Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Brian James :: New Fall Styles & the Angie Ballet Flat {Giveaway - Ends 10/13}

Fall is finally upon us, and it's time to whip out those ballet flats! I'm a sucker for stylish flats, especially if I can walk in them all day and do my mommy duties without sore toes and heels. Enter Brian James and my new pair of adorable ballet flats!

I received complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

Brian James is new on the shoe market and was created by the founder of the children's shoe brand, Pediped Footwear. Since we're already huge fans of Pediped, I knew I just had to try a pair of Brian James for myself. Seeing their Angie ballet flats (and their new suede colors this season!), I was absolutely besides myself! I always tend to wear neutral-colored shoes, and black is always my staple color. But I wanted a grey pair of flats to change things up, and to compliment the warm tones of the Fall season. So, I chose the Angie ballet flats in the Charcoal Kid Suede color, which retail for $98. This style comes in six colors, three that are leather and three that are suede.

The Angie ballet flats are very light weight, and offer a decent amount of support despite having no arch support. My feet don't roll inward when I wear these, so that was the first sign of a great design when I first wore these. I'm also happy to report that I did not experience a "break-in" period thanks to the memory foam insoles. I wore them out on the first day without realizing I was even wearing a new pair of shoes!


The Angie in features a leather or super soft suede outer, and a leather lining inside. The rubber outer sole is thin, flexible, and provides plenty of grip. I typically go for more of a square shaped toe box for my wide feet, but I found these to be just perfect. The rounded toe box gave me plenty of room.

One of the trouble areas I find with many ballet flats is the topline around your foot. With the elastic topline of the Angie, this isn't a problem at all, and I've had no issues with rubbing or blisters anywhere from them. The elastic topline contributes to a very nice fit that almost feels a bit custom to my foot since it's elastic and flexible. The memory foam insoles also add to the comfortable fit, giving a nice cushion to the bottom of the foot, but without being overly squishy.

Just a note on sizing, you may consider going up a size if you are between sizes. I'm typically a size 9 (EU 39), but required a size larger and they fit perfectly!

Not only is the Angie ballet flat style a very comfortable style, it's also a very versatile choice. I can easily wear these with my favorite jeans every day, but they also work great with slacks or a skirt for the office. I think these will probably be my go-to pair of flats for holiday parties this year.

What I love about Brian James is that their styles are really fabulous staples for any woman's wardrobe. Call it plain jane if you'd like, but having a reliable, classy pair of shoes is important, no matter the season! With that said, I'd actually consider buying another pair in a fun color like an aqua or royal blue if they ever come out with more colors, just for fun. I'm drooling over the 2.5 Wedge Pumps too. OMG Brian James, I'm dying over your shoes!

I'm delighted with my new Brian James Angie ballet flats, and I can't wait to see this brand grow and expand. There's definitely on to something great!
 
Order from BrianJamesFootwear.com and enjoy free shipping and free returns. Brian James also has an incredible Try Before You Buy™ program. Order up to 5 pairs free of charge, keep what you like, send back what you don't, and get charged only for what you keep. Again, shipping is free both ways! Brian James wants to prove to you how fabulous their shoes really are by giving you the opportunity to feel them personally without risk. You can't beat that.
 
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39 comments:

Ashley said...

I'd love the Angie in Smoke Kid Suede or Cognac!

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latanya t said...

3.5 Wedge Pump in oxblood washed leather

leanne_mac said...


2.5 WEDGE BOOTIE

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Mami2jcn said...

I'd love to try the Angie Flat.

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Jennifer Young said...

I like the 3.0 bootie!

Jean Brinkley said...

I love their 2.5 wedge pump in Charcoal!

Amie said...

I'd definitely get ballet flats. Smoke Kid Suede!

Nancy said...

I might get the Angie in Noir Kid Suede: http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/Angie---Noir-Kid-Suede__LD0015.aspx

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Carmen Van Deursen said...

I like the Angie in kid suede noir.

Dorothy Teel said...

I love the Angie ballet slipper in Noir Leather, these look so comfortable and yet stylish

Tj and Amy said...

I like the 3.0 BOOTIE. amypugmire@live.com

Keara B. said...

The boots are super cute, but because I'm so tall I usually stick to flats! I love the pair you reviewed, but I'd probably get the Smoke Suede color!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Visited the site and I like the Angie in Noir Leather

Carla said...

Noir Leather for me. :)

Angie said...

Love that wedge boogie in charcoal

Alyshia said...

3.5 wedge booties are so cute I would love to have a pair.

aperry said...

I like the angie cognac

Brittney Minor said...

I love the Angie Flats! If I won I would have a hard time picking which color! I like the Noir and Charcoal Kid Suede, and Rouge!!!

Jackie said...

I like the Angie in Charcoal Kid Suede
Thanks!

Carrie Phelps said...

I would love to be able to gift to my daughter inlaw the 3.0 BOOTIE, they are adorable!

Fawn said...

I love the 3.0 Bootie Noir Leather in black.

jill24295 said...

OMG - I'd LOVE to have the 3.5 BOOT in black!
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rebecca williams said...

I"d like the 3.5 Wedge Pump - Noir Napa Leather

Courtney B said...

I want the wedge booties

http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/35-Wedge-Bootie---Noir-Kid-Suede__LD0036.aspx

April G said...

I'd love to try the Angie Ballet Flat in black!

Steph B said...

I would love their ballet flats in charcoal : )

Brittany Thomas said...

2.5 wedge pump in noir!

Amanda said...

I'd like the 3.0 Bootie in the Noir

Ruby said...

I like the Angie Rouge ballet flats

deb c said...

I love the 3.5 boot in Smoke Kid Suede

Mer said...

I love the oxblood wedge pump.

Kimberly said...

I like the Angie Noir Suede

Cinderella10383 said...

I love the black boots

http://www.brianjamesfootwear.com/Products/30-Bootie---Noir-Leather__LD0029.aspx

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lmurley2000 said...

I love the Angie flats

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kerodge1 said...

I would love to try the flats as well!
I just discovered these shoes today and would love to try them!

kathy dalton said...

i love the 3.0 Bootie

Michelle S. said...

I would like the Angie in Black

Jenn said...

I like the Angie Noire

Melissa Storms said...

I like the 3.0 Charcoal leather bootie the most. It would be great with jeans and a cute sweater.
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