Shoe Review: Katie Leather Sandals from Ann Taylor

Hello, everyone!

You may have noticed my affinity for nude shoes (here, here, here, and here). I gravitate toward shoes in this color family when I shop, and I often have to tell myself, “No! You do NOT need another pair of nude shoes! PUT THEM DOWN!” (My friends have been known to say this to me also.) Well, I recently found myself wanting these nude sandals from Ann Taylor. When they went on sale, I couldn’t resist them. What’s a girl to do? #NudeShoeAddiction

As I was trying on these shoes at home and debating whether or not to keep them, I thought it might be useful to do a review of them for those of you who are in the market for nude shoes.

These heeled sandals, the Ann Taylor Katie Leather Sandals, have a 2.75-inch heel, so they’re a great height if you’re looking for something that’s wearable and not uncomfortably high. The toe is rounded, and the ankle strap has an adjustable notch strap (rather than a buckle) with three holes. I used the middle notch hole when I put them on, and they fit comfortably around my ankle. The hardware on the ankle strap is silver. In addition to the ankle strap, they have a strap across the toe and a strap across the top of the foot.  I’m a big fan of a simple sandal with only an ankle strap and a strap across the toe (like the black pair here), but the strap across the top of the foot on this Ann Taylor pair definitely makes the shoe feel more secure on my foot than options I’ve tried on that have only two straps.

The color in the pictures below is the pale camel, which looks paler in my pictures than it does on Ann Taylor’s site, and the color almost seems to have a very slightly yellow undertone when I’m wearing them. I’m fair skinned, so this shade works pretty well for me. I’ve included a picture of some of my other nude shoes below for comparison.

The fit on these seems to be true to size. I ordered my regular size – a 6.5 – and they fit as expected. The leather is soft and flexible, and I didn’t feel like the shoe rubbed anywhere as I was walking around the apartment. I haven’t worn them outside or for any extended period of time because I’m still debating about whether or not to keep them (I keep asking myself if I really need another pair of nude shoes), but I think they’d be comfortable from the start.

These sandals are also available in black and embossed leather in a black pattern. If you’re looking for a shoe with a higher heel, the Amelia Leather Sandal is similar but has a different ankle strap, a slightly square toe, and a 3.75-inch heel.

What do you think? Should I keep them or return them? Was this kind of post helpful at all? What other information should I include next time?


Pumps: Corso Como | Heeled Sandals: Ann Taylor | Heeled Sandals: Nine West (similar here, here, and here) | Studded Pumps: Sole Society | Flat Sandals: Sole Society (similar here and here) | Ballet Flats: Sole Society (similar here and here)

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