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Born Alamid Reviews

95 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

60% "Moderate arch support"

88 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/23/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I'm really pleased with these boots. I got them in black and walked all over NYC in them for several days. They were comfortable right out of the box (no breaking in required), and they work equally well with skinny jeans or dresses. The leather is soft, and the gunmetal hardware looks really sharp. Best of all, they make me feel like River Tam when I wear them. I hope they wear as well as I think they will. I'm considering getting them in brown too!

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/17/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

Not to be totally inappropriate, but these boots totally made me look like I was in the Gestapo. I tried them with three different outfits...no way.

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September 3, 2014

Cheryl B

from Lawrence, Kansas

First the good. These are very cute, just strappy, biker-y enough, without being too tough looking. The foot bed is smooth and nicely padded. The bad: There are some rough seams and edges of flaps, mostly over the inside of the zipper that would rub blisters in no time. Granted my feet are especially sensitive, but I didn't find these near as comfortable as some reviewers, mostly just do to less than ideal interior finishing. Size-wise, like most Borns, I find them a bit roomy, and could maybe go down a half-size, if I were keeping them. More likely, I'd just wear socks and put in orthotics for more arch support. I have slightly narrow feet and Borns are usually wide on me, and these are no exception.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pikolinos, Clarkes, Fidji

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 3, 2013

Anonymous

from MN

I love these boots! I have a narrow foot and these are a perfect fit. Because they are a medium width, they must run narrow. I got a size 7.5 and I normally wear an 8. I wore them black Friday shopping and they passed that comfort test. if you have a narrow foot, try these! You will love them too.

Brands I'd also recommend: aravon

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2013

Erin

 

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I have been looking for a great pair of boots for a long time. I have big feet and big calves, and my feet are sensitive to boot (no pun intended). I read a review about how a woman purchased these and trekked around NYC for a few days in them and they were so comfortable. It's SO true! They are incredibly comfortable! Now, they certainly don't make my feet look petite, but who cares?! They're great quality, gorgeous and comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2013

MargueriteA

from New York

These shoes fit and look like a dream even for my size 11 foot. The buckles and straps are a really nice look. The shaft is roomy at top so they do not squeeze your leg - but this might be a problem for people with very thin calves, but perfect for my muscular ones. Plenty of wiggle room at the toes. Started wearing them the day after I received and they feel terrific. Great buy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston

These boots are very comfortable. The only negative thing I could say would be the boots would be perfect if there was a little more cushion. Other than that, great boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

Wow! I am in love with these boots. They look and feel amazing, and are extremely comfy. My feet are average width and they fit perfect. Maybe a tad long in the toes but that works for me since I like to wear thicker socks. I only got these because of the lowered price (since I had JUST bought another pair of Born boots; Attila, which I adore as well), however I would have paid much much more for them. Definitely a winner!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Memphis TN

Looked at other review before purchasing. Usually wear between 8.5-9 . Got an 8. Loved them. Didnt need to be broke in.. look is cute. They hit right below my calf. I would recommend .

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have been looking for a cute but slightly funky black boot all season but sadly, these were not them. They were comfortable, but just not flattering to my big feet (size 11). The toe is very rounded and so makes my feet look huge, but that is also probably why they were more comfortable than others I tried on. I am not a fan of the tongue, either, just looks weird. I still love Born and would try their shoes/boots in the future, because they often get the mix of style/comfort just right, just not this time unfortunately.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 6, 2012

Anonymous

 

Very comfortable, great support. I didn't realize there's a tongue in the boot, which I didn't love. I almost kept these, but found better looking similar boots on Zappos, which were almost (not quite ) as comfortable. You can't beat the Born support, but I think I'll put a Superfeet insole in the Eric Michael "Laguna" boot which is cuter, and hope it then matches the comfort of this Born.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 4, 2015

Erin A

from Cranberry Twp., PA

I bought these boots for a winter trip to Italy where I knew we would be doing tons of walking (39.8 miles walked in 10 days) I didn't break them in at all the arrived the day before we left for the trip and I wore them almost the entire time we away. They are comfortable, stylish and durable. LOVE THEM.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2015

Anonymous

from DeLand, FL

These are super nice boots, insanely comfortable. Order at least a half size smaller than your actual size, they do run big. Unfortunately, I'm sending them back because they're a bit shorter than what I was looking for.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens, Carolina Boot Company

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2015

Tricia M

from Minneapolis

These boots are incredibly comfortable and look super stylish. The first time I wore them, the heels were a bit snug, which I didn't mind, but they loosened up slightly as I wore them the first day. The leather is incredibly soft, so I use a good leather protector spray on them every few weeks. They're holding up great with frequent wear and are very supportive for walking and standing. I've had great luck with Born shoes, and I'm glad to find more on-trend styles from them every year.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 24, 2014

Cathy

from Texas

I received the merchandise (boots) very quick, but they had some leather coloring issues and weren't the quality I expected for the price. I normally wear a size 8 and the boots were a little tight on my feet. I would have to order a 8.5 if I wanted to keep them. I am requesting a refund and will order something else at a later date.

Brands I'd also recommend: I like Born products. Not sure what other shoes to recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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December 11, 2014

Anonymous

from KC, MO

I usually wear size 11/12N but with Born I can fit the 11M quite comfortably. These boots were wonderful right out of the box, as all my Born shoes/boots are. I love the style and even my mother-in-law said the boots do not make my feet look as big as they are. Thank you Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2014

Anonymous

from New England

These were not really the type of boots that I was looking for but I feel in love with them and decided to keep them! I was shopping for practical yet nice looking boots. The boots that I ended up with to serve that purpose have a better all-terrain tread and are probably going to be a bit warmer. These boots I will keep as dressier boots. They look ok with jeans tucked in, but wow do they look nice with a pair of dark tights! There was practically no breaking in, they were comfortable straight out of the box! Some people might not like the tongue as it is not a false tongue. For me, it mean that I had more room for my athletic calves.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 24, 2014

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I ordered these along with the Steve Madden Bounti, as I was searching for a shorter, brown boot to wear with jeans, skirts, etc. The Born Alamid definitely won out. They're super comfy and look really nice: a very high quality boot. These broke in right away, and I couldn't be happier. They don't have a ton of arch support, but there is enough for considerable walking.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 23, 2014

Anonymous

from San Francisco

I have been looking for a mid calf boot with buckles that blended into the shoe color for a long time. Finally! They were a half size too big, but other than that very satisfied.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love this boot. Put it on today and wore it all day long. First, it keeps your feet warm, and it is comfortable right out of the box. Has really good arch support and even tho the toe box is wide they really are super cute on. Buy them!

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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Excellent arch support

 

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November 10, 2014

Christine L

from Boston, Mass

I love these! They are super comfy. I can walk for hours. The only reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5 is that they did scuff up quite a bit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 9, 2014

Anonymous

from New York City

I've been wearing these every day for a week since I received them, I love them so much. Very comfortable. I did wind up keeping the size 7 pair, which is half a size smaller than my usual 7.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2014

Anonymous

 

These were comfortable right out of the box. I took them on a trip to New York City and walked a ton with no problems. Plus, they are so beautiful. The tongue of the boot takes a little getting used to and is annoying if you are taking them on and off at airports.

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 2, 2014

Christine K

from Dallas, TX

I finally got around to wearing my boots. They were very comfortable and great look with my skinny jeans. Even got a few compliments.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 29, 2014

Chavi G

from New york

Great boots! Light weight, very comfortable & stylish; I get a lot of complements on them. I’m an 8.5 – 9 and got a 9 so I can put an Orthaheel insole inside, I didn’t really need to do that since they do get wider after wearing them for about a month. About the "arch support"; I use an insole so I have great arch support ;), I didn't try without although I belive it's good arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Tsubo, dansko, UGG

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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October 28, 2014

Boot F

from Albuquerque

I love these boots. They look great and feel great. I really liked that they were ready to go out of the box - no break in time! I also have really flat feet and actually prefer low arch support. These more than fit the bill. No foot or hip pain whatsoever. And, of course, Zappos was spectacular as usual.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Steve Madden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 18, 2014

Anonymous

 

Fabulous. I literally took these boots out of the box - threw in my suitcase for a trip to New York. You can wear them with leggings, jeans and skirts. No blisters - highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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