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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Anonymous said...

would love the angie noir

flairshare said...

I would get the 2.5 Wedge Pump - probably in black.

Anonymous said...

I like the 3.5 bootie in charcoal suede.

Michele l said...

angie noir

Claudia N said...

I would love to get the 3.0 BOOTIE color black.

Kristy S said...

I like the charcoal swede slippers

jessie2247 said...

I really like the 3.0 Bootie

Noelle said...

I think I would choose the 3.0 bootie in smoke

Di said...

The Angie looks comfy

Minute said...

I would get the Angie-Cognac.

slehan said...

ANGIE in noir suede.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Anonymous said...

I might select the Angie - Noir.

meredith m said...

the 2.5 wedge pump is super cute

Jim W. said...

My wife likes the 3.5 Wedge Bootie in Charcoal

SmoochTheCook@gmail.com said...

I like the 3.0 Boot in charcoal...they would look good with so many different types of outfits!

Anonymous said...

Bootie 3.0 in Charcol, super cute!

Bonnie Peeling said...

I like the Charcoal Angie suede ballet flats.

Maggie King said...

3.5 wedge pump in noir leather!

Cassandra Eastman said...

I might choose the Angie Ballet Flats in charcoal, so cute!

Casey Flick said...

I love the 3.5 wedge bootie in charcoal. So amazing! Love these!

Casey Flick said...

I love the 3.5 wedge bootie in charcoal. So amazing! Love these!

calvad said...

I would choose the Bootie---Charcoal-Leather.

Christine Jessamine said...

I like the
2.5 WEDGE BOOTIE in noir

Treesa said...

These are super cute! I would like the Bootie 3.0 in Charcoal

cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mirm said...

I like the 2.5 Wedge Pump - Noir Napa Leather


Deb K said...

I like the Angie Flats in Smoke Kid Suede

Sarah said...

Angie - cognac!

Lloyd Family said...

i would get the angie ballet flats - in black


Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I like the Angie Ballet Flat in Cognac leather.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Naomi C. said...

I like the smoke kid suede boots

HappyEnchilada said...

I like the Angie flats in Rouge..and any of the boots!

Anonymous said...

I love the ballet flat!

Becca Ann said...

I love the
3.5 Wedge Bootie

Mtlgrl4evr said...

I like the the 3.0 Bootie in Noir leather.

Tiffany Hearn
Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

Lee Ann Kaplan said...

3.5 wedge pumps in oxblood
http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/35-Wedge-Pump---Oxblood-Washed-Leather__LD0049.aspx

ewhatley said...

I might choose the Angie in Cognac

mybeachylife at gmail dot com

Karen F said...

I like the Charcoal Washed 2.5 Wedge Pump.

Nikki Strong said...

I like the Angie in Cognac.

Anne said...

If I were to be your lucky winner, I'd probably choose the Angie Ballet Flats, in Smoke Kid Suede.

Julia Cosgrove said...

i would get the 3.5 noir suede boot in black.

coriwestphal said...

I think I'd get the
3.5 Boot in Smoke Kid Suede!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Thyne Bleeding Saint of Elegance said...

I like the Angie charcoal suede flats.

Deb S. said...

I would choose the Angie-Noir.

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

i LOVE the
3.5 BOOT in Noir Suede- omg i want!

Gloria S said...

I would pick the 2.5 Wedge Pump - Noir Napa Leather

Cálaeb Temple said...

the charcoal
3.0 BOOTIE

Some Lucky Dog said...

I like the 2.5 Wedge Bootie in black

CINDY B on rafflecopter

brich2222 said...

maybe black
2.5 Wedge Pump


brich22 at earthlink dot net

Gianna said...

2.5 Wedge Bootie in black.

Melanie said...

I love the ballerina flats in black!

KrazeKatLady said...

Angie's in black.

KrazeKatLady said...

Angie's in black.

smilekisses said...

I like the Charcoal Leather 3.0 BOOTIE.

Elizabeth said...

I like the 3.0 Bootie in black.

Karri Janiece Steed said...

Angie in rouge

Teresa Thompson said...



3.0 Bootie

Leenburke said...

I would love the Angie Noir Kid in suede.

Eileen B.

Kristy Thiel said...

I like the Angie Noir!

Kathleen M Smith said...

I like the The Brian James™ ballet flat in Noir

Jen said...

I would choose the 3.0 Bootie - Charcoal Leather.

ineedtoread76 (at) gmail.com

AEKZ2 said...

I might choose the 3.0 Bootie in black

MizVickik said...

I like the 3.0 BOOTIE in black!
Miz Vickik

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love the Angie Cognac.
Brittney House bbrittbrat1398@yahoo.com

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love the Angie Cognac.
Brittney House bbrittbrat1398@yahoo.com

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love the Angie Cognac.
Brittney House bbrittbrat1398@yahoo.com

Denise Donaldson said...

I would get these

http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/35-Boot---Noir-Kid-Suede__LD0022.aspx

blew415 said...

3.0 BOOTIE in grey

Susan Smoaks said...

i like the 2.5 Wedge Pump - Cocoa Washed Leather
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

imaclutz89 said...

I would get the Smoke Kid Suede 3.5 boots!

sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

Breanne said...

Angie

Tylerpants said...

My pick would be the 2.5 Wedge Bootie in Noir Leather. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

Love the 3.5 wedge pump in Cocoa washed leather, so classy!

lilyk said...

I would choose the Angie - Noir Kid Suede shoe.

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