Information about Ahnu Arabesque Ballet Flats (For Women)
Closeouts. A sweet little flat that's easy to pack, Ahnu's Arabesque ballet shoe is well made of soft suede, with elasticized heel, light ergonomic support and a fetching collar lace that ends in a bow at the toe.
Perfect for travel
Ergonomic footbed is covered in microfiber suede
Antibacterial treatment reduces odor
Grippy rubber outsole extends upward at toe and heel for extra protection
Reviewed by Michele from New Mexico on Monday, November 17, 2014
Cute, comfortable shoes. I wear a 6 or 6.5 depending on the shoe, and never a 7 except in running shoes. I originally ordered a 6, having no idea how Ahnu shoes were sized, and they were QUITE snug. I had to exchange them for a 6.5. The size 6 had the cute tiny bow as seen in some of the photos. The 6.5 had a much larger bow with little metal thingies on the ends, which clack together--annoying. They also are long enough that they actually get caught in the shoe by the toes. Also annoying. Other than that, they are comfortable and I like the way they look. They are a little sportier than normal ballet flats, so aren't quite as chic. But I think they will be good for travel, which I why I bought them. I can wear them with a variety of outfits. The right shoe is a little "off"--it isn't perfectly straight (?) so my foot rolls a little in it. Hard to describe, but let's just say there must be some sort of manufacturing defect in it. Doesn't make it unwearable, just aggravates my pseudo-OCD.
I don't know why the description says soft suede (and it's even underlined)--only the inside is suede. The outside is normal smooth leather. The arch inside is nice (especially in a ballet flat!), and the insole is slightly raised, giving you a more comfortable foot position than a regular *flat* ballet flat! They designed it so it looks like a completely flat shoe, but once you put it on you can feel the support. Nice.
Reviewed by DJA from Michigan on Wednesday, October 8, 2014
This is such a cute shoes that can be worn just about anywhere ,,, with just about anything. They look great with ankle length pants, leggings, or a skirt. It is a good shoe to wear between the sandal season and before there is a need for boots. They are comfortable for a moderate amount of walking. The fit is true to size.
Reviewed by Michelle from Chicago on Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I really liked this shoe, but it just didn't work out for me. I was looking for a comfortable shoe I could wear to work now that I'm 7 months pregnant. My feet have swollen a lot and the shoe was too tight across the top of my foot. Other than that the shoe was very comfortable and cute. It will probably work for someone with an average foot. I'm just going to have to try and find a shoe that I can order in a wide.