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Born Sage Reviews

131 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

78% "Moderate arch support"

121 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/30/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love these boots! Very comfortable, as with most Born products. Also, I apparently have a wider calf, as I can't zip up most boots - and these boots have plenty of room to tuck in leggings and zip up comfortably! I will be wearing them all winter.

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10 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/26/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Not great: the leather feels cheap to me. Also, I've had luck with Born shoes before with my wide feet and high arches, but these are definitely not wide in the toe, and there's no arch support. They're going back.

Additional 111 Sage Born Reviews

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March 4, 2013

Kathryn A

from Colorado

I received my boots within a couple of days! I normally wear a size 8 and that's what I ordered. They fit perfectly.I like that they are not quite as tall as my other boots. The leather is soft and the footbed is comfy.I ordered the sage (color) because the brown was not available.It's almost black, that's okay. I do love Born products. Thank you Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

These boots are wonderful. If they had just slightly more padding in the footbed they would have been the perfect boot (looking for boots to wear everyday for 2 weeks in Europe - quite the challenge!). They'd be great for walking around town though, and the look is darling.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Santa Cruz County, CA

Wonderful boots...enough room in the toe box, soft leather, no break-in required. It's nice to have dark boots that aren't black. I wear insoles, so I can't comment on the arch support; however, even with insoles, the shoe isn't tight across the top of my foot. I haven't worn them to do a lot of walking, but I'm flying to Bordeaux tomorrow and will do a lot of walking, so they'll definitely be tested. I water-proofed them, and that will get tested in Bordeaux, as well. I have a pair of Attila's, and they are super comfortable, as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

Ended up returning these. They had a rather Western feel that I wasn't going for. And the calves were large on me, but I have small calves.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 10, 2013

Paula D

from Wheaton, Il

I am normally an 8.5 in Born shoes, so I stuck with that size for the boots. With a thin sock this are roomy, with a thick sock they are perfect so if I wear tights, I always add a pair of socks. They are pretty roomy in the calf for me - I don't have skinny calves but just a little bit plumper from running. These could have been a little snugger for me all around but they overall felt pretty good, didn't pinch my big toes and were not pointed in the front - so I kept these and find they are pretty darn comfy! If I were to tuck some pants in, I think the boots would accommodate it but I haven't tried it. The only surprise I had was there wasn't a wee bit more in the footbed, as far as cushioning. Since I have had three other Born shoes which all had that super comfy design, I assumed the boots would be no different...but it doesn't feel quite as cushiony as my "lace-up" Borns. Nonetheless, I liked them and this color is a dark grey which I like better when I'm wearing black - just a little different and not so "matchy."

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2013

Z

from san francisco

I love these boots. First I got them for my friend as a gift in brown then wanted them for myself in black. They are comfortable, cute, versatile and very light. I wear them to work and out, with pants or a skirt. They are great boots and Zappos has fantastic unbeatable customer service. One button fell off shortly after I purchased them and they sent me a new pair right away! I love you, Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 9, 2013

Samantha's M

 

Absolutely, positively the most comfortable, supple, rich boots I've ever worn. Bought them in two colors and worth every penny.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2013

Amanda T

from North Adams, MA

I was so disappointed with this shoe. It's everything I've been looking for in a boot - for years! First pair I ordered, when I took them out of the box, brand new, a button was missing. I hoped it was just a fluke. Received my second pair, got a few wears out of the boots, then I lost a button. I won't be making any more Born purchases, their quality has gone downhill.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Clarks

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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February 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

Love this boot! Wore them right out of the box, and they are now my "Everydays." I do find some boots don't fit my athletic calves, but these were a winner! I am in college, and I wear them all around campus and out at night.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Wichita KS

I bought these boots because they looked so versatile, a necessity because of a very limited boot wardrobe. I was not disappointed. These boots are exactly what I needed. Because they are Born boots, I assumed they would be comfortable, and they are. I can wear them all day without my feet hurting, tiring, or worse. I have the mushroom color. I can wear it with just about anything. Love these boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Kentwood, LA

Extremely comfortable from the first time I put them on. I forgot I had shoes on! A very low heel, which I like. The buttons (trim only and not functional) on the side are very attractive. Not a lot of arch support, but I had no problem wearing them all day. I highly recommend them to anyone who does not require a lot of arch support. Have a zipper, but are not tight through the calf.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2013

Cynthia G

from United States

Comfortable, handsome, elegant. It is supposed to be for a wide calf (13.5") but doesn't look wide...it zips up easily and looks like I have narrow legs. Yeah!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2013

Anonymous

 

I thought these were great boots until all of the buttons started falling off within three days of receiving the boots. I contacted Born directly to deal with the issue and I had to pay $20 to ship the boots to them while they do a three to four week "investigation." So now I'm out the money and without boots. I initially bought these for my new job, so without new boots, I had to run out and buy a new pair I could wear to my job. So, basically between the money I had to spend on new boots, the shipping costs, and the old boots, I have spent a lot and don't even physically have them. Very disappointed. The zipper just broke on other Borns I purchased a few months ago, costing me $35 to get them repaired. Also, I'm a broke ass. I never spend this much on shoes. This was really supposed to be a special treat for myself, but instead it's been very expensive and worthless. I will never buy Born Shoes again, despite the fact that they fit my wide/high-arched feet. Very disappointed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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January 27, 2013

Anonymous

from North Carolina

I bought these for my daughter and she loves them! Wore them all day without a hint of discomfort as they have a "broken in" feeling as soon as you put them on! Highly recommend!

Brands I'd also recommend: Onex

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2013

Jamie B

from Columbia, SC

Love these boots. They stretch to fit snugly around your calf. Super comfortable and totally worth the money. I'm getting a pair in black, too! These will be my go-to boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Fairfax, va

These boots are so soft, they felt great right out of the box. Once I added my SuperFeet insoles, I had the arch support I needed for wearing all day and walking quite a bit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

These boots are both instantly comfortable and stylish. Soft leather, non-slippery sole, nice support for the foot. I am tempted to order another pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Lincoln, NE

I liked these boots, and they fit well in the feet. They are about 1.5" too wide in the calves, though, and I don't think they look good because of that. I am returning them. Would not recommend if you have narrow calves.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 14, 2013

Carolyn H

from Colorado

I love these boots, they are classy and comfortable. The buttons on the side make them even better. I would buy them again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2013

Iris

from New York City

I love born products, this is my 3rd pair of their boots. I agree with some other reviewers that the leather quality is not up to par with my first too pairs, its not as supple. They do have very good support, I can walk forever in them, wear them all day, etc. I got these about 2 weeks back and have been wearing them a few times a week. Today one of the buttons came off! It seems fixable, but for this price and this early into owning them I;m not terribly happy about this.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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January 10, 2013

Holly

from Michigan

After spending hours looking for boots, I decided on these in brown and love them. I was so glad when they finally arrived and I wore them around the house for a few hours to break them in. I just sat down and noticed that the top little decorative button fell off and now a shiny piece of metal shows. It looks horrible and I can't wear them that way. I'm usually skeptical of people complaining in reviews, but it is making me wonder if this is a fluke or if I'm asking for trouble by keeping them. It has rave reviews everywhere, but several people did mention this problem. I'm not sure if I'll replace the pain I have or look for something else similar, but with nothing that can break off so easily?!

Brands I'd also recommend: Earth, Clarks, Privo, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston, Tx

I read all the reviews and everyone said to order down and of course I didn't. Ordered up 1/2 size and they were way to long and wide. They are very pretty boots and I re-ordered my size, now hoping they will fit. Hope this helps anyone.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

These boots are great, but fall apart quickly! I've had them a little over two months and already two of the covered buttons have fallen off of one of the boots. I've never had a problem with things coming off of my shoes (I usually keep shoes for many years). Now I'm left with boots that have two sharp, ugly metal nubs where the buttons should be. I'm very disappointed, because for the price they should have lasted much longer. I have e-mailed the company about the problem but received no response. Otherwise they are nice boots!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Charlottesville, VA

I purchased two pairs of this boot as a Christmas present for my 19 year old second year college student, granddaughter and my 44 year old daughter. They both love this boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2013

Anonymous

from New York City

These boots look good anyway you wear them over leggings, under pants, under a long dress or skirt. I'm loving them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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