When I saw that these sandals were made by New Balance, I thought they'd be great for walking around all day. But they're not. The sole is slippery on smooth surfaces and carpet, and the second time I wore them an air bubble developed under the knuckles of my foot. Yes, my foot gave the sandal a blister. They're well-made with nice materials and very cute. The sizing is right. The footbed has raised sides that create a support all around your foot, but this might be a problem for you: I don't have wide feet, but I get a sore spot on the outside of each foot right where the back strap of the sandal is attached. It's just a bit too narrow right there. the strap is adjustable on each side, but the problem is with the rigidity of the footbed. Don't buy these to take on your vacation thinking you can walk for miles all day and not have sore feet. They're not as shock-resistant and supportive as you might think for something from New Balance.
Reviewed by SewMomma from Virginia on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
This shoe is well made, looks great on the feet, and seemed to fit well until I walked in it.. however,.it made loud squishy noises under the ball and metatarsal area of my foot when I walked that were unacceptable. Sadly, I had to return them. I am thinking it must have been something unusual in the fit with my personal foot features..because the other Aravon shoes I also ordered had the same problem. For someone with more ordinary feet, these would be great shoes!
Reviewed by Dee H. from Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Saw these sandals at a really good price and had to try them. I love Merrell shoes so this is the first pair of Avarons that I have worn. I was amazed at how comfortable they were as soon as I slipped them on my feet. I wore them walking for 6 hours and didn't even know I had shoes on my feet. What a surprise as I really wasn't sure how they would fit and they were perfect. The velcro is a plus if you have to adjust the fit. They are true to size and true to width. Also have great arch support. Would reccomend these shoes to anyone who wants comfort. Will buy more of this type.