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Born Mai Reviews

212 reviews
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Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

188 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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24 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.

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May 14, 2015

Marianne O

from Tripp, SD

Born is a very very good shoe..I bought these for my daughter, so she would have nice sandals for work. The quality is excellent and they are just beautiful.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks also are very good brand and good quality

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 9, 2015

Anonymous

 

I generally wear flats and sandals with quite little support, even for relatively long distances (2-3 miles city walking). I bought these in a salmon/red color for a trip where I'd be doing a fair amount of walking on cobblestones, etc and wanted a bit more cushioning - it was a step up in support for me, but definitely won't be for everyone. They are cute, relatively adjustable, and were comfortable for my trip. However, they have not worn particularly well - the leather has become quite discolored from the straps rubbing against each other and within 6 months the small bit of elastic at the clasp had dry rotted completely. I was pleased with the shoes for the trip, but am frustrated that they have not held up as well as I would hope.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 23, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

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.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 23, 2016

Michelle J

 

These are FABULOUS walk around shoes! I purchased these just before a trip to Rome and Venice as I knew we would be doing a lot of walking. I wore them for the first time on our first day of the trip and only took them off once. They never once bothered me or left blisters. In fact, I couldn't stop talking about how comfortable they were! We walked 5-7 miles most days, with two days logged at 11 miles and my feet were never sore. In fact, one morning I got up early and decided to wear athletic shoes to walk around for a while, and my feet hurt within a half an hour. My only complaint about these shoes is that the sizing is a bit off. They were about a half size big. I didn't have time to exchange them before our trip, but would definitely order a half size below your normal size. They were also *very* wide (which is good for me as I have quite wide feet) but is something to be aware of.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 20, 2016

Mary H

from San Diego

I can't believe how comfortable these shoes are. There is no breaking in. They felt comfortable from the very start and will go with everything from skirts and dresses to shorts. I love these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 19, 2016

Joanne

from Alabama

I love these sandals. I usually wear a 6 1/2 but I have short toes so I sized down to a 6 and they were fine. Plus, Born makes this exact shoe but flatter at the heel. I ordered those initially but returned them for this pair as these have a little lift under the heel which made all the difference for me. They are very comfortable! Zappos is an awesome company and their customer service is top notch!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 11, 2016

Angela

 

I love, love these sandals. I am a true 9.5 and the 9 in this is perfect for me. The advice to size down if you are a half size obviously worked for me. I went with brown, in my opinion they are slightly lighter than pictured, but still cute. They are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 9, 2016

Anonymous

 

Beautiful and comfy shoes. I do recommend to go down a half size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 9, 2016

Helen

from California

Best thing about this sandal, the outer straps cross over the side of my foot below my pinky toe, no rubbing on top of the toe, and it has a secure fit. Straps and sole are supportive and soft at the same time, the thin straps look and feel delicate. Another reviewer said their foot "sloshed" around; I wear a 9 1/2 usually and went down to the 9 for this sandal, perfect fit all around.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2016

Maureen a

from Burbank, california

Very comfortable sandals! They are very soft leather, I have had no problems with blisters or anything like that. I tried many other sandals with a similar look from other manufacturers and non fit as well or were as comfortable as these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 7, 2016

Anonymous

 

These sandals were perfect for a casual outdoor wedding. The color is between silver and gold and seems to go with pretty much everything. The straps are a little loose, the adjustable buckle helped tighten them, but if in doubt I'd suggest sizing down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 5, 2016

Elisabeth M

 

Love this brand & love this shoe. Looks cute with pants and skirts and dresses of all lengths. Wanted a versatile comfortable sandal and this is a winner.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 5, 2016

Anonymous

 

Super cute and comfortable sandals. I wear a size 9 and these were a true fit. Lovely blue color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 26, 2016

Anonymous

from Cambridge, MA

Love these shoes, both the color and the style. They're comfortable, although be aware that they are pretty flat and don't really have arch support, if you need that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 19, 2016

Sore T

from Virginia

I love these shoes. I am a teacher who is constantly on her feet and I also have to walk to and from our main building while we are undergoing renovations. I was looking for something that would be comfortable and not hurt my feet or back. Score! As a bonus, they are also stylish.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 18, 2016

Patti S

from Winston Salem NC

I absolutely love these shoes! I ordered them in my usual size and they fit perfectly. I wore them for a full day on my feet the first time and I had no problems. I would recommend these shoes to anyone.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2016

Anonymous

from New York

These shoes are very comfortable! I have flat feet and cannot wear thin soled sandals without developing pain. These sandals have just the right amount of cushion and support without looking clunky. The leather straps are very soft. No rubbing or irritation. I would highly recommend these sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 15, 2016

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

It's so hard to find a strappy flat that is comfortable without being clunky - and this shoe nails it! It's got great cushioning while still looking very light and dainty. I'm an 8.5 and the 8 fits well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sam Edelman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2016

Anonymous

from Waterloo, ia

Very comfortable & fit great! I have narrow feet & it is hard to find reasonably priced narrow sandals! I love these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2016

Teresa

from Tampa

Super cute shoe and the leather straps are soft and supportive. I guess my feet are sensitive the floral pattern on the foot bed was bothering me. There are a nice shoe just didn't work out for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2016

Anonymous

from Louisiana

These shoes are a perfect match for summer clothes. They are comfortable and stylish. I get lots of complements on them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2016

Anonymous

from Seattle

Bought these shoes for an upcoming trip to Italy as I needed a pair of sandals that had a good balance of comfort and style for all the walking I was planning to do. Haven't gone on my trip yet, but have been wearing these around town, and so far love them. Super comfortable and cushy foot bed, the straps are soft, and they're super lightweight so they don't feel clunky at all. A little more money than I usually pay for sandals, but would definitely recommend these and expect to be able to wear them with lots of outfits.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2016

Erica

from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

These sandals are worth every penny. The sole has great cushion to it, and the leather straps are so soft and have a lot of stretch to them. These are hands down the most comfortable sandals I have ever owned, and they are fashionable to boot!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2016

Anonymous

from Chico, CA

I am very happy with these sandals! I wear an 11 and have a "wideish" foot. These (I bought tan & black) were comfy right out of the box and have a nice boho look that I love. There is a small bit of cushioning that really is helpful. I've only experienced a bit of foot fatigue when I walked in them for over eight hours while shopping. At that point probably any shoe would let me down except tennis shoes. The textured bottom didn't bother me like an other reviewer said but instead feels a bit like a foot massage. I have a tall bone on the top of one foot from clog overuse and now need shoes that don't press down on it. The leather straps on these go around it and also have some give unlike the cheap plastic knock offs that are out there. Overall I highly recommend and think they are worth the money.

Brands I'd also recommend: Echo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2016

Anonymous

from Atlanta GA

Very comfortable, easy to break in. I wore them for a recent vacation, no problems ALL day long!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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