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ARA's shoe collections prove that comfort and style need not be mutually exclusive. With designs for both men and women, as well as matching accessories such as bags, there is the right shoe for every season from summer to winter. The anatomically correct fit and an appealing overall design are always the focus. The brand can look back on a long tradition.
Back in 1904, the Brune couple opened a shoe factory in Gladbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia. With increasing success, the company expanded and eventually became a trading company in itself. In the third generation, the Brune family set another milestone. In the 1990s, for the first time, Mephisto brand stores opened in Essen and Dortmund. Today, in addition to ARA, Mephisto and Think, there are several brands offering comfortable and fashionable shoes belonging to the Schuhhandelsgesellschaft Ruhr or SHG in short. They have been long known throughout Germany and the European hinterland.ARA shoes have been around since 1949, formed by early mergers with other companies and brands. Therefore the Made in Germany brand is a versatile company which manages not only shoe labels but also outlets such as Schuhhaus Klauser. For customers, this means a broad range of expertise in many areas. From material selection and processing to having their own shops, ARA and the ARA Group have everything under one roof.
ARA shoes are characterised by their optimal, anatomically correct fit. They are designed to perfectly support the foot and thus offer the best walking comfort. In addition to the actual shoe size, there is also a choice of width fittings. A personalised fit affords a good grip and protects the foot muscles. G width is the normal width; width F has an extra narrow cut so the foot does not slip to the side. For wide feet, you have the choice of H width or the even wider K width. Neither the style nor the fashionable selection of shoes available is affected by this width classification.
Ladies especially will find seasonal or classic and timeless ARA shoes in many styles. From ballerinas to shoes with heels, lightweight sandals or warm (ankle) boots, leather shoes or sneakers, it is a varied collection. They can be worn for everyday wear or leisure, as well as for festive occasions. The highlights are the various details and techniques used, whether it be appliqué, the combination of different colours, materials and uppers, or trend themes such as cutouts or metallic finishes. The ARA Jenny is one of the bestsellers of the German company. It is a women's shoe that is incredibly adaptable, from moccasins to ankle boots, and it perfectly combines the brand promise of ARA with the best comfort and fit, high quality and trend-conscious design.