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Born Julianne Reviews

433 reviews
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Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

70% "Moderate arch support"

406 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/29/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Contrary to some other reviews, I found these ran very true to size. They fit like a glove right out of the box, no break-in needed. I have the gold color, which another reviewer noted as looking cheap and fake - I disagree. They are a very nice, neutral gold, with some sheen to them but not obnoxiously shiny; I would say the photos here on Zappos are very accurate as to the color, so I cannot see the color as being much of a surprise out of the box unless you did not look at the pictures beforehand. The arch support is good for flats, no rubbing/chafing at the heel (which is my biggest aggravation with ballet flats). Overall, these are nice, versatile, comfortable flats. I am satisfied with them.

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27 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

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

I bought these in gold and I had to return them for a few reasons. The gold is "fake mottled", and I thought it looked cheap. The leather was stiff (I'd even say it felt fake), and I could tell by the way creases were already forming in the upper after wearing them around my house for a couple hours that they would look worse if and when they broke in. The lining is pretty (floral) but it felt synthetic and gross, like those weird new kind of paper-towel. Even though I wear an 11, these shoes gapped a little and felt loose. And the stitching around the top looked cheap. Basically, I liked nothing about these shoes, and I returned them. Disappointing, because I really need a good pair of gold flats.

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4 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are exactly what I had hoped for. They are super comfy and actually have an insole unlike most ballet flats on the market, and they don't show toe cleavage. The orangey color makes a great neutral and goes with almost anything. Worth every penny and then some!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 19, 2013

Diana

from Springfield

I wish I had known that these shoes run large. I ordered my usual size 7 and they were too big. I returned them, hoping to purchase a 6.5 but they do not have them in stock. I'm so dissapointed. I read the reviews before I made my purchase but no one was clear about whether or not they ran large. I hope to be able to purchase my size soon once they are in stock. The shoe looks and felt great but I won't know for sure until I am able to actually wear them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

May 15, 2014

Liz

from New York, NY

I live in New York and was in need of a reliable, comfortable flat for work. These have good support and cushion and were comfortable from the minute I put them on to the end of a long day running around town from train to train and meeting to meeting.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2014

Sarah

from Chicago

I walked all over Paris on London in these flats on a recent vacation. They were great...comfortable and fashionable. Loved them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 3, 2014

Liza

from San Francisco Bay Area

My main reason for returning this shoe was that I disliked the insole. I don't like the feel of the stretchy synthetic fabric. My feet get sweaty, and I imagine these stinking to high heaven after just a few weeks. I strongly prefer all-leather insoles. The arch support bump also felt weird to me, but I have pretty flat feet, so I don't need any arch support. In fact, I prefer shoes without it. Other than the insole -- the upper felt very comfortable right out of the box, especially along the sides of my feet and the heel. The shoes would be a little more elegant with a flatter toe box, but I do like their simplicity.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Patagonia

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 10, 2015

Susan O

from Wilmington, NC

This was my first Born flat shoe purchase & it will not be my last. In fact, I just ordered another pair in pewter. These are the most comfortable flats I've ever worn. I recently broke my ankle, had surgery and although I can no longer wear "high heels" flats often don't provide enough support but these are perfect! My new fav shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Minneapolis

These flats are surprisingly comfortable! I appreciate the arch support, and the cushioned heel and sole. At first the left shoe felt a bit tight in the toe box (bunion issues), but after 2-3 minutes, it was just fine. The right shoe shows a little scuffing at the toe, but nothing that a tiny bit of black shoe polish won't fix. The heel with its raised tab at the back is soft and flexible, so I don't think there will be any chafing or rubbing - hurrah! Lovely to receive exactly what was described.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 20, 2014

Nico B

from San Francisco

I live in San Francisco and walk everywhere, not only are these flats cute as heck but they also don't tear up my feet after a long day. I want them in every color now, so far I have red and black and adore them so much.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 10, 2014

Mandy U

from Rogers, AR

Love this shoe! I have a very narrow foot so runs a bit narrow which I love -- no gapping! The color is a great neutral and it is very supportive compared to other ballet flats!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 23, 2014

Jennifer

from Houston, TX

Love this flat. I have wide feet and bunions, so comfortable flats are hard for me find. I tried other expensive brands and by far Born flats are the best! These flats cover my bunions and stretched out nicely. I will be buying more in different colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 12, 2013

Gail J

from Brooklyn, NY

Very comfortable shoes that don't need breaking in. They replaced my sneakers that I wore commuting to and from work and I am very happy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

These, without a doubt, are the most comfortable pair of flats I have ever owned. They have extra cushion and arch support, and feel like slippers! I have a wide toe box and it is hard for me to find shoes that fit and are fashionable. I wear these with skinny jeans on the weekend, and skinny pants for work. Very cute.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Rieker, Taos, Rockport, Ara

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 2, 2013

Andrea W

from Philadelphia

This flat is amazing. I have been looking for a comfortable flat that I can wear when walking all around the city I live so not just a few blocks of walking, but a mile or two. These are amazingly comfortable right out of the box. Some flats that are very comfortable start to stretch out in the toe box, and your foot looks flat and wide. These do not do that. They have just enough structure that they keep their shape. There is also a ton of arch support -- a very big pad built into the shoe. I will be buying in another color asap, I am in love with these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Toms

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

Wow, these are a gorgeous color! But note that the Petunia Purple is really purple, not the pinkish color that it looks like on the website. It is beautiful though. I've been a Born fan for awhile, as their shoes are such great quality and very comfortable for flats. These are even better than my other pairs, as they seem to have a little more support to them. They are large though. I am usually between a 6.5 and a 7, and the 6.5 were definitely too big. I'm returning for a size 6, fingers crossed those fit well!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I usually wear sneakers or boots and don't bother with girly shoes. Recently I had to go to a memorial service in a place that gets hot in the summer, so neither would do. However, since I was traveling, I didn't want my shoes to hurt. I have feet that are pretty normal except that the ball of my foot suddenly fans out wide, which makes them hard to fit. These shoes worked well. I broke them in carefully a few hours at a time at work, where I stand all day. I needed a band-aid for a day or so and had to put one of those heel pads in the back of the shoe to keep my heels from slipping out. I wore them on my trip with no problems. They are plain and simple but not dowdy, don't show the spaces between my long toes, and stretch to give my flipper feet enough room but don't look distorted. I usually wear between an 8 and 8 1/2, and the 8 worked.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 6, 2013

Anonymous

from New York, NY

100% pleased! These are incredibly comfortable. I can walk endless city block in them with no adverse effect on my knees, feet, etc. The 3 stars for "style" are just because they are only flats -- nothing extraordinary about those, but a wardrobe staple.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 24, 2013

Linda

from California

I love these shoes, they fit perfect and so comfortable! I ordered the Orange, it's more like a burnt orange, I like them so much I ordered the light blue. I haven't received them yet, but I know they will be awesome! These shoes will spoil you for sure!

Brands I'd also recommend: Splendid clothing.....love the fact that they are made in USA!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 23, 2013

Agnes

from Los Angeles

Amazing pair of shoes! I did have to order a half size down. (Usually I am a 7-7.5, and the 7 is a bit loose.) Love my gold pair. I have been wearing them almost every day since I got them, so probably need to buy a few other pairs. They are comfortable and stylish, and I can walk around all day without my feet hurting from wearing flats. I have 3-4 Born pairs from the last year or two, but this is definitely my favorite. Zappos customer service was very helpful in exchanging my 7.5 for a 7.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Oregon coast

I bought these in the blue and absolutely love these shoes! Comfort fit right out of the box with no break in period. I have a bunion on one foot and this soft supple leather stretches and does not put any pressure on the joint. I am a school secretary and on my feet a lot. I can wear these all day and my feet do not hurt at the end of the day. I highly recommend this shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2013

Anonymous

from NW

Excellent shoe, and have received many compliments. Really like Born's fit and arch support, especially the boots/shoeties. For the most part, it's almost like going barefoot; I forget I'm wearing them -- except toward the end of a long day. This shoe has a thin sole, and my feet really hurt if I've been standing/walking a lot in them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Arlington, VA

In my new role as "comfort shoe" wearer, I have been trying out a number of different ones, hoping to find something not too stodgy, yet, not crippling. These shoes are high on the comfort scale, and accommodated my odd-shaped feet. But they are stodgy. The leather does look kind of cheap (as others have noted). So, back they go. I am going to try another style by the same manufacturer. I hope they are lower on the stodgy meter.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ara - these have proven to be very comfortable. Just not many spring colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2013

Andrea

from San Rafael, CA

Got these in the Guadalupe (light blue) and they are keepers. I'm 40 and I'm not willing to put my feet in pain to look cute any longer. These are cute and comfortable, too. They have a nice padded sole and the leather is soft and the quality is great. I wore them for 5 hours today, on my feet the whole time, and no issues at all.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco

I bought these in gold and I had to return them for a few reasons. The gold is "fake mottled", and I thought it looked cheap. The leather was stiff (I'd even say it felt fake), and I could tell by the way creases were already forming in the upper after wearing them around my house for a couple hours that they would look worse if and when they broke in. The lining is pretty (floral) but it felt synthetic and gross, like those weird new kind of paper-towel. Even though I wear an 11, these shoes gapped a little and felt loose. And the stitching around the top looked cheap. Basically, I liked nothing about these shoes, and I returned them. Disappointing, because I really need a good pair of gold flats.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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August 31, 2015

Anonymous

from San Diego

I was looking for another pair of Born flats to replace a previous pair that I wore out. I was happy to find a simple pair in this wonderful tan color. They are just as comfortable as my previous pair, and required almost no breaking-in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 30, 2015

Anonymous

 

I have wide feet and they fit me pretty well. The only issue I have had is the heel hits a little high and rubs my ankle causing blisters. But I imagine that will go away eventually.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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