Taryn Rose shoes

March 20, 2007


Womens Collection

Taryn Rose Shoes Review:
Taryn Rose changed the footwear industry in 1998 by manufacturing a line of luxury shoes that are as comfy as they are beautiful. Her idea of being well-dressed with a sense of well-being touched a nerve with fashionable women from coast-to-coast, creating a dedicated following for her footwear collection. Formally trained as an orthopedic surgeon, Taryn saw patients with many severe foot complications that were sourced by fashion footwear, high heels and pointed toes.
Being herself a lover of appealing shoes, her own feet ached after 14-hour days in shoes with three-inch heels. In this fashion world where beauty and pain go hand-in-hand, Taryn Rose presents women the opportunity to wear exquisite shoes which are also good for their feet, and also are very stylish. To view the complete and most largest collection of Taryn Rose shoes, please follow the below link:
More about Taryn Rose:
Taryn Rose International is a wholesaler and retailer of luxury footwear. Their headquarter is in Los Angeles, California the line of shoes are sold in 3 Taryn Rose stores as well as upscale department stores and boutiques, but the most preferable please is Internet, because you can view all the styles at a time.
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Shoes from Taryn Rose are super fantastic for girls or womens with larger feet. While browsing the collection of shoes available online, you may notice, they are not super beautiful as mentioned. These shoes look more beautiful on your feet. It is suggested that you try any of the shoe from the selection and see for yourself, If you don’t like the shoe than you can return it for free for 100% money back to your account.

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Thief walks away with Golden Globe shoes
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Actresses Felicity Huffman and Cate Blanchett suffered a close shave at the Golden Globe Awards last night when a thief walked away with a collection of designer shoes intended for the event.

Thankfully the Hollywood stars had picked up their Taryn Rose-made heels earlier in the day, but a string of other stars were forced to find alternative footwear for the red carpet.

A source tells British newspaper the Daily Telegraph, “A truck full of shoes – designed by Taryn Rose for the Awards – was broken into on its way to Beverly Hills.

“A total of 120 pairs worth GBP50,000 were taken. Thankfully, some of the big names, including Desperate Housewives’ Felicity Huffman and Cate Blanchett had already collected their shoes in advance. But others had to find last minute replacements.

New York Times:

Taryn Rose loves stylish shoes – so much so that when she was a resident in orthopedic surgery in the 1990’s, she regularly walked the hard hospital floors in 2- and 3-inch heels. As she click-clacked down the halls on her rounds, she noticed that many of her patients were women “in a lot of pain, and it often came from wearing fashionable shoes that didn’t fit,” she said.From this insight came a life-changing idea: Dr. Rose decided to start a company to sell high-quality, handmade shoes that were both stylish and comfortable. In 1998, after completing her residency and becoming certified in her specialty, she turned her back on medicine. Brushing aside the objections of her parents and the skepticism of colleagues, Dr. Rose started Taryn Rose International out of her garage in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Her market is a niche within a niche of the $15 billion women’s fashion-footwear industry – and one with little competition from luxury designers. And while companies like Easy Spirit had started selling shoes combining fashion and comfort long before Dr. Rose got her idea, those shoes were mass-produced, not handmade in Italy, and cost considerably less than the $350 to $400 for a pair of Dr. Rose’s shoes. “I felt that women wearing $1,000 suits didn’t want to put on $69.99 shoes,” she said.

So far, her hunch has paid off handsomely. Revenue for the company, which recently doubled the size of its headquarters in Los Angeles, to 5,000 square feet, was $16.2 million for the fiscal year ended last month, up from $8 million the year before, and she said she expects that to rise to $30 million in the current fiscal year. The staff has grown to 27 from 4 in two years, and she says the company is profitable, though she would not give figures.

Footwear designer Taryn Rose takes care of her own. After opening her same-named store at the new Forum Shops addition on Thursday, the Vietnamese-born orthopedic surgeon picked up the tab for bringing in her 35 employees from Los Angeles, plus a guest, for a Las Vegas weekend. It included a party at the store, dinner at N9NE Steak House and VIP treatment at Rain nightclub, both at the Palms.

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

Taryn Rose


11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, first level

Appointments to see Taryn Rose: Call 948-7365


Orthopedic surgeon and shoe designer Taryn Rose offered these recommendations for shoe-shopping:

  • Ignore the size on the box. There’s no universal sizing system, so each country, and each designer, can be different.
  • The toe box should be deep enough to enable you to wiggle your toes.
  • Find shoes with nice padding and arch support.
  • You should have an extra half inch of room in front of your big toe.
  • Step on a piece of paper and outline your foot. Compare this outline with the shape of the shoe you are considering.
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    Taryn Rose could not resist wearing 3-inch heels throughout her 14-hour workdays. No matter how often her brain objected and her feet ached, the avid fashionista just couldn’t bring herself to wear clogs or Crocs like so many other surgeons.

    Yes, stiletto-loving Rose was an orthopedic surgeon. In fact, she often performed surgery on the feet of women suffering from the pain and deformities caused by years of teetering on high heels.

    One day, Rose was following an attending surgeon on his rounds as he told a post-surgical patient she would have to wear tennis shoes for the rest of her life. The patient became upset, and while trying to console her, Rose had an idea.

    After 13 years of medical studies at the University of Southern California, in 1998 Rose decided to use her knowledge of anatomy for another purpose: to design shoes that are fashionable and healthy.

    “I saw so many women in the marketplace who were harming their feet with the culprit — ill-fitting shoes — and no one was doing anything about it,” Rose said in a phone interview from her home in Los Angeles. “We all know we should wear shoes that won’t harm our feet, but if they don’t look good, we’re not going to wear them. I thought that with my special role as an orthopedic surgeon, I could change the way we think about shoes.”

    It was a courageous move for the refugee from Vietnam who came to America in 1975. It’s also an all-consuming business for the mother of three: 6-year-old Anneka, 2-year-old Milo and 11-month-old Peter. “I have little time for myself but it means I get very efficient,” Rose said.

    During her residency, Rose had access to Nike laboratories, where she studied diabetic foot problems. “We set out to make more comfortable shoes for diabetics, using Poron (a high-density urethane foam developed by NASA) as a shock absorber but introducing it into fashionable shoes. I took my understanding of disease into the fashion world.”

    She started Taryn Rose International in her garage. A few other women surgeons, desperately seeking the perfect shoe, offered her loans to help her get started. Eight years later, she has flagship stores in New York; Beverly Hills and San Jose, Calif., and Las Vegas. In Honolulu, her shoes are carried at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, The Sandal Tree and The Walking Co.


    Rose designed an asymmetrical foot bed that gives the toes wiggle room. She also uses Poron as a full-length cushion. Her design philosophy is simple: “I want women to feel well-dressed, with a sense of well-being,” Rose said. “I wanted to create a line for the alpha woman, the woman of substance, who wants to look good but is not into trends.”

    Many prominent women have chosen her shoes, including Felicity Huffman and Ashley Judd; the latter wore them on the red carpet at the Oscars while recovering from a broken ankle. Gwen Stefani bought 11 pairs after her baby was born.

    Taryn Rose shoes are hand- made in Italy, each requiring one to three hours of hand stitching. The shoes typically cost around $400.

    They’re especially popular among women who travel a great deal. Piia Aarma, owner of Pineapple Tweed PR and Marketing Communications, swears by hers. “I was going on vacation to Italy just before I was due to have knee surgery. I needed the best possible shoes for safety and comfort so I wouldn’t exacerbate my knee problem,” even on the cobblestones of Venice, Aarma said. “These sandals have really good support and a nonslick tread, and they were just perfect.”


    In response to numerous pleas, Rose will launch a new, less-expensive line of shoes called Taryn, retailing for about $250, this fall. Made in China of materials from Italy, the shoes will be available only at http://www.zappos .com until next spring, when they will arrive in stores.

    Taryn Rose handbags also debut this fall, and they are expected in the Islands early next year. The same practicality paired with the pretty factor will be evident. “I started with a bright pink lining because you can find things better,” Rose said. “There are lots of pockets.”

    What would we find if we peeked inside Rose’s personal handbag? “A pair of sunglasses. I love them and buy them wherever I go. A Stila lip gloss, Blackberry, wallet, Sony digital camera to capture the funny things my kids are doing — recommended for all moms. Oh, and the Legos that somehow get dropped into my bag.”

    Having recently taken up golf, Rose said she couldn’t find golf shoes that fit. “I’d love to do a golf line,” she said. Asked if she might create a line of clothing, Rose said “I think my background and ideas can serve women well from head to toe. It’s a great time to be a woman. I love it. I enjoy seeing other women succeed, and I hope I can play a part.”

    Reach Paula Rath at prath@honoluluadvertiser.com.

    May, 17, 2006

    Head to Toe: Vietnamese Americans in the National Museum of American History Collections

    Noon – 1:00 p.m.
    Presidential Reception Suite
    National Museum of American History
    14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

    Franklin Odo, Curator in Work and Industry at the National Museum of American History, will describe clothing worn by Vietnamese refugee Catherine Hann when she left Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Like many others, Hann subsequently worked in a nail salon – her uniform is also in our collection.

    At the other end of the immigrant community spectrum, we have a pair of high fashion shoes from Taryn Rose, founded by a Vietnamese American orthopedist designer. During the program, Dr. Odo will discuss Vietnamese American history over the past three decades.




    Women and Their Shoes
    Who else would you trust when it comes to your feet than a former orthopedic surgeon? Vietnamese American Taryn Rose has created a virtual empire in the past eight years designing luxurious, handmade and comfortable shoes for the stiletto-challenged. But for those who can’t give up the 4-inch-plus heels (like me), you’re in luck. Taryn’s latest collection, Taryn by Taryn Rose, features more affordable price points and stylish options that’ll satisfy even the trendiest of customers. Stylish and it’s good for you? You can’t beat that.

    Taryn Rose interview!

    March 20, 2007

    Toe hold: Taryn Rose fled Vietnam at 8, starting a journey that led to medical school and high-fashion design

    Los Angeles Business Journal,  August 2, 2004  by Rebecca Flass

    A Vietnamese refugee whorled Saigon as it fell in 1975, Taryn Rose landed in Fort Smith, Ark., at the age of 8. Her family moved to Southern California while she was in high school, and she attended the USC Medical School with the intention of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. But in 1998, after seeing a number of her patients suffering damage from high-heels–as well as experiencing her own struggles to find comfortable, stylish shoes that could hold up under her 14-hour days as a resident–she decided to start a footwear company. Rose, 37, now heads Taryn Rose International, which employs 64 and is projected to reach $20 million in 2004 sales. Her products are available at high-end department stores and in company-owned boutiques in Beverly Hills. New York and San Jose. A fourth will open in Las Vegas later this year.

    Question: It seems your life, and your career, have been marked by a series of very stressful transitions. Did leaving Vietnam under pressure inform your approach to things?

    Answer: We left three days before the fall. At the time, no men were allowed to leave, so when my father left the bus to get onto the plane, he had to wear a woman’s blouse and carry my two younger sisters to hide his face. I remember the take-off: the machine guns going off, artillery fire trying to stop the plane from leaving. Maybe that’s part of my need for speed. I wasn’t frightened, I thought about it as an adventure. I’m not surprised I became a surgeon because it’s an intense, risky field. Then I became an entrepreneur to keep standing on the edge. I’m an adrenaline junkie.

    Q: Your first stop in the States was Fort Smith, Ark. What was that transition like?

    A: It was a real blessing because the people were so kind, so welcoming and helpful from adults down to children. I can still remember my very first little friend, a beautiful blond little girl who helped me on the playground. I didn’t speak any English. The first phrase I learned was, “Do you want a bite?” It was from a little girl who offered to share her popsicle with me during recess.

    Q: How did you come to medicine?

    A: I was undecided whether I would go into law or medicine. My legacy was in medicine (her lather was a pathologist). So, I went into medicine, probably because it was just the easier route to take because it came naturally to me and it avoided a lot of family issues. I didn’t want to have to deal with that revolution at that time.

    Q: Yet you had just completed your residency when you decided to leave medicine and start the footwear company.

    A: I started to see female patients who came in with foot problems, and I also started to look for footwear that I could wear for long hours while I was working. I realized that there was a big need for footwear that combined great design, high quality materials as well as comfort.

    Q: What was the transition like?

    A: It took a lot of soul-searching. I slowly started to make contacts; it was much more transitional than abrupt. It wasn’t like one day I just said, “I’m quitting.” It got to the point where I had taken my boards and I felt like, now is the time to move on because if I continue down the track of patient care, it will be more difficult to leave down the line, because I’d be abandoning more patients.

    Q: Who guided you through the process?

    A: I didn’t really have any advisers. I contacted Miranda Morrison, a very talented designer at Siegerson Morrison. Their shoes are very successful. Miranda gave me a name of her manufacturer in Italy and talked to me about the different trade shows in Europe I should attend.

    Q: You’ve since dropped that manufacturer. What happened?

    A: They were counterfeiters. They would make the same shoes and try to sell them for less. It’s actually a very common practice, but that doesn’t mean that you have to put up with it.

    Q: How did you learn about the counterfeiting?

    A: Our segment of the industry is quite small. Everything gets back to us. Our retailers police what’s going out on the street. It was a phone call from a client who said, “We just want you to know this is happening”–a competing retailer sent in an ad that used our shoes and our name to promote these counterfeit shoes.

    Q: Los Angeles isn’t exactly a hotbed for footwear designers. Why have you chosen to remain here?

    A: I’m a firm believer in downtown Los Angeles. It is my hope that one day we can actually purchase a building and have permanent corporate offices in downtown Los Angeles. I’m in love with the diversity of cultures and the economic diversity down here. From a fashion point of view, this is where a lot of the youthful, more casual trends start. You can always pick some element of that and interpret it to the higher-end consumer by using higher-end, more exotic materials.

    Q: Have you built the company with people who had experience at competitors?

    A: Typically not. I prefer to hire young talents who haven’t developed bad habits. It took years, but I finally have a team I feel is right on. Out of our entire employee mix, we have four to five team members who came from other shoe companies. The others are either out of school or came from a different industry.

    Creating Comfort in Heels Print E-mail

    Fashion and function rarely go hand in hand, but when an orthopedic surgeon takes to designing, possibilities abound.

    Dr. Taryn Rose, a Los Angeles resident of Vietnamese descent, revolutionized the footwear industry in 1998 when she introduced a line of luxury shoes that were not only fashionable and feminine, but also surprisingly well-designed and functional.

    Inspired by her own aching feet, after hours in three-inch heels, and by the patients she saw—countless women with serious injuries caused by their own high–heels —Rose was determined to make shoes that felt as good as they looked. “It’s a very fine balancing act,” she says. “And it’s a matter of adjusting things by millimeters.”

    Taryn Rose designPointing to her line’s classic, black wedge with a peep toe, she explains that they went through three versions of the shoe, each time making slight adjustments, to get the perfect balance for the design. “First of all, they’re made so that they fit a real woman’s foot, instead of Barbie’s,” Rose says. “My shoes are not pointed. They tend to be round or square toed. Many of them have an arch built in for support and to redistribute the weight evenly.”

    Born in Vietnam, Rose and her family relocated to Arkansas in 1975. She moved to California in 1981 and later earned a medical degree from the University of Southern California. After moving from medicine to fashion in the late 1990s, Rose opened her first boutique in Beverly Hills in 1999. Since, she has added locations in New York, San Jose and Las Vegas. In October 2006, another Taryn Rose storefront opened its doors in Seoul, South Korea.

    In 2003, she expanded the business in another way by adding a men’s collection, and she has also moved into handbag design, something she feels is a natural extension for the brand especially with the growing demand from her shoe fans. “People don’t necessarily match anymore, but they like things to coordinate, and they know I would always do things with function,” Rose says.

    East West caught up with the foot-friendly designer, just two days after her return from the opening of the South Korea store, to talk about family, feet and the future.


    What does an average day at work consist of for you? Or is there such a thing as an average day?

    What I love about being an entrepreneur is that every day is different. I just came back from a trip to Seoul to open up the store. There, I gave interviews all day for two days. Then, I flew to Paris to do market research there, so I was walking around Paris. I came back here on Tuesday and went trick-or-treating with my kids. Yesterday I came in and had a marketing meeting where I had to approve of photos for our brochures and ads. I looked at an ad budget to approve of where we are going to run advertisements. Following that, I met with my financial team to get the results, the monthly numbers. And this morning, after parent-teacher conferences, I was on a conference call for a panel I’m going to be at in New York on Monday. It is for the Women’s Leadership Exchange. No two days alike. 

    You support a lot of charities. Tell us about that.

    Breast cancer research is important to us because we get support from so many women that we wanted to support a cause that would affect women. I also contribute to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles because I trained there. They’re very good and I really believe in their mission to treat the children of Los Angeles, no matter what their income is, in the highest standard of care. We also contribute a great deal in New York to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. And then also, besides our monetary contributions, I also allow each of our employees one week off per year for volunteer work.

    How do you balance your professional and personal life?

    It’s never a balance. It’s very difficult. I call it equilibrium because priorities change from moment to moment. I have a lot of help, and I just have very little time for myself. I guess that’s what gets left out.

    Has your ethnic background, the Asian culture, affected your work?

    I think the stereotypical work ethic is very true. I have a very strong work ethic, a lot of dedication. I think it’s really helped me through all the tough times. Even now, as glamorous as it is to travel, it’s very exhausting. You need to have the strength and the inner resolve to get through those moments when it’s not so fun.

    What are you most proud of so far?

    I think to create an entirely new brand that didn’t exist before from nothing. I had very little capital. When I started, I didn’t have major investors. I still remember someone telling me, “Forget it. You’ll never be able to do it because you need $5 million to create a new brand.” And I was like “ I don’t have $5 million.” But I managed to do it against great odds.

    How did you overcome those odds?

    By doing this in a different way. Because I didn’t have money to advertise, I did a lot of work through P.R. and guerilla marketing. And just being more resourceful. As most entrepreneurs do, I wore many hats when I first started.

    What does the future hold for the company? What are you looking forward to most?

    To continue to grow, especially internationally. To make Taryn Rose a household name. To become one of the great American brands such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren  . . . to be that recognized.



    Taryn Rose
    9536 Brighton Way
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    (310) 273-5331
    For more locations, visit www.tarynrose.com

    Taryn Rose Bio

    March 20, 2007

    Dr. Taryn Rose
      Taryn Rose changed the footwear industry in 1998 by creating a line of luxury shoes that are as fashionable as they are functional. Her idea of being well dressed with a sense of well being touched a nerve with women from coast-to coast, creating a dedicated following for her footwear collection.

    After her first year of business, she opened a boutique in Beverly Hills, California in 1999. Women traveled from as far as New Hampshire and purchased up to 20 pairs of shoes before returning home. This inspired Rose to immediately open a second boutique in New York and by 2002, opened a third in San Jose, California. Most recently adding a fourth store at the Forum Shops in Las Vegas.

    Formally trained as an orthopedic surgeon, Rose saw patients with many serious foot problems that were caused by fashion footwear, high heels and pointed toes. Being a lover of beautiful footwear, her own feet ached after 14-hour days in shoes with three-inch heels.

    With her own appreciation of designer goods, Rose created her collection using the most luxurious materials available and crafted the line to be worn with the finest clothing. The shoes are made by highly skilled artisans in Italy, with almost three hours of hand labor in each pair.

    In fall 2003, Rose launched a complete men’s collection that spans from dress to casual. Celebrated by retailers, the men’s collection is carried in select specialty stores and Taryn Rose Boutiques.

    Rose has been featured on CNN News Night with Aaron Brown, Oprah, Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer, Discovery Channel’s Berman and Berman, National Public Radio All Things Considered, Fine Living Network’s Radical Sabbatical, Later Today Show and news shows across the country. Recent editorial profiles include Fast Company, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Entrepreneur and Los Angeles Times Magazine. Fashion editorials include Instyle, O Magazine, Vanity Fair, WWD, Cargo, Vitals, Entertainment Weekly, LA Magazine, Shape and Real Simple.

    In addition to earning her medical degree from University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, Taryn Rose has been recognized for her numerous honors: Women’s President’s Organization and Fast Company magazine ranked her first in a new entrepreneurial competition of distinction, “25 Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing The Game” (2005). New York Moves magazine recognized her as one of the most powerful women in New York City (2005), distinguished role model and entrepreneur in the city of Los Angeles during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (2003); recognized by the Women’s Venture Fund as an outstanding entrepreneur during the Highest Leaf Awards in New York (2003), and by the Small Business Administration as one of four outstanding women entrepreneurs honored during the 50th Anniversary of the SBA in Washington DC 2003).

    Close to her heart, Rose regularly participates in projects to support the Breast Cancer Research Center in New York City, The Joyce Eisenberg Keefer Breast Center at John Wayne Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Aids Project Los Angeles and the Clothes Off Our Back Organization.