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Arcopedico L19 Reviews

168 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

67% "Excellent arch support"

161 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/16/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have bunions, ingrown toe nails, and flat feet. I had concerns about buying these shoes based on some of the reviews and the fact they were a bit over my budget, but I've purchased Arcopedico shoes before and loved them, so I thought I would take a chance with these as I needed good walking shoes for a trip to China and loved the idea of bringing one pair of comfortable black boots with inside zippers for easy removal that I could wear with my jeans or dress pants. I had absolutely no problems and was very pleased with them. One reason they are so comfortable is they are very thin and lightweight, and I was concerned that they might not provide enough support, especially because they also seemed to fit a bit loose. However, I remedied that by pairing them up with wonderful socks (Drymax Sport Socks Hiking Crew 4-Pair Pack), and together I had the support and comfort I needed to walk the city with absolutely no aches, no pains, no tired flat feet. In fact, on the flight to China, I removed these to put on the packaged slippers the airline provided, but I ended up putting these back on for the entire flight there as well as the return flight because they were more comfortable. My trip was 13 days; I wore these every day except one day of mountain hiking which required sturdier hiking boots, the only other pair of shoes I brought with me!

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/7/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

Pros: Very lightweight. Cons: Material and construction look cheap, and they aren't! Synthetic material resembles cheap plastic.

Additional 148 L19 Arcopedico Reviews

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January 19, 2015

Anonymous

from Boise, Idaho

This is my second pair of L19s, so obviously, I love them. They fit like a glove, are incredibly light-weight, and amazingly, have a great arch support! They are not for heavy duty trekking just because they are so light, but for all-day wear around town - incredible! I consistently wear a 7.5 - 8 and the 38s in Arcopedicos are perfect. I have a fairly narrow foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: pikolinos, arche

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2015

Cheryl S

from Janesville, WI

Very soft light boot. But ran a little too small and narrow. Pretty good arch support though which I need. Just did not run true to size for me have to return. But it is a very nice boot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 12, 2015

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

I was so hoping to love these, but the fit is just not right. The length is good, the width through the toes was good, but the width at the heel is quite loose so my foot felt like it was slipping back and forth in the shoe. They feel like a slipper and are quite comfortable, but I'd be afraid to walk any distance in them because of the lack of heel stability.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 10, 2015

Aimee A

from Chicago

Really cute and comfortable. Easy to wear with jeans and leggings. The metallic bronze adds a nice tough! Arch is cushiony and supportive.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2015

Anonymous

from Georgia

First let me say - I have terrible feet. When these shoes arrived I tried them on and took a chance leaving them on -- many hours later I realized that they were still on and my feet felt wonderful. I have lived in them since. Added bonus - they are stylish and make my feet look small. I love these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2015

Anonymous

from Grand Haven, Michigabn

I just received my Arcopedico L19's today. Normally I do not write a review until I've had considerable time to evaluate the shoes, but, because I'm a HUGE Acropedico fan, I will go ahead. First of all, let me address the sizing issues which so many of you seem to have trouble with. My 'normal' size is an 8 but with Arcopedico's I ALWAYS get the 39. These were no exception. Secondly, the arch support is high in Arcopedico shoes. Always. You will get used to it and your entire body will thank you for it. This particular shoe is VERY lightweight and I have every intention of taking it when I travel. It's cute, comfortable, and will be easy to pack. But, most likely, I will wear them on the plane. I love the fact that the zipper is on this inside of the shoe. Plus it's machine washable. It doesn't get better than that. Considering how light the boot is, I certainly would not expect it to take me through the snow. I have more serious boots for that purpose. But given the fact that it's machine washable, I'm very confident that I can get from Point A to Point B in stormy weather and not have to worry. In addition, they come with a tag that states the material in the shoe has been laboratory tested establishing it to be slow to damage, no cleave, unstitch and no tear. Although not all my shoes are Arcopedicos; they are the ones I wear 95% of the time. By the way, I'm in my 60's, have bunions on both feet, but I love to walk! These keep me moving!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ahnu, Dansko, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 24, 2014

Sandy

from Nyc

Very comfortable. Took a 1/2 size larger to accommodate a bunion. Good arch support. I recommend these to anyone with foot problems.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 15, 2014

Kate L

from Huntingdon Valley, PA

Finally, stylish and comfortable boots that I can wear with anything. I agree with those that said the price is somewhat steep for cloth boots, but the comfort makes up for it for me. They feel slightly narrower and smaller than the marked size, but not uncomfortably so. I can wear them without the thick socks. For someone with abused feet (bunions, corns and flat arches), these boots are heaven-sent!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 5, 2014

Anonymous

 

Took a chance on these, as I wanted a slightly funky boot for casual/business casual, but was worried they might look a little elfish. Was also worried about commenters who said the arch-support was so noticeable. But I have flat feet - and after 10 minutes on, it just felt good. These are so soft, so comfortable, they're like slippers on my feet. So happy they are made in Portugal, not China. Returned the black but kept the grey suede, and they're on my feet as I type. Love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2014

Lydia M

from West Palm Beach FL

I absolutely love these boots! They are amazingly soft and comfortable with plenty of support. They look good with jeans, leggings and dress pants alike. They are great for traveling. My feet swell when I fly and usually hurt by the time I get to my destination. I wore them on a cross country six hour flight and did not even think about my feet until I took the boots off that night and realized they did not hurt. The boots cushion my feet and look great too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 25, 2014

Anonymous

from VA

There are only 7 critical reviews out of 150. I made my purchase with the ratings in mind. My first impression and now lasting one (owned this shoe one month now) is that I spent this much for a very cheap looking elf shoe. Rubber sole, odd rubbery worn leather look. I purchased the shoe in black. It appears scaly, dry and "pleathery". This is not Arcopedico quality in style. More like Payless. They are very comfortable and practical, so I decided to keep them. I was hoping to grow fond of them because I do like the Euro style. That was a mistake I now regret. I have never received a single compliment from Virginia to NY and Europe while wearing this dorky little guys. It is because although they are terrifically quirky and comfy, they scream "tacky and cheap". Let's face it, the material is so odd looking it ruins the entire shoe. Additionally, they are water resistant NOT waterproof. I am rarely critical about shoes because I purchase them with much consideration. Having reviewed the online images again, I do note that the photos show a smoother consistently grained leather look, which is vastly different from the actual shoe I received. I've worn the shoe nearly every other day to pick the kids up from school and walk and they have not worn well either. The heel is great but the material across the top middle has cracked and worn a bit. I should have returned them when I didn't like them at first impression because that feeling was accurate and reflective of exactly how I still feel. This shoe is cute, comfy but very cheap looking.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pikolinos, Cole Haan, Frye, Dansk, Taos, Fidji, Spring Step

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 23, 2014

Anonymous

from St. Petersburg, FL

I really loved this boot, style and all. However, it felt funny on my right foot at the arch and I just could not get comfortable with it. Darn!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Bandolino, Onex

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 17, 2014

Kate M

from Los Angeles, CA

Hmmm, not leather but it breathes, I was skeptical...but so far so good. And comfortable, and body-aligning support, what could be better? I wear leather but now I know I don't have to. It is obvious (to me) they are not leather but they are cute and great for running around, look good with skinny pants tucked in or boot cuts. Arcopedico is my new favorite for everyday. I bought two other styles, too, all three pairs in the same month, the LS lace-up and Rose, which are a tiny bit bulky for ballet flats but so comfortable!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Paul Green, Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2014

Anonymous

 

I bought Arcopedico boots and shoes for the first time to take on a nine day trip to Europe. I was the only traveler to never complain that my feet, legs or back hurt. I am sold on these shoes and would definitely recommend them for extensive tourist walking. I also received many compliments on the appearance of the shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 9, 2014

Anonymous

from Louisville, KY

These boots are very light. The fabric is very flexible, making the fit very custom to your feet. It wipes clean easily. The arch support feels a bit weird at first, but is very functional. I am a person who kicks my shoes off as soon as I get in the door, and I find myself wearing them from the beginning of the day to the very end. The photos and video are a good representation of the shoe -- I wouldn't exactly call them super stylish, but not bad at all for the level of comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vionic

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 7, 2014

Mary R

from United States

These are dreamy! Fabulous arch support, and very lightweight. I need a wider toe box than most, and these fit the bill. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2014

Anonymous

from midwest

I have wide feet and I usually wear a 39½ or 40 in European sizing. I bought these in a 40 and was surprised that they were way too short. I exchanged them for a 41 and they are perfect. I am now wearing them every day, and expect them to be my favorite shoes for an upcoming trip to Rome. I think they look great with slacks and jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 27, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I just returned from a two week trip to Italy where I did a great amount of walking (at least 9 miles every day). These boots were lifesavers! I highly recommend them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 24, 2014

Beatrice J

from New York, NY

These shoes are nice but though it's a boot, it's a very thin boot. These shoes are just a bit thicker than a sock. Very flexible and pliable. The color is nice. It has a slight sheen and glitter aesthetic. They are super comfy when worn with trouser socks, but if you wear them with regular socks they're a bit too tight. Lastly, I've worn them for two weeks and already the finish on them is starting to fade at the ball of the foot. I think they are overpriced for the quality.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 21, 2014

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Having learned that producing beef uses 10 times as much fossil fuels as raising other animals, I've decided to wear less leather. These very comfortable ankle boots are synthetic but look as good as leather. The uppers are soft and flexible and they have great support for high-ish arches.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Olympia, Washington

No surprise that I like these booties as I am a long time Arcopedico fan. I wear with leggings, skirts, dresses and pant. They look very up to date and the slight lift of the heel makes them super comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2014

Sherry P

from California

A friend of mine recommended these boots. She had purchased hers prior to a trip to England. She wore them during very heavy rain, but they still looked new. I hesitated about buying "on line", because I wasn't sure about the fit or comfort. But when I received them, I got the surprise of my life. They fit perfectly and are about the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 16, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

Let me state from the beginning that I have a hard time finding shoes that feel right and comfortable, and that I returned these shoes. I really wanted to like and keep them. I felt like the arch was just a little off for me, which affects the comfort. For the price of the shoe, I want to slip my foot in and feel immediate comfort. The rest of the shoe was comfy and I loved that they are lightweight and easy to move the ankle in. I think the style is cute. I understand why some people thought they looked cheap, but I didn't feel that way.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 5, 2014

Anonymous

 

I LOVE these boots. I bought them a week before I departed for a two-week trip to Italy, so I was nervous about not having much time to break them in. But these boots were perfect and wearable right out of the box. They are supremely comfortable and yet very supportive. I wore them to fly, and the zipper makes them easy to take off and put on during airport security. Then I walked all over Rome in these. They got soaked one day (not waterproof) but dried out in less than a day. I would give them more than 5 stars for "overall" if I could. The only drawback is expressed in the 4 I gave for style. I wouldn't say they are unstylish or unattractive, but there is a certain amount of style trade-off for the comfort of these boots. So they don't look a cool as patent leather boots with a pointy-toe and 4" heels. But who wants to walk around in those anyway? These are the perfect traveling and walking boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 18, 2014

Alexis

 

Ok, so I was not so excited about my first pair of these shoes in the brown textured pattern. I thought the fabric looked cheap, and I still kind of do. However, the comfort won me over. I wore my size 37s constantly and I am a teacher so I'm on my feet on concrete floors all day long. I even wore these through my pregnancy. I liked them so much I decided to buy a new pair (2 years later) in black. My only mistake was not realizing that I now need a size 38 due to the post-baby foot expansion. I usually wear supports in all of my shoes, including these, and so I need more room to compensate for that. I will be returning the pair of faux black leather, and opting for the faux black suede. Maybe I will like the look of that fabric more. I hope so.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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