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Born Julianne Reviews

686 reviews
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Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

72% "Moderate arch support"

636 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/25/14
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is actually the first time I've felt like leaving a review. Finding comfortable flats has always been a huge problem for me. I have a wide toe box but a narrow heal, so often shoes will fit one way but no the other. I also have plantar fasciitis, a painful condition I most likely received from wearing flat shoes with bad support. These shoes are without a doubt the most comfortable shoes that I have ever bought. They have the support, they fit snugly around my heel and don't pinch my toe box. It's like they were made for my oddly shaped feet. Only wish they had some more exciting colors to choose from otherwise I would be buying at least 3 more pairs.

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50 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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6 people found this review helpful  

May 23, 2013

SC

 

I wear a 9 or 9½ and got these in a 9 in Purple. They fit perfectly, look very nice, and are possibly the most comfortable, pillow like shoes that I have ever worn. Moreover, these are the only flats that I have ever purchased that offer arch support. I first tried the comparable flats in Frye (the Carson) and they offered zero support and were not high quality so I returned them. These shoes are miles above the Frye shoes, soft quality leather, and less expensive. I have lots of shoes, designer and otherwise, and this is the only pair of shoes that I have had for a decade (other than Ferragamos which were gifted to me) is a pair of Born wedge sandals that hold up like new. Thumbs up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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5 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!

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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  

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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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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2 people found this review helpful  

October 29, 2015

Veronika S

from Los Angeles

On the one hand - the softest, most comfortable flats. On the other: that part on the back, that raises above the ankle is SO stiff, it hurt so much that I thought I wouldn't be able to wear them. My husband said: "You need to soften it by pressing and twisting and beating up that part for a while." So I did, for about 20 minutes. I am so happy I tried it - leather became super soft and comfortable. I LOVE these flats.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sofft

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2015

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

These are quite comfortable. They have moderate cushion and some arch support, but what set them apart for me, is the super soft flexible leather that they are made with. No breaking in needed. Side by side comparing these with Clarks and Bandolino, these are the most comfortable and least orthotic looking. I will be ordering a few more colors. They are great basic work shoes for standing in all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people 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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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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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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2 people found this review helpful  

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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2 people found this review helpful  

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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March 19, 2016

Brian

from VA

I just bought the dark brown in this style. When these arrived they seemed a little bit smaller than my other pairs of Born Juliannes. However, they seem to be stretching out to fit my feet and should be OK. This is my third pair of this shoe; I own in black and dark brown now. It continues to be my favorite and most comfortable shoe. Great for men or women.

Brands I'd also recommend: Skechers

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 19, 2016

Anonymous

 

Love this shoe! Have difficulty finding flats that don't dig into my heels. These are so comfortable. Love the grey--neutral and goes with anything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2016

Jennifer W

from Salinas, CA

I love these shoes! I have bunnions on both of my flat feet, so comfort comes first, but they are also cute and nuetral and go with lots of casual wear. I wore these while walking miles and miles all over Paris. They are soft snd roomy in the toe box, with support in the arch. On my second pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2015

Anonymous

from Las Vegas

I wear between a 7 and 7.5. I originally ordered the 7.5 and felt that they were coming up in the heel just a bit. I returned and ordered the 7. The 7 felt a bit snug, but I kept it. I was a bit concerned that it would start to hurt. During the first day of wear, it molded to my foot and have been perfect. I can wear these all day without any problems. I love the Tan color and get lots of compliments on them. I'm going to order the black and grey.

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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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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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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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!

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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!

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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 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!

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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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