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Born Simon Reviews

34 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

59% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

53% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 14 Simon Born Reviews

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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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 21, 2014

Brian C

from Indianapolis, IN

I am a size 11 with a above average width. These shoes fit perfect and are so comfortable. Highly recommend.

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 10, 2013

John B

from Arkansas

Super comfortable. Great with slacks or shorts. I had another pair of Born moccasins that lasted over 5 years. These are similar but more dressy. Can't go wrong with Born anyway.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

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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September 22, 2013

from Oregon

Perfect shoe, nice arch support and great dark brown color. Well made and worth the price. Can wear with any type of dress pant or jean.

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 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Georgia

I have several pair of Born shoes and I have always ordered size 14. I ordered a size 14 and it seemed larger than normal. I ordered a size 13 and find it to be too small. I am disappointed as I love born and will order more in the future!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 11, 2013

David

from Austin, TX

These are my first pair of Born shoes and I may never buy another brand again. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn and they look great too! Zappos you need more size 14 and I will buy another pair!

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

 

June 12, 2013

Thereyougo

from Memphis

I've been looking for these type of loafers with a more casual leather. After reading the reviews I bought the canoe color in half size down. Reviews are spot on with ordering a half size down. Great looks, comfortable as all get out, so I ordered a second pair. Righteous!

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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April 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

Super comfy, sharp style. If you have wide feet beware, proportions are long and narrow so going up a half size doesn't work.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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March 27, 2013

Mike

 

The pictures show an orange stitching. Actually, its more of a natural tan colored stitching. I was impressed with how well the leather breathed. My feet felt almost chilly. :-)

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 24, 2013

Mahlon S

from New York, NY

Comfortable and stylish - I'm very happy. It will feel tight at first, but within your first few steps the foot bed settles and...let the comfort begin. I'm a physical therapist and I'm on my feet all day - so I appreciate their support. I have a traditional leather pair for work, and the suede version for play.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry loafers.

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

 

February 14, 2013

Don P

from St. Louis, Missouri

These shoes are very comfortable. They do tend to run a little large. I normally wear a size 13, but had to return them for a size 12. Great for going through airport security. These shoes are very good for business casual dress.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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January 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Rochester, PA

Soft quality leather in a true warm brown. Great support for all day on my feet teaching school. Versitile: Nice w/dockers and jeans. That go to shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Born, Merrell

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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January 18, 2013

Anonymous

 

Best shoes I have ever owned...really. Good looking and very comfortable. After I got my first pair, I ordered 2 more pair in case the shoe was discontinued. They are that good.

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

 

September 11, 2012

Luke

from New Orleans

High quality materials used to make this shoe. Shoe fits to true size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

My slippers aren't this comfortable! Thanks for the reviews I read to alert me to order down a half size. Normally an 11, these 10.5's are perfect!

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

 

March 28, 2014

Michael

from Houston

This is a very stylish shoe, great for casual wear. I returned the first pair for a half size smaller. The replacement pair was a little snug in the width but is breaking in nicely. The shoe upper is a bit low around the heel area, so your heel may ride up a bit depending on your stride. Not a problem for me. It is a comfortable casual loafer.

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

 

January 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Louisville

I loved these shoes,but they were tight across the top of my instep & heel while gaping at the side. I have wide feet, I think with narrow or more medium width feet the fit would be fine. They are very nice & stylish - felt like good support, classic for Born shoes. Had to return them sadly, but of course Zappos service is 2nd to none, so I'm sure ill find another pair of shoes I like even more today!

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

 

November 20, 2013

Mac m

 

In general, the shoe has a good loafer fit - very good comfort. The sole is flat, without a heal, so the heal is lower than other loafers that have a heal and it may even be slightly lower than the ball of the foot area. The heal slips on and off if your heal is narrow. The area where you might insert a penny is detached - not stitched to the upper. The shoe has a slightly worn or rugged appearance which I like and good color but the sole line is wavy which I think detracts from its appearance.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark, Johnson & Murphy, Ecco

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 25, 2012

Robert S

from Minneapolis, MN

Great shoe. Love every Born shoe I have had. It arrived in the normal, amazingly quick time from Zappos. Really soft and a great cushion inner sole. My gripe is with the color. What does Ras mean? I thought by the photo they were a rust brown color. Nope . . . chocolate brown. It would be so much easier if these people just used colors. They are so nice I don't want to return, but didn't want this brown.

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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