Reviewed by ISki2 from Colorado on Sunday, February 2, 2014
I really like these sandals!
I will agree that your foot slips forward in these sandals, however it's not the back strap that's the problem.
I have normal shaped feet (even though they are small), I purchased a size 5. So, I know it's not that I have an unusual shaped foot.
Yes, I agree the back strap looks short in the picture and also in real life. However, the strap is very stretchy, and is NOT the problem.
I believe there are 2 things causing the forward slippage: 1) the front strap is a little too wide, which doesn't completely hold your foot in place, and 2) the oval company logo under your heal is made of slick black leather.
I will purchase some anti slip pads (heal and under the ball of of my foot) and these sandals will be perfect.
Even though these sandals were not perfect out of the box, the problem can be easily fixed, and I'm glad a bought them,
Reviewed by Sunshine Maui from Forestville on Monday, July 15, 2013
Ara is a good brand and this is a great price. I found them comfortable from day one and had no problem with the heel strap as some others reported. Ran true to size (I am a 9 but sometimes need to buy a 9 1/2). I bought the silver, I think they are a good neutral color (not too shiny) and they are somewhere between casual and dressy. I like them!
Reviewed by NataliesMom from Princeton, NJ on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I got the black leather ones. However, the back straps are too short (you can see it from the side view in the picture) and the other straps are tight also. I have boney feet and they barely fit. But I'm keeping them because they look great and I think some anti-slip insert will help.
Reviewed by letpeaceprevail from Potlatch, ID on Saturday, February 23, 2013
I think these sandals are very pretty ~ simple (I ordered black), but they will dress up a little dress nicely. I hesitated to order these because other reviewers said they could not fit through the straps, but I had no difficulty getting them on. I've only worn them around the house (still winter in north Idaho!), but they made me feel hopeful about warmer days ahead.
Reviewed by DianeOregon from West Central Oregon on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I bought these for a summer wedding, and think they'll be great! They seem comfortable, the sole is cushioned a bit, and flexible. The heel height is high enough to look a little stylish, and low enough for me to walk in. (I can't remember the last time I wore a heel higher than 1"). And the price was great!