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Hermione
Hermione Posted: 12/1/14
Reviewer: Rose Balistreri from Milwaukee, WI
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is the second pair I have purchased of this particular shoe. They are extremely comfortable and very attractive. I wore the first pair- a lighter color combo, walking all over Florence, Venice and Cinque Terre this past fall. They were perfect. They work with or without socks and have a lovely, soft removable insole. I will probably buy another pair in Spring! I am a woman "of a certain age" who has had foot surgery, so sometimes I have a difficult time finding a really comfortable, stylish walking shoe.

Velia
Velia Posted: 11/28/14
Reviewer: from NYC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am always on the lookout for shoes/boots that are stylish & comfortable. I have had surgery on one foot and a bulging disc in my back so it is very difficult for me to find shoes that actually look good and feel good. These boots fit the bill! I can wear them all day - no blisters, no pain and they keep my feet warm & dry. I love these boots!

Philippe
Philippe Posted: 11/23/14
Reviewer: from Philadelphia, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have 2 pairs of these shoes. The reason I never want to be without them. They are comfortable, have great style and provide support. I get compliments whenever I wear them to dress up jeans or with black wool pants. Can Zappos get these in a true navy or gray ?? Please

Maya
Maya Posted: 11/20/14
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I did like these shoes, but I did not love them, and if I'm going to spend this amount on shoes, I need to love them. The fit was perfect, but they lacked in overall comfort. Not enough cushion for what I need, and the style just didn't look good on my foot. Possibly because I have large feet. Great color though.

Tricia
Tricia Posted: 11/20/14
Reviewer: from Maryland
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great bootie. Super comfortable - wore all day out of the box. Looks great. Heel high enough and low enough, but does not look "frumpy." Just discovered Ara - my second purchase.

Hermione
Hermione Posted: 11/17/14
Reviewer: from North Carolina
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are fantastic shoes. Both comfortable and stylish. I do better with shoes with laces and that can be hard to find when looking for 'style.' I bought the metallic and wear them both to work and for fun. Both men and women have commented on my "stylish shoes." Would love to see other colors show up or perhaps another metallic.

Hermione
Hermione Posted: 11/14/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

This shoe looks great but it is way too narrow at the front of the foot. And I have a narrow foot! Because of its narrowness, fits quite tight. I'm returning these.

Rachel
Rachel Posted: 11/14/14
Reviewer: from Michigan
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I was looking for a somewhat dressy shoe that wasn't a high heel. I'm pretty happy with these. They look nice with a pair of dress pants. The heel is what I would expect to see on a much more casual shoe but I'm ok with it. I ordered an 8 which is what I normally wear and it feels big with a very thin sock/hose. With a slightly thicker sock, they fit nicely. The sides of the shoe are high and hit my ankle bone. I do wear an insert in my shoes which takes care of that problem.

Bella
Bella Posted: 11/11/14
Reviewer: from Chicago
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are very comfortable and stylish. They are a bit pricey but when you put them on, it i worth the price. When your feet feel good all day and evening it is worth a bit more. If you need low/flat shoes that are on the dressier side of styling, this is a great choice.

Bria
Bria Posted: 11/10/14
Reviewer: Loriane Herdrich from Glenwood MD
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Cute with tights and straight leg pants. Really look as good as shoes a lot more expensive. Fit was perfect. Unfortunately, not quite comfortable enough to wear without socks so I had to buy some low profile socks.

Page
Page Posted: 11/3/14
Reviewer: Rachel457 from Minneapolis, MN
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I'm keeping these boots even though they're overpriced, because I need a vegan waterproof boot that will allow me to walk safely on icy sidewalks, and these fit that bill--and after searching for a ridiculously long time, I haven't been able to find anything else. These can be worn over skinny jeans and under trouser-style pants, though I wish the heel were an inch higher and the shaft were a little shorter. I expect to be able to wear them spring, fall, and winter (though they won't provide extra warmth). They're somewhat narrow, which works fine for me, and they offer moderate support. All in all, a win, even though it's a big dent in my budget.

Velia
Velia Posted: 10/29/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

These run large compared to other Ara styles. I usually wear a 7 in shoes, but in Ara's I wear a 7.5. I ordered a 7.5 in these and they are very, very big. Perhaps the looseness affected the boot in other ways, but it didn't seem to have any lateral support, compared to the other boots I was trying. These are going back.

Tricia
Tricia Posted: 10/21/14
Reviewer: from Austin TX
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm in love! These are so comfortable that it doesn't feel like wearing heels and they are really cute. I like the v-cut in the front because it looks sleeker when wearing them with skirts/dresses.

Tricia
Tricia Posted: 10/15/14
Reviewer: C Madona from New Orleans
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I bought these boots for my mom's birthday. Her feet are swollen on many days- still the boots are way too big- the toe box fits fine but the she is way too roomy to be safe for an 89 year old hipster to wear! Too bad- they are adorable! Great Arch support sewn in.

Penny
Penny Posted: 10/13/14
Reviewer: Lori Cipkins from Pittsburgh
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these shoes - so comfortable & fit really well even with my narrow heels. A little pricey but worth it because they are leather!

Rachel
Rachel Posted: 9/7/14
Reviewer: Jazzicat from Saint Anne, Il
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is the second time I have purchased this shoe. In fact I also have them in brown. After 3 years they were out of shape because of my wider feet. But otherwise these shoes did not wear out. Extremely well made, very sharp look. Classy. I do have a wider foot, yet these are comfortable. Initially a little narrow, but they do stretch fairly quickly. Excellent look with a nice slack.

Tricia
Tricia Posted: 9/6/14
Reviewer: Anna L. from San Mateo, CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I so wanted these shoes to work! The first time I sent them back was my fault because I wasn't looking at the UK sizing correctly. The second time I sent them back is because it felt like 2 sizes larger than my usual 6.5. This third around I'm sending them back because there's still way too much room in the counter part of the shoe though my toes fit fine. Too bad because I love the cleft and the height of the heel and the black suede had a beautiful napped surface.

Phoebe
Phoebe Posted: 8/29/14
Reviewer: Lois Wille from Chicago IL
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

This is the shoe I ordered--Ara Phoebe. But it is not the shoe I got from Zappos. I received Ara Jenny, in a beat-up box and wrapper; the shoes were similar to Phoebe but seemed narrower than my other Aras. I kept them because I needed Ara shoes for a trip, but I will never again order from Zappos. The Jenny shoes had been returned by a previous buyer, I'm sure, and not even re-packaged. Nor did they appear on the Zappo.com web site.

Hermione
Hermione Posted: 8/4/14
Reviewer: from Seattle
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. And right out of the box! I have them in Frog Green and I think they are adorable - kind of like fancy Chuck Taylors but not. I bought them full price and am considering buying them in blue if the price drops enough.

Hermione
Hermione Posted: 6/18/14
Reviewer: from Boston, MA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Great looking and comfortable shoe; however, clearly a returned item (which didn't clean up too well. It was a turn-off. (I will probably order the similar shoe by Paul Greene.)

Philippe
Philippe Posted: 6/14/14
Reviewer: Kathleen Letts from New Hampshire
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Excellent product, service, and shipping! So pretty and the little blings at the toe were just the delicate touch to accessorize my dress.

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