Shoe Review: b.o.c. by Born Lesa Clog

Shoeaholics Anonymous Disclosure

I found some black Born shoes on clearance in my size even for under $25 at Gordman’s – Woot! They are not the Born Toby or Born Haddon that I originally pined for, but for a fraction of the regular price, I will settle with these b.o.c. by Born Lesa Clogs. Also available from DSW for $54.95 (regularly $80) in Brown and/or Red Patent.

When I was trying them on at Gordman’s, another customer warned me that they are horrible on ice and did not recommend them at all saying she owns a pair and hurt her back falling on the ice while wearing them. I agree that the sole appears “slick” with not a lot of tread, but I highly doubt they were intended to wear in icy conditions in the first place.   So, I bought them anyway! How do they look on me?

I have wore these shopping, and they are quite comfortable. In fact, I think I will wear them again today… and go shopping…

Yes, I know my phone camera sucks on taking pictures. I’m just waiting for my contract to expire so I can upgrade to an iPhone! Or maybe I should invest in a “real” camera!

  • Born Dezi Leather Clogs (For Women)
    CLOSEOUTS . Thereand#39;s a rustic, equestrian flavor about the leatherwork and brass-stud detail in Bornand#39;s Dezi leather clogs -- a deeply cushioned slip-on youand#39;ll love wearing with denims and casuals, Available Colors: BLACK, ESPRESSO, TAN. Sizes: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
    $59.95 from Sierra Trading Post
  • Born Patrizia Clogs (For Women)
    CLOSEOUTS . Fans of this wildly popular brand already know theyand#39;re going to fall for Bornand#39;s Patrizia clog -- a super-comfortable slip-on in rich pebbled leather. Harness ring detail gives them a dash of equestrian flavor. Park them by the door and theyand#39;ll probably want to go everywhere with you. Available Colors: CHOCOLATE. Sizes: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
    $51.89 from Sierra Trading Post
  • Born Emme Leather Clogs (For Women)
    CLOSEOUTS . Open-back clogs with a sophisticated platform lift! Bornand#39;s Emme clogs get their unique, rustic character from the woven-leather instep detail and woodgrain sidewalls -- a super-comfortable slip-on offering cushion, traction and stability. Available Colors: BLACK FULL GRAIN, COFFEE FULL GRAIN. Sizes: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
    $59.95 from Sierra Trading Post
  • Born - Toby (Cafe Full-Grain Leather) Women's Clog Shoes
    For comfort that just keeps going, and going, and going, try Toby from Born.Full-grain leather, nubuck or croco uppers make this clog easy to clean and maintain.Smooth leather linings promote a healthy, dry environment for your feet.Heel-to-toe padding offers lasting cushioning and comfort for extended wear.A stable steel shank provides superior support for those long days.Sturdy polyurethane outsole is extremely lightweight and durable.Opanka hand-sewn construction provides long-lasting wear and flexibility. Measurements:Heel Height: 2 1 4 inWeight: 12 ozPlatform Height: 1 4 inProduct measurements were taken using size 8.5, width M (B) . Please note that measurements may vary by size.
    $47.99 from
  • Born - Yara (Burgundy Full Grain Leather) Women's Shoes
    You've never seen anything like this before! A moccasin-inspired ballerina flat that is sure to complement your boho wardrobe beautifully! Full grain leather upper in a moccasin-inspired construction.Easy slip-on style.Breathable leather lining.Generously cushioned footbed for all-day wear.Steel shank for added support and stability.Rubber outsole for a pleasurable walking experience.Opanka hand-crafted construction creates a long-lasting and flexible bond.Imported. Measurements:Heel Height: 3 4 inWeight: 6 ozProduct measurements were taken using size 8.5, width M (B) . Please note that measurements may vary by size.
    $39.99 from
  • Born - Asbee (Cosmic Full Grain) Women's Shoes
    The Asbee is part of the Born Crown Signature Collection.Add a sophisticated riding boot to your busy life and glide in style and comfort! Leather upper with side zipper for easy on and off.Leather lining ensures an abrasion-free environment for all-day wear.Generously padded footbed massages the foot with each and every step.Rubber outsole delivers long-lasting durability on a variety of surfaces.Opanka hand-sewn construction ensures flexibility and long-lasting wear.Imported. Measurements:Heel Height: 1 1 2 inWeight: 1 lb 1 ozCircumference: 14 1 2 inShaft: 15 3 4 inProduct measurements were taken using size 7.5, width M (B) . Please note that measurements may vary by size.
    $94.99 from
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  1. The shoe-obsessed Wayne says:

    Closed-back clogs are nothing more than glofiried wedges…

    Make up your mind, Kim: black mules/clogs or brown ones?

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