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Born Belinda Sandal Reviews

330 reviews
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Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

78% "Felt true to width"

64% "Moderate arch support"

317 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/1/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Comfortable right out of the box! Sole is well-padded and flexible, leather straps are glove soft, heel very solid and well balanced for walking. In absence of half sizes (what is that about, Born?) advise ordering down if you are on the fence. I am a solid 7 1/2 with a wide instep and the 7 fits fine. And Zappos delivered in less than 24 hours!

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13 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/2/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The front of the sandal has too much room (bottom to top) from the sole to the cross straps. Your foot is all floppy so you have no control of your steps. You sound like a dinosaur plunking along with every step. It's like wearing clogs. If it weren't for the ankle straps, these would fly off your foot.

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Libertyville, IL

I was afraid they would look old lady-ish since they have a weird heel, but they don't. My friends love them and want to get a pair. I usually wear a size 5-5.5, but I bought this in a 6 because I have an bunion and was afraid they might cut into my foot. Glad I did, the size 6 fits perfectly and I can wear them all day without them cutting of my toes circulation.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 28, 2012

GJK

from Chicago, IL

These are super cute and so comfortable. Nice lower heel but still dressy. Padded footbed is extra nice.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 24, 2012

Shy F

from Chicago

These shoes are cute and comfortable. I is hard to find light colored shoes and hard to find sandals with a medium heel. They are either flats or over 3" high. The only negative side is they are a big pricey but I pay extra for the comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, Colorado

These only came in Medium width and I have short (for my height), very wide feet -- but based on other reviews I decided to try anyway. I'm glad I did because they are indeed wide, and the soft leather gives so they're very comfortable for me. If you have a narrow foot, you should give these a pass, but if you're like me with a wide foot, high arch & instep, they are great! I wear 7.5 or 8 W and ordered these in 8. I also prefer flats or low heels so was wary of the heel height, but these are very comfortable because of the slight platform, which is also softly padded. I'm glad to find a comfortable heel for an afternoon summer wedding.

Brands I'd also recommend: Hush Puppies, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Sunbury, Pennsylvania

My first pair of Born sandals are starting their 4th summer, are still looking good and are comfortable, but I felt the need for something new, primarily to wear to work - business setting. I do a lot of walking at my job so comfort is a must. I thought I would try Born again. The moment I tried these shoes on it was just heaven on my feet! And they look great1 Born makes fabulous shoes. Great looking, comfortable, so comfortable, incredible workmanship, and reasonably priced. I resorted to Zappos for my first pair of Borns because my size wasn't available locally. Now I very rarely look in the stores, I go right to Zappos. It is the best!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Salt Lake

Extremely comfy heeled sandals. The footbed is very cushiony - most cushion I have ever had in a sandal. The straps are nice and wide, so I am hoping they don't eventually tear like the ones on my more delicate sandals have always done in the past. The color is lovely, I am thinking about ordering them in black too, but not decided yet. The green looks fun, but I am too uncoordinated to know what best to wear something that specific with!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2012

Patricia K

from Trabuco Canyon, California

For my first ever Zappos order, I bought this in black, size 9. Thank you for the friendly and super fast service, Zappos! I normally wear an 8 1/2 wide. The shoe is comfortable, cute, and exactly like it looks online. I'm not positive the 9 is my best fit since it's a bit long and wide. I'm re-ordering in an 8 to compare the fit and see which fits me the best. I was pleased but surprised that the shoe was so wide. I really like the it but I have one little problem with it. The little leather loop that the ankle strap goes through after you buckle it is very hard to get the strap into and seems like it won't last. It should be a tad bigger around so it's easier to get the strap through it and more substantial than just a one layer, un-reinforced loop.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 27, 2012

Tena W

from Texas

I love this shoe! I've recently lost weight and these are my first heels in a very long time. I was nervous about trying them, but they are so comfortable and feel very natural on my feet. I have only one complaint, the stitching around the end of one of the straps has come unsewn (right out of the box) so I'll have to take them for repair. But I like them so much, I don't want to return them in case there aren't any more available in my size! Thanks, Zappos! You are awesome!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Ohio

A great sandal! I really appreciate the mid-height heel, which is hard to find these days. I like this shoe so much I ordered a second pair in a different color. This is a versatile sandal--dress it up or down.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sofft

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 18, 2012

Sharon

from texas

This is the cutest shoe. I love the vintage look and great fit. I was worried about the green color but it is so pretty...not too "primary" green. This Born sandal is a great fit my 8 1/2 W foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks, naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

Nice shoe, overall. The toebox is wider than expected, and sometimes feels sloppy. I am a 9.5, and unknowingly went with the 10, which I am now thinking is simply too big, hence the problems.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 30, 2012

S

from virginia

I really want to love these sandals, and I basically do, but there are some issues that I think people should know about. They are very pretty; they have a great vintage look and the ankle strap, though unnecessarily thick, is not really a cankle-maker. I happened to buy some quite similar Dansko sandals at an outlet on the same day, and I have to say that they are better shoes in these ways. The ankle strap does not serve much function, but it is pretty tight if you have high arches. The Dansko strap is much narrower and lower and just serves to keep the shoes from shifting around too much. All the padding in the world (which these sandals have) cannot make up for a less ergonomically correct design. Dansko dropped the heel after the arch and have a sort of bumper on the outside to keep you from rolling out, the Borns have a consistent upward slope that pitches your foot against the (kind of rigid) toe strap. That toe strap (though I did just get them yesterday and I assume it will soften) is really rigid. It cuts into your toes a bit if you are standing up all day. Tno half sizes thing is ridiculous. I am a 6½, and the 7 is clearly too big but the 6 a bit tight. This said, they are still unusually pretty & really quite comfortable sandals. They are not Danskos, but they are more versatile and cheaper, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Clarks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 26, 2012

Anonymous

from The Great Pacific Northwest

More orange than the reddish-brown than I expected; but the size 8 is a perfect fit (I usually wear 8 and 1/2).

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Softspots

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 26, 2012

Anonymous

from New Mexico

I got these shoes for a trip to New Orleans where I would need to do lots of walking. They were comfortable from the get-go, and fairly cute and versatile. The downfall is that a medium is true to width and I have a narrow foot. Sometime medium sandals can be tightened enough to be worn by narrow feet. This is not one of them. It is truly a medium.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

I should probably wait a bit to post a review, but these are my first pair of Born, and I'm really impressed. My foot is a little wide, but these feel great. Solid arch and a really comfortable footbed with a great casual look. Spring seems to be coming early, so thanks to zappos for the quick delivery!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

My toe rides the sharp edge on these making them too uncomfortable, and to add to it, they are too wide so my toe is constantly getting hung on the edge. I have normal-shaped feet, it's just a design issue, in my humble opinion!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 20, 2014

Katie D

from Denver, CO

Wonderful, marvelous shoes that look cute and feel great. I don't think there is any breaking in period at all. I might wear them to bed because I like them so much. They do not look like old lady comfort shoes but they feel like old lady comfort shoes. YAY. I am usually an 8.5 and the 8 fits perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks, tsubo, dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 9, 2013

Kristi

from Portland, OR

I read a slew of other Zappos' customer reviews before buying these and am glad that I did because I am a true 7.5 with a wide ball of the foot. Per others' comments, I went down to a 7 and it fits very well. I've not invested in shoes like this before, so I wore mine with socks on my carpet for 2 days just to be 100% certain I wanted to keep them. Now I want several pair! I even have a left pinky toe injury and my foot feels cradled and comfortable in these sandals. I wore them all day while walking around San Francisco while there for a work trip, and they felt just as great at the end of the day as at the beginning. I bought the bag pipe/rust color as it's a non-black neutral color and I ADORE these sandals. I've even subsequently bought another pair of Born wedges via eBay (they are well worn!) after all of the research I did here on this brand and their longevity. I would love these in the green or light blue as well. They were like putting on a super-stylish pair of pre-worn, super-comfortable jeans with some spandex in them. :D

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Naturalizer

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Paoli, PA

Very comfy sandal, nice height, good for dresses, trousers or jeans. The green is a pleasant true green. The fit is good and wear-ability is all day. Have had compliments already.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 6, 2013

CAROL C

from ATLANTA, GA

Great shoes! Love the way they look, love the fit. Like other said they were comfortable from day one! I am walking a friend's dogs each day while they are out of town. Yesterday I forgot to take my "walking shoes" and had these on. They were as comfortable as the walking shoes! Zappos is a super great company--a real pleasure to do business them, always!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 9, 2012

Maureen

from Denver, Colorado

So comfortable! I liked the first pair I received so much that I ordered them in another color. I look for sandals that are acceptable for the office yet "walkable" -- and I can definitely walk a lot in these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 5, 2012

Anonymous

from East Coast

I really liked this sandal and wanted to keep it, but it was just a little too small for me (I wear a 7.5, and Born doesn't have half sizes). I ordered size 7, and size 8 would have been too big. I really did need just another half size -- the leather uppers were just a little too tight around my toes. Too bad -- the sandal looks really nice, good for work, and the heel is very stable. The material feels soft against my skin. One weird thing, though -- the sides of the bottom part of the shoe are really sticky. It felt unpleasant, but worse, it picked up fibers like crazy. I walked around on my carpet for about 30 seconds, and it picked up a bunch of little fibers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Upstate NY

I usually take a size 7 1/2 but ordered the 7 because they didn't come in half sizes. Well, now I'm ordering the 6 because they are too wide at the toe. I wear s lot of Keens (which I love) so my foot tends to be a little wider at the toe, but these were very loose.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Arlington, VA

I really love this sandal! I usually can't wear a heel of any height and I find this sandal very comfortable and easy to walk in. Plus, it looks good.

Brands I'd also recommend: Earthies

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2012

Christine

from Brooklyn, NY

Really comfortable sandal with a cute heel. I love the brown and may buy the avocado as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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