Aravon Katy Reviews

186 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

90% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

51% "Excellent arch support"

179 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/23/10
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

It's a very well made shoe. I wanted a decent looking shoe with very good arch support. In my size (13) this is hard to find. Being black leather, they look nice enough to wear for work but still casual for play clothes. This shoe doesn't have as much arch support as I was hoping for, but better than nothing. The nice thing is the insole can be removed if you have your own orthotics that you want to use. All three straps have velcro so they can be adjusted for differences in your feet.

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/11/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

Really disappointed in this shoe. The seam on the top strap (over the toe) was badly sewn with sharp edges. The bottom of the foot deck was not connected to the sole of the shoe. Horrible quality for $the price. I cannot recommend. Not Zappos' fault - this is all on Aravon.

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4 people found this review helpful  

April 13, 2009

Julie S

from Boca Raton, FL

Very Comfortable Sandal - This sandal is great, fully adjustable, and very comfortable. I can wear it ten hours and never have any feet related issues.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

January 30, 2010

Anonymous

 

Great walking sandal! They are lightweight and the velcro adjustments are so useful to adjust the shoe fit during a long day of walking. Arch support is excellent. There are two problems I encountered: 1. They "squeak" significantly while walking. 2. As they get older, the black inner lining comes off on the feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko and Clarkes

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 27, 2010

Anna

from Washington DC

These are very comfortable sandals right out of the box. Lots of adjustment possibilities so they fit your feet exactly. I have trouble with pronation on one of my feet and this has been one of the few sandals that accommodates that problem. I just wore them all over New York City and they were very comfortable. They look dressy, but are really a walking sandal. As usual, Zappos is a dream to deal with.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark, Ecco, Paragonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 18, 2010

Marianne S

from Naperville, IL

First of all, I would like to give Zappos major kudos. I was looking for sandals to wear on an upcoming trip to Europe and ordered several pairs before arriving at the Katy Aravon ones. Zappos promptly credited returns and sent out new ones for me to try. The Katy Aravon were wonderful. I wore them every day for two weeks and they are so comfortable. The bottom cushion is very soft and the sides are supportive. I did a lot of walking over cobblestones in Italy and France and, at one point, was even clambering over loose stones in Sardinia with no problem. I would highly recommend these shoes. They are honestly not the most beautiful ones I've ever had, but they are certainly the most comfortable and reliable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Aetrex

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 16, 2010

Velvie B

from Richmond, VA

These sandals are very comfortable right out of the box. I love everything about them! I have a hard-to-fit foot, but these felt like I was walking on pillows. I would highly recommend them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 18, 2010

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

Incredibly comfortable. Provide support, comfort. Love the adjustable straps. Walked all over on concrete and my feet didn\'t hurt! And they look better than most shoes I find comfortable. Highly recommend.

Brands I'd also recommend: Softwalk, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

July 18, 2009

Anonymous

from Connecticut

The Katy shoe in bronze are great looking. I also have these in black and they are both very comfortable. The only problem is that they squeak! Otherwise they are a great shoe and very good for problem feet. Zappos surprised me and sent them overnight. Thank you for the excellent service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 20, 2009

Anonymous

from Green Valley, Arizona

I bought my first pair of Aravon Katys for summer and wore them as my everyday walking shoe. They are great for travel because of the wonderful supportand they look feminine. I have gotten the black ones to use for winter and will likely wear them with socks so I can continue to have the comfort and support.\r\nLike others who have reviewed these shoes, I found the squeeking to be bothersome but finally learned to remove the insole and spray the underside with WD-40. Part of the secret to the shoes comfort seems to be the combination of pieces in the insole, but they do rub against each other. Putting WD-40 between the sections took care of the squeek!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 25, 2009

Judy

from The Villages, FL

Hold out for the right size - I usually buy my shoes from Zappos. Last summer Zappos didn't have the Aravon brand yet. I needed sandals to accommodate my orthotics. Our local store carried Aravon Katy. Their shoe repair guy said he would customize the fit. So. I bought the 8WW Katy locally. I needed the double wide in front. That worked great. But, the strap that adjusts across the instep was pulled as tight as it would go; but was still too big. I asked my shoe repair guy to adjust it. But he didn't listen. He shortened the end of one strap. Now I have expensive sandals that slop around my ankles when we dance (which gives me scary footing). Once they're customized; they cannot be returned. I should have held out for Zappos and kept trying to get the right size...rather than having them repaired. Foot pain is becoming a thing of the past with orthotics and fashionable shoes that accommodate them...when they are needed at the right price. Yes, we deserve a perfect shoe store...and, soon, Zappos will be it!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Aravon

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 29, 2011

Pat S

from Illinois

I purchased my first pair of Aravon Katy shoes 3 years ago. Since then I have purchased 3 pairs in different colors. This is absolutely the best sandal with 5 star comfort and style. I have two pairs of Aravon shoes in another style and I wear them daily. You won't be sorry if you purchase these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Kailua, HI

This sandal is great - very comfortable. Love it and am disappointed that it is being discontinued. Glad I found it on this site. My previous two pairs kept my feet happy for a total of 7 years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 1, 2011

Anonymous

from AZ

These are great. They are a little long for me, as I am really size 11½ and had to order these in size 12 and these are a true 12 which you do not often see these days. However, I love the adjustable straps and comfort. They are great for driving.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 28, 2011

Diana

from Ashland, OR.

Bought these because a friend has them. I like the look and promised comfort. Have only worn them once but find them comfortable and they're perfect for my narrow feet. They look better on than off so don't judge by photos. A real plus are the three adjustable straps.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Greenville, SC

This sandal is a welcomed asset to my feet for my job as a sales associate. It is both comfortable and simplistic in structure. The blue color is refreshing from the typical black shoes that I buy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Softwalk, Walking Cradles

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Iowa

I was primarily looking for good arch support and these sandals have very good arch support that doesn't seem to be breaking down with wear. They are very comfortable. I do have a tiny bit of rub on one big toe, so I'm kind of glad that I didn't put these on and hike Europe the way a lot of people seem to have done. Still, I can wear them all day to work and not be in pain at the end and that's success in my book. I only gave four stars for appearance because I think they are a little clunky, although I have gotten several compliments on them so what do I know? I will probably buy in other colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Troy, NY

I love these shoes! I already had them in black and wanted another pair. The blue look great with jeans. These are the most comfortable sandals I've ever owned!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 5, 2011

Pam

 

This is my favorite sandal ever. I've had 3 pairs so far, and hope to get another pair. I hope they have not been discontinued.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 30, 2011

Anonymous

 

I have this shoe in black and it is very comfortable but heavy looking. I love the blue because it doesn't have the same clunky look as the black. Aravon makes one of the few shoes I can wear and not ache after standing at work for hours, retail. Would recommend to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Long Beach, CA

I have three of these sandals and I love them. I have diabetic feet and hate shoes. The insoles are removable and I put in my diabetic pressure pads/orthotics. These are my everyday shoes around the house and in hot weather. They are so comfortable and my doctor was surprised by how well they are made and approved them. How is that for an endorsement?

Brands I'd also recommend: PW Minor

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Naples FL

I bought this same shoe at my local shoe store (in another color). I loved it but then found it at Zappos for a better price! I recommend this shoe highly for comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 18, 2010

Anonymous

 

The only problem I have with this shoe is that is squeaks after a few months of wearing, but for the comfort I get from wearing of this shoe I do not mind the squeaky sound.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 27, 2010

Ruta D

from Chicago

These sandals look good and are SUPER COMFY for my hard to fit feet. They have great arch support and are adjustable. My first pair of Aravon shoes, but it won't be my last.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, aravon

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 19, 2009

Anonymous

from Florida

These sandals are exceptionally comfortable. The straps are adjustable. The sole beds are removable, if you use custom inserts. However, the removable sole beds that come with the sandals are very supportive as well. I originally purchased a pair in bronze, my preferred color. I decided to purchase black as well, because of the superior comfort, although stylistically they are not as good as the bronze color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 26, 2009

Anonymous

from California

I was having foot& problems, could hardly walk. I needed a sandal with good support. That would have been very hard to find in a 13 narrow but I went on line and had my shoe ordered in short time and it was delivered in exactly 26 hours from the time I ordered it. On top of that it was the comfortable shoe I needed. The fit, quality and service is AAAAA.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2009

Rovine B

from Alabama

I have back, leg and foot problems; this is the best sandal I have found. I wear New Balance all the time, sure was happy to locate this shoe and that it was engineered by NB.

Brands I'd also recommend: Anything made with the New Balance name.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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