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Born Dollie Reviews

59 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

95% "Felt true to width"

50% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 39 Dollie Born Reviews

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February 2, 2015

Diana J

from Seattle, WA

This has now become my favorite shoe in the whole world. Not only is it comfortable from the get go, it is comfortable all day long! Zappos didn't have a pair in black the day I purchased the brown ones so I tried to order direct from Born Shoes website. Do not order direct ever from Born Shoes website. Their customer service is horrible. I have still yet to receive a call or email back. Kudos to Zappos for keeping us happy and bringing us back time after time because of your excellent service! And when I checked back on your site, you had the black pair, so I just had to order them! Thank you Zappos for being the best shoe source!

Brands I'd also recommend: There is none other like this shoe. SERIOUSLY!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2015

Adele H

from United States

Love these shoes. Cute & funky with skinny jeans, skirts & tights, dress pants. They are really comfortable without being "old lady" shoes. Proof? My daughter (in her 20s) wanted a pair too! They do seem to run a little large. I ordered my regular 9.5 and they slipped off my heel (would have worked with thick-ish socks, but that's not what I wanted to wear with them). Reordered them in a 9 & they fit perfectly. I wear them with no socks, tights, or thin "trouser" socks.

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko

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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Moderate arch support

 

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January 25, 2015

Karen

from Southern California

Comfortable right out of the box. Slightly smaller than size but fine (just need thin socks). Zipper a bit 'tight' to work the first few times but fine. Really nice style, great comfort considering size of heal. Nice way to gain height! Bottom a little slippery first first time on tile surface.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Dankso, L'Artiste

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 30, 2014

MELISSA W

from Tustin CA

I bought these in my size & at 1st I thought they were too tight but after wearing them around the house (unzipped so they would be more loose) I decided to keep them. I stand all day & it took me about a week to get used to the heel height but now I think these are quite comfortable & for walking too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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November 24, 2014

Anonymous

 

LOVE these shoes! I had to return them because the 8 was too narrow for my wide, hard to fit feet, and the 8.5 was sold out at the time on Zappos (I found it elsewhere). Amazingly comfortable show for a high heel. My feet are an orthopedic disaster and I really can't wear heels, but these shoes are a happy exception. They look modern and a little edgy with dress pants or a skirt.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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November 23, 2014

Dcbookworm

from United States

I've never bought Borns before, but just kind of lucked into these, and will buy them forever now. It's not only cute, gives me extra height and sexy, but it gives lots of toe room for wide feet, and mega-support for my plantar fasciitis. Wish they had it in other colors, especially red.

Brands I'd also recommend: abeo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 19, 2014

Cola

 

I love these shoes! I needed heels because I am short. I work in them all day and my feet don't hurt at all. Best shoes ever!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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November 15, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes. This is the second pair I wear. The first pair started to smell bad after a while, this is why I went with a new pair. The previous one did not have the zipper and it was an easier slip on. Anyway, I just love it. I basically spend the entire winter in these shoes since we don't really need boots where I live. Greatest shoes I've ever had for winter time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Sacramento, CA

Very comfortable and cute! I stand most of the day at work, and although these have a bit of a heal, the footbed is soft and very comfortable, and they are light weight. Super cute with jeans. My only issue with them it the zipper on the right shoe is tricky and a bit difficult to work.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks, kork-ease

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 28, 2014

Vicki H

from Cincinnati, OH

I love these shoes. I have a job where I stand much of the day and they are always super comfortable. They also do well with my longer blue jeans - I'm 5'2" and always striving to be a few inches taller. I also have high arches, and these shoes are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 20, 2014

Jess

from Madison, WI

I bought these shoes to have some comfortable walking around shoes with a heel. I ordered the 9 (which works perfectly for me with thin socks) and it's just a smidge too big (but the 8.5 was too small), so I have to wear thick socks with them. They're comfortable but a bit clunky looking. And the heel has now worn out on one (and it's now squeaking). I love Borns but have had problems with the soles on a couple of them lately. Hope that's not a pervasive problem.

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 half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 15, 2014

Maccat

from California

These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever had. I love them. I like the height of the heels and I can wear them all day. I ordered Coffee and the color is perfect with brown. Today I am ordering the black. Born has the most comfortable shoes. I hardly wear anything else.

Brands I'd also recommend: More Borns

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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October 10, 2014

Mary L

from United States

I love these shoes! They are comfortable enough to be on your feet all day, they give me lots of height, and they're super cute! I do enjoy more clunky-looking shoes, so know that. I bought a second pair in dark brown I liked them so much!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Born, Sofft

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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October 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

I'm breaking my no review rule to post that these shoes are amazing! I love Borns and the shank, leather, fit, arch height of these shoes are excellent! I stand on my feet maybe 8-12 hours a day on concrete and for the first time I didn't have lower back discomfort thanks to these shoes! So happy with these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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October 3, 2014

Nicole

from NC

Coffee color not as pictured. If you look at the pictures of the Coffee color it looks like the bottom part is a similar color to the leather, but this is not the case. The heel and platform are a much lighter color than what is pictured and it makes the shoe look silly and clunky. If you are considering buying this shoe in the coffee color just know what you are really getting looks like the coffee colored leather with the sole the color of the one on the Espresso. The colors clash and really look terrible. The shoe seems pretty comfortable, but they look so bad that it just doesn't matter at this point. Who wants a pair of shoes in two completely clashing shades of brown? I'm not sure why shoe companies do this. At any rate, these are going back and I am so glad Zappos has such a great return policy. I would buy these in black only if you don't like clashing color combinations.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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October 3, 2014

Anonymous

 

These things felt comfortable enough to wear a full day at work, but were really heavy on my feet. Think: clodhoppers. They're going back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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September 26, 2014

Erica S

from Washington, DC

I wear pants suits to work every day and was looking for a pair of shoes that are dressy enough, but my primary motivation was comfort. These shoes are walk-all-over-the-city, wear-all-day comfortable. The heel height is mitigated by a reasonable platform. They are not the sexiest shoes, but my feet are very happy with this choice. My only complaint is that I cannot wear thin trouser socks with these shoes, as they are a little roomy. On the other hand, I have narrow feet, so unless I move into the narrow shoe market, this would be true of any shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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September 23, 2014

Anonymous

 

I wear a size 9 but they were too small in the 9 so ordered a 9.5 but then they were too big, even with thicker socks! My heels kept coming out with every step. Too bad because they are really cute! Returning.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Kansas City, MO

I bought these because of all the reviews but I am really disappointed. They are too small. Funny, because I bought a size 9 in this shoe and in the Born Risa. The Born Dollie is too small and the Born Risa is too big. I don't get the sizing on these things. 1/2 size too big on the Born Rissa and 1/2 size too small on the Born Dollie! Returning both. Going to see if these come in a 1/2 size larger.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 7, 2014

Jill

from San Francisco

These shoes are as heavy as they look. I found them more of a chore than a comfort to wear. I kept them but should have sent them back. I've worn them a few times and will now be giving them to Goodwill. A little hard to walk in, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Allentown

These are awesome, cute comfortable shoes! What else can I say -- too bad it seems that they are on their way out. I wish Born would just keep some styles year after year -- this would be one of them.

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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May 5, 2014

M.J S

from Medford, Oregon

I love these shoes and they are so comfortable I can wear them all day. I like the book cut look with jeans and long pants. I purchased the shoes in brown and black because I know I will wear them a lot in the winter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 2, 2014

Dee

from Michigan

I absolutely love these shoes! Height without pain in my feet or my back. A wide enough toe box (normally need a wide shoe) in the medium and a chunky heel that I have been looking for. After a very brief break-in period, I hesitantly, worn these shoes for 10 hours working a Womens Expo and was extremely pleased. Look great for dress and casual.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lassen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 15, 2014

Alyce

from Philadelphia PA

Just got these in 8.5M in brown and black -- tried the 8M too (8M is my usual size for my 7.5W foot with bunion). The 8 was okay but the 8.5 allowed for thicker socks in the winter and an extra insole if I want to add it for all day wear in ultimate comfort. They are beautiful - don't know if I would wear them with skirts but they are great for trousers and jeans. They leather is soft but not flimsy, the platform and heel are way too comfortable for how high they are, and the ring on the outside is just badass enough for a suburban mom of 3 -- oh, and by the way, the black is a deep rich black and the brown is a beautiful dark tan -- kind of like coffee with a little milk in it. Overall I am thrilled with my Born shoes and Zappos! Thank you!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Naturalizer

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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March 28, 2014

Michelle

 

I loved this shoe from the moment I put it on. I have a 11-12 size foot and was surprised that it fit so well. The platform makes it so comfortable. I may get the black too.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks, keen

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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Moderate arch support

 

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