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Adria
Adria Posted: 9/1/14
Reviewer: Debra Macchi from Florida
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Wow, I wear flip flops all the time, but these really hurt. I wore them around the house for two days, but they showed no sign of "breaking in." The leather straps scrape on your foot, just way too uncomfortable. Too bad, they were cute. Birkies are my favorite thing, and I was looking forward to wearing a pair that looks a bit more feminine. Oh well, keep trying!

Boston - Oiled Leather (Unisex)
Boston - Oiled Leather (Unisex) Posted: 9/1/14
Reviewer: Eddie from Louisville, Kentucky
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are great and look awesome with or without socks. I'm looking forward to wearing them with jeans and stylish socks this fall. Love them.

Mayari
Mayari Posted: 9/1/14
Reviewer: NoVa me from VA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My sensitive, middle aged feet (with plantar fasciitis and arthritic knees) think these are the best sandals in the world! I got them in two colors and wear them everyday. I gave away my first pair of Birkenstocks (Gizeh) because I didn't know that you had to break them in. This time I followed the directions -- flex them several times, wear them 2 hrs the first day (preferably when your feet are warm or hot), then increase wearing time. Now they are just as comfortable as my slippers! I hope Birkenstock produces the Sparta sandals again -- I'd like to try those too.

Milano - Oiled Leather (Unisex)
Milano - Oiled Leather (Unisex) Posted: 9/1/14
Reviewer: Nancy Brame from Southeast Ohio
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Super helpful people and super service. I was unsure about dealing with the company but now I realize they are what they claim to be. Terrific!

Arizona - Nubuck
Arizona - Nubuck Posted: 9/1/14
Reviewer: from Albany, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

In the house most of the day, with hardwood floors, my feet get to hurting, and I have to switch shoes every two minutes. I'd been wanting to try the softbed Birkies for a while -- and I'm glad I did. They are more comfortable than my regular Birkies (also Arizona), and I can wear them most of the day. I am noticing, however, that after about a month, they don't feel as "soft." I don't know if there's a shoe in existence that could feel comfortable all day long. These offer good arch and overall support, which is most important to me. And I love this color!

Gizeh
Gizeh Posted: 9/1/14
Reviewer: cristina from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I really wanted to love these shoes! they look great and I love the color. They felt great on my shoe for the first 2 months, I wore them almost every day, but after that my left foot started to hurt. It may not be the shoe, but my foot, so I'm not saying it's the shoes, but I was very disappointed. Maybe if I hadn't worn them day in and day out I would have been okay, but I bought them to wear them every day. I kept them and I'll give them another try next summer and see what happens then. I'm not trying to discourage people from buying them, I'm just saying that for me, they seem to not have worked!

Professional Birki by Birkenstock
Professional Birki by Birkenstock Posted: 8/31/14
Reviewer: alison from California
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Bought these because I wanted a shoe for my feet to breathe and to take a break from my Danakos 5 days a week. The shoe is significantly loose, my foot slipped constantly back and forth. Also there is no support at all. My heel would ache after 4 hours or wear. The shoe is ideally for maybe gardening or short errands and maybe lounging. Not professions who stand/walk all day for work. I work 12 hour shifts in nursing and was very disappointed especially with the reviews I read has previously read about Birkis.

London
London Posted: 8/31/14
Reviewer: Kristin Markel from Dodge City, KS
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have purchased Birkenstocks before at Zappos, a sandal, and have been very pleased both with the shoe itself and the fit. I have heel pain and the arch support soothes this problem. I wear these shoes with socks and there is plenty of room.

Arizona Soft Footbed - Leather (Unisex)
Arizona Soft Footbed - Leather (Unisex) Posted: 8/31/14
Reviewer: Gary Hoover from Burlingame, California
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Like all Birkenstocks, the arch support is too high and too big (in area). I like the looks of this sandal, but I wish I could get a pair of Clarks with the perfect arch support and toe bar....unfortunately they no longer make them.

Gizeh by Papillio
Gizeh by Papillio Posted: 8/31/14
Reviewer: Cindy G from South Williamsport, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I LOVE THIS SANDALS! Must have at least 30 pair. Add 2 to my collection each school year. I'm an elementary school teacher and the kids watch to see what wild shoes I'm wearing. I have problem feet. Arthritis, etc. Birkenstocks are the only shoes that mold to your feet... that I can wear.

Arizona Soft Footbed
Arizona Soft Footbed Posted: 8/30/14
Reviewer: Leslie Canning from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These rock! Having seen that Birkenstocks are back in high fashion again, I ordered myself a pair - first ones. I started off with the normal width and they were too wide so I return them for the Narrow and it's a perfect fit. I am loving these but they do take some break-in time. Very happy with this purchase.

Arizona - Oiled Leather (Unisex)
Arizona - Oiled Leather (Unisex) Posted: 8/30/14
Reviewer: from Seattle, WA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very comfortable shoes. They mold to your feet with very good support. I have worn them around Disneyland, shopping, and they look the same today as they did right out of the box. Will be buying another pair in black.

Mayari
Mayari Posted: 8/30/14
Reviewer: Lou from Pennsylvania
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I spent a LOT of time reading reviews about Birks since it had been ten years since I'd had a pair and wanted to make sure I got a style I liked and the right size since they are priced a bit more than i'm used to paying for shoes. I don't mind paying for quality when I have the money to do so. And I'm SO glad I did. I read a lot of reviews that said to get a half size smaller than your normal shoe size and so I did. I have a wide foot and knew the regular would be for me, based on the last pair I had, but didn't remember the size as it had been so long ago. I can wear anything from an 8.5 to a 10 depending on the maker and how the shoe is cut, so I figured that the women's 8.5 would work for me even though I'm generally a 9-9.5 because usually in a "wide" shoe I can wear an 8.5...another pair of leather shoes I bought recently were an 8.5 and fit perfectly. However, because of the toe line/ridge on the sole of the birks, I found I had to get the 40R/women's 9-9.5 because I didn't have the 1/8-1/4 inch in front and back, but mostly because the toe ridge on the sole did not fit under my toes, but further down my foot, basically across the ball of my foot making it uncomfortable. I think you have to judge sizes not only by the total length of your foot, but by how long the base of your foot is and how long or short your toes are...people's feet are different. I ordered mine as a "happy birthday to me" present to myself and am VERY happy with them. I found the leather plenty comfortable. The footbed has been adjusting and molding as I've been wearing them. Once I wore them around the house for a few days to a week to make sure I was keeping them, I started wearing them when I'd go out to run errands...a bit at a time. The footbeds really adjust the muscles in your entire lower half, foot, ankle, calf, shin, thighs, butt...it's pretty amazing. And it takes a bit of time for the footbed to mold, but once they do, you'll want to wear them ALL THE TIME. I'm SO VERY glad I got this pair. They are very cut and versatile. I'm going to save my pennies and hopefully get a few more pair in other styles. Their variety gives so many more options now. Like anything in life, they're not going to be the perfect answer for everyone, but I think they're one of the few things that give remarkable quality, comfort and lasting power for the money. In a time when people expect something to be personally customized to their comfort level right out of the box, which is essentially impossible, these shoes DO actually customize themselves to your foot, if you give them the break-in time required for that to happen while still getting needed support for your feet and whole body, for that matter. Long-winded? Perhaps. But I LOVE these shoes and just can't understand those who bad mouth them.

Blue Footbed Arch Support -Casual
Blue Footbed Arch Support -Casual Posted: 8/30/14
Reviewer: Laura Mangano from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

We purchased these for our daughter to put in her school uniform shoes, which don't have much in the way of arch support. She has very flat feet, and she says that these keep her feet from hurting during the day, and are very comfortable. She even asked if she could put them in her volleyball shoes, so she must love them!

Arizona Soft Footbed - Suede (Unisex)
Arizona Soft Footbed - Suede (Unisex) Posted: 8/30/14
Reviewer: Eva Peterson from Southeast Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am a longtime Birkenstock customer and was thrilled to be able to find the Arizona on Zappos. After reading the reviews, I decided to go with the "soft footbed" and right out of the box they were comfortable. It's not a squishy footbed but nice compared to the old break in period. I have been wearing them everyday since they arrived. Imitation Birkenstocks do not even come close so just hold out for the originals. If it helps, I am 5'11" and 160 lbs., a size 11 shoe and wear a 42 regular.

Gizeh Birko-Flor™
Gizeh Birko-Flor™ Posted: 8/30/14
Reviewer: Stephanie Stuart from portland, or
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these shoes! Birks are very well made and a good price. I used to wear Birkenstocks back in the '90s and I was a little apprehensive when I started seeing them pop up again in magazines. But I got a pair and I love them. Super comfortable and well made.

Florida - Birko-Flor™
Florida - Birko-Flor™ Posted: 8/30/14
Reviewer: Abbi D from Montana
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are really fun. I've gotten lots of comments on them. The first pair I received had a big scratch on the side of one of the shoes. I contacted Zappos and they quickly sent me a replacement pair. Thanks Zappos!

Turin (Unisex)
Turin (Unisex) Posted: 8/29/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

These are very uncomfortable. The top leather strap hits the foot at an odd spot - the strap needs to go farther back for it to be comfortable. Had to send these back, ouch!

Gizeh Birko-Flor™
Gizeh Birko-Flor™ Posted: 8/29/14
Reviewer: from Tucson, AZ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love Birkenstocks. This is my second pair of these sandals. My first pair were sent to me from a German friend who had been a houseguest. They provide perfect support for my 'senior' feet.

Granada (Birko-Flor™)
Granada (Birko-Flor™) Posted: 8/28/14
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These offer the comfort and support I expect from Birkenstocks. I have plantar fasciitis in one foot and wearing Birkis around the house and in my free time greatly help as they offer the arch support and shock absorption my foot needs. For me, Birkis always run large - I traditionally wear a size 9 or 39 (in Dansko, Naot etc.) and needed a 38 in these. The width is perfect. As a note - I tried on some others in a store and the size I needed did change according to style and footbed. In the "soft" footbed I wore my normal 39 however the arch support felt inferior to the traditional footbed (still better than most shoes, but not as pronounced which was a negative for me).

Gizeh Birko-Flor™
Gizeh Birko-Flor™ Posted: 8/28/14
Reviewer: from Minneapolis
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I always forget that Birkenstocks day a few days to wear in, but once I wore them for a few days, I have basically not taken these shoes off.

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