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Rachel
Rachel Posted: 2/28/15
Reviewer: Darnelle Nelson from Henderson NV
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have been looking for a classy, but comfortable shoe like this for ages, and these are just what I wanted. Great fit and comfort, with enough coverage that I can wear a light sock which kicks up that comfort even more. They are wonderful shoes.

Maeko GORE-TEX®
Maeko GORE-TEX® Posted: 2/26/15
Reviewer: Alla B from New York, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are very comfortable boots. They are really waterproof, easy to put on and take off. They fit well with any kind of pants/jeans. They do not skid on ice. I am very happy with this my purchase.

Magaly GORE-TEX®
Magaly GORE-TEX® Posted: 2/23/15
Reviewer: Karen P. from suburban Boston
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I ordered these boots along with a pair of Pajar snow boots, knowing I'd choose between them. I chose the Pajar boots (Women's Moscou-2, dark brown, 38 M) instead, and here's why: The Ara boots, although they were a great fit -- I'm a perfect size 7 1/2 B, and that's what I ordered -- have a slightly elevated heel, and due to back problems, I just can't tolerate even a low heel. My shoes need to be completely flat, and this is especially true for a boot I'd be walking around in all day, all winter, sometimes in treacherous conditions. Aside from that, these boots did feel great right out of the box, almost as though they were made for my particular feet. I loved their style (looked great with my skinny jeans but would also be fine with skirts), and they appear to be very well crafted. But another strike against them was that they don't have much of a tread, and that's something I really need here in snowy, icy, slippery Boston. (The Pajar boots, by contrast, have a serious tread, in addition to metal "grippers" you can flip on when you're navigating icy surfaces). So these Ara boots, in a size 7 1/2 medium are going back. Someone should grab them, because they're a very nice boot, beautifully made. Just not quite right for me.

Bella
Bella Posted: 2/17/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these stylish and comfortable shoes. My shoe size is usually 8.5 but sometimes 9 and I needed the 9. Would definitely recommend!

Hermione
Hermione Posted: 1/29/15
Reviewer: Joanne from East Coast - CT
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Awesome ARA HERMIONE'S ARE THE BEST! Definitely want/need more. Finally, a stylish, perfect fitting, casual shoe/sneaker for woman who don't wish to look like they're on their way to the gym.

Rachel
Rachel Posted: 1/27/15
Reviewer: from Washington State
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

At first I thought these were not for me, but I just had a knee replacement and my heels were on hold for a few months. Imaging my surprise when I received compliment after compliment on them. They go well with dresses even if they don't give that pop that heels would give to an outfit. Now that I can wear heels again, these will turn into my traveling and walking shoes. Very comfortable.

Maeko GORE-TEX®
Maeko GORE-TEX® Posted: 1/26/15
Reviewer: Christine from Charlotte, NC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these boots. When I know the high temperature for the day isn't getting above 40 degrees...these are my go to boots. They can be worn with skinny jeans or boot cut jeans. They are warm and cozy and look great. I like that they have a more narrow look to them, even in a medium width. I also love how easy the front zip makes them to get on and off. The little touch of fur at the top is cute when worn with skinny jeans.

Tricia
Tricia Posted: 1/21/15
Reviewer: Lia from Arlington, VA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I was really looking forward to trying this shoe and brand, but it did not work for me. As other reviewers said, it runs large. I needed a full size down. I also was surprised at how thin the soles were for a comfort brand. I could practically feel my apartment floor through the shoes. Lastly, I thought the "v" in the front would make booties less chunky, but it was too deep and didn't look good on me. Unfortunately, it seems like I have to go to the next price range to get what I want. Aquatalia's here I come!

Tricia
Tricia Posted: 1/12/15
Reviewer: Kelli from pa
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

They ROCK! I have never written a review before but I had to about these shoes and Zappos customer service. Very cool and soft and so worth the pennies you have to save up to get to get them. They are super comfortable for being that high and look like a star in them. Exactly how they look on the picture is how they look in person. Once again, Zappos got them to me in the next business day! I LOVE THAT! It really makes the excitement linger when you get them so fast and they are perfectly detailed on the web. Thanks again ZAPPOS!

Philippe
Philippe Posted: 1/10/15
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the best flats I've worn in a long time, although there's no real arch support, the sole is substantial and shock-absorbent enough to walk around in during the workday.

Magaly GORE-TEX®
Magaly GORE-TEX® Posted: 1/8/15
Reviewer: Rae from Great Falls, MT
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I just got these boots and already know that I made the right choice. Today, I wore these boots for the first time and I got my car stuck in deep snow. With the help of two good Samaritans I finally got unstuck but not before being out in the snow for over 30 minutes in single digit temperatures. My feet stayed dry and warm! I ordered my normal shoes size (7 1/2) and the fit is perfect with room for medium weight wool socks. I wanted something more shoe-like than regular snow boots because of some hip issues and these are perfect. They are a bit expensive but worth every penny! I am so glad I found this perfect pair of boots! Thanks Zappos! As always, your service is the best!

Tricia
Tricia Posted: 12/24/14
Reviewer: Violet Wise from Houston, Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These booties are amazing. I get compliments from both men and women whenever I wear them. They are super comfortable from day one. I love the retro look of the red.

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.

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