Anne from Kansas
I bought my first pair of Air Bacaras in dark silver in my
regular shoe size, 9M, at the local store. After wearing
them for a few days I realized that they definitely run a
half-size small. The elastic at the back of the shoe tends
to push the foot forward, and my big toe was jammed against
the front of the shoe. I ordered the black patent from
Zappos in a 9 1/2 M, and they fit so much better. Because
the dark silver is such a cool color, I re-bought them in a
9 1/2. I know, extravagant, but just try finding a shoe in
that color. And finally, I bought the bright red patent.
They are adorable, and every time I look down at them they
make me smile. If you're careful to get the correct size,
you'll love them.
Vanessa from United States
These shoes are definitely cute, but they run a little
short! The elastic in the heel is so strong that it took a
long time to break in, longer than I'd have expected
considering my other experiences with Cole Haan. These were
cute enough in the maple sugar that I also got the tango
red; I'll have to break them in too. However, both are
patent finishes so maybe the other leathers break in easier?
AJK43 from Philadelphia PA
Love these shoes! I typically wear a 7 1/2, and I did return
them to get an 8. Much better fit overall with the 1/2 size
up. They are quite comfortable for all day wear, and look
just as good with jeans, cropped pants, and skirts.
Trust the reviews about buying up half a size. I wear Cole
Haan in other styles which always seem to be true to my
usual size. The Air Bacara flat is different. I don't know
why. It just is. Otherwise it is like wearing slippers right
out of the box. No breaking in. Just heavenly comfort. I
walk for hours in this shoe and my feet never get tired.
Well worth the money. Years ago I saw a sign in the Gucci
store in Rome. It said: "Quality is remembered long after
price is forgotten". I believe in that. Especially when it
comes to my feet. Bad shoes can ruin a day. This flat truly
feels like you are walking on a cloud.