Taryn Rose Babs Review

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What woman doesn’t love a comfortable pair of heels? But, comfort isn’t everything! A pump needs to be as stylish as it is enjoyable if it’s going to steal our hearts. That’s where the Babs slip-on from Taryn Rose comes in. It’s a fashionably functional pair that has a low heel so it’s not impossible to walk in like some pairs. This feminine shoe has a sleek silhouette and smooth suede upper that makes it a must-have for ladies who like to look their best. Whether you’re planning on wearing Babs for work or play, it will keep you walking with ease and looking as good as you feel.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • 1.6" Heel
  • PORON Energy Return
  • Shock Absorbing
  • Suede Upper
  • Rubber Sole
Cons
  • Short Toe Box
  • Bland Colorways
Style

Style

This elegant pair of slip-on heels are perfect for taking you from the office to the after hours spot. It's comfortable and stylish thanks to a smooth suede upper and sculpted wedge heel that's both ladylike and fashionable. Soft leather lining and a shock absorbing footbed help to make Babs one comforting pair of shoes! It has a signature Taryn Rose detailed rubber sole that adds weatherproofing for year-round versatility and its lower heel height ensures you won't have tired feet once the day is done. Go ahead and wear these with nearly any style of outfit because they're super adaptable and look great with practically anything.
Heel

Heel

Babs has a 1.6-inch chunky heel that closely resembles a wedge design. This lower heel height makes it easier for walking and won’t cause you as many aches and pains as wearing a higher spike would. Many women enjoy the added lift they get from wearing high heels but cringe at the thought of how uncomfortable they can be to walk in. Babs is the perfect pair because it's stylish enough and still gives you that added lift without hurting your feet, legs, and lower back. This pair isn't noisy and won't click with every step you take which is another aspect that many professional women seek from this kind of shoe. Some high heels make so much noise when you walk across the room it can be offputting in a professional setting.
Footbed

Footbed

Babs offers a recessed footbed with unique PORON energy return and increased shock absorption. This means that your feet won't feel tired and achy at the end of the day and helps to better protect them from the waves of shock that travel through your feet and up the legs with every step. When we step down the impact sends shockwaves through our bodies that can do more harm than good and often lead to foot, hip, knee, and lower back pain. This is especially true if you wear heels because they are often poorly designed and leave you more susceptible to footwear related injuries. Babs is a well-designed pair that puts your comfort in the foreground and guarantees you won't feel negative effects from wearing it.
Sole

Sole

Babs has a rubber sole that's perfect for preventing any accidental slips or falls. The rubber material provides a better grip than most and will help keep you steady on your feet even if the weather outside is wet and rainy. As with all Taryn Rose designs, Babs has the signature rose design on the bottom that not only add better traction but helps to enhance the overall style this pair has offered. This is a nice change from most heels that are designed with poor outsole's and can actually leave you more vulnerable to injuries because they’re made from slippery materials.
Lining

Lining

A leather lining material helps to make Babs one of the more comforting options available. This fabric helps to keep your feet from getting sweaty because it wicks excess moisture away from the skin. This also helps to control orders because sweaty shoes make the perfect breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria. If you've ever worn a pair of high heels you know how uncomfortable it can be when your feet get sweaty because they slip and slide around inside of your shoe. The friction from this can give you painful blisters and can make your whole day miserable because you're walking around with uncomfortable feet. The leather lining material makes this shoe all the more enjoyable to wear and helps to ensure that you won't get those uncomfortably sweaty feet even after you've been wearing them for hours on end.

Upper

Upper

Babs is made with a silky suede upper that's ultra-comfortable and chic. Suede is a type of napped leather that's super soft and desirable. Suede comes from a French term that loosely translates to "gloves from Sweden." There are different types of Suedes available that range from high-quality to low quality. The higher quality is soft and smooth and is made from the underside of Italian lambs, then there's the lower quality which is made from poorly treated coats of various animals and is more coarse in texture. Suede is often revered as a high-class material that’s usually viewed as being reserved for finer designs partly because it's less durable than other leathers.
Midsole

Midsole

Babs design with a contoured midsole that provides added arch support. Supporting the arch is very important if you want to prevent aches and pains and to keep your feet from feeling tired and achy once the day is done. When we step down the arch is the part of the foot that supports most of the bodies weight which can get downright stressful especially for such a tiny area of the body. By helping to better support the arch it prevents unnecessary issues like a collapse that can be very painful and can affect your quality of life for a long time. This pairs contoured arch support is designed to cradle the curves of your foot and naturally support it so it takes some of the strain off that delicate area with every step that you take.
Weatherproof

Weatherproof

This shoe is part of Taryn Rose’s Weatherproof Collection and features seam-sealed construction that helps to prevent water from sneaking inside your shoe. Its rose-designed rubber sole adds better traction for wet and slippery conditions and ensures you won't accidentally slip or fall when it's raining outside. This is a great aspect of these shoes because it means you can wear them year-round and not have to worry about what the weather outside is like. Most high heels don't concentrate on weatherproofing so it's really quite a unique feature of the Taryn Rose line.

Fit

Fit

One complaint among women is that Babs doesn’t fit true to size. Most women found that their toes ended up a little cramped while wearing these shoes. That was mostly attributed to the oddly short toe box which can cause pinching in the forefoot. To make up for this effect try opting for a half to a full size larger than you normally wear. This will help to balance out the unusually short toe and make this pair fit more comfortably.
Colorways

Colorways

Even though there are several colorways to choose from most aren’t that appealing. The Poppy Soft Patent option is an off-red color that would have been so much nicer in a more brilliant reddish hue. There’s a Sand Dress Calf color that really doesn’t bring it home! It comes off as looking a little cheap and lacks in vibrancy. The black and grey are the best hues available because they’re neutral and give off a clean vibe that’s perfect for professional occasions.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Overall, Babs is a stylish choice of footwear that won’t hurt your feet by the end of the day. It’s perfect for professional occasions and is the ideal shoe to wear while you’re on the job. Teachers and other women who spend long hours on their feet will love how comfortable the footbed is and the excellent arch support that helps to prevent aches and pains from standing for long periods of time.

A soft suede upper makes this pair look super fashionable and its rose-detailed outsole is made from rubber which prevents accidental slips or falls. If you have trouble walking in a sky-high heel then you’ll love Babs lower 1.6-inch rise that is very easy for walking. This slip-on wears like a flat but still gives you that added lift that you’re looking for.

After hours of careful research and review, I chose to rate this pair fairly high. This was based on the many factors mentioned previously and with consideration of hundreds of reviews from women all over the country.