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Percy
Percy Posted: 7/3/15
Reviewer: Jacqui Colyer from Miami, FL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This shoe is the best. I travel often and this shoe is stylish enough for business meetings and also for casual events. It is true to size and comfortable.

Tricia
Tricia Posted: 7/2/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I wanted to love these boots because they looked gorgeous on the website and out of the box. I ordered a size 8 (I'm a US size 10). However, once I put them on, they were extremely large around my ankles. This might not be an issue if you plan to wear these with pants or jeans, but I'm looking for booties to wear with dresses and skirts -- so the ankle gaping was an issue for me.

Tricia
Tricia Posted: 7/1/15
Reviewer: Sonja from NJ
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Had high hopes for this one (cotton snake print). (See my review for Argento Metallic Calf posted a few weeks ago.) Much more metallic looking than it appears in picture, at least on my computer. Ordered my normal size 8, however I am not sure what the problem is. It's uncomfortably tight across the ball of my foot, but slips up and down on my heel when walking. It's strangely large around my ankle, even though I have legs that are far from skinny! Can't size down. Can't size up. Guessing ara's aren't for me.

Clair
Clair Posted: 6/20/15
Reviewer: Geraldine Leneman from New York City
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I wear Ara shoes all winter, so thought I would try a sandal, and they are just as comfortable as my winter shoes. Love the gray - change from the usual beige/taupe but go with everything, especially pretty with white. Heel strap is comfortable, and front is wide enough for my wide foot, even though it is a medium. Recommend these pretty summer sandals.

Pinkie
Pinkie Posted: 6/19/15
Reviewer: Lorie Robinson from Santa Barbara, California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm a podiatrist and these shoes are excellent. The structure of the shoe is supportive and almost like wearing an orthotic device. The straps are soft and don't rub anywhere. The tan and silver makes it possible to wear with warm or cool colors.

Avril
Avril Posted: 6/18/15
Reviewer: Babsi from New England
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I am a U.S. size 11 and ordered the 8.5 as indicated in the size chart. These shoes are a bit long for a typical U.S. 11 and very wide. If you have a wide foot, they will fit you well. Consider ordering a half size down if you like your flats to fit snugly but if you want to wear with socks then perhaps the sizing is okay. Overall, the shoe is very well made as are most German shoes -- high quality leather and leather lining. A bit clunky and old lady-ish for my taste.

Solstice
Solstice Posted: 6/17/15
Reviewer: from Chicago area
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Horrible! Worst pair of shoes I have ever put on and not true to size. I have been an avid Zappos customer for years, and I am genuinely shocked at how bad these shoes were. Really astonished they would charge this kind of price for such poorly made shoes. Smaller than size, pinch at toes, little or no support, and so ugly in person -- unbelievable. Wish I could give less than a star.

Poe
Poe Posted: 6/15/15
Reviewer: R Sun from Richmond, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very comfortable all around, and a good heel height for a bit of style but not too high. However, I find the style just a bit old-ladyish for me. (I suppose I can call it a no-nonsense look, but I'm looking for something a bit more stylish.) I'm going with another style, also Ara brand - super comfy brand, and very high quality. Zappos is awesome - super fast delivery of all the shoes I ordered, all in 1 package.

Rohan
Rohan Posted: 6/9/15
Reviewer: Laurie from Fairfield, Connecticut
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This shoe is beautiful; however, it runs really large, not only in length but also in width. I am sending them back, but ordering them in a 1/2 size smaller.

Tricia
Tricia Posted: 6/8/15
Reviewer: Sonja from NJ
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Shame on me for not realizing exactly just HOW metallic these boots are! They seem like they will be comfortable, when I get the correct size. Based on reviews I read, I ordered a 1/2 size smaller than my normal 8. Big mistake. They are too tight and short in the toe box. Hopefully the snake print in size 8 will be perfect! Will keep you posted.

Colleen
Colleen Posted: 5/26/15
Reviewer: from Washington, DC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Peep-toe + slingback + wedge + red = awesome shoe! So far, pretty comfortable, but doubt they are for long walks in the hot city as I think the peep toe edge would end up rubbing.

Bria
Bria Posted: 5/23/15
Reviewer: PopsGirl from NJ
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I ordered this shoe from Zappos' sister site, 6pm.com. It was exactly what I have been looking for - cute, low-heeled pump, ballet slipper look, and could be worn with pants or a skirt. Sadly, my size 11 foot did not fit comfortably into the UK size 8.5 (supposedly US 11) shoe. I squeezed my foot in, but there is no way I could walk in this. Now I am looking at the black leoskin.

Colleen
Colleen Posted: 5/6/15
Reviewer: Marcie Kesner from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are extremely comfortable, even with bunions. The didn't require breaking in and look very neat and attractive. I would like them in other colors.

Naveen
Naveen Posted: 4/25/15
Reviewer: from Glastonbury, Connecticut
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love the quality materials and construction of these shoes. Perfect fit, true to my size, and comfortable on the first try. I have bunions; flat feet (I may add a tiny stick on arch) and tender tootsies. These are nice shoes.

Velia
Velia Posted: 4/5/15
Reviewer: Jerilyn Bois from Dakota, 5
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are beautiful boots. They are also very comfortable. The first time I wore them I had them on all day and I walked nearly 5 miles. My feet and legs were comfortable all day. I have large calves and these look great over jeans or on bare legs. They stretch so at first when you zip them up it seems that they won't fit. Just gently pull/push the fabric together and continue to zip and they will fit beautifully. I wear a size 7 and the foot is large enough for wearing socks comfortably. Love be these boots! They are a bit pricey but are holding up very well.

Phoebe
Phoebe Posted: 3/24/15
Reviewer: from Wisconsin
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love the Phoebe style. I've had my pair for almost eleven years. Bought them in Sweden. They are probably my favorite shoe and I wear them for everything. The only thing that I'm a bit upset about is the fact that I only paid this much for them in Sweden. I think they are overpriced here. However, I did buy another pair because they are so comfortable!

Maya
Maya Posted: 3/10/15
Reviewer: Pam D from Az
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I love these shoes however the top strap on each shoe is not long enough to Velcro! So I cannot wear them!

Rachel
Rachel Posted: 2/28/15
Reviewer: Darnelle Nelson from Henderson NV
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have been looking for a classy, but comfortable shoe like this for ages, and these are just what I wanted. Great fit and comfort, with enough coverage that I can wear a light sock which kicks up that comfort even more. They are wonderful shoes.

Maeko GORE-TEX®
Maeko GORE-TEX® Posted: 2/26/15
Reviewer: Alla B from New York, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are very comfortable boots. They are really waterproof, easy to put on and take off. They fit well with any kind of pants/jeans. They do not skid on ice. I am very happy with this my purchase.

Magaly GORE-TEX®
Magaly GORE-TEX® Posted: 2/23/15
Reviewer: Karen P. from suburban Boston
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I ordered these boots along with a pair of Pajar snow boots, knowing I'd choose between them. I chose the Pajar boots (Women's Moscou-2, dark brown, 38 M) instead, and here's why: The Ara boots, although they were a great fit -- I'm a perfect size 7 1/2 B, and that's what I ordered -- have a slightly elevated heel, and due to back problems, I just can't tolerate even a low heel. My shoes need to be completely flat, and this is especially true for a boot I'd be walking around in all day, all winter, sometimes in treacherous conditions. Aside from that, these boots did feel great right out of the box, almost as though they were made for my particular feet. I loved their style (looked great with my skinny jeans but would also be fine with skirts), and they appear to be very well crafted. But another strike against them was that they don't have much of a tread, and that's something I really need here in snowy, icy, slippery Boston. (The Pajar boots, by contrast, have a serious tread, in addition to metal "grippers" you can flip on when you're navigating icy surfaces). So these Ara boots, in a size 7 1/2 medium are going back. Someone should grab them, because they're a very nice boot, beautifully made. Just not quite right for me.

Bella
Bella Posted: 2/17/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these stylish and comfortable shoes. My shoe size is usually 8.5 but sometimes 9 and I needed the 9. Would definitely recommend!

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