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For over 50 years, Ara® has been providing its customers with footwear that is both comfortable and stylish. This commitment to fashion, fit, and quality has allowed Ara to become one of Europe's greatest producers of women's footwear. With factories and offices in 6 countries, Ara is able to draw from a multitude of creative sources to deliver products that are on the leading edge of fashion and comfort.

Using only the finest materials, each product is manufactured paying the utmost attention to detail and quality. Ara designs each shoe to cushion the foot's complex anatomical structure. Ara also offers patented GORE-TEX® technology in selected styles for increased breathability in the summer or warmth and moisture-proofing in the winter.

From leather to suede, from boots to flats you are sure to find something that will give that special touch to your wardrobe. Whether you are heading to work or out for a night on the town, Ara's wide range of styles will not disappoint. The best part - your feet will not only look great adorned in Ara footwear, they will feel great as well.

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Cissy

Cissy

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Run very small. Style is kind of boring.

on November 16, 2018

Misty

Misty

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Attention Ladies, if your foot is a little wide or fragile from too many birthdays, this boot is heaven! Comfortable right out of the box, lightweight and so streamlined for a winter boot, the wide width lets you add a warm sock and still be able to wiggle your toes.

from Carson City, NV on November 13, 2018

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  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a very well made boot, worth every penny, comfortable right out of the box! After several foot surgeries my feet are very picky. This style is a bit narrow for me, so I was happy to see that this comapny now has a wide boot and it is superior! Buy with confidence and lucky for us, Zappos makes that very easy.

from Carson City , NV on November 13, 2018

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Luella

Luella

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

My foot is slightly on the wider side of average. So are these boots. They're so comfortable. Material is soft and seems warm. Feels like a gym shoe, but a soft boot. I'm 5ft 5inches, 125lbs. I wear a size 11, and the boot isn't so snug on my leg that I can't tuck pants in them. Nice casual winter bootie for running about town.

from Chicago on November 13, 2018

Nisha

Nisha

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect heel height, these felt stable and comfortable right out of the box. I am usually a US 7.5 or 8, and the UK 5 was a perfect fit. Love these shoes!

on November 12, 2018

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Paulette

Paulette

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I really wish these had fit. I vary between 10.5 and 11, depending on the manufacturer. These were just a tad too small. Unlike most flats, they have nice cushioning and a bit of arch support.

on November 11, 2018

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Paula

Paula

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a sleek understated boot with a great heel height. It fits my narrow boot but is still very comfortable. Originally I ordered 1/2 size down but they were too fit so it really is a "true to size" boot but I can only say that for sure if you foot is slender. They are a bit pricier than I generally prefer so I hope they last a good long while.

from San Diego on November 10, 2018

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Paulette

Paulette

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I really wanted these to fit. BOO! They are classy and feminine without being over the top. Just order a half size up. The three star on comfort is only because they were too small. Hard to tell how comfortable they would be if they fit.

on November 08, 2018

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Clover

Clover

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I recently ordered some wonderful tennis shoes from ARA but had to exchange because a 10 was too small got a 10 1/2 and fit great. So I ordered the Clover in a 10 1/2 and it was too big and Zappos did not have a size 10 so returned. I liked the finish and style, classic and can wear forever, good heel height but was too big but this brand of shoe fits my foot really well, which is long and thin. These are expensive shoes but fit for me works if I can figure out the right size which is not always consistent, so returns may be necessary.

on November 07, 2018

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Sally

Sally

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are beautiful shoes. Quality material and construction. As noted by another reviewer, lots of padding in insole and really good arch support for this type of flat. Unfortunately the toe box was just too narrow in size 7.5 (my usual ARA shoe size), so very uncomfortable in that area. I tried the size 8 to see if that would work. Unfortunately, size 8 was too long/large. Returned both. Sad since this was exactly the style/color I wanted.

from San Francisco on November 07, 2018

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Mira

Mira

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I own 2 pairs of Ara sneakers in size 40 and have found the fit perfect and the shoes well made and very comfortable These shoes, Ara Mira are labelled "Jenny" , not Ara and so I wondered if this is a subsidiary of the original Ara. The shoes were a little tight and I think the quality is not as good as my older Ara's. They are good looking sneakers but I decided to return them as the fit was not perfect.

on November 05, 2018

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Bella

Bella

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Comfortable with leather footbed. Classic look

on November 03, 2018

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Patria

Patria

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These shoe is so darn cute on and comfort, maybe not for walking long, but to attend a dinner or wedding which I will be wearing them to, it is true to size. Too bad they did not make more of this kind of style that is cute and so much fun to wear to bring out an outfit, I will be wearing them for many occasions it pick up the red and black in the outfits that I have in my wardrobe. Thanks Zappos for the 1 day service.

from Torrance, Calif on November 03, 2018

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Millicent

Millicent

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love them! Didn’t want to spend this much money but ended up sending back several other pair because stiff and thick leather. They look great with everything And I wore them the whole day the first time I put them on!

on November 02, 2018

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Bella

Bella

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These were adorable but I ordered a 6 by mistake when I normally get a 5. The 6 was so big that a 5 would have been too large as well, so they just went back.

on October 25, 2018

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Marilyn

Marilyn

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I like this Ara shoe so much that i ordered an extra pair for next year. 11.5 ladies medium is not easy to find. Ara seems to have limited productions so when i find one i like, i'm set for a while. Keep supporting women's shoe size 11.5m. It is really a shoe size!

from Dallas on October 19, 2018

Trinity

Trinity

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Beautiful looking shoe, and stylish too. Love the heel height. Rubs a little on the upper side of the toes, but can be remedied with some moleskin tape. I wish it came in more colors, other than black!

from Boise, Idaho on October 18, 2018

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Mira

Mira

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I'd recommend going up a half size with a thin sock or a whole size with a medium sock. I have a narrow foot and fit was good. Liked the look and fit so much (even better than a sneaker) I ordered a second pair. Wearing to London as my walking and semi-dressy shoe.

on October 17, 2018

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Kalina

Kalina

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I would love it if Zappos would publish the widths of the Ara shoes, if they did I wouldn't have ordered it. This is an "F" width which is printed on the box. I did some research and an "F" for an ARA shoe is narrow to medium.

on October 16, 2018

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Sally

Sally

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Wonderful ARA shoe. The sizing is great and the lining is as soft as butter.

on October 16, 2018

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Kay

Kay

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Be careful how you order — I didn’t look carefully and ordered a 7 in the UK sizing, which was way to big. Make sure to buy the US size!

on October 13, 2018

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Marilyn

Marilyn

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I ordered these shoes in a US 9 and they were a little too big - gaping at the ankles and too long. So, I meant to order them in an 8.5, but by accident ordered the 8 1/2 in British sizing, which is a US size 11!! Needless to say they were enormous and have to go back. So, just a word to be careful and be sure you order the correct size - if you want an 8 1/2, you need to order size 6.

on October 12, 2018

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Paula

Paula

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

A really wonderful waterproof boot, good looking, well made and perfect for those of us with narrow calves. But the toebox is so narrow! These boots squished my little toe so much that I had to return them.

on October 10, 2018

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  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

Have other Ara shoes that fit much better. This bootie was very tight through the footbed and too loose at the ankle.

on October 10, 2018

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Phoebe

Phoebe

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are perfect for me. Sturdy but not clunky. Comfortable and fit well. The patent is rich looking and I am thrilled.

from Oregon on October 06, 2018

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