Since 1949, this family-owned business has been committed to making the highest quality footwear without compromise. The German Family is able to ensure that the craftsmanship is upheld by owning the means of production, This craftsmanship has been consistent for five generations of shoe making. Fit and function are top priority and through German engineering and sophisticated European styling combine to produce our legendary products. Using only the finest materials, each product is manufactured paying the utmost attention to detail and quality. ARA designs each shoe to cushion the foot's complex anatomical structure. ARA also offers patented Goretex technology in selected styles for increased breathability in the summer or warmth and moisture proofing in the winter.