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Born Attila Reviews

79 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

75% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

76% "Moderate arch support"

76 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/3/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I'm a compulsive boot shopper. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect pair of boots. The Born Attila in grey has ended the quest for Winter 2012-13. These are great boots. Comfortable, appropriate for weekends or my casual office, and made of leather more buttery than you expect for the price, these boots make me really happy. The best parts for me are the color and the shaft fit. First, grey is so versatile. I wear a lot of black and navy clothes, and these shoes go with either. Second, I have relatively slim calves (14" at the widest spot, tapering to very thin lower calves and ankles). At the top, these boots fit me snugly over leggings and leg warmers. They're not skintight down the whole calf, but the extra room is reasonable and looks fairly shapely. In fact, they help to add just enough bulk to my legs to balance my top-heavy frame. They'd fit perfectly over skinny jeans, and I think they'll be good with dresses and tights if I wear leg warmers hidden underneath. (I'll probably skip the skinny jeans so as not to stretch out the shaft.) The three buckles are adjustable. They don't tighten the middle of the shaft (where I'd like to see them tightened a smidge), but they do help to personalize the fit a little bit. I'm 5'5" with long legs, and these are a good compromise between mid-calf and knee-high boots on me. In terms of shoe size, these do seem to run a little bit big. I usually wear a 7.5, and the 7.5 in this boot is a half-size too big in cold weather (when I'm most apt to wear them). I'm going to keep them anyway and wear thick socks since Zappos has already done two speedy exchanges for me this week; I'd hate to see them waste more packaging and fossil fuels on a third exchange. I don't usually like to spill the beans when I find a unique style piece, but we narrow calf women need to stick together. These boots are worth a little splurge if you want something comfy, cute, flattering, and versatile.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/22/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

For starters, in case you're wondering, the brown boots in reality are a darker chocolate color than the photos show. I would have settled for the color. But the quality of these boots was very disappointing. I often shop for Born brand shoes because: 1. They are usually very comfortable; 2. They are usually made well. These boots looked like they were made to be sold at Walmart. There were obvious flaws all over them, from messy cutting, gluing, and seaming, to bad spots in the leather which someone attempted to camouflage with dye. Considering Born's reputation and the fact that I paid full price for these, I am pretty much disgusted.

Additional 59 Attila Born Reviews

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January 28, 2013

Annie C

from Newport, Oregon

I love the color and style of this boot but the shaft is way too big for my calf. My calf is 13 inches at the thickest part and even with skinny jeans on, this shaft is just too big and "sloppy" looking to me. I really want to keep them because they are totally beautiful and comfy but I don't think I'll wear them much since the calf is so big. They do not taper down all that much from the knee to the ankle so the ankle part of the boot is not really fitted. This would certainly allow for thicker socks and jeans to be tucked in but I don't wear my jeans inside my boots like that. It is a bummer. These would probably fit a larger calve girl much better and look sleeker. The boot is wickedly comfy though so I'll see if Born has another style with a smaller circumference shaft to fit my legs better.

Brands I'd also recommend: Earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Texas

Stylish & comfortable, Born delivers a solid 5 star winner! Zappos delivery service rocks! I received my order the next day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Bethesda, MD

I ordered these boots with the goal of having nice, comfortable black boots that I can wear both to work and on the weekends. They are very comfortable (many boots are too narrow for my somewhat wide feet) and good looking. They are a bit more casual than I had hoped, probably because the leather is very matte, not shiny like in the photo. But overall, I am happy with my purchase and would recommend them to a friend.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 18, 2013

Marta O

from Ottawa, Il

These are very cute boots. The condition of the boots when they arrived was not. They had major scratches on the leather and a glob of glue where the boot was connected to the sole. For the amount of money I paid for these boots, they should have been in excellent condition. And it really doesn't matter how much a buyer pays for the shoes, when they get them they expect them to be in excellent condition.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Northern New Jersey

These boots are very comfortable and (important to me) easy to get on and off. I've gotten lots of compliments on them which is kind of unexpected for such a casual boot. But the buckles add just enough detail for fashion impact!

Brands I'd also recommend: Bjorn or Privo

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston

These are great boots - stylish, not too tight in the calves (I often have this problem), I can wear them with tights or with jeans inside and still zip them up. They have great traction in the snow. However: at least the pair I have is definitely not waterproof. You don't notice so much in the rain, but in the snow with slush sticking to the outer edge of the boot, my toes were soaked pretty quickly from water seeping in. I am going to see if a shoe repair place can seal the edge; until then, I'd save these boots for dry days. They are very warm in the cold (especially with wool socks) since they have a flannel lining.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 14, 2013

Sandy W

from Henderson NV

Very comfortable boot however needed a lighter gray. This was a muddy gray more taupe. Got the black ones and love them. Like wearing slippers!

Brands I'd also recommend: Borns the best as far a comfort. I tried them all!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Saint Louis, Missouri

Love, love, love. Take them out of the box and wear in comfort and style. I receive lots of compliments on them. Just an extraordinary boot. It is a 5 star for sure. No downside. Great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 14, 2013

Anonymous

from NYC metro area

I searched for the perfect tall black boot for 3 years and finally found it! These boots are wonderful! Stylish, comfortable. I walk 2-4 miles a day in NYC and they never make my feet sore. Monthly shoe shines keep them looking brand new! I will DEFINITELY buy another pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

I LOVE these boots! I have been on the hunt for ages for the perfect casual boot that can go with black, brown, anything... I bought these boots in the grey and they are great! I bought them in an 11 and they were quite large so I had to send them back. I would wear a size 10 1/2 but that size is nearly impossible to find in most shoes so I usually opt for an 11. I ordered them again in a size 10 and they fit like a glove! I would say that this particular shoe runs 1/2 to a full size large. They are the perfect casual, go anywhere boot. You can wear them over leggings or skinny jeans and you will get tons of compliments!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Boulder

These are the best boots that I have ever owned! I love them. There is plenty of room for jeans to tuck into, they have a super comfortable sole, I get comments on them every time that I wear them. I have a bunion on my right foot and these boots do not leave my feet aching.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2013

Craig

 

Great boots that fit my wife right out of the box. She loves the classy liner and the awesome arch support. Great with a long skirt or jeans tucked in. She was VERY pleased with the boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2013

Stephanie C

from United States

OMG the comfort of these boots cannot be overstated. I must have ordered 15 pairs of boots from Zappos this season looking for stylish but comfortable boots. I have a bunion and also need more space in the toebox because of my upward-growing toenails (yes, I've got some foot issues). These boots are comfy right out of the box! The leather is gorgeous and the buckles actually adjust. I don't have skinny calves, and the boot feels great. If you need a bit more width for shoes/boots, these are for you. They are a bit pricey, but I know I'll be wearing these for years. The gray is so pretty and flexible for coordinating. I'm so happy I don't have to return more Zappos boxes and I'm keeping these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Canadienne

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2013

Jacqueline

from Boulder Creek, Ca.

Love, love, love these boots! They are very well made and the leather is incredibly soft and beautiful. I normally wear a 7 1/2, ordered a 7, fit perfect. They are incredibly comfortable and I can't say enough good things about them. I fell in love with them immediately. I highly recommend them for someone who is a boot junkie like myself. And of course, they were at my doorstep in 24 hrs. Zappos is the best. I only buy my shoes and boots on Zappos. They rock! Thank you Zappos for having the best customer service on the planet! Also, they are way better looking than the photo can express.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Reiker, Ugg

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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January 9, 2013

Cara

from Alabama

HALLELUJAH! I have the hardest time finding boots that fit me. Apparently I have large calves. Plus, I just refuse to buy boots that are uncomfortable. These were an answered prayer! They are SO comfortable - I put them on straight out of the box and wore them all day shopping. The leather is really soft, so I can move my ankles freely. Who knew how much difference that could make! They feel like they were tailor-made to fit my calves; and I always wear pants tucked into them. And even better, I get lots of compliments every time I wear them. This is my third pair of Born boots. Love, love, LOVE this brand!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2013

Anonymous

 

This was a comfortable boot. I wear a size 11 wide and these fit my wide feet! That was a huge plus! Of course, I could only wear them with a thin sock. However, I returned them because they were a little too shiny and looked a little cheap. I'm surprised because Born usually makes such high quality shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: ugg, clarks, merrell, birkenstock

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 3, 2013

Anonymous

from New England

I'm a compulsive boot shopper. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect pair of boots. The Born Attila in grey has ended the quest for Winter 2012-13. These are great boots. Comfortable, appropriate for weekends or my casual office, and made of leather more buttery than you expect for the price, these boots make me really happy. The best parts for me are the color and the shaft fit. First, grey is so versatile. I wear a lot of black and navy clothes, and these shoes go with either. Second, I have relatively slim calves (14" at the widest spot, tapering to very thin lower calves and ankles). At the top, these boots fit me snugly over leggings and leg warmers. They're not skintight down the whole calf, but the extra room is reasonable and looks fairly shapely. In fact, they help to add just enough bulk to my legs to balance my top-heavy frame. They'd fit perfectly over skinny jeans, and I think they'll be good with dresses and tights if I wear leg warmers hidden underneath. (I'll probably skip the skinny jeans so as not to stretch out the shaft.) The three buckles are adjustable. They don't tighten the middle of the shaft (where I'd like to see them tightened a smidge), but they do help to personalize the fit a little bit. I'm 5'5" with long legs, and these are a good compromise between mid-calf and knee-high boots on me. In terms of shoe size, these do seem to run a little bit big. I usually wear a 7.5, and the 7.5 in this boot is a half-size too big in cold weather (when I'm most apt to wear them). I'm going to keep them anyway and wear thick socks since Zappos has already done two speedy exchanges for me this week; I'd hate to see them waste more packaging and fossil fuels on a third exchange. I don't usually like to spill the beans when I find a unique style piece, but we narrow calf women need to stick together. These boots are worth a little splurge if you want something comfy, cute, flattering, and versatile.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 2, 2013

Tyler K

from United States

I ordered these and six other pairs of boots from Zappos and these were definitely my favorites. They are tapered nicely around the ankle which makes them look less bulky and more dressy. I have skinny calves and have plenty of room for leggings and/or leg warmers in the boots. I usually wear an 8.5 and ordered an 8.5. I feel like I could have gotten away with the 8, but these are perfect with thick socks (which you need, because these boots aren't really insulated). They have a traditional boot sole so they aren't super grippy and they are a bit clunky, but I really like the classic riding boot look and feel. I sprayed them with a waterproofing spray when I got them two months ago and I wear them everywhere - even when I bike around town.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

I had ordered the black and returned it for the brown...so excited until I got them! The brown is a very dull chocolate brown color, and the construction/seaming/leather blemishes on this pair was not worth the cost! The original black pair I would recommend, but I had returned as I already had tall black boots and was looking for another color.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Maryland

I loved these boots online, and they are comfy, but they scrunched at the ankle terribly! This made the height of the boot much shorter. This scrunching took away from the dignified look of a riding boot. Sad to say, I'm sending them back!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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December 19, 2012

Anon

 

These are really cute. Was trying to find a trendy, hip pair of boots that were not too "funky", or had high heels, or a bunch of weird straps. These are stylish, yet, practical and functional. I wear these w/dark gray or black leggings, and a sweater and i look polished and put together, without trying too hard. Nice flat heels so they are practical for a busy mom and my lifestyle. Very comfortable (i wear thin socks, or knee high hose w/these boots). if you wear bulky socks, maybe go up a size. These are true to size w/o thick socks. Also, because they are made by born, they are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Canada

I ordered this boot because of the great reviews and the video. But...when I got them they looked too bulky for me. The clincher was when my mom said I looked like an RCMP police officer (I'm from Canada). The toe is clunky and the ankle areas is loose. They definitely seem comfortable but it loses points for style. Seems to fit 1/2 size larger. Bottom line: I promptly returned them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Steve Madden Sonnya

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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December 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love these! So cushy! And finally a true grey color!

Brands I'd also recommend: frye, ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 10, 2012

Anonymous

from San Antonio, TX

I've been hunting for the perfect boot for quite some time. Found it! I bought the grey color, really neat color. They are wear straight out of the box comfortable. The leather is buttery soft but stands up- doesn't slouch. I'm 5'4" and the shaft height couldn't be better. My calves are 13.5" and the circumference is great- not too loose or tight. Perfect for skinny jeans.I have many pairs of Born shoes and have never been disappointed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Soft

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Nebraska

After trying MANY different boots, I finally was able to find a pair that fit. I usually order a 39 but had to purchase a 40 to fit my calves. The toe box is wider than most current boot styles so they aren't quite as flattering as a more pointed toe. But since I have wide feet, they work great for me. I am 5'4" and the boots top off several inches below the knee so there is no "rubbing" behind the knee. Comfortable with little break in time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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