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 Lyssie from Seattle on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
I wear 5 or 5.5M. Both pairs felt fine when I slipped them on, but when I stood, the side of my big toe was forced against the stiff toe box. Since there was no give to the leather in front, I returned them. Otherwise, the shoe was very nice and lightweight.
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.
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