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Born Bitsy Reviews

80 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

50% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 60 Bitsy Born Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Nashville

Didn't zip up. The calf circumference increases with shoe size, so on the size 6 I wear, the top of the boot shaft was a circumference of 15.25 inches (I measured), not 16.5 as the product info states. Not big enough to zip up more than two inches past the ankle -- that is because I am short, 5'2", so my calf starts lower on my leg, where a boot shaft is still skinny. I'm also a runner so I've got muscular 16 inch calves. That's what prevents me from wearing almost every knee boot out there... including this one, unfortunately. Loved the look, soft leather, heavenly cushioned footbed, stable heel. Wish it had worked.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rieker, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 1, 2012

Ashley

from Philly

I love these shoes! They are comfortable enough to wear on my long shifts at work and stylish enough to pair with any outfit. The zipper was difficult at first, but after breaking them in, and rolling the cuffs of my jeans they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 1, 2012

Janelle

from Virginia

This is a great boot! Super comfortable and the perfect color to go with anything! I wear this casually and when I got out! Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, Colorado

I think I bought and returned about 15 pairs of boots before I finally settled on the Born Bitsy. I am 5'4" and 120 lbs, with athletic calves and none of the knee high boots out there would accommodate my calves with skinny jeans comfortably. These fit amazing and the leather is great. I am not in love with the heel (I purchased black and the heel is gray) but the traction on the bottom and the fit had me sold. They look cute with jeans and leggings and I've worn them to work, out on the town, and just running to the store on the weekends. Definitely worth the money. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 13, 2012

Meg

from New York

Absolutely in love with these boots! The leather is great quality, fits like a glove, and could walk in them all day. I have had so many compliments with this boot. Dress it up, or wear it casual with a pair of jeans. Definitely worth the price. I am thinking of getting another color! Just an FYI, calf circumference gets wider the bigger the foot size, good for me...but someone with super skinny calves might not like how roomy they are.

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

Dee F

from United States

I love these boots! They were comfortable right out of the box, and the color is wonderful.

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 Boston

I bought and returned two other pairs of boots this winter, before thanking my lucky stars that I found these. I wanted flat boots because I am so concerned about comfort, but the small heel on these is actually no problem for me. Also, I sometimes find that Western boots (or boots with that type of toe, as these are) are too narrow at the end and push my pinky toes in, but this did not happen with these. The leather is soft, the style is great (I get lots of compliments), and I wore them on a trip the day after they arrived that consisted of 15 miles of walking around New York City. I did not have any problems!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 27, 2011

Nina P

from San Francisco

These boots are amazing. The leather is sturdy and supple, they are well-made, versatile, and supportive. Unfortunately, I have to return my third pair because for me they run huge. I usually wear a 9 and ordered that size first. Then the 8½ was too big. Even after trying on the 8 I still have an inch in front of my toes and my heel slides up when I walk. For the right feet these boots are fantastic!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 25, 2011

Kristin H

from Borger, TX

I bought these for my 21 year old, fashion conscious daughter for Christmas. She loves them. They are very flattering even in the size 12 we needed. The barnwood color is a great color and it will go with anything. They are comfortable, and she says she'll wear them several times a week...we'll see. They really fit the bill for the height as they almost come to the knee on this 5'9" woman.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 23, 2011

Tracie

from New Braunfels, TX

Such a groovy boot. Worth the splurge. I'll wear them until they worn out. Love these boots! Muah!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Crocs, Ariat, Rocketdog

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 9, 2011

Kelly

from fremont ca

These boots are very comfortable and warm. I get a lot of compliments, you can be stylish and comfortable with these very well made boots and as usual with Zappos, I got them in one day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 8, 2011

Anonymous

from California

These boots are amazing! They are made of incredibly soft leather-I didn't need any time to break them in (and I have finicky feet!) And although the design isn't particularly exciting, I find myself wearing these with absolutely everything I own. I have average size calves and they fit easily over jeans without feeling too tight. These are great boots you will want to wear everywhere.

Brands I'd also recommend: ariat, clarks, fryes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2011

Anonymous

 

Love these boots. I have very muscular calves and have difficulty finding boots that will fit. These are perfect. The color is a nice neutral. Between grey and beige. Very comfortable and good arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Baton Rouge, LA

Believe the 5 star ratings you see! These boots fit like a glove, and Born should make more like these. I am now ordering a pair in another color. These are the only shoes/boots I wore immediately without any problems. Comfort without a doubt. I have always felt that my calves were a little muscular, but these boots fit and I even have extra room. I wear these with skinny jeans, and no problem. Buy these boots. Note to Born - make shoes/boots that feel like these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nine West, Ann Taylor

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 5, 2011

Anonymous

 

Nice boot, but very wide shaft. Looks way out of proportion, and I have very muscular calves and legs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2011

Lynn M

from State College, PA

I finally found the perfect boot after trying for a couple of years. I ordered these boots in black. I love the fit. They are so comfortable you don't need any break in time. The arch hits in the proper place. It has great arch support. (The most important feature of any boot or shoe!) The full grain high quality leather is supple (not thin and flimsy). The sole is thick and durable. The shaft of the boot hugs in all the right places. I have wide calves (16") and the boot zipped up nicely. The back zipper is a little different but my husband really likes it, plus it's easier to do than the side zipper. I won't be able to tuck in any jeans, but I wanted them more for dress than casual anyway. And even though they have that western kind of look, in black they do dress up nicely. I finally found the perfect boot! I love Zappos! I thank Zappos for giving me the opportunity to try on Wide calf boots which brick and mortar stores don't carry and find the perfect boot!

Brands I'd also recommend: Etienne Aigner Chastity, Born Massi, Bandolino Crittle

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Montana

I have tried on quite a few pairs of boots and these fit like a glove! Comfortable and stylish. I love the rubber-like soles and heel, they don't go "clomp, clomp" when you walk. Zappos has the fastest shipping, by far!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Colorado

These are the most comfortable boots I have tried on, and I've tried on at least 20 this season. They are great quality and actually fit my athletic calf. I am 5'4 and 120 pounds and have a 14.5 inch calf. If they were a smidgen wider I would be in heaven. As it is, they are so much better than everything else I've come across, that I might have finally found my boots after searching for nearly 2 years. A tad more western and worn-in than I was going for, but still super cute and versatile!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 9, 2011

Christina M

from chicago

These are super comfortable boots. And I have foot issues which make a lot of boots uncomfortable. The sole is so nice and cushioned. The leather on the barnwood taupe is buttery soft (distressed and matte finished almost like a nubuck). There is enough room across the ball of the foot and not to pointy/not too round toe. They have a nice mediumish heel height. Also, the shaft is quite tall. I am 5'7" and it comes all the way up to the bottom of my kneecap. I think that the shaft is a bit more roomy than I would like (I am a runner and very muscular) as I can tuck bootcut jeans with all that extra fabric into them. But it is not enough to make me give these babies up. The barnwood is a great neutral mushroomy/taupe. True to size. I orginally ordered the 9 (I am really more of an 8½) as that was all that was available at the time. I can get away with the 9 but have the 8½ coming and I am sure that will be the perfect fit. I should mention that I have boots that are double the price (and triple the price) of these boots that are not as comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 1, 2011

Anonymous

from California

I love these boots. They are comfortable enough to wear around work (I work at a school, so there is tons of walking involved) and very cute. Happy I splurged and bought them! They are an investment. :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 16, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

These boots are pretty but not my favorite. Like most Born shoes, they are relatively comfy, but it can be hit or miss from style to style. Their boots aren't as comfortable as their heels and sandals. The sole and footbed of this boot is comfortable enough, but I don't love the location or look of the zipper. I'd prefer if the zipper were in the inseam and the top of the boot was even all around rather than scalloped on the back. The zipper can sometimes irritate my heel (even with socks). I wanted grey riding boots and these were the best I could find. The color is okay. Sadly, they still leave something to be desired.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Lake Tahoe, NV

I must have received a defective pair, because I bought them based on the reviews and had to return them as the left zipper would get stuck at the bottom and not budge! Very disappointed because they are wonderful boots! Maybe I'll have to re-order and hope I don't get the same pair sent back to me!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 1, 2012

Sandy B

from Baltimore, MD

The most comfy boots I've ever owned. I have horrible, painful feet from years of dance, broken bones, etc. These boots take no breaking in, and I can wear all day. I like the barnwood color...kind of rustic and goes with everything. Might just have to buy the other colors too! I'm between a 7.5 and 8, and the 7.5 are a perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 12, 2011

Meredith

from United States

I love these boots. I have now worn these for a few weeks and have walked everywhere (I live in NYC). They initially rubbed a little bit on one of my heels but are now the most comfortable boots I own. The leather looks to be good quality and they fit over my jeans. I have slightly bigger than normal calves (somewhere between designer and extended sizes) and these zip up without sagging around the ankles. I wish they came in dark brown because I would get those as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 20, 2011

IndyGirl

 

I had the hardest time finding a great everyday pair of boots to wear this winter. I have athletic calves and going into most department stores I was unable to find any boots that fit. These fit perfectly right out of the box! They are extremely comfortable and look very stylish. I cannot express how happy I am with these boots, and the Born brand! Thanks for making knee high boots that real women, not stick figures, can wear!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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