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Born Sierra II Reviews

23 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

39%Rated 5 stars

39%Rated 4 stars

11%Rated 3 stars

6%Rated 2 stars

6%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

100% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

74% "Moderate arch support"

20 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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3 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 3 Sierra II Born Reviews

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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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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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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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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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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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Excellent 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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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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May 13, 2014

Jeff

from Maine

I decided to write this review about a year after wearing the shoes and I'm glad I did. These shoes wore out very quickly, particularly in the footbed and inner lining. The leather has also worn and faded considerably. I own two pairs of Borns that I bought at the same time and they both have this problem. They have become uncomfortable to wear, as it feels like there are small pebbles in the footbed wear it has worn apart, exposing the foam underneath. I wear these shoes to work about 2-3 times per week through the school year (I'm a teacher) and almost never did over the summer, maybe once or twice for occasions. So all of this wear has happened in a relatively short amount of time. I like the shoes (both pairs), they are comfortable and stylish, but I am really disappointed with how quickly they've worn out.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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