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Arche shoes are made exclusively in France by a team of craft artisans devoted to bringing you the quality you deserve. Arche brings you a rich and inviting color palette gathered from the latest fashion trends. After much research into contours and shapes, Arche has devised shoes, boots, and sandals that will provide you with hours and hours of comfort and well being. Modern, simple, and durable, a timeless classic that has made Arche a "trademark" of great style. Arche brings you the best in supple European leathers and the softest nubucks. Arche´s unique care with the traditional tannery process allows these leathers to maintain their authentic look and feel.

Arche was established in Paris in 1968 by Pierre Robert Helaine with the philosophy: “If you can´t think, walk. If you are thinking too much, walk. If you are thinking bad thoughts, keep walking.”

Paris is where fashion begins and where all Arche products are designed. As a result, these Arche shoes, boots, and sandals easily accessorize and relate to the most current ready to wear, outerwear, and swimwear trends.

Arche begins with the belief that black and brown do not go with everything. Every Arche collection of shoes, boots, and sandals are then offered in a myriad of coloration that correspond exactly to fashion enabling our customer to always look her best.

All Arche shoes, boots, and sandals feature 100% natural latex cushioning for maximum durability, flexibility, and unrelenting shock absorption. Supple water and scratch-resistant nubuck leather repels the elements while creating a cozy and breathable home for the foot. All Arche shoes, boots, and sandals provide instant comfort that will create a bounce in each step.

For 40 years, Arche has been assembling its shoes, boots, and sandals in the Chateau Region of France, not far from Paris. Every pair of Arche shoes are handcrafted to perfection with the goal of providing the absolute best product possible.

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Latest Arche Reviews

Barway

Barway

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  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

the fit was nice and I liked the look of them but they squeaked when I walked around the house trying them on. I think the shoes wouldn't squeak on someone else but my feet are narrow so maybe it's because they were a little loose? Sad to return them.

from park ridge on March 13, 2019

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Laius

Laius

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I followed the advice of other reviewers and ordered a 1/2’size up. PERFECTION! Yes, these shoes are more expensive than what I was looking for, but THEYRE WORTH EVERY EXTRA PENNY! So comfy and good looking. They’re fabulous. Don’t wait! Order!

from Fall City , WA. on March 12, 2019

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Laius

Laius

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

For foot/fit comparison: I am a true 8.5, medium width but for a small tailor's bunion developing on the small toe side of each foot, very high arches, high instep. I tend towards over pronation and walk with a first metatarsal drop (meaning I strike the ground with the big toe side of my foot first, especially when running) for which I have compensatory orthotics. These are beautiful flats. The leather is very soft and the soft pointed toe shape is stylish and contemporary. These, however, did not fit me in the slightest. Even ordering up a half size (to a 9), they just barely fit me in length. As for width? Way too narrow for my foot, which spilled out over the sole. The last detraction was the fact that they have zero arch support and due to the fact that they are so small, I wouldn't be able to put in an arch support insert. Back they go...

from Boulder on February 26, 2019

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Baryky

Baryky

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Fits great! Soft soft leather! Wish for $400 they had a little more style but they are so light in weight and comfortable I’m so satisfied!!

from Oakland, CA on February 20, 2019

Biceky

Biceky

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love this shoe, but have to admit that I had to have the instep stretched a bit to accommodate my high arch. Otherwise, I find this style elegant, comfortable, and beautiful to wear with slacks or jeans. I am very happy with this purchase, but do recommend this style for women with narrow feet and who don't require a great deal of support.

from New York City on February 07, 2019

Baryky

Baryky

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a beautiful bootie. The style is simple and classic. Leather is supple and lovely. It conforms to the foot immediately. Extremely comfortable. It took four attempts before discovering these, but grateful that I persevered.

on February 02, 2019

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Lilly

Lilly

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I really, really, really wanted these to work for me. I was looking for a pair of shoes with a good solid arch support. Unfortuneatly it didn't hit the mark. Beautiful shoes! So if you don't need that support, you will LOVE them!

from San Francisco on January 31, 2019

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Bibiki

Bibiki

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Stylish and comfy!

on January 30, 2019

Baryky

Baryky

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Wonderful boots. I wear a size 9M in flats, ordered size 9M in the boots. The fit was perfect. Super comfortable. Very well made. Great look. Very, very happy with purchase.

on January 26, 2019

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Baryky

Baryky

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

This is my third pair of Arche boots, and I love, love, love them! Comfortable, warm, stylish and fine in a light rain. Also lightweight so great for travel. i am a fan!

on January 25, 2019

Baryky

Baryky

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Comfort in a gorgeous shade of deep red. The bootie fits true to size and is quite stylish. These are my third pair over the last several years. The other two were black but when I saw the red I had to have them. They hold up well and go with everything so I wear them every day. They may be considered pricey but it’s my feet and they feel and look great! I wouldn’t hesitate to buy them again in another color. Next year...they’re my favorite shoes!

on January 22, 2019

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Jolia

Jolia

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Typically wear a Size 9 but needed a Size 10. Definitely runs a full-size smaller. Comfortable and awesome quality! Very stable and perfect size heel. Beautiful show ~ can dress up or down!

from SC on January 02, 2019

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Farako

Farako

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love this show!

on December 28, 2018

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Farako

Farako

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I ordered a half size up and the fit was perfect.

on December 22, 2018

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Biceky

Biceky

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Some time ago, on Zappos, I bought a great pair of Arche pumps. Since then, I've been trying to find another pair of this brand that work for me, but this is the most recent try that didn't work out. The suede of the shoe is beautiful - actually almost too nice as it seems soft enough to scuff easily. The soft suede provides no arch support and because the sole is narrower than the upper (or seems that way), the shoe felt wobbly, even though it's basically a flat. This is the main reason I am returning them. Another small item - usually these pricey shoes come with a cloth shoe bag but this one didn't. A pair of this material would need careful keeping. If this shoe was in a firmer leather, with some arch support, would be a nice shoe as it does look good for both slacks and skirts.

from San Francisco on December 13, 2018

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Daykam

Daykam

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These boots are pricey but rockstars. They hug my feet -- if you have wide feet these won't work -- and the leather is supple and gorgeous.

on December 07, 2018

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Bibiki

Bibiki

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Color more a blue/grey. Not what I expected but I like it.

on November 30, 2018

Baryky

Baryky

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought and am returning a gray pair that is on sale. The color is called Nabuco. If your feet aren't particularly wide or you don't have bunions, BUY these shoes immediately. Let me explain. I already have 2 pairs of Arche Baryky's which I love. Arche seems to have different kinds of leather or at least different thicknesses of it, even within its collection of one style of shoe. So one of my old pairs is a very thin leather. It stretched and it also scuffed, as some people have said. But I still love it and get compliments often despite the scuffs. It's a deep red. The other is red suede or nubuck---whatever it is--and it's a bit thicker and tighter, taking time to fit comfortably. It's nice to run around in these shoes because they grip well. SO, the pair that I'm returning today is made of a thicker leather. That's ideal. But not for me with wide toes and bunions. This kind of Arche leather never stretches. I have experience with a different style of Arche boots (bought directly from the Arche French website). Wonderful boots on sale, but even a shoemaker couldn't stretch them to fit me. I know it'll be the same with these great Baryky shoes, so with regret, I've got to send them back. By the way, only buy Baryky's with the black soles. The other type of soles are less supportive.

from California on November 30, 2018

Baryky

Baryky

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Most comfortable boot I’ve ever owned! I don’t usually spend that much on shoes, but these are worth every penny! I want to order another pair in one of the other colors. You won’t be disappointed buying these boots!!

from Georgia on November 20, 2018

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Baryky

Baryky

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

I've worn Arche shoes for 10 years; 4 pair and still look new and incredibly comfortable. These boots have the worst zipper. I finally got them zipped with a lot of stuggle and had to use pliers to get them unzipped. For the very high price, I am extremely disappointed. Would not recommend to anyone who doesn't have strong fingers! Also, no arche support, very uncomfortable.

on November 16, 2018

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Museki

Museki

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are the cutest darn little boots! I bought the black with red trim and red heel. There is no stitching or seams on the toebox of the shoe so I was comfortable on a walking tour the first time I wore them. Arche is known for comfort and, even though they are pricey, I love every pair I own and especially appreciate their stylishness. The leather is very soft and pliable. I was able to wear a thin pair of anklet socks and the leather has enough give to accommodate them. The sole is flexible and has plenty of cushion. They have a short zipper at the heel of the boot and you have to catch the correct angle to get them to zip up easily. Not a problem, just mentioning it. As for size, I wear a 6 and have always found that the European 36 (not a 37) is the equivalent to a 6. I just love these booties. I try to wear a legging so that the red ankle trim can show. Lots of compliments.

from Birmingham, MI on November 09, 2018

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Barway

Barway

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

love the style, great quality shoe that will last forever- well worth the money-

on November 09, 2018

Jolia

Jolia

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

These are a huge disappointment. Arche is all about comfort, and these boots have a number of manufacturing flaws that make them unbearable to wear. There are five seams at the top edge of the boot—one on each side of each of the two zippers and a seam in the back. Three of the five are made with some kind of scratchy sharp “thread” that feels like a fishing line scraping my skin immediately upon putting these on my feet. The other two—the fronts of the zippers—are flaps covering the zippers and have square corners that are irritating on the foot. I want to love these shoes because they are beautiful, and they are padded, and if they didn’t have these irrritations they would be perfect. Considering putting some moleskin over the seams to see if that makes the difference, but at Arche prices, this shouldn’t be a problem. Maybe with socks they would be okay, but I would be wanting to wear them with dresses and tights, and I think these seams would tear through tights in a matter of minutes.

on November 02, 2018

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Onyqua

Onyqua

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The navy color grouping is nicer than the brown grouping.

on November 01, 2018

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Laius

Laius

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

My third pair of Arche Laius. This pair is my first in suede and it felt small and narrow even though it’s the same size as my others. Unlike the other pairs these needed a few days of wear to stretch and now they fit fine.

on October 30, 2018

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