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Birkenstock Gizeh Reviews

87 reviews
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Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

63% "Felt wider than marked"

86% "Excellent arch support"

84 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 8/20/09
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Love these shoes! I'm pregnant and they were comfortable from the second I put them on. No breaking in needed for me and I've been getting lots of compliments on them. Might want to size down from what the sizing chart says a size or 2. I thought I'd wear a 38, but a 36 was perfect for me.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/15/06
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Walking in my house they were O.K. I know they have to mold to your feet, but I was out all day and I HAD to buy another pair just to get home. They killed my feet, it felt like walking on rocks.

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 9, 2008

Mada R

from New York

Birkenstock Gizeh - I love these shoes! I have wide, short feet and knee/ankle problems. I live in New York, so I walk everywhere. I needed a supportive but cute shoe - something I could wear with skirts and pants. I got the Gizeh in shiny black leather in the regular width. They look great! I wore them right out of the box, and they only rubbed a bit (not terribly) at my arch for the first day (I walked at least two miles that day). Ever since then, I've barely even taken them off to sleep, I love them so much. I don't know how I lived without them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Any other Birkenstocks, Earth, Dr. Martens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 20, 2008

Amy

from Ferndale, MI

Gizeh is very cute. The hard plastic between the toes took some getting used to, but these quickly became comfy and easy to walk in. After reading other reviews regarding size, I was concerned my regular 39 would be too big, but it fit just fine. The regular width seems a little narrower in this style than in other Birkenstocks I have (the Arizona, in particular). Overall, I like the styling, fit and comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Chaco, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2008

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

Great shoes - I bought the shoes for my daughter who is pregnant. She loves them. They are so comfortable and give her foot much support. The quality is great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 2, 2008

Helen

from Durham, NC

Style, comfort & durability - This is my 2nd pair of Gizeh and as usual I couldn't be happier. My first pair is almost 3 years old and I still love them. As with my other Birkenstocks, what you pay is what you get. Very comfortable and stylish. Durability is guaranteed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 21, 2008

Anonymous

from norfolk, va

I heart Birkenstocks!! They were a little bit bigger than I had hoped but I should have ordered a size down (leather stretches apparently.) but they are really great and look awesome with a casual suite to wear to work in the summer.

Brands I'd also recommend: other birks and dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 24, 2008

Aj

from Cleveland

Comfort and Slimming - I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the Gizeh wasn't bulky, but was slimming. Also very comfortable but I found that I fit better in a size larger lengthwise.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2007

Anonymous

from Broomfield, Colorado

Great Shoes - Great shoes! No problems with fit, size, or toe separator. I wish I would have bought them in the beginning of summer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2007

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

Love these Birks! These are my second pair of Gizeh, and I love them. Totally comfortable, stylish (at least to me!), and easy to walk around in (you don't have to try to keep them on your feet like some other Birks). My only complaint is the weird tan line I now have on my feet!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 11, 2007

Amy M

from Atlanta, GA

Gizeh - my summer staple - I wore my previous pair to death over four or five summers, so this was a replacement pair. I love these shoes! I can wear them with anything. They instantly dress up my casual outfits, but add a casual flair to my dressier ones.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 28, 2007

Anonymous

from Iowa

Great Shoes - I have worn Birkenstocks for 20 years, love them. The Gizeh's are very cute.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko Clogs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 9, 2007

Jen

from Madison, WI

I was surprised that the toe strap/separator was made out of hard plastic; I thought that it would be made of leather or at least covered in a softer material. It doesn't seem to be uncomfortable, though. Birkenstocks *do* tend to run a bit large, but there should be some wiggle room in the shoes for when you walk around. I had a pair of Birkenstocks that I got in Germany that were a size 40, I ordered the same size here and they didn't fit as well. Maybe the sizing is a bit different (larger) in the shoes that are made for export? The shoes are comfortable but do take some breaking in. Once you break them in you won't want to wear anything else!

Brands I'd also recommend: Earth, Chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 30, 2007

Charlene

from California

Good - At last a shoe I can wear without pain. Comfortable from the first time I had them on and took a walk.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tatami

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 28, 2007

Anonymous

 

Runs Huge - According to the size chart and ones on other sites a US 8 is Birkenstock 39. I ordered some from another site recently and a 39 is huge on my foot. I felt like I was putting my foot into a size 10 shoe. I will agree that narrow is really a regular and the regular width is really wide. My foot was swimming in the shoe. I didn't notice anything overwhelmingly comfortable about it. I think I would probably take a 37 or 38 in this shoe. It's at least 3 inches too large in length and 1-2 inches too large in width.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2007

Jacquie

 

Love my Birks! Even though there are hundreds of different sandals out there, I always return to Birkenstock. Had to get this shoe in Black as I already have a pair in bronze. They are so kind to your foot and look so good at the same. I recommend them to everyone!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2007

Jshin

from Los Angeles, CA

Great shoes - beware sizing guidelines! I was sooo confused when I went to order these shoes. So I decided to take a chance and order the 36 regular - despite Zappo's recommendations. I originally wear a 6 1/2, and the 36's are fine. But I should have ordered the narrow. I've always worn a medium to wide, but the Birkenstock regular is really wide. The 36R doesn't look funny, thank heavens - so I'll keep the 36R.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 19, 2007

Anonymous

from Indianapolis, IN

Comfortable and versatile - Great summer shoes that can go from work to club to Saturday errands. They take some breaking in - both the footbed, which is a bit stiff, and the thick leather straps, but like all Birkenstocks, once you're past that point, they're incredibly comfortable. I wear a 39 in my other Birkie sandals and clogs, and these were perfect in a 39 as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chacos, Frye, Adidas, Keen, and Dansko.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 9, 2007

Anonymous

from Midwest

Great sandals - These are great sandals. They are comfortable with really exceptional arch support. They are a lot better looking on than more traditional Birkenstocks. This is the 3rd pair I have of the Gizeh.

Brands I'd also recommend: some born shoes--have similar comfort--but not their sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 19, 2006

Anonymous

from Parlin,NJ

The Birkenstock Gizeh - I absolutely love these sandals. They are very stylish and comfortable and they give you superb arch support. I personally feel they run true to size and I intend to order them in more colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock,Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 6, 2006

Kate M

from San Francisco, CA

Order 2 sizes down! These are not quite as comfortable as the Arizona’s for me (the toe thong is a bit too tall - so not as snug a fit), however they look INFINITELY more stylish and so for that reason I am willing to endure the (relative) pain. Note that these run VERY large - I normally wear a Euro 39 (US 8-8.5), but in these I fit a 37!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 7, 2006

Sandra

from Newport, RI

Excellent! Tempted to give comfort a 5 - the toe thing always gets to me a little, but as toe things go, this was by far the most comfortable. Have gotten lots of compliments, and absolutely love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 26, 2006

Anonymous

from Tucson, Arizona

Birkenstock Gizeh’s-great alternative to traditional thongs! I have several pairs of Birkenstock Gizeh sandals and have found them extremely comfortable, with great support and the way the sandals fit my foot, I've discovered the back shoe bed keeps the bottom of my feet from getting dirty and cracked. Other sandals do not provide this kind of fit. I was concerned that the part of the Gizeh style that goes around the big toe might be uncomfortable but NOT AT ALL! I don't even feel it. I love the Gizeh style - true Birkenstock quality in all ways.

Brands I'd also recommend: ANY and ALL styles of Birkenstock, Papillio sandals!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 16, 2006

Rosemarie

from Sacramento, California

Birkenstock Gizeh - These are my first pair of Birkenstocks and I really love them, the foot bed took no time to break in, though the right foot took a while to get used to the thong between the toes, they look really nice on the feet and are very comfortable and I will be ordering another pair of Birkenstocks soon.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Hush Puppies

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 14, 2006

Vina L

from Fortuna, California

Wonderful sandal - This is my 4th or 5th pair. They look great on my wide feet, comfy, and the plastic between the toes does not bother me. I always receive compliments when I wear these sandals.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2006

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

False Alarm!!! I'm keeping them! In my previous comment, I said that this shoe is marked 1.5-size larger. Untrue. It's only a full size larger than marked. I tightened the buckle one notch and the fit is now perfect! I'm soo happy. And so it is: 36 European IS 6 to 6.5 American size. Zappos, I'm keeping this shoe after returning 4 shoes with you. Thank you for your amazing system and service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2006

Anonymous

from Oakland, California

Man, it's still too big! I was so excited to receive this order and thought that this time around, I'll get to keep (and not return) shoes from Zappos. This shoe is marked "37 European size = 6 to 6.5 American size." Untrue. 36 European size is 6 to 6.5. I'm usually a 6.5. However, even with the 36 European, the shoe is still too big! I can't believe I have to return this again to get the 35 European. So sorry, Zappos. I have to return again. I hope you still have this in 35 European.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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