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Born Sierra II Reviews

31 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

36%Rated 5 stars

32%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

97% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

67% "Moderate arch support"

26 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/12/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Got these for my husband. He loves them. He commented on the great comfort right out of the box. He gives them an excellent rating. Sturdy soles get high marks, but he says they're almost too loud on tile floor; the rubber has a hard feel to it. Nice looking shoes.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/3/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Born quality has gone down hill. Born shoes used to last me almost two years. This is my third pair to not even make it a year. I bought these in September, by March I had already worn through the heel and the footpad. They changed the sole afyer several years to more of a plastic base. It begins to wear almost immediately and keeps going. I love Born shoes, but I just cannot justify replacing them every six months. They have lost a long time customer.

Additional 26 Sierra II Born Reviews

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July 20, 2015

Kurt D

from New York, NY

I bought another Born shoe many years ago that I wore constantly. I loved the style, and it was very comfortable. That style was discontinued, and I wasn't sure that I could find another shoe that I enjoyed as much. Well, this pair put that to rest. It was comfortable right out of the box, and I wore them out that day. I'm thinking of getting a duplicate pair that'll be there when I inevitably wear this new pair out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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October 1, 2014

Anonymous

 

Man, do shoes get more comfortable? Cushy foot-bed, flexible sole, stylish stitching, nice distressed-looking leather, and my favorite - a square-type "moc toe" as they call it. Right out of the box, these shoes fit and feel so good. Highly recommended!

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 21, 2013

Magellan3

from St. Louis, MO

Love these shoes! The overall comfort is unbelieveable. The only issue I had is that the shoe laces are not durable enough for the eyelete. The eyelets have a rough edge on the inside and both shoe laces broke in multiple spots within a month. I contacted Born for replacements and although the took my information and said they would sent new laces I actually never received them. I ended up using a pair of nylon laces from an old pair of Dr. Martin's that are holding up quite well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr. Martin's

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

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 20, 2013

John S

from Cleveland, Ohio

Great shoes. Required no break-in. I wore the shoes immediately on a trip to Europe. Very comfortable and goes well with jeans or business/casual attire. Delivered timely as promised.

Brands I'd also recommend: I prefer Born. Have several pair.

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

 

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March 22, 2013

Daniel B

from United States

The most comfortable shoe ever. Like gloves for your feet. I can walk or stand them in all day without fatigue. Well made with quality leather, although Born has stopped using 100% leather footbeds in favor of synthetic mesh. My third pair of Born shoes and they won't be my last. Seems to be a variation of the Hutchins model with more interesting toe box.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

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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March 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Maryland

I'm very impressed with these shoes. They are extremely comfortable, and seem solid and well made. There is a little more room in the toe box than most dress shoes, which is a big plus. Insole offers just enough cushioning without being too soft, so it's a supportive shoe. It definitely looks like a "comfort shoe", but given those limitations it's not bad looking. The leather seems a bit shiny, but not too extreme. As another reviewer noted, the laces are probably the poorest feature. I had the same issue with another pair of Born shoes. The laces are made from some stiff organic material that doesn't want to stay tied, and doesn't last very long. Replace the laces, however, and you'll probably love the shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Merrell, Rockport

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Dayton, OH

Very comfortable. No need for my inserts. Good shoe for casual or work. Not dressy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Rupert, ID

I work as a hospital pharmacist and am on feet all day long. Always looking for something durable as well as comfortable. if these shoes last long enough before breaking down, they'll be a winner!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

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

 

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August 16, 2012

Bill C

from Winter Park, FL

Born shoes are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. I love them. Quality construction and materials.

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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March 30, 2015

Anonymous

from New Jersey

This shoe is very comfortable, with excellent cushioning, and unlike another pair of Born shoes I have, good for wide feet. Look good for work, or with a pair of jeans.

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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December 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Very comfortable casual work shoes. I walk to work and back about 4 miles total and these shoes are comfortable for that kind of trek. Little stiff out of box and needed to break them in a bit but so far so good.

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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September 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Carlisle,PA

Bought these to replace an Ecco style that is no longer made. Old man shoes. Not quite as comfortable as Eccos yet, but I am hopeful.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Missouri

This shoe feels broken in right out of the box. It is very comfortable with moderate arch support. It is not the most stylish shoe but that is apparent from the pictures.

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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March 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Wheat ridge, co

These are extremely well constructed and comfortable. They have a substantial, supportive feel but are still comfortably light in weight. They are not the sexiest shoes, but well built for wear and comfort. Maybe they are a tad bit wider than they need to be.

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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October 27, 2012

Joe T

 

This is my third pair of Born shoes and find them very comfortable, but not like they were back 5 years ago. Great shoe still nonetheless.

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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September 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

I was looking for modest, sturdy, durable shoe in a large size (12 or 11 1/2 W) that was hopefully under $100. I needed them to be my every-day-all-the-time shoe, and this shoe seems to do the trick. After about a month, they seem to be doing quite well. At this point, I'm not sure that the cost was worth it, but I plan to be wearing this shoe for 2-3 years (my last pair of another brand I wore until holes developed in the bottom), so in the end it doesn't matter all that much. I wear (somewhat stiff) orthotics, so I didn't need arch support in the shoe, but even shoes which promise arch support are usually disappointing. Anyway, I was pleased with the overall look and structure of the shoe, and nobody's perfect, so good enough.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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August 1, 2012

Trever C

from Battle Creek, MI

These are my fourth pair of Borns and just as comfortable as the previous three. Very durable construction which is typical for this brand. These are shoes you'll be able to wear for a few years.

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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March 1, 2016

Travis

from Chippewa Falls

I really like the look and style of these shoes, I have had many sandals over the years and this is my 2nd pair of Born shoes. I actually had a comfort issue with my last pair but though I maybe bought a pair a bit large and decided to give it another shot with another pair. Unfortunately I am experiencing the same results already early on. I am unsure why so many people say these shoes are so comfortable, yes the cushion is in a league of its own however, the heel support is atrocious, my heals typically hurt throughout the day wearing these. Also I notice that it often feels tight for me around the laces which is also not very pleasant. Again these are gorgeous shoes, just wish the comfort was all there.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 15, 2015

Anonymous

 

t felt like my heels sank quite a bit when I wore the shoes indoors. In my opinion, it needs more cushion on heel area. Shoes look good in the picture but once you see it, it is too boxy looking.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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January 2, 2015

Anonymous

from Tennessee

This is my third purchase of these shoes in the last 12 months. They are very comfortable and the arch support and heel size is perfect for my feet, which is why I keep buying them. Unfortunately, the sole wears down quickly. After daily wear, the last pair developed a hole within 3 months. I will buy more of them, but I just wish they lasted longer.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 29, 2014

Daniel A

from Florida

True to size, wide in front which is what I need for my toes to move around but a very heavy shoe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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November 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

I gave an overall 3 stars simply because these shoes ship with incredibly poor laces - I've worn the shoes about 2 weeks, and will soon be replacing laces for both shoes. Not a big deal - however, it would also have not been a big deal to sell the shoes with laces that equal the quality of the shoe. Although they appear to be high quality shoes, if they skip quality where it shows, one can't help but wonder if they skipped it elsewhere? Time will tell.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

Initially these shoes were comfortable although they did not offer much support. The downfall of this shoe for me is that the leather is too soft. I am on my feet most of the day walking on hard surfaces. These shoes only lasted two months. I do not recommend these shoes unless it is for occasional wear.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

April 6, 2016

Ira S

from Boston, Massachusetts

18 months after these arrived, I am a very disappointed customer. The soles have worn through at the middle of the heels and at the ball of the foot, and my trusted shoemaker says they are constructed so that they can't really be resoled at any reasonable price. So they are basically disposable.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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March 22, 2016

Dan K

from Orange

I bought my first pair of Born shoes a long time ago and found them to be both comfortable and durable. So I recently bought two pairs, one black and one brown. I wore the brown shoes more frequently than the black but found that the pad under the heel inside the shoe very quickly wore out making it feel as if i was walking on glass shards. The shoe is now unusable. I hesitate to wear the other pair except on infrequent occasions. It appears to me that the company is milking its reputation for making comfortable durable shoes by changing the production process and substituting cheaper inputs. i's clear this is not the same high quality shoe I used to wear.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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