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Born Dorota Reviews

38 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

63% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 18 Dorota Born Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 31, 2012

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Beware - the footbed in these is not leather lined like most Born shoes, but rather a combination of leather and this synthetic fleecy felt material. I'm a little disappointed by that (no kudos there, Born) - makes the shoe not very pleasant for warmer weather and gives it a cheaper, less durable feel. For some reason Born decided to cut corners on these, although the price certainly does not reflect that. Also to note: the metallic leather seemed softer than the natural, which incidentally is more of a tan than a natural. Other than that, I liked the metallic ones - very nice and simple, casual loafer that would go with shorts and skirts, and the metallic shine is muted, just enough to make it a bit festive. I am usually a 6.5 in closed shoes, but these felt a little like they were about to fall off - perhaps just a bit on the long side, though it might just be me. I have the Liddy in a 6.5 and those are not big at all (also those are leather lined). I think I might exchange the metallic for a 6 and see how that works. The 'natural' goes back - too stiff and masculine for my taste.

Brands I'd also recommend: Franco Sarto, Clarks, Donald Pliner, Rockport, but Born the best

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are comfortable & a feminine take on the traditional penny loafer. I was looking for flats with a classic look for jeans & chinos, that were a bit feminine too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

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May 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Tacoma, WA

Love these. Seriously. They were comfortable right out of the box, are beautiful shoes, and basically aren't coming off of my feet any time soon.

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 wider than marked

 

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May 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

I was looking for silver metallic...this shoe appeared in my search...the name is misleading, as it is a blend of silver, gold, and bronze mix. Has a well worn antiqued look, which I did like, even though the overall color is misleading. The shoe base is shallow, and heel very low, giving less support than I would like. I could probably live with the color mix, and feel it is close enough to my silver desire. However, the shoe lacks the fuller body, and support I need at this time in my life. Very cute shoe, however.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I love these shoes! They are stylish, comfortable, and so fun to wear! They match everything! I would love if it came in a wide width!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Kentucky

I love these and thought that they'd work, but they're tight across the 'penny' band, although the rest of the front of the shoe has more room. The heels woudn't stay on. I used to wear a medium shoe with an AA heel; since I don't see anything but sports shoes that are sized that way anymore I'll keep looking. And, as always, I'll keep buying from Zappos because of the great service!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Palo Alto, CA

Very nice looking shoe. Runs a bit big. I usually wear a 9.5 to 10, and need wide width depending on the brand. I ordered a 9.5M in this shoe. It fit beautifully, but there's very little support compared to my other loafers (frye reagan campus driver mocs). Due to the thin sole in these Born loafers, walking would become uncomfortable pretty quickly. Thanks for free returns, Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 17, 2012

Ellen P

from San Francisco, CA

I love the look of loafers and really really wanted to like these shoes... but there is no support and the 1/2 inch heel is too flat for me. I normally wear 1 inch heels and I can feel the difference in that extra 1/2 inches. They are well made and like my other Born shoes. Sadly I am returning them. :-(

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Florida

The rust color is very pretty, and the shoe looks very attractive with a variety of clothing options. They fit true to size and are comfortable right out of the box. They have excellent arch support, but they feel like slippers - soft and flexible.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Keen

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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January 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are so comfortable! I wore them for a full day when they first arrived and never got blisters. The padding is great, and they're super cute, too!

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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 17, 2013

Nancie C

from Los Angeles, CA

This is my second pair of this style and they are just as comfortable as the first. Really, it's the closest thing to a slipper that I can find and has much more support than you might expect from its thin sole.

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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December 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver co

Love the shoes. Fit perfectly. I even bought the grey suede, and considering a third! Very comfortable every day shoe. As always, Zappos service is great and you can avoid the malls.

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 25, 2012

Anonymous

from FLORIDA

These are smart and comfortable. The fit is slightly small, but the leather is so soft that they have molded to my foot. Born and Michael Kors are among my favorite casual brands.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 13, 2012

J K

from Kentucky

Very comfortable...would not be able to wear with trouser socks in regular size, so needed 1/2 size bigger than usual. Worked well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell loafers

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 26, 2012

Karen

from Newport, Rhode Island

Love, love, love these shoes. Closest thing to going barefoot. Leather super soft, super comfy. The color has a slight hint of burgundy to it. This shoe was recommended to me but the lovely assistant at Zappos. Not even something I would normally look at! Yet this is my new favorite shoe. I love you Zappos!

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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October 15, 2012

I. F

from Seattle, WA

These shoes are fantastic! When they first arrived, the back of the shoes seemed too low and I wasn't sure that they'd stay on. But I'm really glad I kept them, because now I wear them every other day to work, which includes a walk to/from the bus stop, and my work involves a lot of walking and standing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes. I usually wear wide width shoes, but Born shoes always work for me. They're cute, stylish, and really comfortable. If you have narrow feet, these probably aren't for you, though.

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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October 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia PA

Really cute and comfy! Can walk for miles in these! I was a little worried they would be too narrow. I have a wide ball of foot but the leather is so buttery soft it was not a problem and after a wear or two they stretched perfectly to fit my foot. Got them in metallic and they are super cute!

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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October 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Upstate New York

Got this second pair in dark brown after wearing the lighter tan ones all summer. Would say they need about an hour to go from that new feeling to extremely comfortable, including that small toebox mentioned elsewhere. Have worn them on city sidewalks all day without cranky feet in spite of the relatively thin sole. Love the leather and fabric insoles. Born has turned the old clunky penny loafer to a nice trim classic style.

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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September 18, 2012

Mrs C

from Boston

These are a fabulous loafer, they're very comfortable and look great with skinny jeans. Thank you Zappos for shipping so soon, you guys are the best.

Brands I'd also recommend: Franco Sarto, Crown Vintage, Anne Klein

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 wider than marked

 

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July 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are great! Soft and supple leather, very comfortable. Fit true to size. Love 'em. And the color is fun and different!

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Wasjington, DC

These are comfortable shoes. Very lightweight, almost like a slipper. There is a slight amount of arch support, but if you need significant support, this shoe won't do. I was expecting something a little more substantial for the price, but overall I'm happy with the shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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December 6, 2012

Luv2Shop O

from Warsaw NY

Comfortable shoe. Soft leather. Practically no breaking in time. Looks great with straight leg jeans or leggings. Sized correctly.

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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November 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

These shoes are super cute! Only complaint, which had me returning these, is that they're a tad too narrow/tight in the toe area. I wore these for a day at the office and by the end of the day my pinky toes were a little sore from being crammed into the shoe. I also didn't get any arch support as these shoes are flat. Otherwise, the design of the shoe is very cute and modern.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 10, 2012

Mindy-Lou A

from Atlanta, GA

Gorgeous shoes, but I could only afford to keep one of the two pairs I bought, and these are the ones that got the boot, so to speak. They felt a little long in the toe, and kind of curved inward strangely it seemed. Also, on the left shoe, the strap-like piece that has the penny slot was slightly askew. Probably no one else would ever notice, but I knew it would drive me crazy every time I wore them. Other than that defect, they did seem to be well-constructed, and the natural full grain color was beautiful. I'm sure they would have also been more comfortable if they had had a chance to break in. If I were richer, I would have kept them. I would probably have exchanged them for a pair that didn't have a crooked piece, though.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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