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Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor™ Reviews

1088 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

86% "Excellent arch support"

1043 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/22/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are by far the best sandals you can get for your feet! I have worn Birkenstocks since high school, so 15 years now, and I worked for a Birkenstock store for a year. Often, customers would come in requesting that I fit them in their first pair of Birkenstocks, at the order of their podiatrist. These are orthopedic so they support your feet in the proper way and these are the shoes that most every podiatrist agrees people should wear. For those of you getting a pair of Birkenstocks for the first time, there are a few things to be aware of. Sizing is little different since you are in a European size. I am a solid 8 in US sizing, but when I wear the Arizona style Birkenstock I have to get a size 38 (European 7) and when wearing the Gizeh with the toe piece I size up one size in order for it to fit properly, so I wear a 39 in the Gizeh. Also, it does take time to adjust to the toe piece but it should not be painful as some reviews have mentioned. If you are in the correct size, this should not bother you that much, especially if you are used to flip-flops. Another thing to note is that there are three different footbeds to choose from. Papillio Sandals have the smallest amount of arch support, Birkenstocks have medium arch support and Tatamis have the highest arch support, so one footbed might work better for you than another. I can wear the Papillio and the Birkenstock, where as Tatami is slightly too high for me, but people with an extremely high arch love Tatamis. After some time the footbed actually forms and molds to your foot. This is a very cool process because it goes from a completely flat shoe that anyone can wear to one that over time only you can wear because it takes on the shape of your individual foot and another person would not be comfortable in it. And lastly, in order to keep the cork shiny, looking new and protected, you can get cork life from the Birkenstock website. You would use this every few months depending on how often you wear your sandals. Just as any Birkenstocks last forever! But, if you ever need your sandals repaired, a Birkenstock store in your area may have trained staff who can replace any part of the sandal, including the footbed, toepiece, sole, and leather lining. So I do hope this helps any of you new to Birkenstock on sizing and keeping your Birkenstocks nice and new looking for years to come! The one and only complaint I have for the Gizeh is that I wish it could be worn in winter, but unfortunately, in Indiana that just is not possible!

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45 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/23/05
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Great look, but totally uncomfortable - LOVE the look of this sandal, but it has a fatal flaw: the hard plastic thong between the toes...

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4 people found this review helpful  

February 28, 2012

Leita C

from Gulf Coast, Texas

This is my second pair of Gizehs -- my first was bought in 2001 and I wore them out! I have wide feet and short toes, normally wear a 7-1/2 or 8 but they ran almost an inch long in the heel so ordered one size smaller and they were a perfect fit. If you're not used to wearing thongs it will take a few days to get used to. After that, they're perfect. Feel great, the adjustible snug fit keeps them from making that flop sound and they stay on even when doing a high kick!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Pa.

I have just ordered my 3th pair of Birki's Gizeh. I absolutely love these sandals I bought the silver to were as a 2nd low shoe with a gown to a wedding when my heels become too much. I wear these with shorts, dresses, casual or dress They look fantastic sizing is my normal Birkenstock size I have about 8 pairs of Birks. Love. I have had 2 foot surgeries and these are great for support and comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, White Mountain, Teva.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Sharon Massachusetts

I've had different pairs of Birkenstocks for many years, but hadn't worn any for quite some time. Last summer I noticed several women wearing Gizehs and I thought they were stylish, so decided I would get them. They are both stylish and comfortable right out of the box. I love them. They look nice with skirts. The golden brown is a great color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Stillwater, Ok

I have super wide feet and most shoes have to be wide width. I purchased these in a 41 and they were a bit too narrow for me. I was desperate for arch support at my job and just dealt with the fact they were a tiny bit too narrow. After about 3 weeks of wear they aren't bothering me except along the outside edge of my foot, where they pinch a little bit. I've just ordered another pair in a size up and will keep my current pair for running around town in. I highly recommend these shoes to anyone who stands all day. I work retail on concrete and while they may not be "squishy" they are extremely comfortable. The Arch support has seriously taken a ton of pressure of the balls of my feet. They also are not having the wear and tear issues most of my other shoes have, being used so often and for such long periods of time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 31, 2011

Lena

from Tucson, Arizona

Finally, a feminine Birkenstock that fits perfectly. I was hoping all the reviews were right about this one seeming a little big. Usually, I have one toe or other hanging/almost hanging off the edge of a Birkenstock. These, size 42 (11-11½) fit perfectly. Not only that, the Moroccan Gold is lovely, not tacky at all, and will be perfect with so many outfits. I work in a business casual environment but always try to look put-together. I cannot wait to try another color. Thank you, Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Uggs, Chacos, Born, Earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 20, 2012

Mandy D

from Stuart, VA

Just got these in the mail yesterday and I think that I have already fallen in love with them! I usually wear a 9-9 1/2 so I ordered a size 40, a teeny bit too big, but I think if I would have ordered a size smaller they would've been too small. I wore them for the first time today, trying to break them in and I won't lie, they have hurt my feet. I know that Birkenstock is a great company so I know they will give me years of happiness once I break them in.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought an orange pair of these about 6 years ago in the UK. I love them. They have been to the beach, around town, to parties and around the house. Very versatile and comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 4, 2012

Brenda T

from Sunny, FL

These are my first pair of Birks, but know they won't be my last! I wear them practically every day now. I took the advice of others and ordered a size down. I wear a 7, ordered the size 37 and they fit perfectly. Although a little stiff at the beginning, they are extremely comfortable and supportive. Not to mention, Zappos has the best customer service and shipping! I received mine the very next day!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanuk, Vans, Puma, Sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Central Kentucky

These sandals are very comfortable so far, although I haven't had a chance to do a lot of walking in them. I'm very glad I ordered them in Narrow width because they fit perfectly on my slim foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Providence, RI

I just received these in the mail, & I put these bad boys on right away! They are even cuter in person and although I obviously haven't broken them in yet they already are so soft & comfy on my feet. I listened to the other reviews and ordered a size down (I wear an 8.5 and always get a 39 in Birk clogs) the 38 is perfect. Love that these are stylish and cute but most importantly comfy! I have very flat feet & had a bunionectomy about 6 years ago. I have a titanium screw in my right great toe and these don't rub there at all, fab! Hoping I can order in more colors soon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 29, 2012

Schyler M

from Vermont

I love these sandals! They're very comfortable and form to your feet very quickly. I definitely recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Morton, IL

Excellent choice for narrow feet. Also, the most comfortable straps inside. Inside is soft. Sizing is one size larger than stated. Order 1 size smaller than usual.

Brands I'd also recommend: Life Stride, Trotters

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Miami, FL

Oh my stars! What can I say?.... Lovely on the feet (both in feeling and in looks!) and classic Birkenstock durability. My favorite pair of sandals!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 2, 2012

M. S

from CT

These sandals are fantastic, my feet feel completely supported. The color's exactly as it looks on the site, too, so very happy with this purchase. Have to also mention the amazing customer service rep that helped me with this order (was an exchange). I've never had service like that, where I felt I was talking to a friend. This is why I rarely buy shoes online from anywhere other than Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Tevas, Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 1, 2012

Chloe L

from Slate Hill, New York

This is not my first pair of birks! But it's not because the other ones fell apart, I wore the others for straight summers and needed a change. Birks are the most durable sandals I've ever owned. This particular pair stood out to me because of the off white leather and bronze looking buckle in the photo online. When I got them in the mail I was 100x happier to see they had a beautiful luminescent glaze to them. Can't wait until summer!

Brands I'd also recommend: Earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, Colorado

Had these sandals previously and just wore them out! Comfortable and true to size. I have a wide foot and these fit great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 27, 2012

M D

from Midwest

Super comfortable and stylish. I'm here to buy a replacement pair since I loved my first ones so much. They lasted 4+ years and still have some life! These sandals have great arch support and cradle the foot nicely, so you can walk miles in them. They go with everything and look great!

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco, Dansko, Earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 21, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

These are great all purpose sandals. This purchase is actually my second pair of this exact shoe -- my original pair was rendered useless when my lovely black lab decided to eat one of them, leaving me with half a pair. They're great for travel, easy to walk in, but better looking than Tevas.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Kansas

I love these in silver. Always thought Birkenstock sandals would be too wide for my very narrow feet, but these were perfect! If you have narrow feet, buy these, but save me a pair in copper! As usual great service from Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 16, 2012

Anonymous

from raleigh nc

I have five pairs of these in different colors, have worn them for years. I wear them in winter sometimes with socks and summer. People compliment me on them and can't believe that they are Birkenstocks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 20, 2011

KH

from Honolulu, HI

I read a bunch of reviews and finally picked size 37. I am 7½-8. Everything fit perfectly... except for my long toe. The sandals are sunken in and my toe constantly hits the ridge by the toeline. I returned these and since they did not have a 38 in black had to upgrade to the leather Gizeh Sandals. Even though I returned these I am still giving them five stars. They are very comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 22, 2011

Lisa G

from Santa Cruz, CA

Ahh the comfort of a Birkenstock footbed, but the look of a pretty modern sandal. Even my teenage daughter wears these. Cuter than they look in the picture. So comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 7, 2011

Christine H

from Brooklyn, NY

Love the Birkenstock Gizeh Sandal! This is my first pair of Birks which I purchased after seeing several of my friends wearing them and they all raved about the Gizeh Sandal as well. I wore it all day in San Diego (4 x 8 hour days of sightseeing) and continued to wear them in NYC until the weather got colder - they are that comfortable. I tried a couple other Birk styles, but they did not fit as well as the Gizeh. My only complaint is that I am regularly a 37 in European size (6.5-7 US), and had to go down a 35 in these Birks, otherwise my feet were swimming in the sandal. I think that part of the reason it's so comfortable is not only the strong arch support and adjustable strap, but also the wide footbed (although I have medium width feet).

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn Comfort, Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 22, 2011

Anonymous

 

I wear a size 7 and bought a 36. They fit perfectly and were comfortable right out of the box. I bought these specifically for a trip to Disneyland. We had 4 days of non-stop walking and the shoes were wonderful. I am very pleased with this purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

These sandals are wonderful. Very comfy with great support for a thong type sandal. Stylish too. As always, Zappos customer service people are phenomenal... many thanks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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