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Born Henri Reviews

29 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

67%Rated 5 stars

21%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

55% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

79% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 9 Henri Born Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 11, 2010

Harold

from Ny

Good fit, well made. Color was correct. Stiff heel or rear of shoe makes it easy to get in and out of.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 5, 2010

Anonymous

from California

Bought this shoe because I was looking for a boat shoe that wasn't quite as yuppie as the Sperry Top-Siders. Am happy with my pick and like the style, shoe has more of a relaxed look than the Sperrys, and is extremely comfortable. As a female buying this shoe, however, they are quite roomy. I bought the smallest size available and they're still about a half size too long for me but hasn't affected performance/walking etc. Definitely order at least a size smaller than what you'd usually get and if that size doesn't work just use Zappos great exchange policy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 27, 2010

Anonymous

 

These shoes are incredibly comfortable. The sole is cushioned fabric. I planned on getting some blisters breaking these in, that has not happened. The leather on the inside of the sides and the heel is pretty soft. They do run a full size larger though than Nike, Adidas, etc. so buy them small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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June 14, 2010

Anonymous

from Chicago, Il

I bought these shoes about two weeks ago. I have the blue pair, I wear them with shorts and pants. They are very comfortable and breaking them in was really easy and quick. I highly recommend and would consider buying other shoes from this brand.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 5, 2010

Lou C

from I live deep in the Nation of Mexico

I'm wearing the said shoe right now. I prefer the Sperry Brand of Top Siders normally but the Born Henri was available in the color I was looking for. The said shoe is comfortable and I have already received positive feedback and I tout Zappo whenever I can. I go to the U.S. twice a year for business and it is just great ordering a couple of pairs of boat shoes over the computer, of which I wear year round, and have them delivered just the way I ordered them in a day. Last year for the first time I ordered dress shoes and since have ordered an additional pair and I like the price and look and selection. Zappos in my book is #1 and I have probably ordered at least 15 pair of shoes in the last six years.

Brands I'd also recommend: Top Sider

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 21, 2010

Anonymous

from Pleasant Grove, UT

These shoes are very comfortable. I think they are more comfortable than the typical boat shoe. The inside has a nice cushion feel. The leather seems high quality and is very soft. Overall, they look well made (stitching and materials). I think they are a bit wider than the Top Siders. Also, I had to get them a half size smaller than what I typically use. I usually buy 11, I had to exchange them to 10 1\/2. Now I have a nice snug feel and I like to use them without sox. Exchanging them was fast and simple with Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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April 15, 2010

Zach C

from Ann Arbor, MI

In most shoes, I wear a 14, but these 14s looked easily a site too big on my foot, which made them look kind of sloppy. Other than the fit, the shoe was great. Seems like very nice material and construction. I really like the blue color, and the inside sole of the shoe was very comfortable. I am sending back the 14's and ordered a pair of 13's to replace them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Very comfortable. There is no issue in wearing without socks as the back heel material is very soft. Best boat shoe I've owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 14, 2016

Anonymous

 

Zappos is to be highly commended on its overall superb service. The most impressive element of my experience, is the expediency with which my shipment arrived: two days from the time I ordered! Keep up the good work; I most highly recommend this sight.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry has wonderful boat shoes with arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 5, 2016

Norm T

from Killingly, CT

I've had at least 5 or 6 pairs of Born shoes and they never disappoint. Many of the reviews for this shoe said to order a half size smaller and I did...the fit was perfect. I'd recommend the same. Very comfortable shoes right out of the box and of course the Zappos delivery time was outstanding!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 20, 2016

Julie N

from St. John, IN

Purchased these shoes for my husband and at the 3rd wear the ties broke off on the right shoe! So disappointed, but as always Zappos Team was awesome! I called, a little worried because they were worn twice and not sure if I would be believed or able to exchange and with no hesitation, my CS Team member issued an new pair to be delivered tomorrow and sent a return label by email! I am so grateful for Zappos and their awesome Team! Love! Oh...and the shoes, my husband just loves the shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 18, 2016

Julie N

from St. John, IN

Bought these for my husband. He had this same pair, different color that finally had to be put to rest after 6 years. He LOVES this color and is very pleased with the fit and comfort. They were a bit tight at first but after his second time walking in them he is HAPPY!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 13, 2015

John

 

These shoes are excellent quality. The leather is soft and much thicker than others. The difference is significant and immediately noticeable. I'll likely get more Born shoes when I need new ones. I wear a 9 in these and usually wear a 10. Also, the toebox is nice and wide, which I like.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 26, 2015

Anonymous

from Huntsville, Alabama

I like everything about these shoes except the laces. The laces don't hold up very well if you tie them every time you wear them. They are very comfortable and a nice alternative to other boat shoes. Order them smaller than you normally would and give them a couple of days to stretch out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 24, 2013

John

from California

These have to be the most underrated boat shoes (Born is underrated in general). With side-by-side comparison it is quite obvious the quality is well beyond Sperry and other brands of similar price, even Allen Edmonds. The leather is substantial and very soft, and the insole doesn't fall apart in two seconds like with Top-Siders. I also like that the toe box is more toward the shape of an actual foot, as I often get annoyed with narrow toe boxes bothering my little toe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought these for my picky father as a gift. He loves them! He said right out of the box they were very comfortable and he loves the colors! They also provide great arch support and are made with typical solid Born construction. So glad I ordered these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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May 23, 2016

Mike

from Cincinnati

I've worn Sperry Topsiders for 50 years...until plantar fasciitis took care of that! Love my boat shoes for summer wear, so I tried a pair of Borns, knowing how comfortable and supportive they are...and they are just that! They offer a much better arch support and softer sole than Sperry's. They ran a bit larger than my other Borns.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 9, 2015

Anonymous

 

Great shoes. Get more comfortable the more you wear them . I wear 11 1/2 in most shoes but 11 fit for these shoes. I wish the laces were a little softer - that is why the 4 stars.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 18, 2015

James D

from Cental Oregon

Definitely order a half size down from your normal, even with socks. Fit good, soft leather and the base has lots of cushion. Normal shipping and they came within 4 business days. I'm relatively flat footed, comfortable so far but let's see how it holds up in a few weeks. This shoe has tie type laces, the picture makes it seem as if it has no laces...more of a slip on, that is not the case.

Brands I'd also recommend: ?????

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 18, 2015

James D

from Cental Oregon

Definitely order a half size down from your normal, even with socks. Fit good, soft leather and the base has lots of cushion. Normal shipping and they came within 4 business days. I'm relatively flat footed, comfortable so far but lets see how it holds up in a few weeks?

Brands I'd also recommend: ?????

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 3, 2015

Anonymous

from Maumee Ohio

Very comfortable shoes right out of the box. The only thing disappointing (my bad) is the laces tend to loosen up. I really hadn't looked closely enough at the design I guess. But for the price, these do everything promised and I'd probably buy them again, but in a slightly different style.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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October 25, 2015

Bob

from Seattle

Leather is good quality and the shoes are comfortable although the laces are cheap leather and broke within a month. Also, three of the lace grommets on the ankle area came off after three weeks which indicates substandard quality control. It is next to impossible to replace these shoes without taking them to a shoe repair shop.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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April 17, 2016

Bob P

from Tacoma, WA

Pro-Great looking shoe and fit like a well designed leather glove on a hand. CON!---three grommets fell off of each shoe within a month of easy wear along with the laces breaking. A shoe that costs this much should have better quality control. The grommets looked as if they were not adequately seated in the leather holes. Without the grommets, the shoes are almost ghetto worthless!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 6, 2012

Mike J

from New Jersey

I'm a fan of Born's, especially since I have wide feet. The toe box is wide and they're generally speaking comfortable. I found the Henri's to be the same, except for one MAJOR issue. After having the shoes for 3 weeks, the shoelace snapped. Granted, that shouldn't happen so soon, but with other shoes wouldn't have been a big deal. However, the way this shoe is constructed, the lace is woven into the shoe and attached at the back. So, there's no way for you to either replace the shoe lace OR thread it through to even it out. Thankfully Zappos exchanged them for me. Otherwise, the shoe would have been trashed. Which for a $100+ shoe is unacceptable. If you're going to buy this shoe, be careful about lace wear, and don't pull the laces too hard.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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