fit of the shoe. I note this style is available with a higher heel; I wish it were available with a one-inch dressy heel instead of the casual wedge. The Taryn Rose is one of the few shoes on the market today that runs true to measured foot size. Most shoes are made larger than measured size as a marketing ploy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any high-quality shoe with oblique toes and a non-restricting toe box

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 23, 2004

H B

from Marlton, New Jersey

Taryn Rose Kelsey - I love it!!! The fit was just as expected. It is so very comfortable, almost like wearing no shoe at all. Stylewise, I thought it looked rather like an older persons shoe but, when I wear it--it is very stylish and modern.

Brands I'd also recommend: other styles of Taryn Rose, Mephistos,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2004

Robbie

from new orleans

I BELIEVE!I - My first Taryn Rose shoe and boy was I thrilled. I may never wear any other shoes. It is not a "fashion" look (I love pointed toe spikes) but it is acceptable looking, not heavy or clunky looking and definitely high up on the acceptable looks scale. The comfort makes up for everything. Without looking orthopedic it is like a bedroom slipper. The fact that the shoe is extremely light weight adds to the comfort level. I have already purchased and worn another Taryn Rose (and it is only a hair less comfortable) and plan to buy nothing else in daytime shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: any other Taryn Rose

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2004

Anonymous

from California

Best Shoe - Best shoe I have ever owned. Looks great with pants including business suits. Can walk, fly, etc. Wears well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2004

Marie C

from Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Elegance matches comfort - On April 2004 I discover for the first time your shoes. I was on my way to a wedding in the French Alpes. I fell in love with the quality, the style and the confort of the shoe at first sight. Even though the purchase was quite extravagant for a teacher's salary I bought 3 pairs of shoes at once. I traveled with Taryn Rose shoes, drove all day long, danced all night, visited museums without feeling any discomfort. Cannot wait to buy more. Taryn Rose Shoes a must have even though I would consider myself Low Maintenance.

Brands I'd also recommend: TATE CAPRI JENNIFER SARAHSIMONE PALMA

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2004

Anonymous

from Atlanta, Georgia

WOW! I've been a Ferragammo and Stuart Weitzman wearer for years, to get a narrow heel fit. After a recent encounter with stress fractures in both feet, I decided to give these a try. The heel clings to my feet, and I have plenty of comfort in my toes. I haven't had on any other shoes since the day I bought these! They're stylish, beyond comfortable, and I've had compliments! I only worry I'll wear them out quickly. I'll save the Ferragammos, etc., for special events, but these are now my every day shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: any other Taryn Rose shoe

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 23, 2004

Anonymous

from Stony Brook, NY

Fantastic comfort - I have 3 pairs of these and have a hard time putting on any other shoes if I'm going to be traveling, walking, and need to be a little more dressed. While not the most high style shoe, I get a lot of compliments wearing them and my feet feel great. I know the Taryn Rose shoes are expensive, but when you consider how much you'll wear them it becomes more reasonable. I have other styles with higher heels that are also great (not even after the 14 hours the day of my daughter's wedding.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 31, 2011

Auntie A

from Hilton Head, SC

These shoes are very very comfortable. I love them! Look great with pants and also with black tights!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 19, 2011

Wanda B

from Washington DC

I have ordered 4 pairs of these shoes and each time the size varies considerably. The last time I ordered a whole size smaller, they were huge! I returned them, got a half size smaller and they are still a little big. The shoes are great if you can get the right size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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