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Birkenstock Super Birki by Birkenstock Reviews

244 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

28%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

16%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

58% "Felt true to size"

55% "Felt wider than marked"

77% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 124 Super Birki by Birkenstock Birkenstock Reviews

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November 27, 2008

Andrew

from Columbus

One year on... I am a baker and I was blowing through two or three pairs of crocs a year before I found these puppies. I spend about 50-60 hours a week on poured cement and bad linoleum floors carrying 50 pound bags of flour or dough. While it did take a bit to break in the foot bed I think that they are possibly the best things to have happened to me (workwear wise) since the invention of shorts. Having fewer days with sore feet is a luxury and I appreciate that there is a company like Birki’s that cares about its customers enough to provide a shoe that is this substantial with a replaceable foot bed. The shoes themselves are in great shape and I have only had to replace the foot bed recently. A little hint, the Profi-Birki foot bed fits into this shoe and I have found them to be both more comfortable and more durable than the one that comes with it. Finally, I have to say that being able to toss these into the dishwasher or washing machine to get them sparkling clean is a huge plus. Way to go Zappos for carrying this awesome work shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: For work on a budget, none

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 30, 2008

Anonymous

from Biloxi, MS

Found the sizing to be a little large, especially the width. I wear a 10.5 standard width dress shoe. Sole, particularly the outer portion of the small toe pad, takes some time to wear comfortably. Sole seems firm compared to my Quarks, which these replaced. Style is typical clog. Ugly but functional.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 12, 2008

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

Not a pretty shoe, but a very comfortable one - I have to be honest this is not the best looking shoe in the world. However, it is one of the most comfortable shoes I've worn. When I first looked at the shoe I contemplated sending it back. I had a choice between this shoe and the Crocs Professional. I choose the Birki because it looked sturdier. Not only was it sturdier but also a heck if a lot more comfortable than the Crocs. I'm very happy with the choice I made. I would definitely buy it again.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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March 11, 2008

Drew

from Ohio

Covered in flour and still comfortable - I am a baker in market that is housed in a warehouse-like building with a poured concrete floor. I have to say that after the Crocs I wore for the first few months these shoes were really, really hard (kind of like walking on poured concrete). After a few days of breaking in the shoes started to mold to my feet and I have to say, I haven't thought about the shoes or my feet since then. If you have the time to break them in they are worth the price. My one suggestion is to order them one size larger than the size chart says to (I'm a size 13 U.S. and I got a size 47).

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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October 4, 2007

Anonymous

from Kansas City

Great, but needed more padding - I wear occupational clogs everyday and have tried nearly every brand. I am on my feet at least 10-20+ hours/day. I thought the overall fit was good, easy to clean, etc, I just put some nice soft arch supports in and that made all of the difference in the world. Now they are perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Danskos

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 16, 2004

Liz

from Ludlow, VT

Great work shoes - I'm on my feet for 9-13 hours a day and they are great. As a chef, these are great work shoes; they just wipe off and they are ready to go. The shoes are marked 7 and 7.5 to 8 and 8 so there is a two-size width, but they give plenty of breathing room and stay on my feet without stepping out of them, even when walking backwards.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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December 2, 2003

Christine

from Cincinnati, OH

I guess I'm different! I've worn Birkenstock's Arizona sandals and Boston clogs for years now and I've always worn the same size in them. From all of the reviews here I thought I'd be fine ordering my regular size for the Super-Birki, and maybe they'd be a little big, but that's fine. I got them and they felt about a half size smaller than all my other Birks! My toes felt like they were hitting the upper edge of the insole. So, I'm getting the next size up and hopefully they'll be fine. I really love all my Birks and I am really looking forward to these!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock Boston Clogs

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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April 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

Wonder full shoes but are much wider than the original Birki's. I have worn my original shoes until they are tread less. But the new shoes do not fit.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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January 4, 2011

Eileen L

from MI

They sent a size 42 in a box marked size 43. Sending them back and they don't have the correct size.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 28, 2009

Julian t

from Indianapolis

Contrary to other reviewers opinions, I ordered these 'Birkis' because I thought they looked like clogs are supposed to look. I started wearing clogs (with wooden soles) back in the late '60s. These are more primal looking than the 'pimped up' ones you see today. I wondered if these expensive Croc-like clogs wouldn't be more comfortable than my $20 Crocs + $7 Dr. Scholls inserts. They came, I tried them on, I sent them back. Stick with Crocs. Of course, they were prettier than my black Crocs.

Brands I'd also recommend: Crocs, Planet Walker Simple Cruisers

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 25, 2003

Anonymous

from Georgia

Not for everyone - I just purchased a pair of these shoes and have been pretty disappointed. The insoles are so mismatched to my feet that my feet felt bruised after wearing them for only a couple of hours. I like the actual shoe, it's easy to clean and seems durable but the comfort level leaves a lot to be desired, at least for me. On the up side, the insole is easily removeable and you can insert a different insole, but that kind of defeats the point of the whole Birkenstock ideal.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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March 1, 2009

Cathy

from TN

Birki's Super-Birki review - Love the shoe and the comfort but the shoe makes your foot sweat a lot, did not like that part.

Brands I'd also recommend: All Birkenstock...love the shoes.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 21, 2003

Anonymous

 

I've had my Super-Birkis for a couple years, and a few months ago large cracks developed on the bottoms of the clogs. It is impossible to wear them in any wet weather now. I am disappointed that there is not a longer warrantee for these shoes.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 15, 2003

Anonymous

from Jacksonville, FL

Not that great - These shoes are only good if you walk around all day. I work in the operating room and stand for hours at a time. They provide little comfort.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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November 1, 2012

Abby

from Philadelphia

I purchased these after seeing the plentiful stellar reviews, and after having found comfort and good quality in Birkenstocks in the past. I honestly have no clue how 200 of you think these shoes are comfortable, because they have absolutely no cushioning or shock absorption. I feel as though I am walking around with two bricks as shoes; they are hard and unforgiving. After an 8 hour day at work as an RN, my heels are throbbing horribly and I can't walk comfortably (and I am 31 years old). They also don't have any ventilation so your feet get sweaty pretty qucikly. Sorry Birks, these shoes just don't work for me. I have a pair of Birkenstock clogs with the normal cork sole and suede upper that are very comfortable and supportive. Guess I'll have to stick with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Clarks

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 28, 2011

Henry E

from Tacoma, Wa

I have had 6 pairs of Super-Birki. None have fit as poorly as the new pair I am returning. The insole was too short by 3/4 inch. The arch was too high. My feet slipped out the back. I checked all the numbers with my current Super-Birkis and they were identical. What has happened to Birki's?

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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March 20, 2010

Anonymous

from Guilford, CT

Very stiff plastic feel to the shoe and very uncomfortable. Hard inner sole. Can't imagine how these could be good for your feet, particularly if you're standing all day as most chefs do.

Brands I'd also recommend: Klogs

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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December 5, 2007

Megan

from Ohio

I can't believe how many people like these - I wore these for my 12 hour shift at the hospital and it was awful. The floor is comfier than these shoes. My feet actually swelled up and the next day I could barely fit these into my well-worn casual clogs. So painful. My feet felt bruised. To put the truth out there, the insole is a piece of cardboard with a foot imprint on it. Not my idea of support. That is how the shoe is constructed: plastic shell + cardboard insert. Now you can decide if you want to buy these fully informed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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February 15, 2015

Rob

from Charlevoix, Michigan

If you started in the culinary industry with these then you will not switch. Price is perfect, they last 1 year (with the amount of hours spent on them daily) they are easy on and off. You do not slip even on oil (within reason). Just perfect for culinary!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 6, 2015

Connie F

from Columbus,OH

As an operating room RN I spend alot of time on my feet, sometimes standing in one spot for several hours. I have worn several other types of shoes and these have been the best by far. My feet and back do not hurt after work anymore. Thanks Birkenstock!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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December 20, 2014

Robert T

from Brooklyn, NY

I am a surgeon and need great arch support and comfort, standing 8-10 hours a day on hard floors. I have worn wooden clogs, Crocs (Rx & Specialist and regular). These initially feel very hard. After wearing them only a short period, you realize the amazing contoured footbed leaves your feet feeling great. No plantar pain after prolonged periods in them. They run true to size and easy to clean. You do not buy these for the looks, so get over it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Crocs Rx and Specialist models

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 20, 2014

Anonymous

 

Have had several pair. Comfortable for long days rounding, OR, etc. Feel true size but I like about 1/2 size up in these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 9, 2014

Andrew M

from Appleton Wi

Zappos has amazing customer service. Very fast, free shipping. This is the 7th pair of Birki's I have owned. I am a chef and would not wear any other shoe.I would say in my opinion they run a little small. in all other European shoes I wear a 44. US 11/11.5 Sometimes I even have work a 43 depending on the style or "shape" of the shoe. So I was aware of this. But it's a Rio for first time buyers. Zappos make it so easy. even to exchange or return. If you are looking at this shoe either for work or for play, get it. I think they even look good with jeans. Don't waste money on Croc's. this is the real deal!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko Ecco puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Fort Lauderdale & Stockholm, SWE

These are so comfortable, I wore them outside this past week and had to look down to verify that I wasn't wearing my memory-foam slippers. I have a wide foot with a a narrow heal. These fit my size 43 foot very well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland Pro & Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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September 30, 2014

Jasmin

from MA

I am so happy with these Super Birki's!! I work in a kitchen, so I'm on my feet very active for 10+ hours a day. They are far superior to the Dansko & Crocs I have been using. Great support, very comfortable. Classic look. They are comfortable from the second you put them on, but it takes a a little bit of time to get used to walking in them. Not bad, just slightly different then other shoes. I highly recommend them to anyone 'back of the house'.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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