A Tad Disappointed
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 9.5
Bummer! I’ve eyed Arc’teryx shoes (online), since discovering my first pair at REI online last spring and I wanted another pair. (If you find something you like, buy two!) Anyway. For that purchase, I was able to use an annual membership credit to help with the expense.
I really like the colored soles! The hiking shoes that I have are every-day wearable (as it turns out) and a neat-o cobalt blue color, top and bottom. FYI - A number on an interior tag is: 643001 and another is: 071249-400280.
Originally purchased for camping and hiking, I’ve ended up wearing them several times a week for walking around in and out of the house. (#FunDemic messing up outing plans and all; but I'm so please with these!)
Now to the Arc'teryx Women's Arakys Approach Shoe, which were to be my "next" pair of a new favorite brand. I appreciated finding them on Backcountry and the reviews left by others. The shoe was a little bit on sale (-$30), and I thought it would be worth it, if they’d be any where near as comfortable and stylish as my first pair.
Nope. I had them on around the house for about an hour (?!) and soon my toes started losing feeling. (Aaaccckk.) From the get-go, the neoprene-like upper was a disappointment, too, just seeing that while taking them out of the box; the design is just like a screen print. I still wanted to like them. The ribbon feature is cuteous. I really liked the colors. The sole seemed fine; but "out of step" with the upper. The soles on my existing Arc'teryx are another feature I REALLY appreciate.
However, the Arc'teryx Women's Arakys Approach Shoe are way too narrow in the toe box for me, with no give from the rubber-like material. Back they go.