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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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Latest ara Reviews

Rachel

Rachel

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

Strings untie only negative. I have narrow feet they fit well but if you had a wide maybe snug on you.

from Cedartown GA on December 06, 2018

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Sally

Sally

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are beautiful shoes but they are high on the side and hit my ankle bone. I was sad to have to return them.

on December 05, 2018

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Nisha

Nisha

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The back was too high and cut in to back of heel. Sent back because shape of right throat did not match shape of left throat. Left was squarish and right was deeper oval.

on December 03, 2018

Misty

Misty

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

I have a wide foot so I never know how things will fit but this brand and this boot are perfect. Nice looking and comfortable from the get go.

on December 03, 2018

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Rachel

Rachel

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

These are beautiful dark brown shoes. They were comfortable right out of the box. Size 7 normally; size 7 fit!

on December 01, 2018

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Tai

Tai

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

I was hesitant to buy, once more, boots online. However I "knew" these might fit as I had a previous pair of (short) ara boots. These from Zappos are perfect in every way. And--I ordered them in the evening and they were at my doorstep the following morning! Jo

on November 30, 2018

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Mariza

Mariza

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

For fit comments, I wear an 8.5M in US sized shoes which are most often a 39 in Euro sizing but I tried a 40 in this shoe based on previous experience that ara brand shoes seem to run a little short. The 40 was a just right fit for length. It had just enough wiggle room in the toe box and the heel collar was padded to be both snug and comfortable. Oddly, although the box did not say ara Mariza but just Jenny and I noted the sole was also stamped Jenny. Whether that is ara owned additional label I don't know, but it was definitely this shoe and I note in close up look at the sole photos on the Zappos page (always excellent photos and descriptions provided - thanks to them) that it also shows Jenny on the sole. I'm returning these because they were a bit heavier and much less flexible than I anticipated they would be. And need them to be since I have multiple sclerosis and both of those factors matter to me for balance and gait stability. But I liked the soles for material which would be good traction, that is it doesn't seem it would slip or 'grab' on any surface. The stitching detail on the upper was interesting too for a little extra 'something'. Last, the description of these shoes says leather uppers - they may be but they had an odd 'processed' aroma and neither the box nor any part of the shoe was marked as leather.

on November 30, 2018

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Bel

Bel

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

Nice soft leather, looks stylish, will be perfect with office pants and skirts. Could not find similar heel in other brands. Expensive shoe but worth it.

from Rockville, MD on November 28, 2018

Colette

Colette

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

First to applaud Zappos for the always splendid service in fast shipping and for the really excellent information at the web site in text and photos to allow shoppers to make informed choices. That said, shoe shopping is difficult when one is trying a brand for the first time, as I was with this ara Collette. I swear an 8.5M in almost all American sized shoes and most often a 39 but sometimes a 40 in those which are Euro sized. I tried these shoes, which are whisper light and of beautiful soft leather, in a UK 6 which translates, says the size chart, to US size 8.5. But my big toe was at the end of the shoe on my dominant foot and nearly there on the other one. I have multiple sclerosis so I need shoes that are stable in fit when on for balance and gait. If these were right for length, they would have worked for that purpose give the soles and nice snug fit. I would not usually choose a slip on shoe, but the wide elastic across the top both looked attractive (no kidding) and made getting the shoes on (with a light sock) AOK to do. My recommendation to others would be consider going up a half size in these for what you usually wear. I was enough bullish about the quality and light weight of these shoes that I'll try other ara styles.

on November 27, 2018

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Magaly GORE-TEX®

Magaly GORE-TEX®

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

This was the third time I purchased this boot and have worn the other two to death. But they must have done something, because this time, the same size was way too narrow. I could barely stand to try them on. I put them right back in the box.

on November 23, 2018

Ophelia

Ophelia

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

The 7.5M (U.S.) is what I usually wear, which I ordered and it fits. At first, it was a bit tight around the toe box, but that is a typical problem for me. In this case, the leather is beautiful and supple, and after a few times wearing them the shoes are now comfortable. Not super stylish, but just a nice easy-to-wear shoe, especially with pants and jeans. The heel provides sturdy support and the subtle platform part is a cute addition. I paid the original full $184.95, which is about what Ara pumps typically cost. That's a little pricey for me, but Ara shoes are good quality and last a long time.

from Benson on November 21, 2018

Cissy

Cissy

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

Very wide shaft

on November 20, 2018

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Bella

Bella

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

Fit very well. Comfortable right out of the box.

on November 20, 2018

Page

Page

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is exactly the boot I wanted. I have a pair of ara fabric lace-up boots that must be 15 years old. The soles have been replaced three times, the eyelets have been replaced twice, and now the tongue needs to be replaced, but I can't find a cobbler who will do it. So these boots seemed like a good replacement--they are lightweight, stylish, and waterproof. However, the fit across the instep (and my bunions) is just too tight. A larger size would make them so long I'd trip over them, so I must regretfully return them.

from Raleigh, NC on November 19, 2018

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Bella

Bella

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

I have tried on dozens of flats, and these are the first pair that fit well. I very much appreciate the reviews from others who stated that the shoe fits comfortably over bunions. This is true, as the soft leather is accommodating. I also think the shoe sacrifices nothing in style for the comfort feature. They are cute, and I know I’ll enjoy wearing them.

from Falls Church, VA on November 17, 2018

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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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Page

Page

  • 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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