Fabulous shoes, fabulous ethics. Love it.
Honestly my favourite pair of shoes I own! So comfy, and they look great with any outfit. The free tote bag was an awesome bonus, too! Keep up the great work Orba
Husband loves his new shoes! We are matchy matchy! Looking forward to starting some conversations with others about these shoes and encouraging others to make a more ethical choice when they are next looking to buy some sneakers!
Purchased these for my son and absolutely no complaints. I feel good knowing once they’re worn out they won’t be sitting in landfill for years, and he’s happy with how they look and feel. Win win!
I wear them pretty much every day!
As a fellow B Corp, I love what Orba is all about and I love showing them off when I am running workshops and giving talks.
Super comfy, long-lasting and hugely sustainable - what more can you ask for?!
These shoes are amazing. I took a chance and bought two pairs - one for me and one for my wife. We both LOVE them and wear them out together all the time. You guys have done a beautiful job with these!
Really happy with my Orbas. I would say they look even better than on the pictures, and go with pretty much anything form casual to smart. Comfort wise they are neither impressive or disappointning and offer the normal level of comfort I would expect from a shoe of this style. I've had a couple of compliments around the office and have used them as an excuse to share the good word on Orbas sustainability mission.
Comfy as - maybe not very hardwearing but that's ok when they go in the compost!!
Good solid shoes. Remind me of the allstars i used to wear when i was a teenager. I cannot wear them all day as o have a dodgy ankle and need more support but much more comfortable than chucks that i cannot wear. Look great and feel like they will last.
I am not a sneaker wearer normally but love these and what your business is doing to save our planet.
Always wanted a pair of white sneakers. Orba shoes look good with every outfit. comfortable to wear. Not too heavy on feet. Both men and women look great. And designed in New Zealand. Super fast post service and easy communication. Service is on top.
I love the look and colour of the shoes. They have comfortable soles.
The only downside is that the toe box is a bit narrow for me. This means I can't wear the shoes with thick socks and wearing them for long hours will lead to discomfort.
If you are after cloud like cushioning or bounce in every step look elsewhere, this probably isn't the shoe for you. The shoe is firm but comfortable and does take alittle while to wear in, especially the upper (including the laces) can be quite stiff at the start. The shoe also runs slightly wide, which is perfect for me with a wide foot, I was able to get away with going half a size down and still had some room to fill at the tip, although the width is abit snug. It's a nice looking shoe (off white) and stands out in the crowd. I appreciate what the company stands for and what it's trying to achieve, so am happy to support a local company that's looking to make a difference.
Incredibly comfy and ideal for exploring the city.
I’ve been wearing my Oran’s for two weeks now and considering the second pair already.
Looks: Shoes look good. Nice color, easy to match with clothes.
Fit: Felt it ran a little loose compared to my other shoes of the same size. The sizing guide had me a size down, but I went with my normal shoe sizing rather than the guide. I think it would have been really snug if I followed the Orba's sizing guide.
Comfort: Cushioning is alright. The shape of the upper and the softness of the fabric bends naturally to my feet. The shoes are not heavy, but they are definitely not super light either.
Improvement: A loop on the tongue would be good, to keep it center and stop it from sliding left or right. Soles could be lighter.
Comfortable, good looking sneakers.
They're good enough that this is my second pair ... Nothing like a white sneaker for summer, and the knowledge that you are making the more sustainable choice. Ka rawe!
Shoes that look great and feel good. I was concerned the off-white colour and coarse texture would mean they would only go with limited clothing, but I was wrong. They basically replace pure white sneakers with the odd exception. My only complaint is that the cork insoles stain white socks.
Cork inner sole is pretty firm, and they are a bit narrow but otherwise all good!
They are fantastic! Comfortable, stylish, and guilt-free.
Bought the Ghosts 4 days ago, and absolutely love them. Great value. They just feel right.
I love the design, and it fits comfortable. However, not the best shoes for run. I am unsure if it is water resistance but we shall see
Snazzy show, cool ethos and reasonable price! What's not to like?
Great unboxing experience.
Very happy with the price.
Really like the texture and rigidity of the inner soul.
I would buy again.
online order system was easy and smart
delivery prompt and well
a follow up
email on how to care for your orbas might be a good communication
Loving my new shoes! These shoes felt instantly comfortable to wear. I was worried that they wouldn't be wide enough for my feet but they were perfect!
When I told my friends I'd bought some plant-based shoes they asked if they were chewy or needed extra sauce - but I think secretly they're quite impressed. I love the whole philosophy behind these shoes and that a local company has invested in making them happen. Just putting them on gives me hope for the future. Two weeks in my shoes are still quite firm but definitely comfortable. It takes bit more time to loosen the laces, they're not quick slip-ons. Style-wise they look great although I wouldn't normally go for white so looking forward to colour options in the future. And then maybe some running shoes, how 'bout it, Orba?!
Gotta add that the Orba customer service is excellent. I queried the shoe sizing and got a speedy, helpful reply. Definitely be sure to measure your feet and use the Orba size chart - the sizing is a bit small compared to some other shoes.
I have wide feet and usually wear a 9.5US, so bought a 10US (43EU) and I’m very happy with the fit.
When these first arrived I was worried I ordered the wrong size as they were very still to get on. Turns out the upper is just very stiff. I feel like the upper is lessening now though.
Very happy with the shoes, they are super comfortable to wear for extended periods.
Bought these because I needed some plain white sneakers and I could not go past such an environmentally friendly option. Stoked with my purchase
Love wearing them. Good old fashioned “sand shoes”.
Really like these, looking forward to seeing how they age as they get worn
The shoes look and fit great. They're a little stiff to get into, but once strapped in they are generally comfortable. We were slightly surprised that the men's and women's pairs seem to be totally identical and wondered if you couldn't market them as genderless.
We're really pleased with them for the price and likely to recommend them, particularly depending on how well they hold up over the coming months.
Love the look of the shoe
Love these shoes. So comfy and fit perfectly. Not outworn them yet but will do my best!
Feel very robust and like they will last a while.
Love that they are a B Corp and have built this shoe to be so sustainable!
Great fit, look and colour
Awesome shoes! Great to wear with a pair or jeans or shorts. Dress them up or down - so good. I'd recommend them and so nice to think that you're helping planet at the same time.
Georg H K.
Feels great to do something good for the environment - and looking good doing it.
Although the width was great, the actual depth of the show could have been a bit bigger, as most people with wide feet have a high arch as well so although the laces are nice and long I have to extend the laced area as wide as I can so the tongue of the shoe only just covers the gap.
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Love the look and the feel!
I like the style and the fit. They can be casual or semi-formal so the versatility is great.
Very comfy. Solidly built. Kiwi made. Love ‘em.
Best sneakers I’ve ever owned. Very happy!
Amazing customer service
Needed to swap sizes and the staff were super helpful with organizing the return.
Love the shoes, more comfy than my Under Armour running shoes.
One of the few shoes that are even better in person than on pictures.
Comfy and stylish!
Love the look and feel of these shoes. They become even more comfortable as they wear in. Also the green credentials of the shoes are a massive selling point!
Great looking, stylish, comfy, well made.
5 prs Shoes bought for friends and family, slim, regular and wide feet. Loosening shoes laces accommodated all but one very wide footed member., size 44., may need a 45.
Several walked 2 km in them first up, no wearing in. Compliments from the cool set, included ‘so cool looking’ and ‘gangsta’ :)
5 stars Orba!
Great shoes so far
Good fit, quality seems good so far. Wearing in nicely - getting more comfortable after a couple of wears.
Great shoes; need half size
I am a 9.5 and went for size 10. Unfortunately the shoe is too big. Please introduce half-sizes!!
Don’t need to bother with socks. Very comfortable right from the first time worn.
Men's Ghost Sneaker
I’m really happy with the shoes - look great and very comfortable. The only feedback I’d have is that the laces and flax upper makes them a bit stiff and harder to put on…but they may loosen up over time. I’ve only worn them a few days.
Absolutely love them!
I was so impressed with them the moment they arrived, from the packaging, true to description, excellent support and comfort.
Only downside was my human error, I accidentally got drops of freshly brewed coffee on them and haven't been able to get the stains out. Your cleaning guide was great I had some success but not enough to hide the spots.
Fantastic comfortable shoe
Good quality, look good and fit well
Supportive Yet Styley
I keep looking down at these shoes on my feet and smiling. They're designed so well, comfy and good for the environment - what a combination!! I have narrow feet and the cork sole has support in all the right places. They're firm but slowly softening over time. They seem nice and breathable even on a hot day. They look great with jeans but also perfect with dresses, so versatile. Highly recommend if you're looking for some great white sneakers that won't clog up the landfill once you're done :)
Beautifully made, aesthetically pleasing. They seemed roomy in width and height on my narrow foot. But I would definitely recomend!