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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:

84% Felt true to size
  • 5% Full size too large
  • 5% Half size too Large
  • 84% True to size
  • 4% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
86% Felt true to width
  • 86% Felt true to width
  • 4% Felt narrower than marked
  • 10% Felt wider than marked
61% Moderate arch support
  • 34% 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 78 reviews.

Top Positive Review

8 people found this review helpful.

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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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These are very comfortable and stylish. They are a bit pricey but when you put them on, it i worth the price. When your feet feel good all day and evening it is worth a bit more. If you need low/flat shoes that are on the dressier side of styling, this is a great choice.

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Moderate arch support

  • from Chicago
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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!

I'd also recommend: Geox

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  • from Washington, DC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great shoe. Love this shoe, very comfortable, very stylish. Hard to find a ballet flat with good arch support. This has it.

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  • from Seattle
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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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.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are fabulous. They felt great from the minute that I put them on and they wear extremely well.

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Excellent arch support

  • from Rochester, NY
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