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Born Mai Reviews

51 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

88% "Felt true to size"

96% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

47 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/22/14
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

When I saw this sandal had a four-star average, I was shocked and had to write my five-star review. I can no longer wear flat sandals with no cushion and had been searching for a stylish, more comfortable pair for replacement purposes. My search took much more time and effort than one would imagine, as there is a dearth of options in this category. Please keep in mind that these are not the type of comfort sandals to tromp around European cobblestone streets every day for a month. Instead, these fill the gap between ultra-stylish, bedazzled sandals atop a flat slab of leather, and the kind of sandals filling the halls of your local assisted-living facility. These are pretty, comfortable, and flattering, and will certainly stand up to a full day of shopping and errand running, followed by a garden party or barbeque. No matter what your foot type, when purchasing strappy sandals, fit can be difficult (i.e. straps too loose or straps too snug). However, this sandal ingenuously allows for almost total adjustability in this regard, making for a custom fit. Plus, it can be slipped on and off without unbuckling. I purchased the black sandal, and if there were a tan or metallic neutral available (hint, hint), I would make another purchase. Enjoy your summer!

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/23/14
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I bought these to have something cute and comfortable to wear other than flip-flops, and I'm surprised how comfortable they are. The footbed is soft with moderate arch support, and the straps didn't give me blisters like strappy shoes usually do. I usually wear a size 8.5, and I ordered size 8 since Borns usually run a bit big and they fit great. The only issue I have is the color. I ordered the red ones and they are actually salmon colored.

Additional 31 Mai Born Reviews

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September 16, 2014

Anonymous

 

I am a big fan of Born because their shoes are stylish and comfortable. I got these sandals in black and love them. They look cute with shorts, and casual skirts and dresses. For other brands of shoe, I usually wear a 9.5, but I ordered a 9.0 in this sandal (no half sizes available) and they are perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sofft

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 29, 2014

Barb

from Broomfield, Co.

These sandals are AWESOME! They are so comfortable and cushy they can be worn for walking. They are also pretty. The gold is matte which I prefer. You can wear them with everything. I will buy in more colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 14, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

These are super cute and comfortable. A lot of Born sandals are to tight and narrow but these were just right, good if you have a wider foot. Also the sole has a little cushion which makes them so much more comfortable than completely flat sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 13, 2014

Kathryn S

from United States

Excellent shoes! These are so comfortable and so cute! I get compliments on them every time I wear them. They were more money than I originally intended on spending, but totally worth the extra dollars. Love these sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 11, 2014

Loraine B

from Vancouver, Canada

I love wearing Born shoes and these are no exception. I have 3 in this style and have ordered another of the white (useful) and the black making a total of 5! They are stylish, well made and above all comfortable. At this price they are exceptional value.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 8, 2014

Marisa N

from Charlottesville, VA

I was looking for cute, stylish sandals that I could walk all over NYC and Chicago with this summer...and boy did I find them! These sandals are so comfortable, as all Born shoes are, and super-cute, as well! I'm very happy with my purchase and have walked over 20 miles in these two cities wearing these shoes, with no rubs, callouses, or strap marks on my feet whatsoever! Thank you Born and Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 3, 2014

Letha D

from Seattle WA

Delightfully comfortable, delicate sandal! It's feminine without sacrificing comfort. Feels as good as a Born should feel (ahhhh). It's not particularly supportive but the footbed is wonderfully soft. I've walked some miles in these, looking a bit dressy while I did it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Sofft, Sanuk

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 31, 2014

Rose

from Nashville TN

I just received these sandles, and was so pleased with them, I immediately ordered 2 additional pair in two different colors. Can't wait to use them on an upcoming trip to Italy. They are exactly what I have been looking for. They are the most comfortable and stylish sandles I have ever had.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sam Edelman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2014

Nancy G

from Carlsbad, CA

Purchased these sandals for a 2 week tour of Europe. The trip was an active walking trip, miles each day through cobblestone streets, museums, parks, churches, up and down stairs. I was thrilled that these sandals were comfortable, had arch support, and looked good. I packed other shoes but this pair was my go-to choice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 27, 2014

Anonymous

from Dayton, OH

I have been looking for these shoes for two years. I love them and have been wearing them all summer. This is a new model of a shoe offered in previous years, and thank goodness it's back! There is some padding in the shoe, but no built up arch. I can walk in them all day without a problem -- but I don't have any problems with my feet. They are real leather, and seem to be standing up well to the abuse I put them through (wet weather, regular wet/dry cycles, lots of wear, etc.). I've noticed a bit of stretch after an especially soggy trip to visit the kids at camp, but they still fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Boston, Massachusetts

A bit more than I would normally pay for sandals but they are well worth the price! They are very comfortable and so much cuter than plain flip flops. They look cute with just about anything! As always shipping was extremely fast. I ordered these just after 4pm and they were at my door by 2pm the following day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2014

Katie F

from Atlanta, GA

These are seriously comfortable shoes. I toured Singapore with these and they were both cute and comfortable. Plenty of cushion and even a little arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 16, 2014

Rebecca

from California

LOVE!!! These sandals are so comfortable, and adorable. I want them in every color. They are more of a coral color but I actually prefer that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Redondo Beach Ca

Very comfortable even on a long walk, they have a soft padding for the insole. True to fit and the color goes with almost everything. I have received many compliments already.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 30, 2014

Anonymous

 

Very nice soft leather. The soles are extremely comfortable. Those sandals look good with a dress for work.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 16, 2014

Sabrina C

from United States

I finally found what I was looking for in a black 'strappy' sandal. Very comfortable right away - no breaking-in needed. Perfect for dresses/skirts, or for casual with shorts. Good fit. If Born made 1/2 sizes I would have gotten the 1/2 size larger, but the full size actually worked great. Very happy with these sandals.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 15, 2014

Sherry D

from Chatham, New Jersey

I normally wear size 9½. Since this style does not come in half sizes, I ordered the size 10 which was much too big. I returned them for the size 9 and they fit fine. The footbed has cushioning which makes them more comfortable than normal flat sandals. The straps did not rub and felt comfortable the first time that I wore them. I wore them a few times, then took them on my two week trip to Australia where I walked for miles each day. They were very comfortable. I will be buying more from this brand.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2014

Heather K

from CB, CO

Great shoes! They are cute, comfortable and wide. I usually wear a size 7.5 or 38. I ordered the 8 and am keeping them but would probably try the 7 next time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 11, 2014

C V

from NY, NY

Oh. My. God. Comfy! Soft! These are just what I was looking for. I'm 53 and am just beginning to get a bunion and REFUSE! I'm convinced it developed not from heels (which I've worn for centuries), but from excessive wearing of flip flops, causing my big toe to squeeze to keep the flip flop on. The toe strap gives plenty of support to keep my toes from gripping, allowing them to move naturally with ease and the straps are not too hard or inflexible at all. The ankle strap keeps it all in place without straining my foot movement. I don't think it's excessively wide, but it's probably good for a wide foot. PLUS, they're really cute. Yes, the "red" is more salmony, but the color in the photo is true to the actual color of the sandal. Definitely getting another pair (or two).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 28, 2014

Julems

from California

LOVE these! I'm usually not thrilled about the between-the-toe part of sandals like these, and usually end up sending them back. I liked the look of these so much I gave it another try and have to say these are SO comfortable! The best I ever had. Same as other reviews: comfortable right away, love the style, love the color (I got the blue ones), want to have them in another color. People ask me all the time where I got them. Wish they had them in green or grey. Anyway, highly recommend!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 20, 2014

Claire

from Portland, Oregon

Love these sandals! At first I thought they might be too snug on the top of my foot (no one wants bulgy-foot in sandals) but the ankle strap is very adjustable. These sandals are perfect! Super comfortable, very delicate looking, and I feel like I will probably wear them all summer long. I'm tempted to buy another color because I like them so much.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2014

Suchada E

from United States

After a false start, I love these shoes. The first pair I ordered had a strap break from just walking around the first day I wore them. I was nervous about requesting a second pair, but they are super cute and comfy and Zappos customer service is so good I decided to take a chance. They are exactly what I wanted for walking around in the summer, and are cute enough to wear with a sundress or cutoffs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 12, 2014

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I spent hours searching for a pair of sandals that is comfortable and somewhat stylish that I can travel with. This pair is it! When I opened the shoe box, I can smell genuine leather. The sandals are well constructed. They feel secured on my feet and soft to walk on. I took them to Vegas and walked for hours without any issues. They are comfortable and yet they will pair well with a skirt or dress. I think these are the perfect shoes to travel in style! They are compact and light weight and will not take up much luggage space. Of course, they are good for everyday wear as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 30, 2014

Whitney

from Los Angeles

Shoes are comfortable and cute. They have decent arch support for a sandal and are way more cushioned than the majority of flat sandals I find. I have pretty narrow feet and they fit well buckled on the last hole. The color is accurate to the picture...more of a dark pink or faded red. I am very satisfied...just wish they weren't so pricey or I'd buy more!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

I've been a fan of Born sandals the past few years. This purchase makes my 3rd Born sandal in a basic black to round out my collection. The best feature is the cushy foot bed which wins out compared to other stylish yet hard leather foot bed sandals.

Brands I'd also recommend: Miz Mooz

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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