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Born Axe II Reviews

54 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 34 Axe II Born Reviews

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 30, 2016

James

from Dallas TX

My Born Axe II are super comfortable and very style-ish...the price point for these was affordable. I've received nice compliments about this pair of boots. The brand Born makes "comfortable " boots that don't hurt at the end of the day!

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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January 21, 2016

Mike

from Iowa

These boots are awesome! Sick look with just about anything. First pair of boots that were good to go from the start. They are very comfortable, perfect fit. I will be buying many more Borns.

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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December 5, 2015

Jeffery

from Chicago

These are great boots! They were super comfortable from the minute that I slipped them on. No breaking in time was needed. They are nicely lined and with a good insert. They run true to size. I had placed an order for a pair of Red Wing boots earlier in the week that cost much more. I returned them immediately as they would have taken months to break in.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

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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November 23, 2015

Anonymous

from Fairfax, Virginia

Agree with the other reviews--very comfortable. Can be worn both casual and business/casual, spot on for winter.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland, 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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November 15, 2015

Cris

from Chicago

First pair of boots I put on and immediately said, are these the best pair of boots I have ever owned? HELL YES! Very true to size, and wicked comfortable. They remind me of the USMC jungle boots when I put them on... Great boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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November 13, 2015

Brian M

from Chicago, IL

Great pair of shoes. Didn't take long to break in. The color and finish matched what I saw on the internet. Shipped in a timely manner. Owned a different style of Born shoes prior...very happy with this brand. Overall very happy. Would have like to have a little 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

 

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No arch support

 

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November 9, 2015

Doug M

from Oklahoma

I purchased my first pair of these boots a little over a year ago, I am a UPS delivery driver and have wore these boots almost every day I have worked in the past year, the inner sole is just now breaking down, for a boot to last me one year is awesome, very comfortable and durable 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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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September 18, 2015

Karen S

from Jacksonville, AL

These shoes seem to run a bit large. They are GREAT looking and add support to the ankles. My son has cerebral palsy and walks with crutches. These are the perfect shoes for him. I can't say enough about customer service at Zappos. When the shoes arrived and I discovered they were too big, I called customer service and they immediately sent another pair without waiting for me to send the other pair back! Zappos is the best!

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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 8, 2015

Matthew H

 

These are the most comfortable boots i have ever bought. I work in a factory and needed a solid leather boots but i didnt want a safety boot. These have the comfort of a tennis shoe with the sturdiness of a leather boot. i would Recommend My only complaint is the leather is a little soft so i am worried they may not last as long as a normal boot. I have only had them a week and they appear to be holding up fine so far.

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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April 21, 2015

Kelli A

from Kansas City, MO

My husband doesn't write reviews, so I will write this for him. He bought his first pair of Born Axe IIs at Dillards. He loves this boot because of the big toe box and the sturdy sole. My husband is a blacksmith, so shoes have to be tough and comfortable (lots of standing). He completely wore his first pair out. Then Dillards didn't carry the boot anymore (naturally). When I found this on Zappos, there was no question. He said, "BUY THEM." They are perfect. He loves them.

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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March 14, 2015

Anonymous

from Pennsylvania

These are great boots! They fit perfectly and feel great. The first pair of shoes that I bought that didn't need to be broken in and felt so comfortable out of the box. The tread on the outer sole is a little different than a typical boot, but they seem durable and grip well enough. I've only had them for about a month so far so I'm not sure how well they will hold up, but they seem to be doing pretty good so far.

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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November 25, 2014

Anonymous

 

As always, Born delivers with this pair of boots. The break in period is a day or two, then the fit is perfect. Very comfortable for someone that is on there feet all day. I highly recommend these boots.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

October 25, 2014

Joe

from San Mateo

I have had foot pain and problems since the age of 12. I am always struggling to find footwear that is comfortable. These Born boots are hands down the best in comfort that I have ever come across. I even bought a second pair. Give them a try I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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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October 18, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

I bought these to replace my Born Digsbys, which I am still wearing after 12+ years, but they are finally getting cracks in the sole. Love a utilitarian, lace-up oxford. Currently, Born isn't offering a women's shoe like of Digsby, so I took a chance on these since I have a wide foot. Well, if it is any help to someone out there, my usual Born size is W9, and the M8 fits just fine, even giving me the nice extra width not available in W9. Roomy toe box and the lace-ups adjust to thin or thick socks (I have tried both). I look forward to getting many years of comfort out of these.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 12, 2014

Peter H

from Eureka, CA

Comfortable describes these shoes in one word. They remind me of an old pair of Ecco's I had. No breaking in and snug but not tight. My only complaint is that they scuff really easily, but that's more of a lifestyle side effect as my shoes sometimes migrate from casual to work for temporary situations. Overall, very happy I bought them and will just have to be more careful if I want them looking neat.

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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Felt true to width

 

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September 2, 2014

John F

from Palm Bay, FL

Great boots! I liked the black ones so much, I got the brown ones, too. The black ones stretched a bit, but insoles took care of that and made them even more comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 11, 2014

Robert H

from Jacksonville, Arkansas

I had owned a pair of Borns similar to these for years, and I finally had to pull the plug on them with great sadness. These are the perfect replacement for them and look virtually identical, the fit and comfort is the same as the old ones. These are great boots!

Brands I'd also recommend: I'd stick with the Borns!

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Wide

 

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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