This shoe was too small for me. I normally wear a 40 and ordered both a 40 and 41 and the 41 was small--too tight and short in the toe box--so you should consider ordering a full size larger than usual size. My heel runs narrow and some medium widths don't fit and this did and it was comfortable. But I didn't like the styling for the price. The leather and stitching to me looked like it was something that could be bought for a lot less at a low priced shoe store. I'm returning both the 40 and 41 and will not try this item again although I will keep in mind that the overall brand might work for me in a different style.
Zappos Reviewer on January 17, 2019
I was really surprised to find that these boots had a yummy furry lining! They're really comfortable and sturdy to walk in on wet streets, etc. They look great with either jeans or skirts and fit my usual size really well.
LoGervais on January 16, 2019
The size felt slightly larger than expected, so works well with socks. Very comfortable straight out of the box. I have a bunion that really hurts if shoes are too tight or there isn’t enough padding on the foot bed but they’re super happy. I was prepared to buy an insole based on other reviews about padding but they feel very comfortable without ! Looks great too.
Biscuit from MA on January 10, 2019
This is a really nice looking shoe for travel and it looks comfortable but, my narrow foot with a narrow heel doesn't work. It is probably perfect for a true Medium size. I am able to wear the brands lace up shoes very well and love the comfort.
Zappos Reviewer on January 09, 2019
Felt both too wide and too narrow. Too narrow at the ball and too wide at heel. They got returned. Cute shoe, just didn’t work for my foot shape.
Zappos Reviewer on January 09, 2019
These shoes are so snappy and cute. But I wear a 5 and they were too big. Would love to try them in a smaller size, but they don’t come smaller. Back to Zappos they go.
Sandy from Keller, Tx on January 08, 2019
These shoes fit perfectly and were true to size and width. They are very stylish as well.
Lisa from Chicago on January 06, 2019
SO disappointed that these do not work for me. I ordered in the next size up since my "regular" European size was too small. Wish I could keep these: SOFT leather, NO Seams that rub (great for my Bunionette) and a Nice Winter "lace-up" shoe. After trying inside the house on Hard Floors: the sole does not seem to be good for me (Morton's Neuroma). I need a slightly firmer sole. PLUS: the shape of the upper heel - is NOT a good match for me as it will rub my achilles. TOO BAD since this is a nice looking shoe (other's have that "Orthopedic Look"). I will keep looking. Zappos is so great about ALL the returns I need to do to find the RIGHT shoe!!!
Ellen from N. J. on December 31, 2018
Still a bit expensive though bought at discounted price.
Hiam from Abu Dhabi on December 31, 2018
The fit is a little generous, as are Ara shoes in general. Very comfortable and great in the snow.
Zappos Reviewer on December 29, 2018
These shoes were "wear out of the box"! Plenty of toe space and the cut went above my bunion. Love them!
Zappos Reviewer on December 28, 2018
A good looking boot, not bulky looking but, could have used more padding under the ball of the foot. I will take the boots to a good shoe repair to add some good padding. I have a narrow, high arch foot so I have many problems getting shoes. I have not worn them yet but, look forward to going to snow country to use them.
Zappos Reviewer from San Diegp on December 26, 2018
I took a chance BECAUSE many years ago: I had a GREAT Nubuck lace-up by Ara. What a nice surprise! I was worried about receiving a shoe that might be too narrow in the toes AND possibly NOT tall enough for my Big Toe. The only PROBLEM is that this Ara seems a size too small (European 39). So I will order the next size up. Hard to tell about toes WHEN she is too short for you. It is well made; the leather is soft. Since my shoes were too small - not sure If I will need to add a heel cup in case the top edge of heel might rub. Definitely worth trying!! P.S. Another reviewer mentioned the "Jenny" name. I looked that up and "Jenny" is made by Ara.
Ellen from N. J. on December 26, 2018
Fit was great! Material is very classic for a patent. I am not one to wear a small heel, but I have a knee injury and had a black tie event. These shoes were perfect. I had to walk around the city for a mile, and never had any issue of slipping or the shoe hurting in any way! I will be wearing these again and again! The shoe runs big. I have a small foot, and the 6 was swimming on me. The 5 1/2 worked great.
Zappos Reviewer on December 20, 2018
Very nice looking (slimming) and comfortable boot. However,the shaft isn’t as high as it appears in the photos, and for me, the circumference of the opening is too large (12”+- to my 9”) where it hits just a few inches above my ankle. There is no video to see how it looks on a person. If this style was made with a longer shaft (to mid calf or just below), it would be perfect. My shoe size is 9B, and the size 10 was great. Way too expensive not to be 100% satisfied. Going back.
Cathleen from Middlebury, VT on December 18, 2018
I absolutely love these shoes. They are very comfortable which I need because I suffer from some foot issues. Very cute.
Zappos Reviewer from NJ on December 16, 2018
Love these boots! They are cozy, warm, and totally waterproof - can’t ask for more! I sized up a half size and can wear them with a thin wool sock. You may want to go up a full size if you plan on a heavier sock. They are a bit narrow but have some give and fit over my ridiculously high instep. They are casual boots due to the white sole, and look great with jeans and leggings. Highly recommend!!
Zappos Reviewer on December 15, 2018
Loved this shoe. The ONLY problem was that the sole at the ball of your feet I felt was very thin. If this is to be a cold weather shoe you need some thickness there especially if you're walking over any snow. Maybe it's just meant for rain being waterproof. Great style and comfort though.
Zappos Reviewer on December 13, 2018
I ordered M width and received "G" width - the shoe is too big and I feel bamboozled by getting something I did NOT order.
Zappos Reviewer from New York on December 11, 2018
Beautiful boots but run at least a half size too big. I love Ara shoes/boots (these are the Jenny line) and, style wise, these don't disappoint. If I can find the size that works, I'll definitely take a closer look at this Ara line.
Zappos Reviewer from Santa Fe, NM on December 11, 2018
Strings untie only negative. I have narrow feet they fit well but if you had a wide maybe snug on you.
Lori from Cedartown GA on December 06, 2018
These are beautiful shoes but they are high on the side and hit my ankle bone. I was sad to have to return them.
Zappos Reviewer on December 05, 2018
The back was too high and cut in to back of heel. Sent back because shape of right throat did not match shape of left throat. Left was squarish and right was deeper oval.
Zappos Reviewer on December 03, 2018
I have a wide foot so I never know how things will fit but this brand and this boot are perfect. Nice looking and comfortable from the get go.
Zappos Reviewer on December 03, 2018
These are beautiful dark brown shoes. They were comfortable right out of the box. Size 7 normally; size 7 fit!
Zappos Reviewer on December 01, 2018