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Born Kates

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  • Add a little diagonal detail to your summer look with the Kates sandal from Børn®.
  • Full grain leather upper with a hook-and-loop closure to ensure easy on-and-off wear and a secure fit.
  • Leather lining ensures an abrasion-free environment for all-day wear.
  • Generously padded footbed massages the foot with each and every step.
  • Steel shank provides additional midfoot support and lateral stability.
  • Polyurethane outsole with tread design ensures durability on a variety of surfaces.
  • Opanka hand-sewn construction ensures flexibility and long-lasting wear.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 12 in
    • Weight: 8 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width M (B). Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

71% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 12% Half size too Large
  • 71% True to size
  • 12% Half size too small
  • 4% Full size too small
90% Felt true to width
  • 90% Felt true to width
  • 5% Felt narrower than marked
  • 5% Felt wider than marked
59% Moderate arch support
  • 27% Excellent arch support
  • 59% Moderate arch support
  • 14% 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.)
  • Add a little diagonal detail to your summer look with the Kates sandal from Børn®.
  • Full grain leather upper with a hook-and-loop closure to ensure easy on-and-off wear and a secure fit.
  • Leather lining ensures an abrasion-free environment for all-day wear.
  • Generously padded footbed massages the foot with each and every step.
  • Steel shank provides additional midfoot support and lateral stability.
  • Polyurethane outsole with tread design ensures durability on a variety of surfaces.
  • Opanka hand-sewn construction ensures flexibility and long-lasting wear.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 12 in
    • Weight: 8 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width M (B). Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Born Kates

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 24 reviews.

Top Positive Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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Love these shoes but am having to exchange for smaller size I take a 6 1/2 but no half sizes so ordered a 7 but it does not fit at the heel. If no 1/2 sizes, wish it would say whether to order up or down.

Read more » « Show less July 12, 2013 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Comfortable, beautiful sandals. Poor design for on-and-off ease. The snap tab on the back strap is narrowest where it folds over, so opening the snap tab does not actually create any room to help ease the shoe over one's heel. One has to shove one's foot way to the front of the sandal so that there is room for the heel to come down into the shoe, and then one can move one's foot back into position.This just serves to make the front looser and looser over time. Not a smart design.

Read more » « Show less May 30, 2013 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Comfortable, beautiful sandals. Poor design for on-and-off ease. The snap tab on the back strap is narrowest where it folds over, so opening the snap tab does not actually create any room to help ease the shoe over one's heel. One has to shove one's foot way to the front of the sandal so that there is room for the heel to come down into the shoe, and then one can move one's foot back into position.This just serves to make the front looser and looser over time. Not a smart design.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Houston, Texas
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love these shoes but am having to exchange for smaller size I take a 6 1/2 but no half sizes so ordered a 7 but it does not fit at the heel. If no 1/2 sizes, wish it would say whether to order up or down.

I'd also recommend: rieker

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from boston ma
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have tried so hard to love these sandals but have had to send all of them back (tried both size 6/37 & 7/38 in every color). On the plus side the style is adorable; the look of the Greek sandal is only lacking a toga. Cute! On somebody else. Maybe. As I write this, I am still debating whether or not to keep either the navy, the brown, or both. I'd be keeping Black, if only they offered it. To be clear, I wear a 6.5-7.0 and have a high arch, high instep, narrow heel, and forefoot that tends towards the wider side of normal. The 6/37 was too tight across the forefoot, and difficult to get on because of what I consider a design flaw...you cannot open up the shoe to get into it because the velcro strap isn't designed to do so (see other reviews), plus, the back of your heel is pulled so far forward because of the back of the shoe (design aspect) that it is difficult to get your heel back where it belongs in the shoe. When I sized up to the 7/38, the sandal became too long, too loose, and my heel (with the shoe on) was nearly 1 inch in front of the back of the shoe (heel leather forces your foot forward). I don't know how the model in the video got her sandal to fit so perfectly, but it sure doesn't look as nice on my foot. As with another reviewer, I wish these were offered in half sizes, perhaps that would have made all the difference. I still absolutely love the look of these sandals, and sure wish I could justify keeping at least one pair. Two other observations...one, the Grillio color is dark greay, not black, which is the color I really needed. Navy is very dark, almost black. Two, there is almost no cushion in the forefoot and only a very small, 1/4" cushion at the arch...nothing that offers any real support. Not so sure how they'll feel after several hours in them. All in all, with just a few tweaks, these could be a big winner for me. I see that they have been a great choice for many others! Hope my review is helpful.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Chicago
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes do not disappoint! They are stylish, fit like a glove and have great arch support, which is what I need, at 64 years old.

I'd also recommend: Reiker

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

  • from sheboygan, WI
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These Born Kates are a good looking sandle. My only concern, if you have a wide foot. Mine is 8W. It is a little snug thru widest part. Otherwise I love them and many compliments. Perhaps I should have gotten 1/2 larger.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from United States
$95.00

Width: M (B)

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