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Born Alika Reviews

33 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

73% "Felt true to width"

52% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 13 Alika Born Reviews

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February 9, 2013

Alyson K

from Alexandria, VA

I was looking for cool boots that were funky enough to wear for casual and professional enough for work. I travel from DC to CA on a weekly basis so comfort is a must! That being said, shoes that fit the comfort box are farty. I immediately fell in love with these boots because of the mary jane look to them. I was worried they would not fit my calves. I do not have big legs, but it seems all boots have gotten smaller and are made for toothpicks. They are tight on my legs and I cannot wear them over skinny jeans, but I have other shoes for that. I was absolutely amazed on how comfortable they are. I have worn them for 12 hours and my feet did not hurt! They look fantastic and sometimes they are the only pair of shoes I take on trips because I can wear them everyday and in airports without wincing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Louisville, KY

Love these boots! Very comfortable but without that "comfort" look. Sizing is true and found the shaft sizing accurate for my calves.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 30, 2013

Anonymous

from GA

I am 5'1". Calf measures 15" at widest point. Boots fit perfectly. Not too tight, not too wide. About one inch below the knee. I have received several complements. I am 6 in all my shoes, and these boots are 6 as well. Very comfortable despite the heel height.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

I really love these boots! They're a great quality and the leather is super soft. It's my first pair of Born boots and I can't wait to buy another pair. I usually wear a 9 but bought a 9.5 based on other reviews. I have pretty big calves normally and I'm 8 months pregnant with even bigger calves and could still get these zipped up. I would love to say more about the size and fit but since I'm pregnant I feel like they will feel different after my legs and feet return to their normal size. I also bought these on sale and saw that the price dropped again after I received them. Zappos refunded the difference without me returning and reordering. Thanks for the great customer service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Vermont

Love these boots. Nice leather, very comfortable. My only complaint is that the right one feels noticeably tighter across the top.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 11, 2013

Kristina

from Lakewood, CA

I just got these boots today, and I only ordered them yesterday with regular shipping! Thank you zappos.com for upgrading me to over night shipping with no extra charge, I'm really impressed! Beautiful boot, great quality and I can't wait to wear them. My only con is the width, my feet are a little wider than normal and they feel a little bit squeezed in. But it's not that bad, and I know they will give a little since they're made of leather. Plus they're too gorgeous and sexy to send back!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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January 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

I second the customer from Wyoming. It is a gorgeous boot. Obviously well made...shaft is nice and high, fits like a glove, true to the 7.5 I ordered, but my arches are very high. No Bueno. I am heartbroken, it would be perfect for me if it wasn't for this, and I have a very hard time just finding boots I like, let alone that I fall in love with upon opening the box. Oh well...back to the drawing board. Lesson learned: if you have high arches, don't get this boot. Trust us.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

Runs Wide

 

January 5, 2013

Julie L

from Star Valley, Wyoming

This is a beautiful boot with a comfortable footbed. unfortunately I have an extremely high arch and the boot is stretched so tightly over it as to make it difficult to zip and painful to wear.There was plenty of room in the toe, and I was wearing tights, not socks. I wish I could keep it.

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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January 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are nice looking boots, but way too small. I have another pair of Born boots in a 6½ and they fit perfectly. That was not the case with these, so I am returning for a bigger size, hoping that that will do the trick.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, Illinois

I'm very pleased with these boots. The shaft height and circumference were exactly as indicated. They look great with skirts and okay with pants (due to the rounded toe). High quality leather and the interior fabric lining is very comfortable. I hope to wear them for many winters to come.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

Runs Wide

 

December 28, 2012

Ally

from NYC

Really beautiful boots. Very very comfortable and the leather is gorgeous. I don't consider myself to have small calves but it was a little loose at the top - I want to wear boots with a dress/skirt so I really need a tighter fit. If you are buying to tuck your jeans in this boot is a great choice!

Brands I'd also recommend: Michael Kors

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 8, 2012

Laurie C

 

Received my Born Alika boots today and couldn't be happier! They are beautiful, well made, and super comfortable. I ran around in them chasing after a 2 and 3 year old at a party for hours with no issues. They are definitely a good fit for someone with "athletic" calves. Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Sarasota,Florida

Great stylish boot. It fit my calf when others are too small. Heel is a little high so after about 8 hours my feet were tired but they looked great on!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Long Beach, CA

I highly recommend the Born Alika. I bought the black and want to go back to see if there is a brown. Super comfortable with semi-wide shaft. These boots required no breaking-in. They were comfortable from the start.I am a teacher, and I was able to wear them comfortably for an entire work day. Cute with a dress or jeans. You can dress them up or down. I have received compliments every time I wear them. As with all Born boots/shoes, I expect these to last forever and give me a good return on my investment.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockport

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

I ordered these in black, size 8.5M. Perfect heel height for all day wear. The right is a little tight on the top of my foot but this could be the time of day that I tried them on (after a long day at work on my feet). The leather is lightweight. A little tight in the right calf even after making the adjustment but again this could be timing. The style is like a Mary Jane. Very cute and different. A keeper!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 28, 2012

Lisa

from New York

Love these boots. I always have trouble because my calves are not skinny, and usually when I get the larger shaft opening boots they end up making my calves look even bigger than they are. Not these. They zip up easily, look great, and are the most comfortable heeled boots ever. The first time I wore them was on a day when I had an after work event. I wore them from 8 am to 10 pm, ran all over New York with them with no pain or discomfort at all. I can't even say that about my old broken in boots.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 13, 2013

Anonymous

from tinley park, il

Born runs small, I had forgotten that when I ordered, but I exchanged them for half a size larger. The boots will still feel snug even with half a size larger, but give them time to break in throughout the day. They become a cozy fit that is not restricting and by day's end will not feel quite as tight as when you first put them on. The thicker heel is nice for the high heel, makes it easier to navigate in the snow and icy pavement with more stability. They are warm. They look great with skinny jeans and skirts. The deep, warm brown color was exactly as expected and the leather has a more worn in (but not worn out) look which I loved.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 5, 2013

JRoe

 

Gorgeous style boot. However, after wearing for one day mainly sitting at work, my feet were achy. I wish I had gone up a 1/2 size. The boot runs a bit narrow through width. If you have wide feet, don't get this boot.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 1, 2013

Amanda P

from Haverhill, MA

The boots themselves are beautiful and comfortable. I ordered a half size up but I should have ordered a full size up. They are tight. They stretch out a very little.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

Stylish, comfy boot. I bought these in black and am generally happy with them. My only complaint is that the shaft is pretty wide for my calf so they do gap at the top. It's hard for me to find boots that don't gap, though. If you have athletic calves, these would likely work for you. The higher heel gives them a more dressy feel but the leather and buckles are more casual looking so I think you can get away with dressing them up or down.

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

Runs Wide

 

November 29, 2012

Jeannie

from San Francisco, CA

After months, years really, of searching for the perfect boot to suit me, I think I've found it with the Alika. I had been researching and reading reviews on various shoe sites and have even ordered and returned several pairs that I ordered online that weren't just right. I have historically had challenges with boots that didn't fit my calves. I don't have huge calves, just not skinny. The shaft of these boots are not too wide, not too skinny - they fit just right. I feel like I'm Goldilocks from the 3 Bears story. These boots are extremely well made, stylish, cute, and comfy is the added plus. They can be worn both casually and dressy and I plan to use this both at the office and out. So glad I found the perfect boot after the long search!

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 26, 2012

Anonymous

from New Hampshire

I loved the look of the boots and the foot bed felt great but had to return them because the calf circumference was too big/loose. Very disappointed because they were comfortable. I would still recommend these to others. The brown is beautiful.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 18, 2013

Anonymous

from NYC

I love Born boots and will always choose them over another brand because they are always so well made with great cushioning. Unfortunately for these boots, they are made so narrow that I can barely zip them up. To make matters worse, they are so tight that the shaft buckles and digs into my ankles. The quality of the leather is quite nice, so perhaps my cobbler will be able to stretch the boots out and soften the leather a little. Still -- that's an added expense to these already pricey boots.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Wappingers Falls, New York

I got my boots yesterday. The toe is a little narrow. I decided to keep them although the shoe seems to run narrow. Also I was not impressed with the quality of the leather. The leather seems to be of poor quality and frankly, "Cheap."

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

I saw these online and thought that I had found the boots I have been searching for for the last few years. Unfortunately, these are not the ones. I have to return them because the shaft is way too large for my calves. I am not super thin or petite and actually have muscular calves so I do not totally understand that. I think the pictures are a bit misleading as the boots appear to be form fitting/a bit tapered at the top but that is certainly not the case. They almost fan out a bit and are wider at the top, even when zipped. Sigh. Moreover, I found them for cheaper on another site after I had bought them. And I had expected them to arrive soon after reading the reviews of the fast shipping but they kind of took forever.

Brands I'd also recommend: born, cole haan,

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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