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Ahnu Maia Reviews

102 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

16%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

61% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

64% "Moderate arch support"

91 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/14/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Fantastic combination of comfort and style! The Ahnu Maia hugs your foot with super-soft leather straps and a cushy footbed that seem to mold around and provide a custom fit. I usually wear a 9.5 or 10, so based on previous reviews I ordered the 9.5. I can understand how this shoe might not fit everyone - and since the straps are not adjustable, it will be highly dependent on the shape of your foot. I found them to be a little long in the toe area, even though I have fairly long toes - but the arch and metatarsal support hit me in just the right places so I was very happy with the fit. The straps felt a little snug at first, but as soon as my feet got settled in and I took a few steps, it was like walking barefoot - only better! I got the dark charcoal color and I think it will go with pretty much everything. The sole is shocking pink, just for fun. The leather uppers are extremely soft, as are the microsuede fabric linings. This is a great transitional sandal for spring and fall, as it's not quite so "bare" as some, while still showing off a beautiful pedi and allowing my feet to breathe. This is my first pair of Ahnu shoes, and I will definitely look at more.

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11 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/17/14
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

This is my 2nd Maia review. I'm giving 1 star "overall" to counterbalance my previous 5 star review. Mine is the one that starts, "Love. Super comfy and secure-feeling. A little bit tricky to size though..." This shoe smells. After a week of wear -- light commuting, sitting still at work all day -- these shoes smelled so strongly I was embarrassed to wear them indoors. I could smell them when I flexed my foot, so air hit the sole. I continued to wear them on errands for a few months, but it's not worth it. I hate tossing out shoes, but I'm going to have to do it. Bummer.

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August 13, 2013

Liza

from Berkeley, CA

Love. Super comfy and secure-feeling. A little bit tricky to size though. I initially ordered these in 6.5/Chocolate Chip. "Chocolate Chip" is misleading; they were really rather olivey. They also felt a little snug, but I like my feet to feel hugged, so I thought I'd try them again in another color. I meant to order the same size in Pansy, but I ordered size 7 by mistake. A moment of serendipity. Re: length, 6.5 and 7 both look fine. Re: width -- more complicated. On the 7s, the toe straps are a little loose and the upper straps feel "fitted". The heel is a little loose side-to-side, but good in terms of length. Recall that I like the hug feeling: my first reaction was that the 7s were too loose all over, but I'm keeping them. Here's why: my feet swell walking around all day, so that slight extra room comes in handy. It's not visible at all. Plus, the Pansy color is adorable -- a little bluer than shown on my screen, like a purplish wine. Bottom line: if you consider your feet wide or fleshy, I'd recommend the upper end of your size range. If your feet are narrow or skinny, go with your smaller size. My feet: 37 Euro - 7 US, narrow heel, wide toe - "compressible feet" in dance terms - no need for arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagonia, Born, Sofft

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2013

Deedi

from houston, tx

This is my second pair of Ahnu shoes...both purchased for a future trip to Italy. They both feel amazing right out of the box -- these people are doing something right! My feet run medium width, leaning towards narrow, and if anything, their shoes are a 'tad' too wide for me -- but not enough to whine about.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 19, 2013

Michele

from San Francisco, California

Love these, I'm no spring chicken so comfort is my main objective. Fits in perfect with the style of today's sandal with comfort. I like these so much I can't decide which color I should get next. I got them in the black and I'm very pleased with the color, style and the comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Denver

Shoes fit great and are comfortable. I have worn them for about a week now on vacation and didn't do a ton of walking. My only complaint is the light blue foot bed. Besides being a distracting color, it attracts and shows dirt really badly and now looks dirty and pretty disgusting. A brown or tan color would be more attractive and practical.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 3, 2013

Aud M

from NYC

Love these sandals. Quite comfortable out of the box, and cute – although there were two issues: the back sole park rubs a little on the ankle. I had to wear band-aids the first few days, but I think it'll be fine as the leather is very soft. Other problem is the length: while everyone said these run a half-size too large, I bought a half-size down and they're definitely a little small. So do yourself a favor and order your "real" size first. I'll definitely get more Ahnus in the future, though.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

I really like the comfort of these shoes. Walked all over in them on vacation without blisters and the arch was great. The footbed traps odor though and I may have to quit wearing them. I have other shoes I have been wearing all summer without any odor issues. Wish they made the footbed odor resistant as I really want to keep wearing these.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

After reading the previous reviews, I ordered a half size down and the length of the shoe was perfect. However, these are very wide. My foot was not secured by the bands and had a lot of movement when walking. I normally have good luck with a M width shoe but these felt and looked like a W width. If the entire footbed were cut more narrow they would be a cute girly sandal, but they are very bulky and not so flattering on a long narrow foot. They are going back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagonia

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

I really wanted to love these. They felt comfortable when I tried them on, but the lump where the straps are attached rubbed and I think they'll cause blisters. I ordered a half size down and they fit ok, but the straps were way too loose.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 18, 2015

Holly M

from Wichita Falls, TX

I love the look of these shoes, and they're comfy for the first 15 minutes and then I get cramps in my arches from them - too much arch support and I don't have flat feet. I could ignore that and wear them anyway but holy moly the SMELL! And there's nothing that's helped to make them not stink.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Boulder, CO

These are very comfy, light, look great with shorts & skirts, much better casual feel than flipflops. However, they stained my feet - blue stripes that were hard to scrub off.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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April 24, 2013

Anonymous

 

I tried 2 styles of Ahnu shoes and both were unbelievably wide. The length was true to size, but the width was ridiculous. I do not have narrow feet; I reliably wear "B - Medium" in all brands of shoes. There were visible gaps on the sides of my feet in both styles of Ahnu shoes I bought. Such a bummer because these were really cute. So if you have wide feet, definitely get these.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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April 19, 2013

Sheila

from CT

Wanted to like these! However, the toe straps were too wide. My feet slid through the foot bed.

Brands I'd also recommend: ECCO

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 6, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are really comfortable and cute but beware. The soles of mine wore out after about 8 weeks. Not just a little wear and tear but so bad that the toes and heels got crumbly and the mid foot area lost all traction.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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October 5, 2015

Rebecca H

from Gowanda, NY

I really like this sandal. I have problems with the height of the heel on the back of my ankle. I wish it was a little lower. It is a very nice sandal otherwise, I wish I didn't have return it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 26, 2015

Jessie F

 

Nice shoe, but runs large. I generally wear between a 7 and 7 1/2. I ordered the 7 and it is too big so had to send back.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 23, 2015

Julie R

from San Diego, Ca

Loved this sandal right out of the box. Definitely order a full size smaller than you normally wear. I have a narrower foot but this sandal fits perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 15, 2015

Anonymous

from Suburban Philly

What a great summer sandal! The straps keep it securely on the foot, and are instantly comfortable. No binding, no blisters. Great arch support and lovely insole. I love the eggplant color. If it came with a heel, it would be perfect. The flat is rather casual, but I will be wearing these a lot this fall during the day.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cushe, Joseph Seibel, Reike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 6, 2015

Brooke F

from Carson City, NV

Love these! Very comfy and fun. Black, strappy sandals go with everything. I usually wear a medium width size 7.5. That is what I ordered and at first I thought they were just a tad too long in the toe. After walking around the house I realized they were just perfect. My first night wearing them I was out on the town walking a lot. These shoes were perfect. No rub spots and no foot bed stink. I'll be wearing them again very soon.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 3, 2015

Anonymous

from Ohio

Looking for a sandal with support & comfort for walking around town and travels. These hit the mark perfect and look better than all the other walking sandals out there! Wore them for 6 hours straight out of the box. Extremely comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 1, 2015

Jody

from Salem Oregon

I have 3 pair, love them. I have a wide foot and am the perfect 10.5 so am thrilled these come in my size! Best foot bed of all my shoes, super good design the straps hit the right places for comfort - no cutting into my foot. The heel cover is a bonus. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 11, 2015

Julie

from California

Love these sandals. They go with everything and are so supportive and comfortable. I walk a mile to and from work in these sandals, am on my feet a large part of the day, and my feet are still happy. Excellent arch support -- so rare in a sandal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2015

L H

from Marquette MI

Most comfortable flats ever! I have a pair in Black and Tan and they go with everything all summer! Dress up or down.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, the a, naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2015

Anonymous

 

I have two pairs of these sandals that I bought last year, and I am considering purchasing a third because I never want to live without them. I have super wide feet and have a hard time finding sandals that are comfortable. I can wear them all day and barely feel them, and they stay securely on my feet, even at a jog. I've never had a problem with them smelling up as other reviews remarked. I think if they start smelling, give them a rest for a few days and try again - I have had that issue with other sandals. The only minor problem I have with these is the lip at the toe is a little longer than necessary, and it scoops up dirt into the sandal occasionally, which is hard to kick out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 15, 2015

Anonymous

from Virginia

Sadly, I'll have to return these sandals. The color was true and very pretty but the shoe feels too long and floppy. Plenty of room in the toe and the straps are not too tight. I feel like I'm wear clown shoes when I walk though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2015

Anonymous

from Washington

Wow. These are amazingly comfortable shoes. I love that they are open to keep the feet cool during the summer. I love the arch support. I imagine walking with these for extended periods of time will not be a problem at all. The straps are super comfortable. I think some reviewers commented on how they are too tight. I am a size 11 and had no issues with tightness at all. The only drawback that I can potentially see is that the sole is not very thick. So I wonder how well they will hold up. I hope that they hold up for a long time because these babies are heaven on my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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