Born Blast II Reviews

96 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

83 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/10/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

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.

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13 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/31/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

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.

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 15, 2010

Anonymous

from Jacksonville,florida

My husband loves them. I can't get the shoes off him & he wants the same shoe in another color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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January 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Salem, Oregon

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.

Brands I'd also recommend: NA

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 2, 2012

Sam J

from Colorado

Loving these guys! Second pair (old pair were 7 years old and still going) and the comfort is unbeatable. Classy cut and style, wonderfully durable leather uppers and rubber soles. Nothing bad to say for the price. The side gussets do stretch out after 7 years.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Currently East Tennessee

My husband loves these Born shoes and I love the Zappos.com price. He is on his feet most of his day and these shoes were instantly comfortable. There was no "breaking in" period necessary. We could not find the Born brand locally and I really appreciated free shipping both ways from Zappos. With the perfect fit of these shoes, no return was necessary.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 26, 2012

Ed

from Riverside. Ca

Wow! What a great shoe. Have had them two months and they are very comfortable. Very happy with my purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 16, 2012

Joel M

from Woodland Park, CO

I ordered the Born because I ordered Born sandals several months ago and I love them! These shoes feel in one word: substantial. Very well built. The leather is a little more bubbly than the picture shows, but OK. I ordered a 10 M and they fit perfectly! They slip a little when I walk, but nothing that bothers. The insoles are very padded and comfortable. The description shows leather lined, but they're cloth lined. Zappos sent them next day air for free. Amazing! Not what I would have expected. Just ordered my wife some shoes at Zappos. Hope she's as satisfied. I highly recommend these shoes for casual wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Rockport

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Mechanicsville , Va

I continue to be delighted with the excellent shopping experience from Zappos. I was looking for another pair of Merrell shoes that I had purchased before. They were out of my size so I thought I would try the Bourn brand. The Blast II are equal to the Merrells with a little more styling but excellent quality and fit. I just ordered another pair in brown. Buying on line can sometimes be difficult having to go with what you see on line. Zappos takes away all the risk. They provide detailed information and reviews on all their products. With no charge for shipping or returning, its the only way to shop on line. Thanks Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Clark

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 28, 2011

Kris W

 

Comfortable, looks great; I love these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 20, 2011

Gayla352

from OKC

My husband finally worn a pair of Born similar to these he has worn forever. He wanted to take them to be resoled because he was certain no others could be as comfortable. I ordered these and asked him to try them. He liked them so well we ordered in another color too.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

December 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Springboro, OH

I'm a loyal, long term Born customer and the Blast II doesn't disappoint. Very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Burlington, VT

I bought these for my husband and they are his 2nd pair. He loves them. They look good with jeans or dressed up for a business casual look.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 30, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great shoes - Zappos.com easy to work with - great service. Thank you!

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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2 people found this review helpful  

May 15, 2011

Lynda V

from Tulsa, Ok.

My husband has been wanting some shoes he can just slip on, I spotted these through Zappos. They have a rich look and high quality stitching on the shoe, the thread appears red, but it actually blends with the shoe. My husband said they are one of the most comfortable shoes he has worn and he said, "I did well."

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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2 people found this review helpful  

April 22, 2011

Bill C

from NY

Wonderful shoe, took it to Europe with me and walked many miles. Never had sore feet!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 12, 2011

William

from Modesto, CA

Great comfortable shoe. Got them two days before going to Ireland and had no problem with the comfort while walking a great deal. Felt like they had already been broken in. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Florence, KY

I was very pleased when my shipment arrived just a few days after placing the order. The size was exactly as stated and they were in excellent condition. I will definitely continue to order from Zappos.com!

Brands I'd also recommend: Doc Martens

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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 26, 2011

Jeannine A

from Winfield, Illinois

I purchased these shoes for my 89 year old father who still does a bit of walking and he loves them! He says they are the most comfortable shoes he has ever owned. He really likes the cushioning on the inside. I knew Born was a good quality shoe as I have bought shoes and boots of theirs for myself. I would highly recommend this shoe to anyone looking for comfort and durability.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 17, 2011

Anonymous

 

Zappos' return policy is the greatest! This pair came in a little bigger than expected, so I had to return them. I would have kept them, but they didn't fit properly. The shoe looked great, though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 24, 2010

Andrew R

from Fort Myers, Fl.

Beautiful shoes! These are my first pair of Born shoes. Having had Cole Haan and Johnston and Murphy dress shoes I was a little iffy on purchasing these. These were extremely comfortable and look very nice! For the price, these can't be beat!

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen Edmonds, Cole Haan, Johnston and Murphy

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 21, 2010

Mike

from Tampa, FL

This is a very stylish shoe that is comfortable, has good traction and is durable. It is my daily go-to shoes to wear.

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 1, 2010

Anonymous

from Greenville, SC

Great shoe! I work in an office with business casual dress and typically purchase this style of shoe for the slip-on convenience, yet isn't too casual. Excellent quality compared to most brands of similar shoe that I have purchased in the past. The inside of the these shoes are much better made and will hold up longer. Typically, I pay in the mid dollar range for this style shoe, but for the quality difference I say the extra money is worth it as these should last at least twice as long!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanita, Dansko, Clarks

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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2 people found this review helpful  

September 16, 2010

Anonymous

from Aztec, NM

Very comfortable! I wear them to court and they look "dressed up enough" but I don't feel uncomfortable at all.

Brands I'd also recommend: Crocs!

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 25, 2010

Gary W

from Columbus, GA

Feels a little snug, but I think that will ease over time. I would probably order a half size larger if I could do it over again. I have been extremely impressed with Zappos, and will definitely use them again!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark\'s

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Greensboro, NC

I originally bought a pair of Merrell World Travelers, but there was too much rise of the tongue for my foot and this caused the shoes to slide all over the place. Needing a new pair of shoes, I discovered these. I had never heard of Born before, but I am so far very impressed. They are very comfortable and durable. The sole can be replaced if needed too. My only dissatisfaction is the elastic beside the tongue has already sprung. That's why the minus one star. All slip ons with this feature will spring eventually, but this was fairly quick. Amazingly, however, the shoe still fits comfortably on my foot for everyday wear. The only time they're difficult is when climbing a ladder (because of the sprung elastic). I plan to buy another pair whenever these wear out.

Brands I'd also recommend: Murrell

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 24, 2011

Anonymous

 

Shoe looks great, performs well. Orange stitching doesn't stand out as much as the photo may imply (which is a good thing). I thought it fit when I got it, but then I discovered that it's way too big (mostly too long). I probably just stink at shopping, but select a size carefully.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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