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Ahnu Maia Reviews

88 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

60% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

77 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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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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May 30, 2015

Anonymous

from Seattle

Love this shoe. So comfortable. Good arch support for those who need it. Have had my eye on this shoe for awhile.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 21, 2015

Susan M

from United States

Most comfortable sandal I've worn in years! No break in period needed. Leather is so soft. Love the arch support. If you're viewing the shoe, you've got to try it! They tend to run big though - was a nice treat to return for smaller size. :) (I normally wear 8.5 to 9 - I got an 8.)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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May 16, 2015

Ashley B

from Cottonwood Heights

I have awful feet. They constantly hurt unless I am in super cushion shoes (hoka and Birkenstock are about all I can wear). I can never ever wear cute flats or flip flops. I love my Birks bit really wanted a second option through the summer and a lighter shoe to take while traveling- so I took a chance and ordered these. I am an 11 and ordered 10.5. Let me just say these are amazing. I wore them out of the box all day to run errands, work in the yard and go shopping. No discomfort whatsoever. The Straps were a little snug on the top of my foot initially but quickly loosened up and truly did not hurt my feet at all. They are easy to slide on and off and I'm amazed how they just molded to my foot without adjustable straps. I love these. I will order another color soon. I ordered the red sandals but they look more orange in person. If I wear them all day they do leave little Orange dye marks along the straps lines. This is a little annoying, but not enough to deter me from wearing them or wanting more colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 14, 2015

Ellen M

from Harpers Ferry WV

I really wanted this shoe because it is so cute, but I have a wide foot and a high instep. The leather straps have no elastic at the instep so I could not even get my foot in the shoe to see if it was wide enough. If you have a high instep, this is probably not going to work for you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2015

Anonymous

from Cambridge, MA

This is my 2nd color of this sandal. I love that it has a supportive arch and stylish look that can be worn with skirts, slack and shorts. It's even more supportive than it looks.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrill, naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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November 30, 2014

Beth T

from near Boston

Comfortable and attractive sandals. I love the cactus green (it goes with more than you might think). This is the only shoe I've ever worn that has maybe a hair too much arch support. The arch in the footbed is just a little longer than the one on my foot, so the sandals feel a little funny when I first put them on. The feeling wears off quickly, within a minute or two, and they feel very nice after my foot adjusts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 21, 2014

Anonymous

from martha's vineyard

Absolutely perfect. So very comfortable and beautifully made. All leather with a very soft footbed and great arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Lake Zurich, IL

These shoes are by far my favorite purchase this summer. I needed a comfortable shoe for a trip and these really worked great. I walked for many hours in these shoes without any problem. I would highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 2, 2014

Brandi

from Bend, Oregon

I bought these for a trip to NYC in the summer. They were perfect! I walked for miles with no issues and they went with shorts, skirts and pants. Comfortable, versatile and cute!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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August 6, 2014

Liz G

from Southwest VA

Love these shoes so much I got a second pair..different color. They are necessary for my high arches...with them I do not have to wear ugly orthotic shoes. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Ct. USA

I love these sandals. I need to put a 1/2 inch lift in all of my left shoes and I can do it with these. They were instantly comfortable and I wear them every day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2014

Anonymous

from Bartlett, TN

Adorable shoes but they didn't work for me. I have a high instep and the criss cross straps are way too tight. The shoes have an arch support so the shoe must sit exactly right to be comfortable - but if it does, I bet they're great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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June 4, 2014

Anonymous

from upstate New York

Wonderful shoe. Runs a bit wide with some space at the straps against the upper foot...still, got the shoe in two colors after finding out how very comfortable and cute it is. A really good buy, in my opinion.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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