As I began a transition year of being a mom of two under age four, and starting my first year teachingLems Women’s Walking Shoes in Sweet Jane Black were the right pair of shoes for me. I needed an item that was comfortable and practical, and I wanted shoes that could be dressed up or dressed down for different occasions. Picking the right pair of shoes was important to me. Years before, I was a fashionista attending and volunteering for runway shows, schmoozing with people working for magazines, and meeting designers. Now, when I became a mom and went into teaching, I had to trade high heels for shoes that were more reasonable. I wrote a review to examine the practicality, fit and style of the walking shoes.

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Review of the Walking Shoes

My first test with the walking shoes was to wear them in the yard. My 3 1/2 year old daughter Samantha wanted to photograph me wearing the shoes by our shed. Trekking across our yard helped me notice that the fit of the shoes was comfortable. I thought the shoes ran a little bit big – maybe half a size – but the strap helped make the fit of the shoes right. For my daughter’s photo, I tried out the shoes with leggings and a dress. Even though I was being outdoors, walking in the yard, I liked that the shoes paired well with my nicer clothes too, which made them appropriate for work.

Later I wore the shoes for Thanksgiving with my extended family. I liked that the shoes looked nice for pictures and had a casual style. Because my family is a very relaxed group, I felt that my style fits in well. I wore the shoes paired with black socks and black pants. When the group decided to go on an afternoon hike, I was happy that I was dressed appropriately. Even though the shoes were very new, I was able to hike comfortably without giving the shoes time to wear in, and I didn’t get any blisters or soreness.

Regarding the style of the shoes, I felt that the shoes would fit with a laid back, casual, and outdoorsy look. Because I liked the style of Mary Jane shoes, but couldn’t wear heels regularly, I appreciated the design of the shoes. I didn’t exactly feel like a fashion model, but I don’t need to in my everyday life. The shoes had excellent comfort. As the shoes were a tiny bit big, I could easily slip my feet into the shoes without having to do the strap. I wore the shoes regularly and planned to continue wearing them to work and for the holidays. Hopefully in the future, I will sample other styles of shoes from the company, as I honestly enjoyed trying the pair I received.

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Disclosure
I received a free pair of shoes, but it in no way influenced my opinion.

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