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Born Axe II Reviews

40 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

88% "Felt true to size"

95% "Felt true to width"

70% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 20 Axe II Born Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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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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Felt true to width

 

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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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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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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

 

Poor 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

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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

 

Runs Small

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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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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

Runs Large

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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Wide

 

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

 

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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

 

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

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Wide

 

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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Fit Rating

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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October 4, 2014

Dennis T

from Jamaica, NY

Nice, good-looking, sturdy shoes. Good padding inside shoe. They're a little large. That's why I gave them a 4-rating.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

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