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Peony
Peony Posted: 7/26/15
Reviewer: Irene Helms from South Carolina
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are great! First I love the color (Metallic calf). It is a great neutral that goes with literally everything. Second, they can be dressed up or down. I can wear them with jeans, a pair of black pants, a long maxi skirt and they look great with everything. Last but not least, they are comfortable - I mean really comfortable! The straps hold securely and the heel is a nice comfortable height.

Maeko GORE-TEX®
Maeko GORE-TEX® Posted: 7/24/15
Reviewer: from NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these! And Zappos is always so quick to deliver. I wanted a short boot for warmth and wet weather, and loved the way they looked online. Now that I've tried them, I love them even more! Warm and cozy and cute with jeans and leggings. I like that they're not big and bulky and as a bonus, they have Gortex to keep my feet dry. I live in NY and do a lot of walking so it's important to have comfy, warm boots. And these look cute too! They are very pricey so hopefully they hold up for a long time.

Rohan
Rohan Posted: 7/22/15
Reviewer: Annette from Pittsburgh pa
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I love Ara shoes. I owned three pairs of Totie - my favorite shoe ever. These are really sharp, easy to walk in and really comfortable except for the zippers on the back that bite. They're really comfortable with band aids.

Tricia
Tricia Posted: 7/21/15
Reviewer: KB in Cali from CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

ara Tricia in Cotton Snake Print size UK4 (I usually wear size 6.5 US) - I was very surprised at how shiny the snake print was in person -- way too disco for me. When I took it out of the box I thought it looked more like a US 8 and wondered if maybe the wrong size was sent. I can't really say how comfortable it would be to walk in since it didn't fit right. Good grippy sole, but not the look I was hoping for. Disappointing, since I liked the way the front of the bootie is cut with the v to visually lengthen the leg. Zappos is great for returns thankfully.

Philippe
Philippe Posted: 7/21/15
Reviewer: KB in Cali from CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

ara Philippe - in black: cute shoe, but ran 1/2 size large and had no arch support. I have size 6.5 feet with wide forefoot and high arch, with a shallow heel. I think the shoes could be dressed up or down because of the design on the toes & would work with skirts, cropped skinnies, jeans, leggings, etc. Unfortunately these will go back, but Zappos makes returns very easy.

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!

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