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Avia A9616W Reviews

29 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

63%Rated 5 stars

13%Rated 4 stars

17%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

50% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 9 A9616W Avia Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 14, 2011

Victoria C

from Silver City, NM

I usually like Avia shoes. I got these for casual shoe use. I like the non aggressive look. These shoes have some of the best arch support I have come across, even in more expensive shoes. This is important to me because I have a mild neuropathy. I would probably not wear these shoes as an everyday work shoe but for casual wear half a day it has worked out perfectly for me. If you like wearing heavy socks, get half a size larger.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance, Adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Charleston, SC

I love these shoes. There was no breaking in period, as they were comfortable from day one. The mesh helps keep feet cooler and avoids irritating any bunions you may have.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 19, 2012

Lourdes

from Coral Gables, FL

I like this shoe a lot. It is light & cool. I did need to replace the insole because it was hard & cheap with a better quality one from my Reeboks. Hope Avia can work on this but for the price -- excellent deal.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reeboks is my favorite but pricier

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 21, 2011

Anonymous

 

These fit well and are generally comfy.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Tennessee

Really liked the look of this shoe but was a little too small. Am ordering another pair a half size larger but they are out of stock so I will have to wait until they are back in stock. I love Zappos! Never have a problem with any Zappos...the are the best!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell,Frye,Privo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 21, 2013

Anonymous

from southwest desert

I am sorry I did not keep this one, but it came in 3rd place out of the nine shoes I ordered an I could only keep two pair. I felt good and looked great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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January 15, 2013

Bonnie L

from Florida

I love this sneaker. I have a pair that I use for walking and workouts. I decided to buy another pair with the colored trim. I wear size 8.5 but after trying the first pair on that I bought locally found out I needed a size 9 and recommend that you do the same, and go up 1/2 size. I have problems getting the right fit with Nike and New Balance and I am so glad I found this sneaker. I ordered them on line yesterday and they arrived this morning. Zappos was wonderful to deal with because this was an exchange for a Christmas gift I got from my sons. Zappos has found a life time customer with me. Free shipping overnight. You can't beat that. Also, I like to read the reviews they really help in the decision process, that is why I am writing one. Hope this helps you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 13, 2012

Katie

 

Great shoe! Wore it on a walk right out of the box and it was awesome, no breaking in period. It's very light weight and comfortable, also fit perfectly!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Orlando, Florida

Very comfortable shoe. This is my third pair of Avia tennis shoes, I used to wear only New Balance, but I feel like Avia is better quality and a better fit for me.. I am happy with this purchase and will buy another pair to have when these wear out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Longmont, Colorado

Recently switched from running to distance walking and there shoes are perfect! I have worn Avias for years for running, so happy to have a good walking shoe now. Nice roomy toe box and low heel are wonderful!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Orange, TX

For sheer foot exhilaration, you can't beat these shoes! You want to walk when you wear these. And your knees don't hurt. Highly recommend them - just don't wear them for gardening. One push on a shovel, and the rocker effect is ruined.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 25, 2012

Donna C

 

Zappos was a great deal and a great help. I already knew I loved this shoe, but was having trouble finding a new pair. Zappos had them and at a great price. I had them delivered the next day free of charge!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Northern Calif.

Great lightweight walking shoe. Fit well though I usually take a Wide width, this B worked fine. Only concern was the cushioned insole is not very thick or padded. Otherwise, a comfortable shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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August 6, 2012

Anonymous

 

I got these shoes in JCPenney last winter and after wearing them for a month or so, decided to get another pair, also from Penney's. They are wonderful shoes, I plan to get a third pair. Great shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, Illinois

Great shoe! Very comfortable, since I have heel spurs shoe must be right.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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July 9, 2012

Catharina H

from San Leandro, California

I purchased a pair of Avia A9616W at a department store after trying on at least 10 other pairs of shoes. The Avias were very comfortable right from the start, and they felt like they were made for my feet. Somebody with narrow feet would probably not find them comfortable, but they are perfect for my feet. A couple of days after buying my first pair I bought a second pair of the same shoe in a different color, and I would defintely buy the same shoe again. I was amazed that I could get something of this quality for the price I paid.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Fallbrook, CA

Buying shoes without trying them on is risky so I was pleased that these felt great. A tad tighter than I'm used to but I wear crew socks. Really like the slightly rocking motion when walking,just right, no balance problem.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 22, 2014

Anonymous

 

Sizing ran small, I gave the shoes to my daughter who wears one size smaller than I do. Fits her perfectly. She loves the shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

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January 3, 2014

Karen G

from Alpharetta, GA

These shoes are good: light weight and fit well. My only concern is the traction. Depending on the surface you are walking on, it is possible to slip and slide.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Dayton, OH

I really like the look of this shoe. Just didn't have enough arch support for my feet. Not enough space for my orthotics. Am returning.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 31, 2012

Anonymous

 

I normally buy NB but thought I'd give these a try. Big mistake. I should have known better. The positive on these is they are pretty light weight. The negative is the padding in the footbed is way too thin for me. They'd be ok for shopping or running errands but not for fitness walking. They just don't cushion your feet enough to make them really comfortable for a 4-5 mile walk. The idea that they "tone" while walking is ridiculous.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 2, 2012

Phoebe C

 

Great while they lasted, but I do a lot of walking. I bought these less than a year ago and they've already got holes on the front and the soles.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Silver City, NM

Normally I love Avias, but these were one of the most uncomfortable shoes I've tried. Sole is very narrow and poorly positioned, leaving shoe feeling unstable and unsupportive. I tried the 7 1/2 and 8, and both were problematic.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 10, 2013

Anonymous

 

Ouch! These shoes hurt my feet the instant that I put them on! It was like there was a golf ball under the heel of my foot.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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