Note: BANGS Shoes provided samples to us to review at no cost. All thoughts and opinions about this product are our own.

A company that helps other people is something we can get behind. And BANGS Shoes were founded on helping other. Ambassador Marianne tested some of these charitable and stylish shoes. Below are her thoughts.

I’m a sucker for fun packaging and this was right up my alley! Simple, positive and efficient. I loved opening up the box and reading “Hey Good Lookin’”.

To be honest, I’d never heard of this company and so I went to their website. Right off I liked their vision and mission statement! Their slogan is, “Your Adventure Helps Others Find Theirs”. That totally resonated with me! The name “BANGS” was from the Chinese character for “help”.

Check out their website at and see all the cool things they are up to and read how they are helping entrepreneurs world wide.

I love the look of these shoes. A khaki high top with a mountain range embroidered on the side? Be still my heart…I couldn’t wait to try them out! They are a sturdy canvas fabric with a nice cushy footbed. Bangs recommended sizing up if you have a wider foot. I like lots of room in the toe box of my shoes and so I took their advice. The shoes is somewhat narrower but with the added length they worked out just fine.

I couldn’t wait to try them out and quickly laced them up and started wandering around. They did feel quite stiff the first day and I wasn’t used to casual high tops and they felt a bit constricting and tight. By day two they had loosened up and formed to my foot and were much more comfortable. Now after wearing them for several weeks I really love them.

I consider them an urban hiking shoe. They aren’t for rugged hiking or terrain. Normally I’m the kinda gal that wears her trail runners around town and they are hardly stylish. Wearing the Bangs has been awesome as they are much more attractive and versatile than my runners.

The footbed is much more comfortable than other shoes I’ve worn in this style. The canvas has stretched just enough to form fit nicely to my foot and ankle. The sturdy rubber toe keeps my from stubbing my toes and gives some nice protection.

Would I recommend them for wearing all day around town or running errands and in and out of shops and stores? Absolutely! They are comfortable yet sturdy and again, I think they look amazing.

Would I recommend them for actual hiking or subpar weather? Nope…They are a fun alternative to sport shoes and trail runners and dress up your game a bit but they aren’t for serious sports or hiking.


14 comments on “BANGS shoes review + GIVEAWAY!!!

  1. I donate stuff to deployed soldiers, and I dedicate a lot of my time to tutoring English. I also use Amazon Smile.

  2. I use amazon smile and donate to 6 different charities that really mean something to me. For those close to me, I offer my time, love, support and home cooked meals.

  3. I love to be the person that people feel free to just talk with, or rather, I don’t talk much and they keep talking for as long as they want. So many people are in need of someone who will just listen to them without feeling judged, and that is one of my biggest strengths and I am glad that it is! It is so cool to hear stories, and help out as I can, which usually isn’t much, but I know it means a lot to them.

  4. I help others by donating either money or items to various people or organizations. In the past year I’ve donated to a couple of GoFundMe accounts of FB friends who have been hit with hard times. I also have donated bags of clothes to two different organizations and I have gone to a couple of local fundraising events.

  5. I like helping others by donating. I donate a lot of basic health and beauty type of items to those less needy. I also like to donate pet food/treats/litter/toys to animal shelters which I probably do the most.

  6. I help any way I can, either donating time, money or my ear (for listening). I also teach sewing to anyone who wants to learn.

  7. I like to help support women’s groups and activities to encourage growth and passion. I donate to animal care programs and shelters and advocate for safe care and treatment. I try to encourage and inspire others to follow their dreams and passion.

  8. I use Amazon smile a lot and I also help educate employees at my work about health and wellness so that they can start taking the steps to live a healthier life. (I work in a production mill and they think their job is enough physical labor that they don’t need to workout, but that just isn’t the case.)

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