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Merrell Avesso

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  • Slip into a feminine yet still outdoors-inspired look with these stylish Merrell® ballet flats.
  • Suede upper with a stamped Merrell® logo at the side for added appeal.
  • Slip-on design for easy on-and-off wear ensures a quick wearing experience.
  • Man-made lining and footbed are treated with Aegis® antimicrobial solution to prevent odor and bacteria.
  • Removable EVA insole provides arch support while massaging the foot with each step.
  • QForm™ midsole is specifically designed to provide gender-specific support, cushioning, and corrective positioning.
  • Durable rubber outsole delivers long-lasting durability on a variety of surfaces.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 7 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

53% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 11% Half size too Large
  • 53% True to size
  • 27% Half size too small
  • 9% Full size too small
86% Felt true to width
  • 86% Felt true to width
  • 9% Felt narrower than marked
  • 5% Felt wider than marked
62% Moderate arch support
  • 20% Excellent arch support
  • 62% Moderate arch support
  • 18% 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.)
  • Slip into a feminine yet still outdoors-inspired look with these stylish Merrell® ballet flats.
  • Suede upper with a stamped Merrell® logo at the side for added appeal.
  • Slip-on design for easy on-and-off wear ensures a quick wearing experience.
  • Man-made lining and footbed are treated with Aegis® antimicrobial solution to prevent odor and bacteria.
  • Removable EVA insole provides arch support while massaging the foot with each step.
  • QForm™ midsole is specifically designed to provide gender-specific support, cushioning, and corrective positioning.
  • Durable rubber outsole delivers long-lasting durability on a variety of surfaces.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 7 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Merrell Avesso

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 139 reviews.

Top Positive Review

6 people found this review helpful.

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I've owned these for about a month. At first, I was thrilled. I have wide, size 10.5 feet, and have been crushing them into heels for too long. These felt fantastic at first, but after about an hour or two start to hurt as well. They are true to size, but not the best for wider feet. Also, make your feet perspire and stain them black. Disappointed after all.

Read more » « Show less November 15, 2012 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

13 people found this review helpful.

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Running small isn't the only problem with these shoes--the edges are really sharp, almost like they've been sharpened to a point. Some reviewers said it took a while for the heel to be broken in, but I'm not prepared to put my heel through the torture it would require to break them in. After 10 minutes the edge had sawed right through my skin. To be fair, this was only on my right foot, which is slightly larger than my left, so maybe sizing is an issue. But, still, I've tried out plenty of shoes that were a little too small that didn't leave me with flaps of skin hanging loose.

Read more » « Show less August 17, 2012 by Anonymous
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13 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Running small isn't the only problem with these shoes--the edges are really sharp, almost like they've been sharpened to a point. Some reviewers said it took a while for the heel to be broken in, but I'm not prepared to put my heel through the torture it would require to break them in. After 10 minutes the edge had sawed right through my skin. To be fair, this was only on my right foot, which is slightly larger than my left, so maybe sizing is an issue. But, still, I've tried out plenty of shoes that were a little too small that didn't leave me with flaps of skin hanging loose.

Fit Survey

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Moderate arch support

  • from Seattle
6 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I've owned these for about a month. At first, I was thrilled. I have wide, size 10.5 feet, and have been crushing them into heels for too long. These felt fantastic at first, but after about an hour or two start to hurt as well. They are true to size, but not the best for wider feet. Also, make your feet perspire and stain them black. Disappointed after all.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

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Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

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No arch support

  • from Los Angeles, CA
5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Great shoes! I live in my black Frye flats, rotating days between the Carson (round toe) and Regina (dressier pointy toe). But neither offer much in the way of arch support; and I'm finding I need more of that these days. Enter the Avesso. I really like the suede: it's soft, and is breaking in quickly; and texture is a nice change from the smooth leather of the Fryes. But best of all: while these come with removable liners that have a respectable amount of arch support, they're also far and away the cutest shoe I've seen that will happily swallow my custom orthotics. So now, they're my go-to street shoes for days when the walk will be longer. Very cushy; my high arches are happy. And unlike a lot of ballet flats, it doesn't crowd my little toe, creating blisters. It's also got enough room and coverage that those tiny black ped-like ballet shoe socks are a definite option for further protection from blisters on long, hot walking days. The only downside is that mine ran small. I'm a pretty standard size 7, but had to exchange them for a 7.5 to get the right size. In particular, the footbed seems to run short, so my big toe felt jammed up in the cap. Once I got the size right, though, it's a winner.

Fit Survey

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

  • from Seattle
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love the look of this shoe, it's stylish, not frumpy, and the color is a beautiful espresso brown. When I took these out of the box, I was happy with the style and color and they fit true to size. I wear a 7.5 and if I had sized up to an 8, my heel would probably slip out. As soon as I put these shoes on and walked around inside, they felt great, so the next day I wore them to work. Yikes! After a short walk, my feet hurt, bad. I read other reviews that said breaking them in helped, and since I loved the look of these shoes, I decided to be patient and try breaking them in. I must say after wearing them a few times, I didn't think I was going to have success. But after wearing them for short periods, after about 8 wearings the edges softened up and they are now feeling great. Glad I stuck with them. If you don't have the time or patience to break these in, I'd suggest trying a different shoe.

I'd also recommend: Puma Zandy

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Los Angeles, California
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I ordered these in black and I love them. I have seen other reviews about a sharp edge, but the black ones do not seem to have that. I tried on another color at a store (they were on sale and I think an older color), and those did have the sharp edge I've read about. But not these! I wear them all the time. They are substantial for a ballet flat but not chunky or sporty looking. Not too much "support" but definitely not flimsy either. I normally wear a 7 in Merrell but needed at 7.5 for the Avesso. I have a regular width forefoot but narrow heel, and these fit well.

I'd also recommend: Keen, Clarks, New Balance, Adidas

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Chicago, Illinois
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