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Born Blast II

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Born Blast II
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  • The essential Blast II slip-on from Børn® will complete any look, whether refined, casual or sporty.
  • Full-grain leather upper made from cow hide with dual instep goring for a secure fit with easy on-and-off wear.
  • Soft leather lining offers extra comfort and conforms to the foot.
  • DRYZ® moisture-managing footbed keeps the foot dry and cool.
  • Steel shank supplies added stability.
  • Rubber outsole ensures durability on a variety of surfaces.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 12 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 4 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width M (D). Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

87% Felt true to size
  • 4% Full size too large
  • 5% Half size too Large
  • 87% True to size
  • 2% Half size too small
  • 2% Full size too small
88% Felt true to width
  • 88% Felt true to width
  • 6% Felt narrower than marked
  • 6% Felt wider than marked
56% Moderate arch support
  • 38% Excellent arch support
  • 56% Moderate arch support
  • 6% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • The essential Blast II slip-on from Børn® will complete any look, whether refined, casual or sporty.
  • Full-grain leather upper made from cow hide with dual instep goring for a secure fit with easy on-and-off wear.
  • Soft leather lining offers extra comfort and conforms to the foot.
  • DRYZ® moisture-managing footbed keeps the foot dry and cool.
  • Steel shank supplies added stability.
  • Rubber outsole ensures durability on a variety of surfaces.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 12 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 4 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width M (D). Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Born Blast II

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 90 reviews.

Top Positive Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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These are the most comfortable dress shoes for someone who spends the day on their feet. I have worn them teaching and serving tables: phenomenal. I have the same pair in brown and they have lasted me for years. They are totally worth the price.

Read more » « Show less March 10, 2012 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Not the Born shoes you would expect, and they are nowhere near the original Born Blast. These shoes were tight and lower and stiffer as well as being smaller than the orig. It's obvious that Born is trying to save some money...well, I just returned them. I have purchased 10 pairs of Born Blast shoes in the past 10 years...4 from Zappos, I'm really disappointed.

Read more » « Show less January 31, 2012 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Great shoe, very comfortable sole, solid construction, very comfortable. So many of today's shoes have cheap flat soles. Born has tons of support and cushioning.

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  • - customer
  • from Pleasanton, Ca
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Zappos is as easy to do business with as anyone could be. I have a had a pair of these shoes for a year and they are great. My Son has back pain so I ordered a pair for him to help lessen impact. He thinks the shoes are great as I do and is completely satisfied. Born shoes are great! Thanks for being easy to do business with.

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Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Shawnee Hills, OH
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I ordered my normal size, and it fit well for a week, but stretched too large. I returned them and got a half size smaller. They fit well for two months, but also stretched to the point where they are sloppy loose. Can't recommend them.

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  • - customer
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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These have a major design flaw. The sole. Outsole/midsole to be specific. I have read several reviews across a few websites talking about this and I can tell you, it's true. I think this is the model of shoe that Born chose to test out cost cutting measures. The sole is hollow with a honeycomb type of support. The outsole and midsole are the same piece of hollow rubber. There isn't much material there and it wears out very quickly. I had mine for only 6 weeks before one of the honeycomb supports started popping with every step I took. I good loud pop. People in the office were noticing it, so it was embarrassing. A week later it was making 2 pops! And the outer texture was already worn smooth where the supports connected to the bottom of the sole. You could see the honeycomb pattern clear as day. But they were super comfortable and they look cool. So I went to a reputable cobbler to have the sole replaced. They ground down the sole and cemented a new vibram one on. But the cheap supports warped when they were doing it. The right shoe is great, but the left shoe is ruined. A whole line of the support is bent upward or something. If I had ignored the ridiculous popping and not taken them to the cobbler, they wouldn't have lasted a year. I'm not keen on spending this much for something that lasts less than a year. I'm very unhappy with all this since I basically have to just throw them in the trash now. Born apparently has a good reputation. Just don't buy the Blast II. I wouldn't pay $45 for these.

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Moderate arch support

  • - customer
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I got this for my husband who tends to have a wider foot than average, but we got the standard size anyway - and still his heel would slip out of the back when walking. He likes Born shoes in general, but this one just didn't fit right - planning on returning it.

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Felt true to size

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
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