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Born Bolt Reviews

32 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

94% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 12 Bolt Born Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 28, 2011

Jake C

 

The shoe was very uncomfortable the first day or 2 that I wore it due to it's thin sole. After that, my feet became accustomed to them and I haven't taken them off since.

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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April 17, 2011

Aron B

 

I was completely satisfied with the order. I can't comment on the customer feedback or return mechanisms, as everything went smoothly, and the shoes were as expected. I know that Borns always felt like they ran a half size small to me (some shoes I wear a 12.5, but the Borns needed to be a 13 for me). I used another pair I own to determine sizing, and these fit very well based on that.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 5, 2011

Nate B

from Minneapolis MN

One of the most comfortable shoes I own. I just wish there was a way to keep them clean. Living in Minnesota in the spring time is rough on light colored 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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 7, 2011

Cameron J

 

Love these. They feel solidly built. They are snug but not constricting. They are a low-profile, small-footprint shoe, which I appreciate.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 21, 2011

Olaf G

from Georgia

Although these shoes required the heel be broken in a little, they were otherwise immediately comfortable. I will say the brown color is off just enough that it's hard to actually wear them as a brown shoe. They're also a little on the wide side for a D.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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May 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Great fit. Almost no break in period. Love the look as I can wear to work on casual Fridays.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 3, 2014

Bill L

from Seattle

Probably the most comfortable shoes I have - true to size and mold to my feet - love 'em. And ordering from Zappos is always a great customer experience easy, fast and dependable. You guys are the best.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Merrell, Ryker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Bellingham Washington

I have been wearing these for about 6 months and love them. Just got back from London for a couple weeks and walked over five miles a day in these and they were great. Stylish too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 17, 2013

Elizabeth O

from Bossier City, LA

These shoes were great but we already knew that! My husband tried them on somewhere else but decided to hold off and see if you had them - and you did! We love giving our business to Zappos! We believe in rewarding great customer service!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Allen Edmunds, Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 10, 2013

Terri W

from Lawrence, Kansas

My husband chose these shoes for the awesome style, colors and quality one would expect from Born. The comfort level is great. He would definitely recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 29, 2013

MissSparky

from East Coast

Great shoe! Hubby loves this shoe. Great look, nice leather, fits a wider foot (10.5 4E). Very pleased, would buy similar styles like this from Born again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 17, 2013

Jim A

from Los Angeles, CA

I'm loving these shoes. They're my second pair of Borns, the first being the Born Davey's, which I wore for at least a year almost every day. Very comfortable to walk in, and I love to walk. The fit was perfect. I get lots of compliments on the cool look.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockport

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

I really am pleased with the Born Bolt. Born has a history of good design and functionality and they delivered again here. Very comfortable for walking long periods and stylish too. Zappos VIP takes all the risk out of the online buying process as well!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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March 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

These fit like they're custom made for me. Comfortable, stylish, and they match most of my outfits combinations. The insole doesn't provide a ton of cushioning, but they easily accommodated inserts without feeling tight.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This is a very comfortable pair of shoes. I first bought this pair in another color and then found it so comfortable that I ended up owning it in all three available colors. Lightweight, very soft inners. I like the style and have had a lot of positive comments at work and elsewhere.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 25, 2012

Sean

from Chicago

If you are at all thinking of ordering this shoe, do it. It is extremely comfortable. The construction of the shoe is excellent, it feels well made. The color seems a bit lighter than in the picture and the worn marks on the heel and toe a bit darker. Nothing really too major but overall extremely satisfied with the shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Northern Virginia

Fun, slightly retro looking shoe. Excellent quality, comfortable, and you can go casual, or very casual, with this shoe. I have the same shoe in black and both are superb performers and my go to shoes. The sole and heel construction make this an agile shoe, but with a solid footing.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 9, 2014

Michael M

 

Better than expected. This shoe lives up to Born's tradition of comfort and support. But I was concerned about the blue suede accent in the middle of the shoe. Turns out that the color in the photo is not reproduced well and the blue is darker and more subtle in real life. Nicer styling than expected in comfortable casual shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 27, 2013

Steve B

from Palo Alto, CA

I was looking for a casual shoe with trim styling, which this shoe has. Initially, the leather was stiff, and the toe-box was cramped, and required multiple efforts (and some band-aids) during the break-in process before it softened up and became comfortable. The outer sole is a rather hard rubber, which doesn't mar hardwood floors (and is likely to wear well), but is a bit noisier than, say, running shoes. Also, the real color is slightly darker than the photo, although that was not a problem for me. If the leather were softer out of the box, I'd give it five stars, and even so, I'll probably order another pair.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 4, 2013

Ron E

from Anchorage, Alaska

I am a big fan of Born shoes. I have several pairs. They are comfortable, stylish and durable. This particular shoe however, seemed to be about a half-size too small for me to wear comfortably. I'm going to try a half-size larger and see if that will give me the comfort that I'm looking for.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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January 20, 2013

Olaf

from United States

The comfort and leather with these shoes have worn well. As I would expect from a good leather-based shoe, it gets better with age. The only downside has been that the soles wear out faster than the uppers (typical in most shoes I find). I put about 6 months into these shoes (still wearing them despite the slick soles) and the soles are spent.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 13, 2012

Joe S

from Palm Harbor Florida

Overall this is an excellent pair of shoes. The arch support is excellent and the fit is great. The colors are unusual and appealing;unfortunately, the grey and blue colors change to a much darker color when I applied a quality clear, neutral leather cream. How horribly disappointing! A big shout out to Zappos for their predictable and professional service.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 8, 2014

Payton S

from Seattle, Washington

Comfortable shoe but does not last. I purchased this shoe last September and it has been slowly falling apart since then. The glue holding a patch on the sole in the center fell off after about 3 months. Now 11 months into wearing the shoe, the side stitching is coming apart. I try to purchase more expensive shoes thinking they will last longer than 20 dollar Payless shoes. So I was disappointed to find that this shoe is falling apart in less than a year.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 18, 2014

Chip G

 

Bought from a competitor. That's what I get...super stylish. No removable foot bed. Weird mesh like footbed that sort of rubbed/burned. Couldn't get orthotics in. Had to return.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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July 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

I like the shoes but I only had them two weeks before the left shoe started to squeak while walking. I am guessing it was right around the section where the rubber and leather meet. I contacted Born about getting them fixed and I had to pay to ship the shoes to them. They received the shoes about a week later and now almost two months after receipt, they still have not repaired or replaced them. There has been minimal contact from the company. I emailed them again just now to see why it is taking so long and to voice my displeasure. I spent a lot of money for a pair of shoes that have spent more time back at the manufacturer than on my feet. I probably should have contacted Zappos instead for replacement because they are absolutely awesome with returns.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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