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Born Shelby Reviews

30 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

53% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 10 Shelby Born Reviews

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April 23, 2014

Suemb

 

Love these shoes (or shooties). They have good cushioning and perfect mid-heel height, and not frumpy. They work really well with skinny jeans that don't quite fit perfectly tucked inside regular ankle booties. However, they do run quite large. I usually wear a 6.5 to 7 in most shoes, with a somewhat narrow/low-volume foot. I purchased these in size 6 (thanks to other reviewers) and they are still a bit loose...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 22, 2014

Anonymous

 

The shoe is a little more casual looking than it looks in the picture, but very comfortable, well made and I've received several compliments. First Born brand I've purchased and very happy with 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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 12, 2014

SUE

from CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Well made & nice leather with detail. These shoes are very comfortable. I have not worn them out in the snowy weather because I really like to keep my good shoes nice.

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

 

February 10, 2014

Anonymous

 

The shoe is very comfortable out of the box. Runs true to size. The zipper does inch down a tiny bit but doesn't affect overall fit. The shoe is very functional, but not very "sexy."

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

 

February 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Cincinnati, Ohio

I purchased these shoes and love them. I have worn them with Jeans and they could also be worn with dress pants for work. The quality of these shoes is outstanding. They are a little pricey but they are totally worth the money for based on the comfort and the quality!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Telluride, CO

Love these booties and so does everyone else! I bought the gray/brown/white which look very cool. I am going to order the black as well. They are very stylish and comfortable. They look great with pants. I have directed several people to the Zappos site as they love the look of these!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Clarks

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

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January 26, 2014

Brooke M

from Michigan

These shoes are cute as can be and were very comfortable from the first time I wore them. I definitely recommend them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Uggs

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 15, 2013

Sara

from Palo Alto, CA

These shoes are awesome! They are very comfortable right out of the box. I did think they were a little more dressy than they actually are in person but they make great casual shoes. Did I mention how comfortable these shoes are?

Brands I'd also recommend: Softt

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 11, 2013

Anonymous

from PA

Great fit, feel and quality. Very comfortable. Good heel height for style and comfort.

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 11, 2013

Wendy

from Kirkland, WA

I love this shoe. It was immediately comfortable and I wore it all day right out of the box, no break in required. It does run long. I also looked at the Born Zowy and Huntley and found the Shelby to be a little dressier than the Zowy and more appealing visually than Huntley. I was looking for a shoe that was dressy enough to wear to work (office environ) but comfortable for all day. I would like a slip on design instead of a side zip but the side zip does make it feel snugger and more secure. I'd also like a buckle like the Naturalizer Demand but I can work with the ring. I am a solid size ten but needed a 9.5 in the Shelby. In all the Born's I've tried I am a 10 (including the two mentioned above), Clarks, Naturalizer, Rockport, etc always a size ten but the Shelby seems to run big. Sent the 10 back & the 9.5 was perfect. I should have listened to other reviewers who said it ran long but I have never been able to get a 9.5 to work for me, until now.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockport, Clarks, Naturalizer

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 11, 2013

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

I love these shoes. They are comfortable right out of the box and require no break in at all. The color is more of a grey/brown, but is very nice. I actually went and ordered another pair in black. I normally wear a 6 and the 6 in this style fit perfectly. The only issue I have is that the zipper sometimes falls down a bit making the shoe just slightly loose, but that's just a very minor problem. Nothing that can't be fixed in an instant. Definitely recommend these!

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

 

November 15, 2013

Jill C

from Eagan, MN

I love these shoes! They are very comfortable and look fabulous! I have a difficult time with shoes being too narrow for my bunions and Born generally works. These are wonderful... can be worn with slacks, skirts or dresses. I highly rec!

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 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Northern Maine

This shipment arrived at my doorstep and I wondered what was being delivered? That's right, it was my Zappos order from the day before.......awesome service and awesome expedition of order. A well run machine. Thank you! The shoes are exactly what I had expected, fit perfect and color was just as depicted on the website. :-)

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 30, 2013

Snow a

from rutland, vermont

A great fitting and stylish shoe with a boot look. The cowboy boot heel is what makes this shoe so comfortable to wear. Easy on & off with inside zipper. Great for casual work environment.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

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

 

October 20, 2013

J K

from Chicago

These shoes are amazing! I walk around convention centers all day and these shoes were comfortable from the very beginning. I was able to walk a very long while in them and had no discomfort, plus I got a lot of compliments. They go with jeans and dress pants alike!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

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 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, New York

Took a little while to break in along the instep but once I did, they are incredibly comfortable. I can wear them all day and they look great with everything I wear.

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

 

September 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Yakima, Washington

I loved these shoes the moment I saw them. They fit great. I have never been disappointed with the Born brand.

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

 

September 24, 2013

Tricia S

from Kansas

I agree with other reviewers that this shoe ran large. I'm a little uncertain what size to order, so I'm going to try to find it and try it on. I also felt like the color of the shoe wasn't the same as the color of the photo. The shoe is much more muted.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Eatontown, NJ

Overall, these are good shoes and are now my go-to shoes. I bought them to replace an older pair of Born shoes. My only complaint is the zipper closure is inconvenient. My previous pair of Born booties had an overlapping section with hidden stretch so you could just slip on the shoes. The ankle area is a little loose. The shoes work well in bad weather and the sole grips well. The detail is nice but is typically hidden by pants.

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

 

December 4, 2013

Jennifer

from Baltimore

They're a little long in the toe and ordered my normal size but there's nearly an inch to the end of boot. Doesn't matter as they're pointy and the extra room means my toes aren't squished. They were initially not that comfortable but have broken in well and are comfy. Zippers are a little tough to work with and seem to creep down but not so bothersome that I won't keep the shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Muskego WI

Nice looking shoe. Only wore once since receiving them. Looks great with jeans. Still need to break them in a bit.

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 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Hermosa Beach

I love Born brand and I was introduced to this company through Zappos. Unfortunately, the fit didn't seem to like my feet, felt looser than usual and the front flares out too much. I am just so grateful that I can return them and try another style.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 14, 2014

Anonymous

from New York City

These run large compared to other Born shoes in this style, (I exchanged them twice for a smaller size). A higher heel will normally direct weight to the ball of your foot but these shoes seemed particularly uncomfortable in that area. After a while, I found that the shoes become too fatiguing to wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Montgomery,Al

The shoe runs large, so go for a 1/2 size smaller. It is comfortable from the git go. I would buy it again and again. the heel is sloped, this should apply longevity to the heel/shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrell, BOC, Clark

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Greater Boston

Not up to Born's usual quality. I own many pairs of Born shoes and boots. The leather on these looked cheap, as did the heel and soles. In fact, the soles on these were so slick that I skidded on my carpet when I tried these on. The design of the sole would suggest traction and stability, but the material they used to make the soles is in fact slippery and doesn't grip surfaces the way you would hope or expect. These also run small - shorter and narrower than size. So sorry these didn't work out!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark's, Naot, Earth, Josef Seibel

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

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