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This Taos Crave boot review is sponsored by TaosFootwear.com. Opinions are entirely my own based on experience.

This is the boot that all the others envy: beautiful on the outside, but firm and soft on the inside; Reliable, rugged and incredibly versatile. That’s the Taos Crave boot.

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Taos Crave in Ink Blue

Taos calls the Crave an “urban” boot, but my suburban SUV-driving, Target-shopping feet crave the comfort of this boot just as much as urban feet. Tonight I took them for a drive around our neighborhood while my youngest went trick-or-treating. First of all, I love the side zip lace up boots. Who has time to lace up his boots every time he leaves the house? Adjust the laces once and you’re done!

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Once the Taos Crave was laced up, locked up, and ready to go, the second thing I noticed was the toe Clearance. As the lucky recipient of bunions and hammertoes, I can tell right away if a toe box is too narrow or too shallow. While the Taos Crave’s toe box isn’t as wide as you’d find on a Dansko Professional, my toes didn’t feel cramped. I’ll stick to a thinner sock though until the Leather stretches out over time. Speaking of toe room, you should know that I ordered a size 41 euro for my size 10 footer (I’m occasionally a 9.5). I’m happy with the snug fit, but if you have significant bunions, wider feet, or plan to wear the boot with thick socks, I’d order a size up.

Arch support, sweet arch support – the Taos Crave has just the right amount for my medium arches. But if you need more, simply remove the insole and insert your favorite insole or orthotic (you can try a Tread-Labs 3/4 orthotic if you’re worried about bunching up in your toe box). The dual-density cushioned insole adds to the overall comfort of this awesome boot.

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Another feature I noticed while walking around the neighborhood is the 2″ heel height. This is only slightly Taller than most casual Shoes and boots I wear. Fortunately, the 3/4″ platform made up for the total lift from toe to heel. I think this would be beneficial for someone with plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis who needs a bit of elevation to alleviate discomfort. The durable rubber outsole offers excellent shock absorption and traction.

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Taos Crave now with a checkered upper!

Do you live in a climate with mild winters around 40 degrees? The Taos Crave might be the only winter boot you need. It has a soft Faux Fur lining that keeps your toes cozy and warm (and would look perfect with a pair of colorful SmARTwool socks peeking out). Truly, the designers of this stunning boot thought of everything – just look at the distressed Leather and soft Suede upper in rich fall huesales, from inky blue (pictured here) to burgundy and teal. The attention to detail is noteworthy: stitching on the toe box, buckle decoration and metal eyelets.

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The Taos Crave boot is Available in ten colors, European sizes 36-43 at TaosFootwear.com (as noted above, you may want to order a size larger if you have a wide foot, significant bunions, or plan to wear an orthotic). Also Available at Zappos, Walking Co. and Amazon.

Do you have a pair of Taos Shoes or boots? What style? What do you love about them? Leave a comMent and tell us! Are you still looking for the perfect booty? See our recent post recomMending six stylish ones. Booties for feet with problems.

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