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Nery
Nery Posted: 3/21/14
Reviewer: from NYC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes look even better in person, they look dressy but you can where them casually. They could use more arch support. But I am hopping I can put in my support inside. I wish they came in other colors besides beige.

Sasha
Sasha Posted: 3/20/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I ordered these shoes hoping they'd work as moderately stylish walking shoes for vacation in Europe. They look decent and are comfortable but I had to send them back because they are too big. I ordered the US 8.5. I normally wear a US 9. They were still too big. Unfortunately the next size down is not available.

Rachel
Rachel Posted: 3/14/14
Reviewer: Eleanor Dulac from Pittsburgh, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the most comfortable shoes I own. I have three pairs, two in black and one in brown. True to size; comfortable from the first wearing. I hope the style is continued.

Blake
Blake Posted: 3/13/14
Reviewer: from Cincinnati, Ohio
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I ordered these in an 8 UK = 10.5 US = 42 EU. I am usually a 10.5 US and they fit perfect. I just got them today so I can't speak to how they will hold up but they seem pretty comfortable and I didn't notice any points of tension on my feet. I think the patent is very well done and timeless looking - not cheap at all. I'm very happy with this purchase.

Nery
Nery Posted: 3/13/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am not waiting a minute when I am done with this review - I am ordering this in the blue - great alternative to the typical summer boat shoe! I love the gleam on the vamp and the quality, fit and comfort are fantastic.

Presley
Presley Posted: 3/13/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Ara has done it again - a classy comfortable shoe with a real nod to style. The rich purple is amazing. With the big flat fold-over "V" black suede toe element, this shoe looks fantastic with my black skinny jeans, office slacks and skirts, or dressed up to go out to dinner in a little black dress. I like it so much that I may order it in black before the style disappears.

Bel
Bel Posted: 2/23/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are comfortable and elegant. They work best with skirts and slacks for a nice, classic look. FYI when ordering: they run large.

Lucy
Lucy Posted: 2/21/14
Reviewer: from California
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Some said they got this shoe in a wide width. I don't see that ara Lucy comes in a wide width. I'd love to have a pair in size 7.5 W! I commented on the shoe fit because the review wouldn't allow it without that info, but I don't have a pair and have not tried them on. Are they available in wide width, or not?

Rachel
Rachel Posted: 2/14/14
Reviewer: Louise Clark from Denver CO
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I am so disgusted with ordering, trying on and buying shoes. I have gone to Nordstroms and tried on many pair trying to find (well made leather, consistent to size, good style shoes and come up empty handed. I am totally, furious with the poor quality of 99% of the womens shoes being made today. I bought this ARA shoe, at least it was consistent to size. The quality of the product sucks. I wore them all over San Francisco last month on a trip. They do not hold up. They are made by some designer to look good but the products are of the cheapest quality, patent isn't even real...everything is synthetic. So, while on the trip I called and ordered a pair of Stuart Weitzman to be delivered to my visiting address. They are at least better quality but cost twice as much? It is always a guessing game on what size one should get. I have a pair of Donald Pliner I bought 6 years ago...still look good all other shoes wear out in about a year...Sad. (I like lots of shoes but good ones.)

Blythe
Blythe Posted: 2/8/14
Reviewer: from Minneapolis, MN
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I was looking for a flatter pair of black shoes for work that had comfort and some style -- these are perfect. Very comfortable and they look great too. These are also great airport shoes for business travel.

Phoebe
Phoebe Posted: 2/8/14
Reviewer: Toni Salas from Voorhees, NJ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Never have to break in; wear right from box without the discomfort of blisters from new shoes. Great support with style. The perfect dress down show with the shine of patent leather..

Lucy
Lucy Posted: 2/6/14
Reviewer: from Harrisburg, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I usually wear a 39 and I had to order a 38 as they are very roomy. If you have any problems with bunions, these shoes are great. Their design allows extra room in those locations.

Tolena
Tolena Posted: 2/5/14
Reviewer: from san diego ,ca
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these booties! Have had bunion surgery on right foot making heels impossible. These booties were a perfect alternative for wedding in January in Wisconsin. Wide enough to be comfortable right out of the box! Received many compliments from all ages.

Osanna
Osanna Posted: 2/4/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these shoes! They have more style than other shoes with this heel height, plus they're super comfortable. (I'm on my feet a lot.) I bought two pairs!

Branka
Branka Posted: 1/23/14
Reviewer: from St. Louis
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I am always a size 11M and so I ordered the equivalent of a size 11M. The boot ran way too small. It felt like a size 9. Bummer, because it probably would have been a comfy boot.

Tilly GORE-TEX®
Tilly GORE-TEX® Posted: 1/16/14
Reviewer: from Eugene, OR
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I really wanted to like these. I had a similar pair of boots purchased 6 years ago that finally wore out, so when I saw these I was thrilled. Unfortunately in person the ridge that runs around the foot is much more prominent than it seems in the pics. It's so obvious that as I was modeling them for my husband he commented on how it made it look like a shoe and a sock, rather than a boot. After that I couldn't not see it. Wearing it under pants made it even worse. On the positive it was relatively comfortable, especially for the height, and the inside was softly lined. Thanks to Zappos for such great service. Back they go, but I'm sure I'll find something else to buy!

Penny
Penny Posted: 1/15/14
Reviewer: Tara Menne from Denver, CO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm wonderfully surprised by these - the soles are flexible and soft, with some traction, and the leather is so soft - I had no idea that patent could be like this. The leather liner is super soft too, like high end gloves. Even with all the comfort, they don't look like comfort shoes. I think they look better in person than in the photos (I got the black ones). A good mix of functional, preppy/classic, and a bit of edge in the patent. They run very big and they are probably a C width - I'm normally a US 6.5-7, wide, and Eurpoean 37, so I got these in a UK 4. As I use insoles, the extra space is okay but I still needed heel grips even with socks. The next pair I'll get in the UK 3.5. - and I'll be getting another pair! But you should definitely size down.

Penny
Penny Posted: 1/8/14
Reviewer: Kate Johnson from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes--I've bought them twice now. They're cute and I get a lot of compliments on them, they're comfortable, and they're really durable. I have weird, incredibly flat feet, and not a lot of shoes work for me, but these do. They're expensive. There aren't a lot of shoes I'm willing to pay this much for, but I will for these.

Race
Race Posted: 1/6/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have these in black and they are a God send for my problematic feet...bunion and hammer toe. They are dainty enough to go be "formal" and give the appearance of a high heel. I have so much foot pain, but an evening in these I won't even notice. Sling strap enables slight adjustment...moderate arch and metatarsal arch support...but a little light on whole foot support...yet no pain and decent looks.

Tacy
Tacy Posted: 12/31/13
Reviewer: Alex from Boston
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I absolutely love these heels. I have a difficult time finding heels in my size because I need a 10.5 and very few brands make a "true" 10.5 shoe. Usually they are too small, but not this time. Not only do they fit me perfectly, but these are by far the most comfortable heels I have ever worn. I like the platform and the larger heel and they look great with pretty much anything.

Rachel
Rachel Posted: 12/27/13
Reviewer: from Atlanta, GA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are fabulous! They're incredibly comfortable and have a nice sole so I don't slip. I have very high arches and these shoes work great. One note: I have to wear trouser socks, not regular socks, for a proper fit.

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