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Born Mai Reviews

284 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

55%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

14%Rated 3 stars

6%Rated 2 stars

5%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

252 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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32 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/23/15
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

First of all I love Born and these sandals are very cute, but they are not comfortable! I always wear a size 9 and ordered a size 9, but the straps were way too loose so I ordered a size 8. The straps fit better, and the fit was ok but my toes do come right to the edge. I am sorry that I wore these now as the straps are very uncomfortable after a while of wearing them. Also, they would have been a lot better with a Velcro closure as the buckle is very difficult to use with the sandals on. Unfortunately I am very disappointed in these sandals.

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 7, 2014

Christina D

from United States

These shoes are pretty comfortable and look cute, but the insole has a deeply debossed pattern on it, which caused me a small blister on the bottom of my foot after a full day of walking in them. If the bottom of your feet are sensitive, then this is something to watch out for. They work for a short trip out to go on errands, but I probably won't trust them for a full day of walking again.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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June 28, 2017

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Michelle

from CA

I am currently wearing these for the first time today. I normally wear a 9.5 and it is hard to find sandals in half sizes so I have to buy them in a 10. I bought these in a 10 and was nervous they would be too big like other sandals I have bought, but they fit fine. I am worried that strap is going to rub my little toe too much, but not planning on a lot of walking in these until they are broken in. My only complaint so far is the color. The picture show a brown and these are actually tan and very neutral on my Caucasian complexion. I would have preferred them in the brown color shown, but I really needed a sandal that wasn't a flip flop.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 23, 2015

Anonymous

from California

First of all I love Born and these sandals are very cute, but they are not comfortable! I always wear a size 9 and ordered a size 9, but the straps were way too loose so I ordered a size 8. The straps fit better, and the fit was ok but my toes do come right to the edge. I am sorry that I wore these now as the straps are very uncomfortable after a while of wearing them. Also, they would have been a lot better with a Velcro closure as the buckle is very difficult to use with the sandals on. Unfortunately I am very disappointed in these sandals.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 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 29, 2017

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Lgao

from Philadelphia, Pa

These are my favorite sandals of all time. They're super comfortable, like walking on clouds, and they hold up very well. I've had them for the past year and lost mine in my travels somewhere. I've been waiting for weeks for a new pair in the same color and size to come in and they finally have. I didn't hesitate to order them again. They're very stylish and look great with skirts, pants, and shorts. As I said before, they're incredibly comfortable. I've walked miles in then and my feet didn't hurt. I'm so excited Zappos got them back in stock. Definitely order these if you're considering it. You won't regret it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 24, 2017

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Anonymous

from Milwaukee, WI

I like this sandal a lot. Always looking for a black sandal that doesn't make me look short (short people will understand!) Strappy, but comfortable even for my wid-ish foot. Nothing pressing but definitely holds my foot, even for a full day of walking around a city.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 21, 2017

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Cynthia A

from Michigan

I bought these, along with similar pairs from Chaco and OluKai, for my 26 year old daughter who wanted something nice enough to wear with slacks or dresses, but comfortable enough to wear all day. Of the different brands, these were by far the "dressiest" with the thinest straps and more refined foot bed/heel (this keeps the sandal from having that clunky look, especially when you are wearing a size 11). That said, they are still pretty casual. They were comfortable right out of the box with really nice arch support. She also kept the Chaco Dorra for wearing with jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 14, 2017

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Megan

from Midwest USA

I returned these shoes because the straps were way to big. The length of the shoe was right, but the straps ballooned over my foot and were not secure. They also aren't adjustable. I would say my foot is pretty normal size 9, maybe slightly narrow. I don't typically have this issue with shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 2, 2017

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Anonymous

 

FINALLY!! A low profile, non clunky, comfortable summer sandal!!!! I have tried on so many sandals and they always have something wrong with them, too dowdy, pinch my little toe, not actually comfortable...the list goes on. These sandals are cute, extremely comfortable and fit great! Interestingly enough, I ordered the black in a 7 because they didn't have an 8 and another pair of brown in 8. Both fit fine as I am typically a 7.5. So I kept them both!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 2, 2017

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Anonymous

 

These sandals are just what I was looking for. I wanted a cute sandal that I could walk all day in while on vacation. These have a padded foot bed, arch support and comfortable straps! And the best part is that I didn't have to compromise on style like so many other comfort sandals! Wish they came in more colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2017

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Anonymous

 

I really wanted these to work but the leather was thin and felt like it would stretch out quickly and the sandal would flop around without support

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 24, 2017

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Babs

from Queens

These shoes are extremely comfortable. This is my second pair of Born Mai sandals. I love them. For such a strappy little sandal, they hold up really well. They are comfortable enough to walk around all day long. They look great with casual or slightly dressier outfits. The sole wears really well too. They are my favorite sandals - super comfortable. Zero complaints.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2017

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Anonymous

 

These were great but I hate it when I have to pick a 7 or 8 since I'm a 7.5. Even after reading the reviews I guessed wrong so the 7's are going back. Not sure I like them enough to reorder. Thought I would reorder until I tried on the Chaco Dorra's now I'm not so sure since they were much more comfortable...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 22, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Cute and comfortable. What can be better?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 17, 2017

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Elle

from New York

My podiatrist recommended that I stop trekking the city in flip flops and since Birks just aren't my style, enter Born. These are my second pair Born sandals (the first pair just recently died after 5 years and hundreds of miles of walking (too many caught in the rain)). But just like that first pair, these are comfy right out of the box. I almost never find shoes that require zero break-in time, but these are fantastic! I wear a size 8 in almost all shoes (Cole Haan, Nike, Everlane, CL, etc.) and the 8 in Born Mai fits perfectly. The Cuoio Brown is close to a nude/tan so they're a fantastic neutral. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 13, 2017

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Anonymous

from midewest

Cute & comfy sandal. My heel is narrow but the adjustable heel strap kept my heel snug. There is slight cushioning throughout the shoe.The rubber bottom keeps me from sliding on slick surfaces. No part of this shoe was uncomfortable. Highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2017

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Sarah Z

from GA

Love these strappy sandals in brown, with perfect cushioning and adjustable fit. Will definitely be wearing these a LOT this Spring & Summer! Only remark is that the color brown in the pair I received is much lighter than in the picture.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 24, 2017

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Jennifer B

from Dallas, Texas (TX)

I love the way these fit right out of the box. They look really cute with shorts and are comfortable enough to wear all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 21, 2017

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Elizabeth

from Dallas,Tx

I've had these shoes for about a year. I've really enjoyed wearing them. They provide good support and look nice too! I've used them on a couple of trips where I walked a lot. Look great with shorts, jeans and dresses. Very versatile.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 15, 2017

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Melissa M

from GA

These just arrived today. I've been in them already 4 hours, and I love them! They are instantly comfortable and so easy to walk in. I have to do a lot of standing and walking in my work. These will be my work shoes for the summer!

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

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 7, 2017

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Utsman

from Bluff city, TN

I have purchased several pairs of these sandals! I love them! Very comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 23, 2017

Melanie

from MO

Love these shoes but had to return them because the straps were too loose for my foot yet the length was appropriate for the size. The leather on the insole was kind of slippery as well. If your foot is wider you will love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 22, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Over several years I have purchase 3 pairs (2 brown and 1 black). Replaced a brown pair this year as the straps on the first pair have stretched out. Love the style, unfortunately, I do not have slim ankles but these strappy sandals don't accentuate that fact like most other ones do. Not really a comfort sandal for a lot of walking, but can handle light shopping for a few hours at a time. They are true to size, but a tiny bit narrow. I do so love the style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 21, 2017

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Christine

 

I absolutely LOVE these sandals. They are incredibly comfortable. I normally wear an 8.5, and I first purchased an 8, but exchanged it for a 9.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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