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Born Axe II Reviews

33 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

91% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

67% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 13 Axe II Born Reviews

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July 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Kingsport, TN

I like the boots; I wear them with jeans and they look good. It took a couple of days to break them in but they are comfortable after that. I would have liked a more defined heel but I would still recommend buying them.

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 true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 10, 2014

Chad F

from Texas

These boots obviously look pretty slick, but they're comfortable, too. Only thing I'd caution is that the bottom of the soles don't have a lot of texture, so these boots are not very slip-resistant. On a slick, smooth surface (like wet cobblestone), you don't get much traction. Other than that, no complaints.

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

 

Runs Narrow

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March 22, 2014

H J

from Houston

These are some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. They also seem to be very well made. It's the first pair of Born's I've ever had and I will probably buy the same shoe in brown.

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

 

Runs Narrow

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March 11, 2014

Anonymous

 

Purchased for my partner. He loves the sturdy construction as well as the rugged and handsome appearance of these boots. That said, so do I. ;)

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 a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 9, 2014

Den d

from the docile West

These Born boots are exceptionally nice. Leather, fit well and lightweight for a boot. Then there is the smell of real leather, fantastic. I will only buy shoes/boots that are leather uppers and a sole stitched to the upper. And the deal maker, good discount.

Brands I'd also recommend: Doc Martens boots

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 27, 2014

Darius M

from Western Catskills, NY

These are one of the best pairs of shoes I have owned. I want to wear them every day! My only complaint is that in order to have the laces tight toward the toes I have to tighten them a bit uncomfortably at the ankle. Other than that this is a perfect shoe.

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

 

Runs Narrow

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January 14, 2014

Taras I

 

Inside these are far cry from what Born used to be. Instead of full leather covering, you get mostly fabric, although critical and prone to tear-and-wear places are leather. Still very classy and comfortable. Top very well made, sole sturdy and flexible. Right after purchase I worked the shoes with black wax and generous amount of mink oil. BE CAREFUL - mink oil might change color of brown colored shoes, but good for black. Overall - great shoes!

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

 

Runs Narrow

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November 9, 2013

Bill E

from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Great Looking shoes, and comfortable. But I was even more happy with Zappos expedited delivery of the shoes. From now on I will try to make it a point to buy from Zappos only. I have even had problems with some shoes (Being small) and no problem whatsoever with Zappos taking the shoes back, and exchanging for bigger shoes. Why go to Department store, when you can buy your shoes from Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Rockport

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

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September 13, 2013

Anonymous

from CT

A great looking shoe for the fall. Very light weight and comfortable. Placed my orthopedics for more arch support.

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 22, 2013

Ken

 

I bought these in great anticipation of a that great Born fit and comfort. I love the style and the length was fine. But I was very disappointed in that the boot was too wide for my foot. Normally D width (the only width available in this shoe) fits me fine, especially with Borns. But not this one. I was sad to have had to return them.

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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April 21, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

I love these boots. They are very comfortable, with one exception, and have great basic styling. They look awesome with a pair of jeans and nice shirt. The one problem I have is that they are a little narrow at the arch, so the edges of the insoles dig into my arches a little. I'll fix that with some gel insoles. I have two other pairs of Born shoes, the same size (14), that fit me perfectly, so this way slightly disappointing.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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February 22, 2013

Anonymous

from rochester, ny

I really like these boots they have good padding and are very comfortable. I wish they came with another pair of laces for when these wear out.

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

 

Runs Narrow

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January 9, 2013

Rob

from Columbus, OH

Nothing like replacing a 10 year old pair of Born with a new pair. This is my fourth pair of Born, each one has lasted 8+ years (one pair 12 years). Eventually the soles will crack/split, but it takes a long long time for that to happen. If you take the time to treat the leather yearly, they will look the same year after year. Note, they do run about 1/2 size larger and since they are make with quality leather they will need a break in period. So for sizing go with the length of the shoe, not the width. They will/should be tight at first, but give them time and you will love them. Compared to other similar boots, they price and quality is right, and they will last a long time...easy five stars.

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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 14, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Excellent casual style boot! It's my third pair and I love the fact there's no "break in" period required. Comfortable to wear right out of the box.

Brands I'd also recommend: Palladium

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

November 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

Bought these boots for my son. He is very pleased with them and are very comfortable. I'm a happy mom!

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 10, 2012

Mike

from Buffalo, NY

Very comfortable, just out of the box and they feel like I have worn them for a month...high quality look and feel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 2, 2014

Craig A

from Albuquerque, NM

Just what I was looking for - a shoe that could pass for the office while being comfortable and providing ankle support. Comfortable out of the box with lots of toe space. Seem like quality materials and workmanship. Very happy with this purchase.

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

 

May 30, 2014

Don L

from Kingsport, TN

Good fit & support except no arch support. The fit is a snug normal - fits well with thin socks. The insole is not removable so I had to use a Short type arch / heel insert; as a trial of a full insert made the fit too snug. Overall I like the shoe very much. I like the style & I need the ankle support of a boot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago

Tested in Chicago during all the cold, ice and snow in 2014. Surprising warm and comfortable. I walk 2 miles to and from work so they are holding up nicely. No slips or falls yet. Pretty durable and nice for work since I'm at an office with a dress code.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 15, 2014

Anonymous

from San Francisco

I almost didn't buy these because the full grain leather looked a little too textured, but it's a lot more subtle on the boots themselves. The sole is a little more blocky/hiking boot-ish than I'd like, but just a little. Initially they feel very comfortable They felt a little big, though, and I'm still deciding whether to swap them for a smaller half-size, so I can't say much about wear and tear or comfort after lots of walking.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Timberlane

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 22, 2013

P. G

from Maine

I'm enjoying these boots. I use them as dress shoes - but will probably end up using them for hiking in the colder months. They seem unusually well made. In general I don't like shoes with non-removable cushioned footbeds...they are bound to lose their cushion effect or wear out and I was surprised to find that these shoes had them. But these are okay - although the footbed required some wearing in...a bit uncomfortable the first few days. I think that these will be long-lasting boots.

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

 

January 14, 2013

Kevin A

from Pittsburgh, PA

I like these boots overall. The fit and comfort is what I have come to expect from Born. They were comfortable right out of the box. They are a little plain looking but I expect I'll be putting a lot of miles on these babies.

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 26, 2012

Stuart H

from Missouri

I bought these because they are very similar to my last pair of Born boots (which have lasted an amazing 8 years). So far, the new pair is great, very comfortable. My only complaint, I had to buy new boot laces after 1 month. But overall, love Born.

Brands I'd also recommend: shdweb.com

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

 

October 15, 2013

Ajay S

from El Sobrante, CA

The leather is nice and rich but the sole could be firmer. The shoe does not provide very good arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

 

October 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Great NorthWest

Liked the style, bought a pair, but like previous review the sole cracked after 9 months:( also the heel caused a bit of pain, gel inserts worked.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

 

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