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Camper Pelotas Ariel - 16002 Reviews

26 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

73%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

92% "Felt true to size"

71% "Felt true to width"

61% "Moderate arch support"

22 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/2/10
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

The bulbous look of the shoe in the pictures had me a little concerned, but the simplicity and reputation of these shoes led me to buy them. The upper was very comfortable, but I was surprised that the shoe initially lacked cushioning and had very little arch support. So given the fact that I did not break them in I give them a 4 for comfort. That and the fact that I was looking for a slightly more "dressed up" look, I sent them back.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/17/16
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

We had a bad experience with the Camper Pelotas. For full disclosure we bought it from a Camper Store instead of online. But we feel compelled to share our experience here because these shoes can be dangerous! On July 27, 2016, we purchased the product after being informed by a Camper staff member that the Pelotas Ariel is one of the most comfortable and best-selling walking shoes. We decided to purchase one pair first for my man to experience it. We were not informed of any potential issues in wearing these shoes. However, our experience with the Pelotas Ariel turned out to be a nightmare. The shoes tend to SUDDENLY BECOME EXTREMELY SLIPPERY once there’s any water on most surfaces. The second time he wore it, there were some water drops on a restroom floor, and the shoes suddenly became slippery as he tried to exit the restroom. The shoe slipped again as he walked out of the restroom towards the door when there were also some water drops on the floor. I then walked in the exact same spots and didn’t experience any particular slipperiness with my shoes (rubber soled sandals from Birkenstock). We realized that the slips were not coincidental, and concluded that the shoes probably should be returned ASAP. Thus we decided to walk to the closest Camper Store to return the shoes and to buy some other shoes. On our way to the shoe store, it started to rain. Suddenly, on a regular sidewalk his shoes lost traction and he fell on his back. I was walking besides him on the same surface and did not feel any slipperiness (nor did it seem to affect the many other people walking on the street that day). We discovered that the ball-shaped bubbles on the bottom could cause people to suddenly lose balance. In addition, when we searched Google with “Pelotas Ariel Slippery” as keyword, we found that this was actually a known problem. Due to the fall, he scratched his elbow and suffered multiple bruises on his lower back. The fall also caused significant damage to our property since they were in his backpack when he fell. After this we tried to find out the contact information of the Camper corporate headquarters and was told over their customer service line that we should submit a complaint over their website about the incident. However, we have never heard from the company in the next couple of months. When we called the company about our experience, every time we were told that someone will get back to us on the same day. No message or reply ever came from Camper. When we asked them about the corporate headquarters contact information (an email/phone number/mailing address), their customer service people told us either that they don’t know or that they could not pass the contact information of their employer. We could not believe that this is how an internationally famous company treats customers so we feel compelled to share here our experience about this brand of shoes and this company. Stay away from Camper Pelotas Ariel for your own safety and well-being!

Additional 21 Pelotas Ariel - 16002 Camper Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 14, 2010

Westin C

from Denver, CO via Barcelona

Extremely comfortable shoes. They hug the foot and provide great support. They are excellent walking shoes. Also they are made with tremendous care and last. The sole wears out long before the upper does. You can do little better than Campers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 18, 2009

Anonymous

from Seattle

I got these for my boyfriend. He is 6' 4" and wears a size 14 so many shoes in his size are heavy to walk in. He loves these shoes, says they are lightweight and a pleasure to put on after a long day of wearing heavy work shoes. I noticed that he doesn't wear his athletic shoes anymore when we got out for a walk. He has taken to wearing these most of the time. He likes the styling. Somehow they make his big (though narrow-ish) feet look small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 4, 2009

Keith S

from Novi, Michigan

Best shoes I have ever owned, and I’ve owned Ferragamo, Cole Haan, Dr Martins, etc. I’ve had this pair for several years and they are best fitting shoes I’v e ever worn. They actual fit me better than my other four pair of Camper shoes because they are narrower, especially across the ball of the foot. Highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 4, 2009

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Casual, Comfortable, and Cool - Comfortable. Not much arch support if that's a concern. I'm used to more arch support. After a few days my feet adjusted. Now my arches feel healthier. It is a very good feeling. Very casual and comfortable. A very cool look.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens, Crocs,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 1, 2009

Anonymous

 

Great shoes... time after time - This is my fourth pair of Campers, and they are one of the most comfortable shoes I have owned. However, if you have big and flat feet, these shoes are not for you. They run a bit narrow throughout.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Dano

from They came back around!!

Owned a pair of these in 2001. I'm happy to see Camper is back on the scene. The quality of these shoes is top notch. Thin, soft leather that feels very nice to wear with no break-in period. Warning: very slippery on wet surfaces!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 17, 2016

Lavieenrose

from Boston

We had a bad experience with the Camper Pelotas. For full disclosure we bought it from a Camper Store instead of online. But we feel compelled to share our experience here because these shoes can be dangerous! On July 27, 2016, we purchased the product after being informed by a Camper staff member that the Pelotas Ariel is one of the most comfortable and best-selling walking shoes. We decided to purchase one pair first for my man to experience it. We were not informed of any potential issues in wearing these shoes. However, our experience with the Pelotas Ariel turned out to be a nightmare. The shoes tend to SUDDENLY BECOME EXTREMELY SLIPPERY once there’s any water on most surfaces. The second time he wore it, there were some water drops on a restroom floor, and the shoes suddenly became slippery as he tried to exit the restroom. The shoe slipped again as he walked out of the restroom towards the door when there were also some water drops on the floor. I then walked in the exact same spots and didn’t experience any particular slipperiness with my shoes (rubber soled sandals from Birkenstock). We realized that the slips were not coincidental, and concluded that the shoes probably should be returned ASAP. Thus we decided to walk to the closest Camper Store to return the shoes and to buy some other shoes. On our way to the shoe store, it started to rain. Suddenly, on a regular sidewalk his shoes lost traction and he fell on his back. I was walking besides him on the same surface and did not feel any slipperiness (nor did it seem to affect the many other people walking on the street that day). We discovered that the ball-shaped bubbles on the bottom could cause people to suddenly lose balance. In addition, when we searched Google with “Pelotas Ariel Slippery” as keyword, we found that this was actually a known problem. Due to the fall, he scratched his elbow and suffered multiple bruises on his lower back. The fall also caused significant damage to our property since they were in his backpack when he fell. After this we tried to find out the contact information of the Camper corporate headquarters and was told over their customer service line that we should submit a complaint over their website about the incident. However, we have never heard from the company in the next couple of months. When we called the company about our experience, every time we were told that someone will get back to us on the same day. No message or reply ever came from Camper. When we asked them about the corporate headquarters contact information (an email/phone number/mailing address), their customer service people told us either that they don’t know or that they could not pass the contact information of their employer. We could not believe that this is how an internationally famous company treats customers so we feel compelled to share here our experience about this brand of shoes and this company. Stay away from Camper Pelotas Ariel for your own safety and well-being!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 7, 2012

Anonymous

from san diego, ca

My husband loves these shoes. This is his second pair. He has crazy flat feet which results in lower back pain, and currently moved his desk at work so he stands literally all day long. He says these are awesome. Worth every penny, twice now!

Brands I'd also recommend: adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

Not as light weight as the Pelotas X lite but overall a good well constructed shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 16, 2012

Carl S

from Finger Lakes, NY

This is my second pair of Camper shoes as my first pair is still holding up minus the sole wear. This is a well made quality shoe and it shows. What I love about this particular style is you can wear them with jeans or dress pants, they go with my whole wardrobe! I also like the fact that no one around me even knows of this amazing company so I am the only one for miles with these stylish shoes, yay!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 30, 2017

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Doug

from NY

I've been wearing Camper Pelotas for close to 20 years. They are always comfortable and perfect for everything from long walks to biking to work. A great, all around shoe that looks good with casual clothing without being as casual as a sneaker. I've gone on vacations where all I've taken is one pair of Pelotas and I've been able to wear them with everything. It can take a few days to break in these shoes, as the leather is stiff when they're new, but they break in nicely and feel very comfortable in no time at all. Easy to keep clean with a little neutral polish, too. I hope Camper never stops making these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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October 24, 2016

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Anonymous

 

This is my 3rd pair of Pelotas. Excellent comfort and durability. I generally wear a size 10.5 running shoe and sometimes a 10 in casual shoes. Camper size 44 (11) are the correct fit for me. If you are in doubt on size go one size larger. I have found Camper sizing to be very consistent even between different model 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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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March 1, 2016

Joss W

from Seattle, WA

I've been a Camper fan since I saw them in Tahiti in 1997, and although some of their other models can be a bit flimsy, the Pelotas is solid and comfortable. I've had three different versions (I do wish they would bring back the high boot version, my absolute favorite shoe of all time). This Pelotas version fits snugly but with lots of toe room. Its looks are unconventional dress-casual. Good for long urban walks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 4, 2015

Anonymous

from Colorado

I have owned the same pair of these shoes for 15 years. Extreme longevity with these guys. Comfort has sort of faded over time, but all that means is that I wear them less frequently. Quality material, quality construction, these shoes have been with me for 1/3 of my life, through many pets, 2 kids and 10 years of marriage.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 5, 2015

Osman T

from Washington DC

It is a well made and extremely comfortable shoe. One of the best buys ever. Now I am hooked on it forever.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sebago boat shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 27, 2015

Anonymous

 

Camper Pelotas Ariel are my favorite waking shoes of all times. They are comfortable, sturdy, and stylish. I am on my 4th pair already.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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September 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Illinois

So far, in the house, this shoe has the feel of ultimate comfort (hard to describe)...if these turn out to be as comfortable as they feel right now (and perfect fit to my ordinary size needs), I will be ordering other colors, if available. Thanks Zappos for making them available and for your fine, professional, service! As always is the case.

Brands I'd also recommend: El Naturalista, 663s for sure , Clarks, Fryes and some Merrells and some Campers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 25, 2012

Anonymous

from New York NY

Very comfortable shoes. This is my second pair. They look great and work well with my custom orthotics. My only complaint is that they squeak!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 11, 2017

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Anonymous

 

I thought these shoes were really cute online, and bought them in September. While they are comfortable I'm pretty sure I look like a nun wearing them

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 16, 2014

Nick L

from Minnesota

I bought these shoes a year ago from Zappos which has wonderful service. I like the look of these shoes, and they don't disappoint in comfort. However, in less than a year, the soles of the shoe have broken in half under the toe bed/arch. This allows water to leak right in and soak your foot. I own a lot of Campers (8+ pairs), and they are usually a name for quality, but I would not recommend Pelotas Ariels. For the money, another shoe will last longer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fluevog, Clark, Pony

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 4, 2017

JP

 

I bought my first pair of pelotas in 2000. Just in the past year They were finally retired. The soles were gone but the leather upper was beautiful. Even in 16 or so years I only replaced the laces 3-4 times. Back then they were proud that their shoes were made in Spain. So it came time for a replacement... The leather is cheaper, the sole feels cheaper, the tongue of the upper is actually vinyl and not leather. Sadly they aren't even made in Spain any longer. So the company has continually cut costs and quality over 2 decades, but are still charging almost $200. Sadly that's how it goes I supose. On the plus side, they did make the insoles much better, and the laces are pretty much the same.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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