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Born Madeleine

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66%"Felt true to size"

81%"Felt true to width"

83%"Moderate arch support"

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Great shoes! I have rheumatoid arthritis and these are perfect little shoes for me. Very comfortable, even on inflamed and swollen feet. Would highly recommend!
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I thought I'd found the perfect flat - not too "old-lady" and not too crazy. The toes of both shoes scuffed/tore safter only two wearings (see photos). I've bought this brand before and they've worn OK so I'm not sure if this leather is just thin or if the sole isn't long enough to protect the toe. I expect waaaay better quality than this from Bron - and for $90! Situations like this are why I shop with Zappo's; I'm returning them.
I'd also recommend:
Cole Haan, Trotters, Vince Camuto, Topsiders
Mary, Zappos Customer,
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I have flat feet and am always concerned about fit. These shoes fit very nicely and are very comfortable. My only wish is that there was a bit more arch support.
Jackie, Zappos Customer,
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This is a beautiful flat, which is what I wanted, but it’s really not comfortable, which is incredibly disappointing. I know Born has a good reputation for being comfortable and thought paying a little extra would be worth the investment. I kept the shoes because I wore them out and it’s diffi to find a good looking flat. Originally I ordered a 7 1/2, as the recommendation was to order a half size down. I wear a 7 1/2-8 depending on the brand. The 7 1/2 May have been okay if it were wider. I consider myself to have a fairly normal to slightly wider foot. (A lot of wider widths are too wide for me). The 7 1/2 pinched in the toes (toe box too narrow) and I felt really restricted walking in them. There was no way I would be able to walk from the parking lot to work on these. So I returned them and got an 8. The 8 felt good initially, a bit long for me, but not to the point I was walking out of them. I have more toe room in the 8 and the width is pretty much perfect. I wore these around the office, where I did minimal walking. Wow...I had a big ole red mark on the side of my foot (see pictures) I even wore those nylon footie things to prevent rubbing. (Also doesn’t look cute at all either with the cute little Lacey footies). The leather is pretty stiff, so I don’t know that this spot will loosen up or soften any. Just disappointing all around. I probably won’t buy Borns again now that I know they run narrow and tight in the usual sensitive spots (except the back of the heel, but it was too long and didn’t touch). Too bad because it really is a pretty shoe.
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Finally a pair that fit! God bless you Zappos. Six pair to find one that fit and all with free shipping. I am a customer for life. These are so cute and comfortable can't wait to wear on our cruise. My first pair of Born but won't be my last. Plan on getting these in the tan. Customer service as always was the best. Diane spent 25 minutes on the phone with me helping me find a shoe that fits my feet. I felt special. Thanks again Zappos!!!!!!!
I'd also recommend:
softwalk
Debbie, Zappos Customer,
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Super cute shoe. Love the look. I ordered an 8; pinched a little at the toes. Did not wear them because I wanted to ordered a 1/2 size larger. Seemed to be pretty comfortable; cannot wait for larger size.
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I am a tried and true Born fan and these don't disappoint. I wear a 6 in the Madeline and Julianne, I need a 6 1/2 in the Lilly style. These needed an hour to stretch out the leather a bit. I work 6-7 hours a day on my feet and these will last at least a year for 5 days a week, like all my other Borns.
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Comfy fit; didn’t need the breaking in period like some leather shoes. I bought these for a vacation, and wore them walking all over the city every day and they were terrific. I got the red ones, but now thinking about getting black and brown too!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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So comfy and cute. Bought two pair in different colors because I love so much. They look great with jeans or dresses. I have rheumatoid arthritis and they are great on sore feet. Love love love these shoes!!!!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I wear and 8.5 and they fit perfectly out of the box. Great looking shoe and very comfortable.
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These are cute, comfortable shoes. A nice ballet flat with a bit of detail. I wore them today with peds, and they were super comfortable from the get go.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I love the looks of this shoe, but I can't find a size that fits. A half size larger is too long and wide in the heel, but going down my only a half size fits great in the heel but is tad too short for the toes. It's too bad because it's a great looking shoe, and the insole feels super comfortable and supportive.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Great shoes
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I received these shoes yesterday and today I wore them all day at work. These are comfortable, cute shoes in a pretty shade of blue.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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As usual, Born never disappoints. I don't like to wear tennis shoes while traveling. These will be perfect as they are very comfortable right out of the box. I ordered tan so it will go with everything, including work and casual clothes. Thanks Zappos!
I'd also recommend:
Ugg, Vionic
Stephanie, Zappos Customer,
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My initial take on these shoes is that the leather is a little thicker and more stiff than previous Born flats I have owned but they are cute!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Love these! I got the gray (stormy blue?) and they’re perfect for what I need. The footbed is padded. There’s little arch support, but they’re very comfortable.
Pam, Zappos Customer,
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I ordered my normal size, despite reviews saying to order down, and it fit great with my no-show sock liners. The purple color is very subtle (almost like a deep brown), but because the purple is not quite any specific color, it looks great with everything. I've worn it with black, navy blue, brown... really everything. I highly recommend these!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These are great shoes. I have marginally wide feet and they fit me pretty well. Sometimes flats can be a challenge, but these are totally fine. I like that they are leather lined. The website says to order a 1/2 size down. I do not agree with this. I originally did this, and had to exchange for my regular size. Fortunately, at Zappos exchanges are super easy! Only downside is I wish they were a pointy toe, but these still look nice enough for work.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These run really wide! Narrow footed people beware. Too bad because they are very cute.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These are so beautiful. If I didn't have problem feet, I would want one of every color. Sadly, they are too tight across my "bunion" area, and I had to return them.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Fits true to size. Very comfortable. I ordered about 6 pairs of shoes from Zappos and these are the only ones I kept.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Nice material and style but decorative trim hits the bunion on one foot. Ordered 1/2 size down as recommended and fit was good
I'd also recommend:
dansko and Naot are favorites
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
1 found this review helpful.
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Loved them but am totally annoyed that the braiding came loose very soon after purchase.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
1 found this review helpful.
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These are cute, but whoever says to size down is mistaken. These run very true to size, or maybe a bit small. I think I'll like these a lot once I get my normal size of 9.
T., Zappos Customer,
1 found this review helpful.

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