From the Taos Site:

Our inspiration: Taos Footwear has always been inspired by the natural beauty and creative culture of the American Southwest. And nowhere does it better than Taos, New Mexico. Just drive up from Santa Fe and you’ll see what we mean.

The dilemma: Cute versus comfort? We think it’s a ridiculous choice to have to make. Why should women cram their feet into torture chambers that are delicate and strappy with stiletto heels? How often do you dress like that? Taos Footwear is for the rest of your life.