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ara Bella

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  • Whether you are in the office or out with friends, ara® has just what you need.
  • Genuine leather uppers with a patent cap toe for added style and interest.
  • Smooth leather linings will keep the moisture away for dry healthy feet.
  • Lightly padded insoles absorb shock and provide comfort with each step.
  • Rubber outsole with tread detailing for added grip and traction.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 34 in
    • Weight: 7 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 6 (US Women's 8.5), width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

83% Felt true to size
  • 6% Full size too large
  • 6% Half size too Large
  • 83% True to size
  • 4% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
85% Felt true to width
  • 85% Felt true to width
  • 4% Felt narrower than marked
  • 10% Felt wider than marked
61% Moderate arch support
  • 35% Excellent arch support
  • 61% Moderate arch support
  • 4% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Whether you are in the office or out with friends, ara® has just what you need.
  • Genuine leather uppers with a patent cap toe for added style and interest.
  • Smooth leather linings will keep the moisture away for dry healthy feet.
  • Lightly padded insoles absorb shock and provide comfort with each step.
  • Rubber outsole with tread detailing for added grip and traction.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 34 in
    • Weight: 7 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size UK 6 (US Women's 8.5), width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

ara Bella

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 77 reviews.

Top Positive Review

8 people found this review helpful.

Overall
Comfort
Style

Ara Bella (graphite/black) just arrived and they are "out-of-the-box" comfortable. The graphite is darker than depicted -- a great shade of metallic gray (a good thing!) and the leather is soft without appearing to be too delicate. The shoe clears the bunion area with no seams inside the shoe transitioning from patent toe cap to the body of the shoe to irritate those of us with "Princess-and-the-pea" feet. I had no problem with the sides hitting my ankle bone. I wear a 7 1/2 (Paul Green shoes) or an 8 and the 8 was perfect. The cut of the shoe is more of a skimmer than a ballet but for those of us that find a ballet irritating to delicate spots this is a delightful compromise. It's a wear-with-anything at any time kind of shoe and I look forward to more color options. The arch support seems to be good although not in the same category as Mephistos. Adorable shoe/great color combo/Zappos service equals a winning combination!

Read more » « Show less May 12, 2011 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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Comfort
Style

Fabulous quick delivery and customer service from Zappos. In the photo the body of this shoe looks creme and gray. In reality the body color is more bronze/black. Cute shoe on and off foot. The footbed is very comfortable. But it is cut high around the ankle and rubs uncomfortably on this bone. This isn't usually an issue for me, so I concluded this shoe does have have a "tall" height cut from heel to below the ankle bone. Unfortunately I'll be returning them.

Read more » « Show less March 7, 2011 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Ara Bella (graphite/black) just arrived and they are "out-of-the-box" comfortable. The graphite is darker than depicted -- a great shade of metallic gray (a good thing!) and the leather is soft without appearing to be too delicate. The shoe clears the bunion area with no seams inside the shoe transitioning from patent toe cap to the body of the shoe to irritate those of us with "Princess-and-the-pea" feet. I had no problem with the sides hitting my ankle bone. I wear a 7 1/2 (Paul Green shoes) or an 8 and the 8 was perfect. The cut of the shoe is more of a skimmer than a ballet but for those of us that find a ballet irritating to delicate spots this is a delightful compromise. It's a wear-with-anything at any time kind of shoe and I look forward to more color options. The arch support seems to be good although not in the same category as Mephistos. Adorable shoe/great color combo/Zappos service equals a winning combination!

Fit Survey

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Moderate arch support

  • from New Hampshire
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Possibly the most comfortable flat I've tried in many years! And pretty. Also, if you have a bunion, this shoe will cover it and not rub. However, if you have a narrow heel, this shoe may gap some.

I'd also recommend: munro, fidji (if you can find them!), ros hommerson, aerosoles

Fit Survey

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Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Southwest USA
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Wonderful shoes! I am not a fan of flats, so I was hesitant about getting a pair for a trip to Paris. But having owned Ara shoes before, I decided to try this pair. They fit perfectly, and you can wear them with or without stockings. They have a nice cushiony insole which makes them super comfortable for walking on a all surfaces. Very stylish too. The coppery/bronze color goes with so much, and the black patent dresses them up. I'll be wearing these with everything from jeans to dresses in France. So glad I bought a pair.

I'd also recommend: Ecco, Merrill, Josef Siebel, Cole Haan

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from San Francisco
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Cute shoe, but it was just a touch too small. The next size up was too large. A shame, because I think these would be very comfortable.

  • from Chicago
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I need a shoe that has some arch support and a cushioning sole...I have old ladies feet, but do not want to look like an old lady. These shoes seem to fit the bill so far.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from nyc
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