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Avia A5018W Reviews

136 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

90% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

48% "Excellent arch support"

132 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 4/8/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I have worn Avia athletic shoes since the 1980's when aerobics first started becoming popular. Everyone has a brand that seems to work best for their feet, and I always find Avia very comfortable. I have very high arches and wide feet. I like Avia because they have so many styles in wide widths. I use Superfeet green insoles for the high arch problem (otherwise I have plantar fasciitis symptoms) -- of course, these work with any shoe. As for this particular model of Avia, it provides enough comfort to satisfy me. I won't say that it is like walking on air or anything like that, but I wear them all day long without giving a thought to my feet, which says a lot because if your feet hurt, you think about that. I also wear them when I exercise which mostly consists of fast walking on the treadmill so if you're a runner, I can say how good these shoes would work for you. Of course, one of the best things about these shoes is the price - I am thinking about buying a couple more pair.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/15/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These shoes look good and are very comfortable but you get what you pay for. The shoe, which is not sturdy, is falling apart after less than 3 months of only minimal to moderate use (no heavy running or walking). The seams are pulling apart, showing how cheaply the shoe was made. I'm not buying Avia again.

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2011

Krysta B

from San Francisco Bay Area

I love these shoes! Very comfortable and just as comfortable as walking shoes I've spend twice the amount of money on. The shoe may feel a little wide for those with narrow feet. Medium width shoes are sometimes too narrow for me and I swim in wide shoes, so finding one that fits perfectly is a dream come true!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Columbus, Ohio

These shoes look good and are very comfortable but you get what you pay for. The shoe, which is not sturdy, is falling apart after less than 3 months of only minimal to moderate use (no heavy running or walking). The seams are pulling apart, showing how cheaply the shoe was made. I'm not buying Avia again.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 22, 2012

Epdmk

 

Great fit. Wonderful feel on my feet. No pressure on my corns. Arrived in a timely manner. Glad I ordered. Would definitely order again. Looking at other available Avias at this writing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2012

Susan

from Ohio

These are my favorite shoes for my daily walk. They feel great. I generally love Avias and I think they are a great bargain.

Brands I'd also recommend: No other brand is as consistantly comfortable. able

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 1, 2012

Carolyn D

from Memphis, TN

Comfortable, light weight, and cute. Is there any other reason to purchase something. Oh, also... very good price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 30, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

Great shoes. Much more affordable than other brands and very comfortable. Wore them jogging and speed-walking. No trouble with discomfort. Very pleased with the purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Dallas, Tx.

So far, I love this pair of shoes. I haven't had them too long but I can tell they are just what I need... Very comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2012

Bonnie H

from Pendleton IN

Great buy for the price. Wanted a pair to keep at work for 20 minute walk. Very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 8, 2012

Anonymous

from voorhees, nj

Very positive experience. I was very impressed with the ease of ordering and the speedy delivery.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Milpitas

Just got these recently. I love them! They are very comfortable right from the first wearing. Feels like they were made for my feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ryka

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2011

Angie K

from Illinois

I loved this shoe. It was a bit wider than most tennis shoes I've bought, but it was wonderful, because it was comfortable right off the bat. I love them and for the price, they are a steal!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Iowa

Great shoe for the price. It could use some more cushion and arch support, and I almost sent them back because of it, I'm glad I didn't. I wear them to work, and my feet feel fine. The shoe runs a little wide. I have wide width feet, and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 16, 2013

Anne

from Kansas City

I've been wearing these athletic shoes for tennis, walking, and pretty much any hard surface sport for the last 12 years. They are great; they wear well and are comfortable. JCP decided not to carry them in the store so I went online and found them here.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Columbia, Missouri

First let me start by saying I have plantar fasciitis, a planter wart on my left foot, plus a bunion also on my left foot. In addition I am on my feet for 90% of the day. Saying that the first time I put these shoes on there were like stepping on a cloud. The comfort and support were great. I normally order Asics shoes but the the company stopped making the brand I normally wear. After reading the reviews from other people and Zappos return policy I did think I had anything to lose. These shoes are great, started wearing they the moment they came. I normally wear 8.5 but order a 9. So glad I did with just a little room in the toe area, with excellent arch support. Avia has a new customer for life. Highly recommend.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ascis

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 24, 2013

Jade

 

I am on my third pair of this particular shoe, and I will keep buying them as long as they keep making them! I typically wear wide widths, but the normal width fits me fine in these. I have never had a problem with durability with these. I am a fat woman on my feet all the time, and these hold up for me. They take a while to break in. Avia's Cantilver sole kind of sounds like a horse clopping. But the comfort is outstanding. These are absolutely the best shoes that I have ever worn. Odd info, just so you know if my review means anything to you: I absolutely hate New Balance, like Nike, and love traditional lo-cut Converse.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

I wear custom orthotics and have a very hard time finding shoes that are wide enough to accommodate them. These worked great from day one. I love them! Also, love the price!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 26, 2012

Lori

from Maryland

I just had foot surgery and can finally wear a regular shoe and these feel great. They are light and comfy and my orthotic fit perfectly when I took out the insole. Can't beat the price either.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 26, 2012

Barbara g

 

These are so comfortable. I have them on now. They are great for walking, wearing to casual meetings, and for new runners. Finally a winner.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 11, 2012

Karen B

from Illinois

Money well spent! I read the reviews on these shoes before I bought them and people were right. You get a very nice shoe and a reasonable price. I have hammer toes and arthritis in my feet. I bought a 9 1/2 wide, which is my normal size and they fit like a glove. Very comfortable even for bad feet. These are much more comfortable then my Mizunos I paid more that double for last year. I will definitely buy them again. Thanks to Zappos for making t so easy - the shopping, the returns - everything!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

I wear a size 9.5 wide and at age 55+, style is less of a factor than comfort, although I have no complaints about their appearance. My feet are sensitive and difficult to please; I must wear very smooth thin socks. These shoes are light, comfortable and you can't beat the price. I was pleasantly surprised.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance, Crocs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 12, 2012

E t

from Marin County

These are the best running shoes that I have ever bought. So I continue to buy this Avia model. I am suspecting, though, that it has been discontinued, which is why I snapped up the last pair in my size. They offer stability, cushioning and flexibility, are lightweight, has generously placed reflectors all around the shoe, not just on the heel, and offers great traction.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Indiana

A very comfortable shoe, I wear them all day at work, very lightweight and true to size, will order again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

No problems with this shoe - I walk everyday and have not had a blister or incident! A+

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 29, 2013

Anonymous

 

Still getting used to them, since my last pair of gym shoes were crosstrainers and more boxy. They are lighter, which I like, but I am unused to the elevation in the heel. The fit is good and the comfort seems fine, but I haven't done any impact in them, just equipment.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 31, 2013

J K

from Surprise, AZ

The first day or two I used these for my walk, I wasn't so sure? They seemed kind of stiff, but after a few weeks are okay. A little warm for Arizona weather, don't seem to breathe as well as I would like.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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