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Birkenstock Kairo

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Description

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • This style is a Limited Edition sandal and once sold out, may not be available in this exact color and texture.
  • Warm breezes, blue skies and the "Kairo", life doesn't get any better than this.
  • Quality nubuck or Birko-Flor™ upper with an adjustable buckle closure for a secure fit.
  • The suede covered cork footbed will mold to your foot for the ultimate in custom comfort.
  • Raised toe bar is designed to encourage the natural gripping motion of your feet, exercise your legs and improve circulation.
  • Neutral heel cup keeps the foot's natural padding directly under the heel as nature intended.
  • Flexible EVA outsole is durable, lightweight, shock resistant and replaceable.
  • Heat Warning - Cork footbeds or EVA soles can be damaged by exposure to concentrated heat. Do not leave your footwear in direct sunlight or in closed cars on warm days. If your footwear becomes wet, allow it to air dry slowly, away from direct heat.
  • Made in Germany.
  • Click here for more information about Birkenstock's widths.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 7 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 39 EU (US Women's 8-8.5), width Regular. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

58% Felt true to size
  • 19% Full size too large
  • 19% Half size too Large
  • 58% True to size
  • 3% Half size too small
  • 2% Full size too small
97% Felt true to width
  • 97% Felt true to width
  • 2% Felt narrower than marked
  • 1% Felt wider than marked
78% Excellent arch support
  • 78% Excellent arch support
  • 22% Moderate arch support
  • 0% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • This style is a Limited Edition sandal and once sold out, may not be available in this exact color and texture.
  • Warm breezes, blue skies and the "Kairo", life doesn't get any better than this.
  • Quality nubuck or Birko-Flor™ upper with an adjustable buckle closure for a secure fit.
  • The suede covered cork footbed will mold to your foot for the ultimate in custom comfort.
  • Raised toe bar is designed to encourage the natural gripping motion of your feet, exercise your legs and improve circulation.
  • Neutral heel cup keeps the foot's natural padding directly under the heel as nature intended.
  • Flexible EVA outsole is durable, lightweight, shock resistant and replaceable.
  • Heat Warning - Cork footbeds or EVA soles can be damaged by exposure to concentrated heat. Do not leave your footwear in direct sunlight or in closed cars on warm days. If your footwear becomes wet, allow it to air dry slowly, away from direct heat.
  • Made in Germany.
  • Click here for more information about Birkenstock's widths.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 7 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 39 EU (US Women's 8-8.5), width Regular. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Birkenstock Kairo

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 108 reviews.

Top Positive Review

13 people found this review helpful.

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Great Barefoot Thong - My husband and I are active nudists. This barely there thong is the perfect sun worshiper sandal. You are barefoot with a sole. My husband wore flip flops until he tried this thong. Looks great with shorts, skirts or just a smile.

Read more » « Show less April 9, 2007 by Barbara
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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The sizing on the Kairo is WAY off and the craftmanship of this style seems abnormally poor for Birkenstock. In other brands I'm an 8M/W and in Birkenstocks I've always been a 38M (I own both Madrids and Bostons). The Kairos were easily 1/2 inch too long in the front and in the heel. Oddly the toe bar was sort of in the right place, meaning I had not to size down to a 37M as it would have cut deep into my toes. As I ordered both black and brown pairs, I know it wasn't a fluke. Disappointed as I've had my eye on this sandal all summer.

Read more » « Show less September 4, 2013 by Ginger L
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great Barefoot Thong - My husband and I are active nudists. This barely there thong is the perfect sun worshiper sandal. You are barefoot with a sole. My husband wore flip flops until he tried this thong. Looks great with shorts, skirts or just a smile.

I'd also recommend: timberland

Fit Survey

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Excellent arch support

  • from Arizona
8 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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It's a weird shoe - I've been a Birkenstock fan for a long time, but have never gotten the thong-style sandals (Gizeh etc.) before. Since gladiator sandals are in this season, I thought I'd get shoes that were both comfy and fashionable. The Kairo is extremely fashionable for orthotics type shoes. You won't see many people walking around with this (as opposed to the ubiquitous Gizeh’s) and the back strap keeps your feet firmly in place. My only gripe is that the toe-piece (thong) hurts my second toe mostly because the sandal is slightly too long. The weird thing about Birkenstock shoes is that one size (I wear 36 i.e. 5 -5.5) can fit feet from anywhere between a size 5 to size 6! That explains why sometimes the length is so long and you feel like you're clomping around in clown shoes. Due to the length, my feet keep sliding forward and crashing into the toe piece. My right foot is fine because it's the correct size, but my tiny poor left foot keeps getting squashed by the toe-piece and I have blisters on the sole of my feet from the sliding and rubbing. I generally find that it takes only a couple days to break in a Birkenstock, but it took a few weeks to break in these shoes. It's starting to get more comfy, and it looks really pretty. So given that, I would recommend that you should be patient with breaking them in, you should make sure that your heels are in the heel cup and not touching the raised sides while giving some space in front for your toes (about 1/2 inch).

I'd also recommend: Mephisto,Clarks

Fit Survey

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Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Seattle,WA
5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Exotic Beauty - The Kairo is a classy, exotic beauty that disguises the truth-this is one hard working shoe. Climbing the Acropolis in Greece, trudging through the Metro in Paris, dancing at a club in Rome...only Birkenstocks can keep you on your feet for hours and only Kairo looks good doing it!

I'd also recommend: Puma

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Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Detroit, Athens, Rome, Paris
5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great shoe for bad feet - I have not worn any shoes except tennis shoes with arch support and mesh sides for 2 years. I have bunions and very high arches. I can finally wear a classy looking sandle and have comfort!!! My feet are nice and cool and incredibly comfortable. I chose the Kairo because I like a strap to help hold the shoe on and for the looks of it. Yippee! Can't say enough about this shoe! I was also elated to get it so quickly. I ordered on a Sunday night and UPS delivered Tuesday afternoon!

I'd also recommend: Birk Clogs

Fit Survey

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Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

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Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Newport News, Virginia
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Fantastic shoe! I brought these shoes with me on my recent trip to Asia. I hiked to the top of Lantau Peak in Hong Kong in these shoes and my feet were comfortable the entire time. This was the second time that I had worn these Birkenstocks. And, I looked stylish while doing it. Just wonderful, I recommend these shoes to anyone and everyone. Also very light, great for hot climates!!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from San Francisco, California
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Size: 41 (US Women's 10-10.5)

Width: Regular

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