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Cole Haan Air Bacara Ballet Reviews

524 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

54% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

50% "Moderate arch support"

484 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/19/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have these shoes in almost every color that they come in. I bought half of them from the outlet and the other half from either Zappos or the Cole Haan retail store. They are the most comfortable flat on the planet. These particular shoes are comfortable right out of the box. When I wear a boring skirt/blouse combination, the glitter on the shoes are the perfect "pop" to bring my sparkle quota to an acceptable level! Or if glitter is inappropriate the solid colors pair perfectly with other solids in my wardrobe, and the patent leather pairs add enough shine that I feel comfortable in most business casual environments. Other Cole Haan flats that I have purchased in the past have been especially stiff in the back region at at my heel, tearing it up at times and requiring bandaids. Such is not the case with this design, as every pair of these flats was perfect from the second I took them out of the dust bags. In summation, I absolutely adore these shoes. I have bought a pair from one store or another every paycheck since I discovered them. The Nike sole is especially wonderful considering I can spend 13 to 14 hours on my feet a day without a break at all. I am extremely happy with these shoes.

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40 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/13/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I love Cole Haan shoes, but this shoe really disappointed me. The shoe was very uncomfortable for a ballet flat. Even though I\'ve worn these shoes in by now, I struggle to keep them on all day. I bought the black shoe and found that the patent leather scratches very easily, and when it does, the scratches are blue, just like the bottom of the shoe. I guess there is a blue material underneath the leather. I have worn these shoes maybe 5 times and will have to stop wearing them soon due to these strange blue scratches.

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6 people found this review helpful  

February 19, 2012

Victoria C

from Rochester, NY

I recently purchased these shoes because I wanted cute walking shoes that I could bring on vacation in April. Due to it being winter here in NY, I haven't worn them much, but when I've tried them on and worn them around my house, they fit perfectly and are comfortable in the heel and don't slide around on my feet. I'm confident they will be comfortable for this spring! As far as looks, they have a smallish round toe on them. They make my feet look a bit small. I've found that a lot of ballet shoes don't look very good on me, but these are very cute. I've been a bit obsessed with Cole Haan lately...they make excellent purses and shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought this shoe in pink and I love them. After reading the other reviews I did order 1/2 size up. I'm always a 10 but ordered 10 1/2 and I wasn't disappointed. These are so comfy. I always wear a hidden footie with my flats so that I don't get blisters, but not necessary with these. This is more than I've ever spent on a pair of ballet slippers or any shoe for that matter. I feel it's worth the money if you want comfort, quality and style. I get so many compliments on these. You should go for it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Redmond, Washington

These shoes are so comfortable. It seems like a lot of money to spend on shoes. I have many foot issues but, these are great. I will be able to wear them all day on my feet and not have issues. I have wide feet. but, this C wide feet perfect. And the upper portion is soft, will not be painful if you have bunions. I wish they made more in the C width. Great arch support for a flat shoe. Thanks!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance for wide width

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

September 30, 2011

Stacey W

 

These are the most comfortable flats that I have ever had. I wore a band-aid on the back heel a couple times, but now I am fine. The sole is great and they provide better support than most ballerina styles..

Brands I'd also recommend: sofft noat

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2012

Stacy N

from New York, New York

Great ballerina. Cove is a perfect flesh tone. I have a metal plate and hardware in my right foot, so a shoe that is comfortable and cute is key. I'm not in any pain at the end of the day in these cuties! Do order a half size larger than normal.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 11, 2012

Jess T

from Oakland, CA

Does it help if I say this is my eighth pair of Air Bacaras? I absolutely love these shoes! They cushion the heel with the Nike technology, the design naturally helps out a girl with high arches, and they just make me look good. You always look polished in a pair of these shoes. They are elegant, simple, sophisticated. You do not need heels to look like you are dressed up, and you can easily wear these with jeans and shorts. they are incredibly comfortable, versatile, and really, are just my favorite pair. And who the heck does not love yellow, especially this season? Get them now!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Potomac Falls, Virginia

This shoe is so comfortable. Can't beat the lovely spring color, modern styling, and cushioned sole.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, Wa

These are incredibly comfortable to walk in. Distances are as comfortable as an outing for coffee. I'm a true 9m and took the advise to order a size 9.5. They are perfect. Just ordered a second pair!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Margaret

 

Amazing flats. I was looking for perfect flats for a long time and that is the best ,heavenly comfortable, pair of shoes I've ever tried on. It is lieke walking on clouds. I had to order 1/2 size up however and I want to thank reviewers for a great advise.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 2, 2012

Meredith R

from Greenville, South Carolina

These shoes rock! I need comfy shoes for my day to day adventures, and at times I have found flats very difficult to wear all day. I bought a pair of Born flats that were so cute, and they made my feet hurt so bad. These shoes have been oh so comfy and cute right out of the box. No break in time, and they're adorable. I get compliments on them every time I wear them. Might buy them in more colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago,IL

I highly recommend these shoes. I have these shoes in two colors. The colors are so rich and the shoes are extremely comfortable. I wear a 9, but ordered a 9½ based upon other reviews. That was good advice. These are a great addition to my summer wardrobe.

Brands I'd also recommend: frye, via spiga, born,ugg,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2012

Anonymous

from New Orleans LA

These flats are super stylish and are more structured and substantial than most. I got them for an upcoming international trip, and they seem like a good pair that I will be able to wear on lots of different occasions. They are pretty pricey, but are one of the few brands that come in size 12 (yippee), so I guess that's what you get for having big feet- if only they came in more colors in this size!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

These were a little tight in the back at first but loosened right up in a day or so. I love them! Super comfortable and breathable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2012

Lora

from St. Louis, MO

These flats were definitely worth the money. I have spent so much money on flats that are uncomfortable when I should have just bought these in the first place! Of course they are my go to shoes because they will go with anything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 22, 2012

Lindi V

from Denver Colorado

Absolutely love these shoes! They are soft and comfortable straight out of the box. The pink is perfect and fun!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 20, 2012

Anonymous

from washington dc

I love these! I have had them for almost a year and they have held up well. These do run small. I am usually a 10 and I had to go up to an 11.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 20, 2012

Erin

 

I desperately wanted this shoe to fit, it seemed comfortable walking around the house, and it was a great style, but unfortunately the largest size was 11. While I'm normally an 11, this was a bit too small. It seemed like a narrow fit, which would've been great on my narrow heel, if it was just a bit longer in length.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Baltimore

Love these. I got them in every color I could find in my size. Please keep stocking them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington

So lovely! These are the most comfortable and beautifully constructed ballet flat ever. I ordered a half size up from my normal size and they are just perfect- no break in period at all. They are elegant and cute at the same time and can really be worn with everything. They are extremely flattering to the foot. I am amazed at the amount of cushion and support that this shoe provides- usually a flat shoe is just that- flat. I would give this shoe more than five stars if I could.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Charlotte NC

I love these shoes. Finally a flat that actually is comfortable. Most flats hurt my heels after a bit, but these are great. The color is so fresh too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 14, 2012

Laura S

from Brooklyn, NY

These flats are amazing. They are adorable, comfortable, and really well-made. Ballerina flats that you can wear all day are such a rarity.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tahari

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Very comfortable and stylish. Happy with it overall. Previous advice about sizing was right on the money. Get a 1/2 size bigger than you normally would.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 10, 2012

Anonymous

from FPO AE

Loved them, they were perfect fit and comfortable. Bought purse that matched and wore to 40th HS reunion.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 8, 2012

Carrie D

from NYC

I am slightly disappointed with these shoes. Expected them to be super comfortable from all the reviews, but my feet were a bit sore after wearing them for a full day. Seem to pinch my small toe a bit. Still, they are attractive and relatively comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Me Too

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 8, 2012

Kae

from Michigan

Cute! I'm in love with these shoes. I had a short break-in period. Compared to most ballet shoes, the sole on this shoe is sturdy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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