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Born Simon Reviews

61 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

53% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

52% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 41 Simon Born Reviews

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July 8, 2016

Reid a

from Salem, VA

Great shoe. It is my second pair like this. The first lasted over 5 years. They are very comfortable and fit well. They don't flop around on the feet so they are good to walk in as well.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 26, 2016

Anonymous

 

Very comfortable. The first day I wore them, it felt like I had been wearing them for years. The leather is very soft, and the inner sole has a cushion ideal to use without socks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Johnston & Murphy

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

 

Runs Narrow

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April 16, 2016

David L

from Minneapolis

Nice loafers. Warm, deep brown color is very attractive. Well-cushioned footbed. I wear 8 or 8 and the 8 here fit well after an hour on my feet to loosen up. I would say that the 8s are as long as 8 but as wide as 8s.

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 28, 2016

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh

This is my second time buying this shoe. The soles on the last pair wore out, even though the leather was still holding strong. I ordered the tan color this time, and it is not as light as in the picture. In fact, it looks quite brown. I noted, "true to size", but you have to be patient. When you first get them, they feel tight, but the leather stretches in the first few days to your actual size. I noted no arch support, but I personally don't like supports since they press into my arches. Just me.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 12, 2016

Paulo L

from Greenwich, CT

These excellent shoes were very comfortable. The only thing is that I normally wear a size 11.5 but in these, the correct size was an 11.

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 24, 2015

Anonymous

from Ramapo, New York

I bought these shoes for my husband's birthday. They are comfortable and he's very happy with them. I wish the black color were not pebble grain, but smooth. If so, I would buy another pair for him.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

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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October 3, 2015

Paul F

from Lubbock, Texas

First, I love the style of these shoes. They, in my opinion, merge comfort in style in a very...well, stylish way. I've been wearing them a week, and I think they're only going to get better. My only issue is not with the shoes, but with my choice of size. Other reviews were a bit mixed as to sizing. I chose to buy what I normally wear, and I wish I had bought a half size larger. We'll see...shoes sometimes adapt, so I'm hopeful these will. They're sharp though! They're good with khakis and jeans, and that's what I was after.

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

 

August 12, 2015

Mike S

from Raleigh, NC

I wore these for the first time to work last Friday. Before I got in the building, someone had already complimented on the shoe. Very comfortable, I've worn them with and without socks with no problem. They look great with slacks, jeans, or shorts. I've only had them a week, so assuming they hold up, I would give this shoe 5 stars all around.

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

 

July 28, 2015

Delvin

 

Pretty happy with the shoes. Size was very accurate and took less than a day to break in. I like that they're comfortable with and without socks.

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

 

July 27, 2015

Carson G

from Birmingham AL

Great comfortable shoe. Originally ordered a size 10 because the reviews said to go a little smaller. They got here and were still too big. I went for the 9.5 and they fit like a dream. I mostly wear them as casual shoes without socks and have had no problems with rubbing or tearing up the back of my heel. Would highly recommend these shoes for casual situations or even to wear at the office.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 23, 2015

Maggie

from Atlanta, GA

Fantastic shoe. Liked it so well, I bought 2 pairs for both my sons. Looks good with khakis as well as shorts. The shoe did run 1/2 size larger than expected and I had to return for a size smaller for both boys even though they normally always wear a 11 1/2 and a 12.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan and Johnston Murphy

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 5, 2015

Shelby N

from Midwest

Great shoe. Excellent styling and quality of materials. Very pleased with this purchase. As others have mentioned, however, this model runs a half size small and slightly wider than other Born shoes. I usually wear a 12 but wear a 11.5 in these.

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 28, 2015

Anonymous

from St. Louis, MO

I recently ordered the Born Simon for my son's birthday. The shoes were perfect, but just a little too big. I checked Zappos return/exchange how-to information, and it could not have been easier! Printed the return label, took to UPS store, and the credit card was refunded very quickly. The replacement pair arrived in 3 days, fit beautifully, and I will do business with this company again!

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

 

May 23, 2015

Anonymous

 

Very comfortable, excellent fit. Wore during a 12 hour standing work day and I have no complaints. Would definitely recommend.

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 12, 2015

Joe M

from Blacksburg, Virginia

This is my third pair of Born shoes and each has exceeded my expectations. Very comfortable with an very nice leather interior. They make a great pair of shoes for the more casual office wear.

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

 

November 6, 2014

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Great shoe - very comfortable but runs a little large. Heel slips out a little bit but nothing too bad. The shoe does scuff pretty easily but that's part of the style for a shoe like this.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 14, 2014

Anonymous

from Orlando, Fl

I bought these shoes for my 17 year old to wear to school for weekly dress day. Comfort is very important to him. It is hard to find a dress shoe that is comfortable enough when you are used to wearing sneakers every day. We normally have difficulty finding him shoes that are wide enough and comfortable enough. We decided to give the Born Simon a try. The leather is incredibly soft which I think helped him with comfort. He says they were comfortable right out of the box. He wore them all day at school the first time without a single complaint. We would definitely consider these shoes again. In fact we have since bought them for my younger son. A very nice classically styled shoe with loads of comfort.

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

Runs Wide

 

August 17, 2014

Frost

from SC

Love them, very comfy...feels more like a "shoe" than a moccasin, which is just what I wanted. Most importantly, my wife likes 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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 26, 2014

Anonymous

from Alexandria, VA

The Born shoes are great: comfortable, sized correctly and stylish. Zappos is even better, no hassle return for size was a breeze. Love their attitude on all communications and interactions. Just good service.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 8, 2014

Larry B

from Dayton, Ohio

I read most of the reviews and ordered my true size. Should've ordered a half size smaller as this style runs a bit large. Recently visited Asheville, NC, and found a shoe store there that had several styles of Born shoes which I tried on. Most seemed to be a good fit in my regular size except the Born Simon, which felt about a half size larger than marked. Nevertheless, they are very comfortable.

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 4, 2014

Ron W

from Texas

Zappos shipped a well-packaged product according to their promise. This was my first major purchase from Zappos so I was a little apprehensive re the experience. Needlessly as it turns out. The shoe is a fine product at the price point. Decent quality leather. It is a very comfortable shoe. In fact, this is the second pair of the "Simon" I have purchased (the other, purchased through another source,I have converted into my house slippers). Very pleased with the product and the shopping experience with Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen Edmonds, Joseph Seibel, Johnston-Murphy, Magnanni, Sperry, To Boot,

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

 

June 2, 2014

Kirby N

from Concord, NC

Needed a new pair of shoes to tour Italy, and these have definitely fit the bill! Although I marked "true to size" in the categories, they are actually slightly on the large size for me, but that did not present an issue. A great combination of style with "out of the box" comfort.

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 27, 2014

Bill

from colorado

This really is a awesome pair of shoes. After wearing mine for a few weeks straight on travel to lots of places that required standing around on concrete floors, I have come to the conclusion that they are as comfortable as running shoes. I liked them so much I bought a pair in black and another backup in brown. However, nothing is perfect, so here are a few other things to note. This is a petite cut with a very low sole (so low it worried me at first - turned out be no problem tho) - great for packing in a carry on, great for walking it, but if you like a dress shoe to resemble the Bismark, or give you some height, this aint it. These are like slippers. Along those lines, it is a classic penny loafer style and will pass for a dress shoe in many stuations; However, the grain leather and the top stitching give it a less formal look - better than a moc, but won't work with a 3-piece (if folks even still wear those). Finally, I am concerned about longevity - they say a dress shou should last decades with proper care but I'm pretty hard on shoes and the scuffing & creasing of the grain and the buckling of the visible top stitching makes me wonder how long they'll last. That said, they'll perform as well and for as long as my running shoes, both at the same price point so I guess if they made it a few years under my abuse, that's fair. Besides, I have shoes that still look great after years but are unwearable because the soles are rock hard - this shoe has a Z-rated tread and will wear as such. Over all - I love 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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Kingwood texas

Love them. They are my favorite pair of casual shoes. Seems like Zappos has gotten lazy on its shipping lately, and not the company they once were. The shoes though were exactly as expected.

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

 

January 29, 2014

A M

 

Purchased these in brown and black for my husband. He felt the brown ran a slight bit smaller than the black...go figure! Overall, he loves them both. Great casual not too "old mannish" looking shoe, in my opinion!

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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