Thursday, September 5, 2013

Comfort and Style for Women: Brian James Footwear {Review & Giveaway}

Brian James logo
While there were all sorts of benefits that I noted when spring arrived to the Midwest (e.g. ditching the snow pants and enjoying the flowers and sunshine), one that I am always particularly fond of is getting to switch over to my warm weather shoe collection.

Yes, I love my boots and tennis shoes, but I'm a sandals and flats girl all around. There is something about being able to slip into warm weather footwear that gets my feet tingling and starts a happy tune running through my head.

But while there are flats lining the shelf of every shoe store around, I'm often disappointed when out shopping for them. Walking up and down every aisle, keeping my kids from pulling down pair after pair, dealing with shoes that never seem to fit right or pinch at my toes... no, thanks.

Fortunately, this summer I was introduced to a pair of sandals that changed all that. I have long loved my children's shoes from pediped, so it was a welcome surprise to hear that the founder started a collection for women as well: Brian James Footwear.

Brian James Footwear

That's right! After years of countless requests from moms, celebrities and fans who were seeking the same quality, comfort and style they learned to love from the award-winning children's footwear brand pediped, founder Angela Edgeworth developed a stylish women's line as well (and named it after her husband).

Made from high quality, luxurious materials, Brian James footwear offers the perfect balance of style and comfort, reflecting a sense of timelessness and relaxed elegance that all women can appreciate. Each of the various options — sandals, ballet flats, wedges and boots — focus on luxurious fabrics and a perfect fit.

Which of course made me happy to pull on the strappy, sophisticated and fashionable Chantal sandals in noir (black)!

Brian James sandals

Featuring soft and silky suede, ankle support, seamless leather lining, a cushioned insole and a flexible rubber sole, the Chantal perfectly blend style and comfort.

While the classic, elegant appearance makes them just right to wear to work or dress up any outfit, the trendy, gladiator straps keep them young and unique. Even better, I love that Brian James included a zipper closure on the back so that wearers don't end up hunched over dealing with the hassle of buckles.

Brian James Chantal review

I have to admit that even though the Chantal feature a cushioned insole, I didn't have extremely high hopes in how comfortable they were going to be. The sole just looks... flat, so how could it provide any support?

Brian James sandals review

While I'm still not 100% sure on the answer to that question, the Chantal have proven me completely wrong and are extremely comfortable!

I've worn these for short distances as well as longer amounts of walking and have never had a blister, ache or single sore toe. Add to that the fact that they're just so darn cute and stylish and I have been reaching for my Brian James sandals more and more as the summer has continued!

summer dress sandals

Available in the noir that I received and a soft cognac (nude) color, the Chantal sandals can be purchased directly from Brian James (or on Amazon) for $98. While this is a much higher price tag than you might find when picking up cheap footwear at a big box store, I have no doubt that these shoes will last for season after season after season.

Even better, if you're on the fence about making a purchase and are wondering if the quality of this footwear is worth it, Brian James offers a revolutionary Try Before You Buy program where they will send you up to five pairs (free shipping!) to try in person before you pay.

If you love the shoes, keep them! If not, send them back for free. They're just that sure that you'll feel the comfort for yourself and want to keep it in your closet!

try before you buy

To find out more about the full line of Brian James offerings (all of their new boots and fall and winter styles are completely adorable!) visit their website at BrianJamesFootwear.com and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will also get to find out exactly why my feet are so happy sporting Brian James, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of shoes*
from Brian James (ARV $195)!

*Based on availability, of course.


A big thank you to Brian James for providing shoes for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

273 comments:

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sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I would get the 3.5 WEDGE PUMP. Thank you!

keevon82 said...

In love with the 3.0 BOOTIE. would love to wear these with my skinny jeans while enjoying the fall foliage

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the Angelle in Cognac

Alexis T said...

The Bootie 3.0 in Charcol. Like the suede ones too, but suede in the Midwest isn't always a match.

tawndam said...

I like the 3.0 Bootie Charcoal is listed as out of stock, though... :-(

Joanne said...

I would buy the Angie Rouge ballet flats.

Mysharona said...

I like the 3.5 boot-kid suede

wigget said...

i might get the angie-noir

LissaDora said...

the 3.5 pump or the ballet flat are beautiful

618mom said...

I like the
3.0 BOOTIE

Sandy said...

I love the Angie in black.

Kathy Shriver said...

I would choose the Angie- Cognac.Love It!!!

Kathy Shriver said...

I would choose the Angie- Cognac.Love It!!!

Jammie Morey said...

I would probably get the 3.0 Bootie

http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/30-Bootie---Charcoal-Leather__LD0031.aspx

Danielle PB said...

I like the 3.0 Bootie in Black.

Holly Kennedy said...

3.5 Wedge Bootie

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Visited the site and I like the Angie Noir

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like the Bootie, I might pick those.

MANDY83 said...

Angel Noir ballet shoes

Dorothy Teel said...

I love these shoes from Brian James, I especially like these ANgie Ballerina flats in charcoal Kid Suede

Urd-chan said...

I especially like the 3.5 books in Smoke Kid Suede

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I think I'd choose the 2.5 Wedge Booties in Noir Leather.

My Wild Crazy Life said...

I would choose this pair of boots http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/30-Bootie---Charcoal-Leather__LD0031.aspx
masugr at yahoo dot com

Christina said...

I love the Angie Ballet Flat in the suede charcoal - http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/Angie---Charcoal-Kid-Suede__LD0017.aspx

Daphne Turner said...

maybe the 2.5 Wedge Bootie - Bark Brown Leather.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Love the 3.5 boot Noir Kid Suede
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

Karen Glatt said...

I really like the Wedge Bootie in Black!

Sherry said...

I like the 3.0 Bootie.

aperry said...

I like the angie

Laurie Nykaza said...


ANGIE is so cute I would love to wear them

Fangirl Jen said...

Smoke kid suede boots

BrunoDogg2 said...

I would probably get the Noir Kid Suede 3.5 Boot!

Zan Caperton said...

I'd choose the 3.5 wedge pump in noir

stefanie gladden said...

i would choose the
3.0 BOOTIE in black!

Ken Ohl said...

the 3.5 wedge pump. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Sandra Davis said...

i like the Angie - Noir ballet flats

Kimberly said...

I like the Angie in Noir

Lori said...

I like the 35-Wedge-Pump---Noir-Napa-Leather in black

kellyr78 said...

I Like the 2.5 Wedge Bootie in black
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Tj and Amy said...

I would get the 3.5 boot smoke kid suede. amypugmire@live.com

mellyrox said...

I like these:
http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/Angie---Charcoal-Kid-Suede__LD0017.aspx

Thank you
melly66(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

♥Heather♥ said...

I would get the 3.5 Wedge Bootie - Noir Kid Suede!

Beth @ TheAngelForever said...

Love the 3.0 Bootie in Charcoal. Thanks for the opportunity.

lisagee1234 said...

Angie Ballet Flat - Noir Kid Suede
cool shoes!

Katy said...

I'm in love with their 2.5 Wedge Pump in Noir (black)- especially if they're as comfy as you say!

Lisa Ehrman said...

Angie-Smoke Kid Suede is my favorite shoe.

SueZH said...

I love these boots http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/35-Boot---Smoke-Kid-Suede__LD0023.aspx

freshsamanthaaa said...

I like the Angie cognac.

tat2gurlzrock said...

I love the shoes you have on but I don't see them on their site.I would choose the 3.5 Boot in Smoke.

Wanda McHenry said...

I would choose the 3.0 BOOTIE in black if it's back in stock, otherwise I'd get the charcoal.

AmandaSue said...

I'd go with the Angie Cognac!

Mer said...

I LOVE the wedge pump in oxblood (though I wish it came in Rouge too!).

lana said...

3.5 WEDGE BOOTIE $195.00

Helga said...

I like the 3.5 boot in noir kid suede.

Nikki cunningham said...

I would get the Angie in charcoal.

Jackie said...

I might choose the 3.0 Bootie in either Charcoal Leather or Noir Leather.
Thank you!

wen budro said...

Wow....lots of cute shoes. I prob will choose the 3.5 boot in noir.

latanya t said...

-Smoke Kid Suede boots

Laurie J. said...

I would choose the Angie Ballet Flats in Noir.

Kayla said...

The Angie Noir Suede looks like the best!

Shemp DeYoung said...

I would go with Noir 3.5 WEDGE PUMP

leanne_mac said...

2.5 WEDGE BOOTIE
leannemacg at gmail.com

nickieisis3 said...

I like the 3.0 Bootie in Black.

BlackAsphodel said...

I'd like to have the Chantal sandals too, if they're still available...

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carrie Phelps said...

I would select the 2.5 WEDGE BOOTIE in brown. I just love these boots!

Adrianne B said...

I would get the Black 3.5 Wedge Pump! So cute.

clc408 said...

I love the 3.0 BOOTIE in gray leather

Stephanie said...

I would pick the: 2.5 Wedge Pump - Charcoal Washed Leather. They are adorable! And since I am tall, they are the perfect height.

Thank you for the chance!

Thomas Murphy said...

I would get the 3.5 Wedge Bootie in Suede

jbmthill said...

I like the 3.0 bootie in charcoal leather.
http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/30-Bootie---Charcoal-Leather__LD0031.aspx

like2sweeP@gmail.com
Beth H

Pink and Green Mom said...

I'd pick the Angie in Noir!

bayctygrl said...

love the 2.5 Wedge Bootie in black

hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

Tammy Woodall said...

I love the Ballet Shoes - Angie - Noir. They look so comfortable.

Brit Christianson said...

The 2.5 wedge pump in charcoal!

Sharon Kaminski said...

might order the angie in noir

Leah Wall said...

I might order the angie in charcoal

Carla Shiver said...

I would pick the 3.5 Boot - Noir Kid Suede

crankyyanky1 said...

I would get the ballet flats Angie in Smoke kid suede

Kate Fuller said...

I would choose the 2.5 Wedge Bootie in noir.

Michelle Frame said...

I would pick the 3.0 Bootie in Charcoal Leather

eloquence0 said...

I'd get the Noir Kid Suede boot!

Jemmy said...

The Angie smoke kid suede ballet flat.

mogrill said...

The Wedge booties!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Sarah VM said...

I would love the 3.5 WEDGE BOOTIE

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I would choose the
3.0 BOOTIE in charcoal leather!

scottsgal said...

the smoke kid suede boot is cool

Ledford Land said...

3.0 Bootie in Charcoal Leather!

Vivian said...

3.0 Bootie - Charcoal Leather

kim burnett said...

I like the Angelle

AuroraCat said...

probably the Angie in Rouge

Andrea said...

I like the Noir Kid Suede boot. It would be great for winter.

mecarolks said...

I like the Angie.

Bethany C. said...

I like the 2.5 wedge bootie.

M Clark said...

I like the 3.0 Bootie in Charcoal leather

kroch said...

I would probably get the 2.5 WEDGE BOOTIE in Noir Leather.

Jennifer Hayden said...

I love the color of the gray
3.5 WEDGE BOOTIE $195.00

Michelle said...

I love the 3.5 Wedge Pump in Oxblood. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Rebecca W. said...

A pair of boots for fall!

Darlene Carbajal said...

3.5 BOOT

S Oconnor said...

I'd go for the Angie Noir ballet flat

SharonC said...

3.5 boot in charcoal

mickeyfan said...

I love all the booties, but would probably choose the 2.5 in brown.

Lynn said...

3.0 Booties in Charcoal
Lynn B.

Misha Estrada said...

My favorite are the
2.5 Wedge Pump in charcoal.

nanuwins said...

Angie Rouge ballet flats

Rita M said...

I like the 3.0 Bootie - wish they still had it in black.

carole said...

like these
3.5 Wedge Pump $125.00

Carmen Van Deursen said...

I like the Anie suede noir.

aljrdavid said...


3.0 Bootie $195.00 SKU LD0031

Megan Parsons said...

2.5 Wedge Pump - Noir Napa Leather

Holly S. said...

I would choose the 3.5 WEDGE BOOTIE in Noir suede. Thanks!

sweepmom said...

I would get the 2.5 Wedge Bootie.

brandy davis said...

Angie Cognac

Michelle McCulloch said...

2.5 WEDGE BOOTIE in black is the one I would choose.

Michelle S. said...

3.0 BOOTIE Charcoal Leather

Edna Williams said...

I love the Bootie 3.0 in Charcoal. Beautiful!

Rebecca O said...

The 3.0 boogie in noir leather. Out of stock but maybe back in later!? A girl can hope!

Susan C said...

3.0 Bootie - Charcoal Leather

autumn grace said...

3.0 BOOTIE - CHARCOAL LEATHER ,,,,STYLING

KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

I'd get the 3.5 Wedge Pump in burgundy, I think that's the color :)

David Rainey said...

I showed them to my daughter and she would pick the Wedge Bootie in brown leather.

Renee Walters said...

The Bootie 3.0 in Charcoal. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I would get the 3.5 boot in the Smoke Kid Suede.

pajamashift said...

I like the 3.5 Smoke Kid bootie in suede.

LesleyfromWI said...

Boot, smoked kid suede

Roxy said...

i'd choose the 3.5 WEDGE PUMP in oxblood.

hockiemack at hotmail.com

mkjmc said...


3.5 Wedge Bootie in Charcoal would be my favorite

Christine Denton said...

I like the Angie Cognac!

Erika Messer said...

Oh my these look SO comfortable :) Would love to win a pair! Thanks :D

Tina said...

i like the ANGIE rouge
merleandtina@yahoo.com

CHRIS HOEY said...

I love the Angie Cognac!

Tamar said...

I like the angie noir, but i wish I could see their sandals.

kdrae said...

I might pick the Angie-Rouge!

Couponing with Christy said...

I would pick the 3.0 Bootie.

Elvira Prunn said...

I like the 3.5 Noir Napa Leather Wedge Pump shoes.

katlynwomack said...

I like the 2.5 Wedge Pump - Noir Napa Leather.

Jennie said...

smokey kid suede looks great!

Cynthia Sizemore said...

I like the 3.5 boots in noir suede

Shaw Catherine said...

I'd select the 2.5 Wedge Pump in gray. Very comfy looking!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I like the 2.5 inch wedge in gray.

GabbyLowe said...


3.5 Wedge Pump

Leslie R. said...

I'd get the 2.5 WEDGE PUMP in cocoa. Thanks!

steve stone said...

Angie in black
gabbflabber at live.com

Gina Brickell said...

I love the look of the 3.0 bootie! Cute!!!

tina reynolds said...

I am in love with the
3.5 BOOT $195.00 in black

Scarlett said...

Love these . . . http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/30-Bootie---Charcoal-Leather__LD0031.aspx
(since the black ones are out of stock)!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I would LOVE to win the Angie - Noir Black suede ballet slippers (EUR40)
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Rusty said...

I'd like to get the 3.0 Bootie in Charcoal Leather. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica W said...

I'd choose either the noir kid suede ballet flat or 3.0 bootie

Kathy Davis said...

I would get the Angie suede shoes in gray.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Terra H. said...

I'd choose the 2.5 Wedge Bootie - Noir Leather. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nicole Henke said...

3.5 BOOT in blk suede

Nicole Henke said...

3.5 BOOT in blk suede

Windy Bowles said...

Love the Angie_Rouge ballet flats

walk9 said...

Angie flats

golden storm said...

I would choose the 3.0 Bootie

Stephanie Renteria said...

I would get the 3.5 Wedge bootie in black, they are so cute! Absolutely adore!

Cindy Brickley said...

I would love the Angie in Cognac - http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/Angie---Cognac__LD0012.aspx

Pam Oleary said...

I would choose the Angie-Noir ballet flats

Bakersdozen said...

I would probably get the
3.0 Bootie.

rjcqh said...

I would choose the 2.5 WEDGE BOOTIE

sweetsue said...

I might choose the 3.5 BOOT in smoke kid suede. They are gorgeous and put me in the mood for fall!

Allison R said...

I would love the 2.5 in wedge pump in cocoa washed leather, so cute and classic that would match everything!

Tram Le said...

I like the 3.5 Boot - Noir Kid Suede.

tlnnjw329(at)gmail(dot)com

seaburd said...

I like the angie smoke kid suede

Jena Marie said...

Smoke Kid Suede Boot!

Katie | FashionFrugality.com said...

The 2.5 WEDGE BOOTIE is absolutely perfect!

Erika P. said...

I would get the Angie flats in noir

wildcat32 said...

I like the 2.5 Wedge Pump in Cocoa washed leather.

Amber Carroll said...

I think I would pick the Angie-Rouge ballet flats. I am in desperate need of some new red flats!

MichelleS said...

3.5 noir kid suede

qaf22 said...

3.0 Bootie in Charcoal Leather.
-Miranda P

kat said...

I WANT the
3.5 WEDGE BOOTIE in the black

LaurKnotter said...

So many choices! I love the Charcoal wedges.

Becca said...

I love the 3.5 suede boot in black. So pretty!

Shayna Brookman said...

I like the Angie Ballet Flat:)

shebebes@yahoo.com

Jean Brinkley said...

The 2.5 wedge pump in charcoal is pretty much my ideal fall shoe.

Vanosa said...


I would let my daughter choose, maybe she'd pick the ballet flats!

kolpin said...

love the 3.5 boot in Noir Kid Suede

Klydra Pugh said...

I'd like the Angie flat in charcoal
Thanks for the chance

Crystal said...

I'd pick the 3.5 Wedge Pump in Napa Noir!
CrystalW07 (at) aol.com

apple blossom said...


2.5 Wedge Pump

Celeste said...

the 2.5 Wedge Pump - cocoa washed

jen Gersch said...


3.5 WEDGE PUMP joseph gersch jr

bettycd said...

I'd like the Noir napa 2.5" wedge pump black

Brandi Mendieta said...

I like the 3.5 wedge bootie in charcoal.

Stephanie Larison said...


2.5 Wedge Bootie in black

dfraley3 said...

3.0 Bootie

Kristen said...

I like the Smoke Kid Suede Boot.

Melissa Storms said...

If I won, I would pick the 3.0 bootie in charcoal.
upstatemissy@gmail.com

Darlene Ysaguirre said...

i like the
3.5 WEDGE BOOTIE

Kelly Amos said...

I like the 3.5 Noir Kid Suede.

Jess&James said...

I would get the Angie Ballet Flat in Nori
Jessica Cox

bkeg said...

I might get the 3.5 Wedge Bootie


fooks213(at)yahoo(dot)com

CSeppala said...

I like the Angie- Noir Ballet Flat

Color: Black

: )

ape2016 said...

I like the 3.0 inch Bootie in Charcoal.

Carolyn said...

Love the angie in noir...so versitle!

price21100 said...

I would pick the 2.5 Wedge Bootie - Bark Brown Leather.

John Bartlett said...

I would choose the 2.5 Wedge Pump - Charcoal Washed Leather

Lindsey Thompson said...

I love the ballet flats in charcoal or smoke. Perfect to go with my skinny jeans!

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