A juxtaposition of sorts.

The Born Men's Belford Shoe has a remarkably unique combination of relaxed style and sophistication. Its full-grain leather upper only ripens with age, and the handcrafted vulcanization is reminiscent of modern skateboard shoes. Born added elastic gore straps at each side to maintain shape over seasons of easily slipping the shoe on and off.

  • A combination of relaxed sophistication
  • Full-grain leather adorns the upper with a rustic look
  • Elastic gore for easy on and off
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Born Belford

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 10.5

I'm a big sneaker fan and I really like this new slip on from Born. I bought the distressed brown color and I'm thinking about picking up the grey as well. They look great with jeans and they're really comfortable too. The one thing I did find is that the style runs a half size large which was rather surprising to me because I typically find Born to be very consistent in their sizing.

Color varies as well and agree shoe runs 1/2 to a full size larger. I have had several Born 'slip on style' shoes and was frustrated with the Belford. Try these shoes on first before you buy as the elastic adds to shoe sizing issues. In trying on the shoe my heel would not stay in with each step. Having to return the shoe but still a Born fan and trust Backcountry will make things right.