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Born Ibis Reviews

53 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

70% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 33 Ibis Born Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Northern New York

This review is for the chocolate brown color, size 8. Fresh out of the box, these shoes are as soft as butter! They fit perfectly. I don't like shoes that slip and slide both in fit and on the floor. These don't. I also purchased the black of the same style. In comparison, the brown are shiny, not quite patent but definitely in the snazzy category. The black are more matte, not as shiny. The black also have a slightly different fit in the heel, but not a problem. I usually wear an 8 medium width and these were right on. Try these out, I think you'll like them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Mt. Monadnock NH

I bought these shoes to take on a European spring vacation with me because I knew I would be doing a lot of walking, but did not wish to wear sneakers. I went up and down the hills and back alleys of the old city in Istanbul. I hiked up the side of a mountain to Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, all wearing these shoes. The hike was possibly ill advised as it was snowing and my feet were cold. However -- my feet were otherwise comfortable on all occasions. This lace up oxford style shoe style (not Born necessarily) was on trend everywhere and I saw it on women's feet and in shop windows.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 23, 2012

Hilda

from California

Very cute and comfortable shoes. I want another pair in a different color but haven't decided. I took these shoes to Paris and walked on them all day and they were very comfortable and light.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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April 22, 2012

Cary D

from New Orleans, LA

This shoe is extremely comfortable right out of the box. I have also received many compliments on the style. I find Born to be a great brand & have never been disappointed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2012

Iliana A

 

I absolutely love these shoes! So comfy! I recently went on a trip - packed these and another pair for variety, and to be honest, I wore these every day! In the reviews I read before purchasing they said to order up because they were narrow. I did, and I had to get my actual size shipped. If they still had the mint color, I would get those too! Get them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2012

Willa

from Charlottesville, VA

I am in love. Fun, and slightly kitschy in the very best of ways. They've got a narrow fit that's really flattering and they are so comfortable. So, so comfortable. It's insane.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 15, 2012

Nina

from Burlington, VT

These are excellent shoes! They're super cute, in a dandy-ish way, if that makes any sense, and pretty amazingly comfortable. I only gave them 4 stars because my toes feel a bit crowded in the toe box, but they're great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Chaco

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 11, 2012

Anonymous

from St Louis MO

I needed a shoe that would do everything for a trip to Europe. Walked 5-6 miles each day in relative comfort. Patent easily wipes clean so that shoes look great, no matter how much they've been through

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

Very cute shoes. The leather is very thin -- so it wrinkles immediately. And the shoe looks long when its on -- making your foot look a little clownish. But the color (blueish, retro, awesome) is even better in person.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 2, 2013

Tina

from san francisco

these shoes look great with so many different outfits. i was happily surprised by the padding on the footbed and the width of the shoe made it comfortable to wear for long periods of time right away. the material is shiny which gives a dressier look, but be careful not to scuff because the material is thin.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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March 12, 2013

Karen A

from Massachusetts

I've been searching for the perfect pair of oxfords for months! I love everything about these, I plan to wear them with pretty much every outfit. I decided to pay more for higher quality and don't regret my decision! These have much more arch support than I expected (a good thing), the only drawback for me is they are slightly narrow for my wide feet, but being leather I think they'll stretch fine.

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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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March 8, 2013

Elizabeth

from United States

Love! These are a must have. They are perfect and true to size. The color is amazing! My first pair of Oxfords and I cant wait to get more! Great brand. Not for long term walking, that is why I gave 4 stars for comfort, because I am on campus all day and my feet will become irritated if I have these on. But other than that I am in love! Background, I am 5'4 and 120 pounds and wear a size 7.5 with narrow feet. Hope this helps!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

Great shoes! Comfortable, deep enough for an orthotic and work well with dress pants or jeans. It's so hard to find cute, comfortable and versatile oxfords, but these fit the bill!

Brands I'd also recommend: Blowfish, BCBGeneration

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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February 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

Love, love, love these shoes! They are super comfortable and very cute with either a cute skirt or dress, or some skinny pants. Finally something in between converse and heels where you can be comfortable, but still stylish. I've only worn them barefoot once so far, and there may be a slight issue with color rubbing off on your foot, but it hasn't been bad yet. I ordered my normal size for flats, and they fit well. They seemed a little big at the heel at first, but overall the fit was perfect. Soft leather, with cushioned insole... what's not to love?

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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February 1, 2013

Rebeca

from Austin, TX

This shoe is so comfortable to wear! Great fit right out of the box. The color is nice (I didn't care for the color of the laces, but those can easily be replaced). I think they're a super cute casual Friday shoe. :-)

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Seychelles, Sofft

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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January 2, 2013

Judi M

from San Francisco Bay Area

Love these shoes! I ordered these on a whim and I'm so glad I did. I have very hard to fit feet. I was literally able to put these on and wear them for hours in comfort. That never happens with anything other than slippers or tennis shoes. Speaking of slippers, these shoes are made with slipper soft leather; hence no break-in time. However, they do have a nice arch support. They look really nice with pants and I've already gotten several compliments on them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 22, 2012

Kristina

from New England

I've been looking for the perfect pair of brogues since summer! These are lovely, with soft leather on the top and a thin sole and no heel. It's become very difficult to find nice shoes without heels so I'm grateful to have come across these. The leather gets scuffed very easily, but I like the vintage look so that's quite alright by me (the scuffing looks great on the brown burnished leather). They have very little padding and almost no support inside so if you plan to walk away, you might want to add a cushioned insert. The balls of my feet were very sore after walking a couple miles in them. I'm a 10.5 with wide toes and a narrow heel and the 11 was absolutely a perfect fit with thin socks, tights, or on bare feet. The first time I put them on, they were a little snug around my toes, but they loosened up after three wears and they feel like comfy slippers now. I wish I'd have found them when there were more colors! Also - Zappos is fantastic! They have the best customer service anywhere on the net. Every interaction I have with their customer service department leaves me feeling positive, appreciated, and well cared for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Bloomington, IL

Very cute shoes. They have thin soles, but there is some padding, so they are comfortable. The leather uppers are quite soft.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 20, 2012

Elissa R

 

I love these shoes! It was my first time buying Born but I had heard such great things. I have pretty narrow, bony feet with high arches but these shoes feel very supportive and comfortable. I have been able to go without socks in these shoes without getting blisters or shoe odor, which is miraculous in most flats, but I do prefer wearing socks or tights most of the time. Love this brand and will definitely buy Born again!

Brands I'd also recommend: Kalso Earth

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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November 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Wilmington, NC

These shoes are so soft and comfortable. I ordered both the Ibis and the Malin and figured I would decide between the two once they arrived. Big mistake! Now I want to keep them both! I usually buy cheap shoes but decided to splurge a little and am so glad I did. You won't be disappointed.

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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November 6, 2012

Jen

from Redondo Beach, CA

It's nice to find a pair of Brogues/Oxfords that are a bit more girlie and not so clunky. I tried a few before settling down with this beut. Super comfy, really soft, flexible leather. A+

Brands I'd also recommend: Trina Turk, Kate Spade, Orla Kiely

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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October 30, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

Great, comfy, cute shoes. The color (grey) is perfect with black pants for work. The leather is so soft.

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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October 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Oakland CA

Great shoe. Used it every day in Italy, we walk an average of 5 miles every day. You won't be disappointed. The color is perfect, goes with everything. This is my new go to pair of shoes.

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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October 23, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is one of the best pairs of shoes I've ever owned. They are extremely comfortable, and the leather stretches to fit your foot in only a week's time. I will definitely be buying Borns again.

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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October 22, 2012

Barb

from Michigan

I love Born shoes and this is another great pair. They are true to size, light weight and are so comfortable, like soft gloves around your feet. These shoes look good with anything, capris, skirts, shorts, and skinny jeans.

Brands I'd also recommend: Calvin Klein, 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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