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ara Reviews

Hermione
Hermione Posted: 6/18/14
Reviewer: from Boston, MA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Great looking and comfortable shoe; however, clearly a returned item (which didn't clean up too well. It was a turn-off. (I will probably order the similar shoe by Paul Greene.)

Philippe
Philippe Posted: 6/14/14
Reviewer: Kathleen Letts from New Hampshire
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Excellent product, service, and shipping! So pretty and the little blings at the toe were just the delicate touch to accessorize my dress.

Bel
Bel Posted: 6/14/14
Reviewer: Rebecca Johnson from Minneapolis, MN
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Comfortable low heal shoe ideal for work. I wear this with both skirts/dresses and pants. These are a great lower heel alternative when you don't want to hear higher heals/pumps especially when traveling and walking through airports. I do have a wider foot and have great luck with the Ara brand. I recommend these shoes!

Bella
Bella Posted: 6/9/14
Reviewer: from Washington, DC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

An outstanding shoe for its price. Generous cut across the toe. Good looking and very comfortable. I traveled in Europe in these shoes on rainy days when my comfy sandals were inappropriate. I have them in suede as well. I would buy them again. And on top of all this, my 20 year old granddaughter thought that they were Chanels! I have authentic Chanel ballerinas in brown and black...they are not as comfortable as this shoe!

Shelby
Shelby Posted: 5/31/14
Reviewer: from San Francisco, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes! Haven't worn them out and about yet, but they are cute and comfortable right out of the box. I have a wide foot, so ordered half a size up and they fit great.

Bella
Bella Posted: 5/17/14
Reviewer: from Seattle
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe. Love this shoe, very comfortable, very stylish. Hard to find a ballet flat with good arch support. This has it.

Nery
Nery Posted: 5/13/14
Reviewer: LinOne from Virginia
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are stunning; much better looking than the picture. Leather looks like good quality, feels like good quality. I usually wear an 8 but these seemed to be 1/2 size bigger than a usual 8. Medium width is medium; doesn't run narrow.

Bella
Bella Posted: 4/28/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I wear an 8½-9 and was swimming in the 8½. They are super comfortable but I opted out of exchanging them for a better size since there is absolutely no arch support. I have o idea why people are rating these as being supportive.

Hermione
Hermione Posted: 4/27/14
Reviewer: Nina from Montclair, NJ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Another great shoe from Ara. Has a very cool look as well as comfort right out of the box. When I wear these, people comment on how cool they are. Love them.

Nery
Nery Posted: 3/21/14
Reviewer: from NYC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes look even better in person, they look dressy but you can where them casually. They could use more arch support. But I am hopping I can put in my support inside. I wish they came in other colors besides beige.

Rachel
Rachel Posted: 3/14/14
Reviewer: Eleanor Dulac from Pittsburgh, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the most comfortable shoes I own. I have three pairs, two in black and one in brown. True to size; comfortable from the first wearing. I hope the style is continued.

Nery
Nery Posted: 3/13/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am not waiting a minute when I am done with this review - I am ordering this in the blue - great alternative to the typical summer boat shoe! I love the gleam on the vamp and the quality, fit and comfort are fantastic.

Bel
Bel Posted: 2/23/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are comfortable and elegant. They work best with skirts and slacks for a nice, classic look. FYI when ordering: they run large.

Lucy
Lucy Posted: 2/21/14
Reviewer: from California
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Some said they got this shoe in a wide width. I don't see that ara Lucy comes in a wide width. I'd love to have a pair in size 7.5 W! I commented on the shoe fit because the review wouldn't allow it without that info, but I don't have a pair and have not tried them on. Are they available in wide width, or not?

Rachel
Rachel Posted: 2/14/14
Reviewer: Louise Clark from Denver CO
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I am so disgusted with ordering, trying on and buying shoes. I have gone to Nordstroms and tried on many pair trying to find (well made leather, consistent to size, good style shoes and come up empty handed. I am totally, furious with the poor quality of 99% of the womens shoes being made today. I bought this ARA shoe, at least it was consistent to size. The quality of the product sucks. I wore them all over San Francisco last month on a trip. They do not hold up. They are made by some designer to look good but the products are of the cheapest quality, patent isn't even real...everything is synthetic. So, while on the trip I called and ordered a pair of Stuart Weitzman to be delivered to my visiting address. They are at least better quality but cost twice as much? It is always a guessing game on what size one should get. I have a pair of Donald Pliner I bought 6 years ago...still look good all other shoes wear out in about a year...Sad. (I like lots of shoes but good ones.)

Phoebe
Phoebe Posted: 2/8/14
Reviewer: Toni Salas from Voorhees, NJ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Never have to break in; wear right from box without the discomfort of blisters from new shoes. Great support with style. The perfect dress down show with the shine of patent leather..

Lucy
Lucy Posted: 2/6/14
Reviewer: from Harrisburg, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I usually wear a 39 and I had to order a 38 as they are very roomy. If you have any problems with bunions, these shoes are great. Their design allows extra room in those locations.

Tolena
Tolena Posted: 2/5/14
Reviewer: from san diego ,ca
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these booties! Have had bunion surgery on right foot making heels impossible. These booties were a perfect alternative for wedding in January in Wisconsin. Wide enough to be comfortable right out of the box! Received many compliments from all ages.

Branka
Branka Posted: 1/23/14
Reviewer: from St. Louis
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I am always a size 11M and so I ordered the equivalent of a size 11M. The boot ran way too small. It felt like a size 9. Bummer, because it probably would have been a comfy boot.

Penny
Penny Posted: 1/15/14
Reviewer: Tara Menne from Denver, CO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm wonderfully surprised by these - the soles are flexible and soft, with some traction, and the leather is so soft - I had no idea that patent could be like this. The leather liner is super soft too, like high end gloves. Even with all the comfort, they don't look like comfort shoes. I think they look better in person than in the photos (I got the black ones). A good mix of functional, preppy/classic, and a bit of edge in the patent. They run very big and they are probably a C width - I'm normally a US 6.5-7, wide, and Eurpoean 37, so I got these in a UK 4. As I use insoles, the extra space is okay but I still needed heel grips even with socks. The next pair I'll get in the UK 3.5. - and I'll be getting another pair! But you should definitely size down.

Penny
Penny Posted: 1/8/14
Reviewer: Kate Johnson from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes--I've bought them twice now. They're cute and I get a lot of compliments on them, they're comfortable, and they're really durable. I have weird, incredibly flat feet, and not a lot of shoes work for me, but these do. They're expensive. There aren't a lot of shoes I'm willing to pay this much for, but I will for these.

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