A new twist on eco-friendly vegan footwear, the Ariel is a
unisex style that’s made with real cork, a natural renewable
resource! Finely sliced cork is backed with breathable fabric to
make for a unique appearance that’s both fun to wear and is kind to
the planet. Cork outsoles are naturally treated to reduce wear and
make them more dirt/water resistant. Grippy natural rubber soles
are infused with cork particles to provide extra traction, and
padded tongue and collar provide added comfort. Available in men’s
sizes 4-13 and women’s sizes 5-12. Normally $129.95 per pair, now
on sale for $39.95!
Average Rating: (From 2 Reviews):
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Well-constructed, but not the most comfortable shoes
From luther of chicago, Illinois on .
I've been wearing these daily for about a month. So far I have no complaints about the quality. The soles are a good hardness so they don't feel like they'll wear out immediately. I waterproofed them with some camping gear stuff to protect the cork.
They seem to be patterned roughly after the Adidas Samba. They don't have much arch support, and the heel gets uncomfortable on long walks (I walked about 4 miles on them one day last week). I'd say on a scale from 1 to 10, if Chucks are a 2 in insole comfort and running shoes are a 10, these are a 3 or 4. Disclaimer: my feet pronate a lot when I walk and I'm probably pickier than most about having support.
I'd probably give 3.5 stars if that was an option. They look great but I'm not sure if I'd buy them again because of the comfort issue.
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From Anonymous of Berlin, Germany on .
These shoes are comfortable, but not at all worth getting. After a couple of months the sole started coming apart from the cork coated cloth and could not be properly repaired. They now have gaping holes in the sides and the cork is flaking off. For this price I would expect excellent quality and these just don't cut it.