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Aravon Reviews

Maura
Maura Posted: 7/25/14
Reviewer: Jocelyn Forehand from Indianapolis, IN
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are incredibly comfortable and I love that the insert is removeable. I have full length custom orthotics so I can switch them out if I know I'll be on my feet a lot.

Laney
Laney Posted: 7/24/14
Reviewer: from Pennsylvania
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Unfortunately I had to wear these 2x to figure out they were a problem, so I won't return them. I buy tons of shoes and clothing from Zappos and like 99% of it. Just wanted to warn others the sole is like a rocking chair! It is totally round, more so than any Earth Shoe I have ever owned. It gave me sharp hip pain after 1 day. Waited a week and wore them again, the sharp pain was back by 3PM. So sorry I spent $75 on these! They are also tight, and not very attractive. I do not recommend this shoe. New Balance did not come through with this one.

REVshow
REVshow Posted: 7/23/14
Reviewer: Ee from NYC
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

This is an update to a review I wrote about a week ago. I love the shoe but it is tight around the toes, it's not wide enough. I'm really sorry I didn't get them a half size bigger. Another very important point, I mentioned that you can take out the insert and use your own, but if you don't, the insert that comes with this sandal/shoe is so warm, it's soft, but my foot gets SO hot that I have to take off the shoes every time I sit down. :(

Katy
Katy Posted: 7/23/14
Reviewer: Yvonne Peterson from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very comfortable and nice looking shoe. I have been suffering back, knee, ankle, and foot pain. I was told the burning, needling pain in my feet was diabetic nerve pain, but was not diagnosed with diabetes. The foot doctor said neuropathy. He recommended New Balance shoes. This sandal is made by New Balance and offers the same footbed construction. Three adjustable straps allows me to adjust the shoe to my foot.

REVshow
REVshow Posted: 7/23/14
Reviewer: Patty Keylon from South San Francisco,California
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Upon receiving these shoes, I hoped getting the wide would solve my problem putting orthotics into them. The wide was just too deep, and the medium width was a little tight on my larger foot. Even if I couldn't get the right fit this is a good shoe with great support and worth a try. I wish it would have come in half size but no luck after size 10. A 10.5 would have worked.

REVsong
REVsong Posted: 7/22/14
Reviewer: from Santa Margarita, CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Wanted this shoe to work but it didn't. The top strap cut into the arch of my foot and was very uncomfortable. I couldn't give this shoe a fair "walking test" because of the uncomfortableness of the strap cutting into my arch.

Maura
Maura Posted: 7/21/14
Reviewer: Julia from Pacific Northwest Coast
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I have a pair of Kendall sandals from Aravon in 8.5EE, and they fit markedly better than Maura. Granted, the last is flat and Maura's is a heel, but the 8.5EE Maura fits quite a lot tighter across the toes, with very thick, stiff leather which will need to be treated a softener whilst being manually stretched. I wasn't anticipating a painfully tight fit since my previous Aravon shoes fit pretty well right out of the box. I would have swapped them for a 9EE but I'm afraid they'd be too long and the heels would be too loose. The instep is not very high, which contributes to the tightness in the toe. The ankle straps fit fine, and overall the shoe is well-made. There's no room for special insoles, however, so if you have insoles thicker than the ones which ship with it, or need a metatarsal pad, you'll want to skip this one.

REVswan
REVswan Posted: 7/21/14
Reviewer: Happicat from Florida
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I really wanted these to work. I have Plantar Fasciitis and they looked like they might provide good arch support -- but they don't. Foot bed is very cushy-comfy though. I usually wear a size 10.5 so sized down. The 10's felt a little short. I have a medium to narrow foot so ordered narrow based on reviews and they fit like B width. Sadly, these have to go back for lack of arch support.

REVshow
REVshow Posted: 7/21/14
Reviewer: from Nyc
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Loved them immediately which is rare for me. The shape is great and the support is great. I could use my orthotics if I need to. I'm not crazy about the insole. It makes my foot sweat.

REVshow
REVshow Posted: 7/20/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

The soles are super comfortable, but like another reviewer, the side of the shoe came up too high and rubbed against my ankle. Had to return. Will try another of this brand.

Maura
Maura Posted: 7/20/14
Reviewer: Lilianne Labbé-Babin from Maine (but now Hobe Sound, FL)
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes. My orthotics fit in them to make these 12 narrow shoes fit my 11 and 1/2 narrow feet. I also love Zappos. They provide excellent service that goes beyond that of any other company I've ever known.

Candace
Candace Posted: 7/20/14
Reviewer: from Wheaton, Illinois
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is the second pair of sandals I have had from Aravon (New Balance). These are very comfortable. I love being able to adjust all parts with Velcro - very handy on those beastly hot days when my feet swell a bit. I was a little uncertain about the color but have worn them with white as well as colors and the biscuity color has been amazingly flexible!

REVsoleil
REVsoleil Posted: 7/19/14
Reviewer: Jill from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I purchased this sandal for an upcoming trip to Europe. I was looking for a comfortable walking sandal since I'll be traveling in the summer and will be doing a lot of walking. This shoe fit the bill! It's lightweight and the footbed is soft and cushiony. I have 2 cons about the shoe though. The first one is that the footbed is a suede material and tends to make my feet hot. The other is that the narrow size it still pretty wide for my narrow feet. The 4 adjustment straps are great though and is what made the shoe work for me. I had to velcro them on the tightest it allowed.

Maura
Maura Posted: 7/17/14
Reviewer: from Washington, DC
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Super comfortable material inside, and just overall a nice feel. the heel is sturdy and toe box wide enough not to restrict your movement. The reviewer who mentioned tailor's bunions was right though - the top part where it cuts off is right in the worst area for that and can cause discomfort. I'm considering returning them just for that, although it's a shame because they're otherwise really comfortable and kind of stylish in a clunky 90s kind of way. If you don't have the same problem that I do, then I recommend them!

Kiley
Kiley Posted: 7/15/14
Reviewer: ugly step-sister from Chicago environs
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Alack and alas, I so wanted to own this shoe. It is handsome (and not masculine looking as others have said), well constructed but the fit was off. I struggled a little to get my foot in. Perhaps my instep is too high for this style. It felt wide enough after that but my thin sock bunched at the top and my heel slipped. I ordered an 8 M. Perhaps a 7 W might have been better but that size was not available. Shoppers should note that the insole is very well cushioned but it is not removable (as I was led to believe by one reviewer). Such a beautiful shoe. I can see why slim footed ladies really like it.The so called gray color leans more towards a nice brown.

Kendall
Kendall Posted: 7/15/14
Reviewer: from Pittsburgh PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Wonderful shoe. Wearing this shoe is better than walking barefoot. Comfortable, good support and easy to wear for long periods of time.

Maya
Maya Posted: 7/14/14
Reviewer: Judi Louro from oakland
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Reading other reviews I thought to order 1/2 size smaller but it was too short, Exchanged for my regular length but the shoe was too wide, I have narrow foot, and would have to be held on by ankle strap which was uncomfortable. Wish it would have worked for me but Had to return!

Katy
Katy Posted: 7/13/14
Reviewer: from long island ny
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Excellent fit and arch support - have need as I wear arch supports in all my shoes. Very happy - also worth the price.

REVshow
REVshow Posted: 7/11/14
Reviewer: Ann Dee from Santa Cruz, CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

As other reviewers noted the heel area is generous (I do have a narrow heel) and slips. I can also tell the velcro closure is very weak and will fail soon. I have very high arches and this would not have provided the support I need. With some tweaking this could be a great shoe for folks needing something with a little style that do a lot of walking, but it's not quite right for me. I felt it was a little larger than the stated size but wouldn't have wanted to go smaller (I wear a 6).

Faith
Faith Posted: 7/10/14
Reviewer: Dawn from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This shoe is fabulous! I am a flight attendant and need shoes that will go the distance! It is comfortable from the moment I put them on until I take them off....sometimes 18 hours later! It is a classic and a keeper.

Estelle
Estelle Posted: 7/10/14
Reviewer: Jane Litz from Canton, OH
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I had hoped to love these shoes, but even in a wide they pinch my pinkie toes and give me discomfort in the ball of my right foot. Nicely styled and padded, they should be perfect but, for me, sadly are not.

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