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Aetrex Essence Ada

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69%"Felt true to size"

90%"Felt true to width"

60%"Excellent arch support"

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FITS TRUE TO SIZE
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Love the braided double strap, the rounded toe, the stable and flexible sole, and the great arch support insole. The suede insert swoops at an angle across the toe, making my large feet appear smaller! And the forefoot bends right on top of my bunion, pinching it with every step. I could just stand still and admire them, but returning makes more sense.
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Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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IF YOU THINK YOU WEAR 7 7.5 GET THE 37. FITS TRUE TO SIZE. NICE TOE ROOM
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These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn!! I am a big fan of Born and Clarks. These needed no break in period. Need some arch support and these are great. Normally wear a 6.5 and these ran true to size. They are pricey but when your feel are happy it's worth it. They are very flattering on. Love them!
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I was looking for a nice comfortable shoe that would work for traveling and a lot of walking. I really liked the look of this shoe, and the strip of suede dresses it up without being too dressy for sporty wear. The toe box is nice and roomy. My problem was the heel slipping. I have lots of shoes that don't fit my narrow heel and the little grippers I add do not fix the problem. If I pay this kind of money, I want a great fit without adding things. I may try a next size now, but then it might be too short. Hate to send them back.
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Marilyn S, Zappos Customer,
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I discovered Aetrex this past summer when I tried a pair of sandals. I suffer with bilateral plantar fasciitis and HAVE to wear supportive footwear. As fall approached I needed to find a comfortable closed toe shoe to wear. Since I had such good luck with their sandals I decided to give these a try and they didn't disappoint. I generally wear a wide width but can wear the standard with in this brand. These shoes are very comfortable and offer enough toe space. The shoe required no break in time. Will definitely buy more from the Aetrex family and Zappos!
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Dawn N, Zappos Customer,
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Attractive detailing with the braiding on this Mary Jane. Excellent craftmanship, good arch support. Ordered my usual Size 38 (7.5-8), but it's at least 1 size too large. Trying for next size down--hopefully will work.
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Ahnu, Merrell, Teva, Birkenstock
Janet T, Zappos Customer,
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Good quality shoes, with nice braided details. Unfortunately for my feet, they are a bit longer size 9 than most size 9, and also a bit narrower than most medium width. Thx to Zappos great return policy, I could try them on, but will return as they're not right for my feet.
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When I wore our the first pair of soles, I purchased a second identical pair - and love them! THey are DAILY SHOES.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I thought these would be "the ones" that I'd be taking with me on travel next month. But, after wearing a few hours in the house, uh-oh -- the ol' pressure points (from bunion; arthritis) were letting me know that, no, these weren't quite up to the task. So back they went ... :-(
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These shoes are very comfortable. I feel like walking on a cloud in them. These are very roomy for my wide feet, so they might be too wide for narrow feet. The design could be better, but nice enough to wear to work. I was looking for comfortable, flat brown shoes, and I am very pleased with my purchase.
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Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Bought these for my 84 year old Mom who has difficulty with her balance. She really likes these shoes, very comfortable and easy to put on and off. Shoes stay very well in place with Velcro strap.
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I have been wearing Keens for years and haven’t liked the recent ones so I took a chance on the Zappos recommendation listed with the Keen shoes and bought these. They fit a little looser than the Keens, but are super comfortable, great arch support, not as clunky looking and much lighter than the Keens. I may have found my new favorite brand!
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I loved these shoes. I ordered the 39 (8.5) but they were too small- my toes felt crunched at the top. I hoped that the 40 would work but the 9-9.5 range seemed correct, so too big for me. They gaped enough for me to notice and the heel box was just too wide. A great style that looked fun and felt supportive! Sadly, I had to return them.
Nicole, Zappos Customer,
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Finally! After several pairs of different brands I found shoes that have great arch support and look good. Wear to work for 8 hours or more with no issues.
MT, Zappos Customer,
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I love the support of this brand and have had good luck with their sandals. This Mary Jane is cuter than most but runs big for its size. Had to return.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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This is a very attractive shoe. Unfortunately for me, the arch support didn't fall in the right place, and felt uncomfortable. However, if Aetrex shoes usually work for you, I would recommend the shoe based on style and quality of workmanship.
Anne, Zappos Customer,
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Comfy and cute -- what more could you ask for? The strap elevates this above plain old Mary Janes. The burgundy color, which I got, is a true burgundy -- not too reddish at all. Ran true to size for me and have the usual good arch support of an Aetrex brand shoe.
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Teva, Taos
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These shoes are super comfortable and worth the money. The cross strap allows for a great fit-with or without socks. Style is very flattering. Thank you for great service.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Love the support of this shoe, Comfort too.
Rebecca, Zappos Customer,
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These are cute, stylish and well made. I'm barely a size 5 and the 35 was about 1 size too big
Debra S, Zappos Customer,
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These are my new favorite shoes. Personally I find them to be very comfortable. My feet are on the narrow side; the velcro strap allows me to adjust the fit so they are just the way I like them. The toughest part for me was choosing the color.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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This is such a cute shoe! I love the burgundy color, braiding detail, and the buttons. It is mostly comfortable on my problematic feet, with excellent arch support, but the top edge hits right across my bunions. I don't know yet if that will stretch out a bit with wear, but it is a little uncomfortable for now. The sizing seems to be true, as the European 40 fits my size 9 1/2 foot well!
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Maggie, Zappos Customer,
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This is a beautiful, excellent support but does run a size too big. I'm exchanging for a smaller size and hopefully it will fit better.
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Barb K, Zappos Customer,
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I loved this shoe and was sorry to have to return it. I first bought the 39 (8.5), which was much too big, even after I added an orthotic insole. The size 38 (7.5/8) was too short in the toe after I added the insert. Also, because of the Mary Jane style, the insert lifted by foot to the point that the shoe would have rubbed my heel. Very comfortable shoe, though. Seemed to provide excellent support.
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