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Born shoes

amirrorcrackd

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So I bought a pair.  Casual ones of course.  Most of them are hideously ugly, and I can't tell whether the ones I bought were or not (they are quite an anomoly), but I was wondering if anyone had opinions.  I must say, they are without a doubt the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn.
And apparently, they are hand constructed.

Dan
 

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Bought a pair from J&M about a year ago... Due to the unquestionable ugliness and super comfort I use them as Slippers only at home (and when I fly actually, as they are easy to put on and off).Hey... I have kids to marry off
I love them as slippers. Cant imagine anyone wearing outside regularly.
 

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I have a pair. I don't find them all that ugly for causal wear. They work well with jeans. But then, I wear Ecco shoes, too...
I have two comments about the Borns. First, while they are comfortable, they are not as comfortable as my Eccos. More importantly, however, they let in water through the sole. The sole (rubber, of course), has a funky construction -- it has light-colored "insets" (not sure how else to describe them) set into the darker-colored base. The insets protrude a little -- perhaps they are meant to aid traction. I think the water comes through the seams between the insets and the base. The net effect is my feet get wet even when I walk on damp pavement. I'm not even talking about stepping into puddles. The Borns also seem to run a little small -- my size is normally 43 (Euro), but I had to get the Borns in 44, and they are still a little snug. FWIW, the style I have are laced, plain squared-off toe. I think that style has been discontinued since I got them. Best Regards, Tony
 

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