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Cole Haan Air Reesa Buckle Ballet Reviews

54 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

44% "Felt a half size smaller than marked"

76% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

46 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/27/12
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

I am typically a 7½ for heels and 8 for flats. The size 8 in these Cole Haan flats was still too short in the toe box. I also think the shoes look better online than in person. Sorry, these had to go back and my quest for cute basic flats continue.

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/7/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I bought an 8C, and it was nowhere near a wide width. Was really disappointed because it is a great looking flat. If you need a wide width look elsewhere.

Additional 34 Air Reesa Buckle Ballet Cole Haan Reviews

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April 3, 2013

Anonymous

from California

These are the most comfortable ballet flats I own! The leather is very nice and the Nike air technology makes the soles a little more sturdier and more comfortable than other ballet flats. I ordered a full size larger than I normally wear in Cole Haan.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Washington DC

Super cute but maybe order .5 size larger. Also, the leather on the top of the shoe that meets the top of my foot (base of the big toe) does not break in and has caused very painful (and visible) injury to my feet.

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Atlanta

Horrible! I can't believe how uncomfortable these are and they are Cole Haan! I purchased a similar pair a couple of years ago, and they were so comfortable I wore them completely out. This was to be a replacement pair. I was wearing socks the first time I wore them and thank goodness, because they would have torn up my feet. They are very tight in the heal and will cut your skin to shreds. I'm hoping to return them but I wore them for a full day and not sure. Didn't even dawn on me that they would be so bad.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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April 2, 2013

Kathleen B

from Ontario, Canada

Love these shoes. This is my second pair of Cole Haan ballet flats. They are pricey but so comfy. I have narrow feet, either 2A or 4A, and have a particularly narrow heel and these stay on great. I usually take a 10.5 but ordered an 11 as I find Cole Haan shoes run a bit small. My only complaint is the arch support - there is pretty much none.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Trotters

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Maryland

This shoe is a lovely neutral color. The back of the shoe hits quite high on my heel, making it uncomfortable. The toe box is pretty narrow. In all, the shoe felt smaller than it should and will be returned.

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

 

March 10, 2013

CTN

from DC

Most comfortable flats I own. All of my Tory's are now collecting dust! My heels were irritated the first day wearing them but by the 2nd day, they felt like heaven! I am normally a size 7 with wide feet, I chose a 7.5 as noted by other reviewers and they fit perfectly! The black and nude makes any outfit look put together! My next one will have to be the all the nude ones.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love at first sight! Elegant and lovely, this is a wonderful casual dress shoe. The elastic around the entire top of the shoe allows for a comfy fit without much rubbing or irritation. Very happy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2013

Megan

from United States

These flats fit me true to size and I think they're adorable on. The only thing about these shoes is that they did take a bit longer than normal to get them broken in but once they were it was worth it. The Nike sole is so comfortable and I love wearing these. I would buy them again.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 3, 2013

Anonymous

 

I wanted to love these shoes, but Cole Haan is just not kind to gals with bunions. These flats, like many of CH's other shoes, cut right across that tender spot. They have to go back. Otherwise, these are beautiful and the Nike Air is so cushy.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 2, 2013

Anonymous

from New York City

I was a little skeptical about the shoes running a full size smaller, but after trying them on, it is certainly true! I wear a 6½B pretty consistently, but I decided to start with the 7B. They ended up being too small! My toes were jammed at the end of the toe box. The 7½B, however, was just right. I ended up ordering them online and they are great, super comfortable and cute.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 27, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Love this shoe! It is very comfy and very soft. I sometimes have an issue with the back heel not fitting right on other brands, but this shoe fits perfectly, it doesn't use uncomfortable elastic at the back, and is still perfectly comfortable and no blisters!

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 31, 2012

Erin

from Florida

I was very happy to see Cole Haan had cute dressy flats that were not ornate. I wear flats in my office and heels for important meetings, and Cole Haan makes the only heels I can wear because of the Nike Air in them. These flats also have the Nike Air, which makes my feet feel great after a long day. In general, I wear a 10 in shoes, but in certain Cole Haan flats I do need a 10½. These shoes, however, I got the 10½, having read that they run small, and had to return them and get the 11, which was a perfect fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Michael Kors

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

I was so excited when I saw this shoe and the variety of colors, but the toe box is short and they are tight around the circumference of the opening. I was very disappointed since the Nike sole was very comfortable. I normally wear an 8 medium. You need real short toes and skinny feet for these to work.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 27, 2012

Angie

from Seattle, WA

Very cute shoe but it feels at least a half size smaller than normal CH sizing. The toe box squeezed my foot. I'm returning for a half size up and let's hope it works this time.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 16, 2012

Lindsay

from washington

I originally bought these in black and loved them so much I bought a tan pair when they went on sale. They're so comfortable and versatile, not to mention cute; they're my new go-to work shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2012

Ellen T

from Washington, DC

These shoes are great. They have much more substantial soles than lots of ballet flats, but they do not look clunky. I did have a bit of trouble finding the right size (they run a little small, I think), but after a bit of ordering and returning I have gotten things straightened out. My only other comment is to say that I am not crazy about having elastic around the shoe opening. My experience has been that it is more comfortable to have more structured shoes (these are quite soft between the structured heel and the structured toe) without the elasticized opening, but I can certainly live with it in these shoes.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago

It took 3 tries to get the right size but worth it. I do have a narrow foot so these shoes work for me and I love them. Casual enough to wear with jeans yet dressy enough to wear with a suit to work. And very comfortable but not the best walking shoe as there is not arch support. With insoles, they could be the perfect shoe!

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Montana

I have this shoe in every color, two pair in the black because I want to have them a long, long time. It took quite a bit of trial and error, ordering and returning (Thank you, Zappos!) to hit on the correct size. I wear a 9.5C in most shoes and need a 10.5B in this one. After two bunion surgeries, my left foot usually fits about 1/2 size smaller than the right, so I often have to apply a heel strip or insert a pad in the shoe at the ball of the foot (Foot Petals work fine). This shoe definitely runs at least a half size small--for me a whole size small. I did apply a heel pad at the back of the shoe as it tends to slip off my smaller foot. I cannot work all day in this shoe without arch support, so I also "installed" a stick-on gel arch support (Target?) which made a huge difference in comfort (then I ran around Spain in the beige/black pair all day every day for two weeks with happy feet). One other note for bunion sufferers, this shoe is cut very low at the front, and until I broke them in, they rubbed on the bony bump on top of my big toe joint. I tried so many cap-toed flats looking for the perfect one, and even though I have to doctor them up, they're worth the investment. The shoe is too cute, looks so great with everything, and goes everywhere.

Brands I'd also recommend: Weitzman, Paul Green, Kors, Cole Haan Air, Sarto, Edelman

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Alas, a very uncomfortable fit. Adorable shoe but after a week of wear the shoe is still uncomfortable. No blisters and the size is correct, but the shoe wears uncomfortably and causes my foot to go numb in places. So sad because initially they fit well but now I'm stuck with the shoes and cannot return.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

These are great! Very comfortable for all day, even with my aging runner's wrecked feet. They stay on, don't pinch,and are almost as comfortable as the other Cole Haan flats I bought last summer which are no longer available.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 17, 2012

Sally

from Louisville, KY

I bought a 9.5 to my usual 9 and it fit pretty well. Toe box was too tight, so I had to return them. What a bummer! The heel was so comfy.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 6, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

These shoes had everything I was looking for in a comfy work flat but they made a noise when I walked so I had to send them back. Sad.

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

Runs Wide

 

October 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

I tried these on in my regular size but had to order a half size smaller. I agree with others that the toe is a bit tight but it loosens up a little. I did get a blister on my right heel but I still wear them b/c they're comfortable. The wedge in this shoe fits a little better and is true to size.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 12, 2012

Laura

from Crockett, Tx

I absolutely love Cole Haan shoes! These shoes are so comfortable and cute! They feel like sneakers, but look a whole lot cuter! I have walked miles through airports and beyond in these shoes. I own four pair of these, and always get compliments. Even my friends buy them now. They are worth twice the price!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 7, 2012

LL

from Crockett, Texas

These shoes are amazing! I have them in five different colors. Talk about money well spent. You can walk for hours outside, inside, through an airport and stand all day - they never give a single second of trouble. You will be glad that you bought them. They run true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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