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Comfortable and so cute,
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This review is from: Cole Haan Women's Air Bacara Ballet Flat (Apparel)
This is the second pair of Air Bacara flats that I purchased on Amazon. I agree with previous reviewers that they do require some breaking in; however, my second pair, the Peacock Embossed Lizard, fit like a glove right out of the box. If I buy a third pair, I plan to have to break in the elastic on the back. For my first pair, this required about a week of wear to be completely comfortable. They come packaged with tissue in the toes and shoe stretchers, so try stretching them in the box.
Unlike other reviewers, I had tried these on at a boutique and knew my standard size 9 would fit perfectly. I did not buy a half size up. The padded insole and cushioned sole make them very comfortable for such a delicate shoe. The layout of the sole also give you more traction when walking. I sometimes find myself slipping in the completely flat soles of other flat shoes. My foot is a standard width (B or M), and I found these just wide enough.
They come packaged in a sturdy box and in individual, small felt shoe bags. I consider them worth the money spent, and I hope to wear them for years. The classic styling and tie detail should be on trend for a long time. Nice job, Maria!