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Birkenstock Tabora Papillio By Birkenstock Reviews

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80% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

86 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/29/06
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Great comfort - I have 2 other pairs of these are the same style (blue suede and red suede). I bought this pair and they are by far the most comfortable, looking into buying more. My feet use to hurt all the time until wearing these.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/25/04
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

xenapt - This shoe is a great casual look with wonderful style

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 19, 2006

Anonymous

from Maryland

Awesome - I've never been able to wear sandals with anything between my toes before. They are the most comfortable Birks I own. And they all I wear in the summer.

Brands I'd also recommend: There is nothing as good as a birkenstock for comfortable sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 6, 2006

Laura S

from Lovely North Eastern Connecticut

You can't go wrong! This sandal makes me smile and want to wear it all the time. It's super comfy, very attractive and slimming to a wide foot or leg. At first I wasn't sure how comfortable a 'between the toes' sandal like this would be...but 2 minutes after it arrived I was wearing it for running errands and 24 hours later I wore it on an airline trip out of the country. That says a lot for how comfortable, light weight, and versatile this item is. The heel part of the sole is slightly contoured like all Papillios are which means it will hold up better to natural wear and tear than Birkenstocks do. If this came in more color choices, you can bet I'd own more! P.S. I heard about Zappos from some friends on the West Coast. Zappos rocked from beginning to end...the shoes arrived super fast!

Brands I'd also recommend: Papillios, Mephistos, Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 21, 2005

Louise L

from Yakima, Wa.

Birkentstock's Tabora - These shoes are very comfortable. The toe insert helps to support the foot in the sandle as well as the strap. The color is versatile.

Brands I'd also recommend: Florida

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 8, 2005

Amy

from Oklahoma

Best sandal I ever bought - If ever there was a flip flop addict... these shoes have cured me! Birkenstocks rock - I'm going to wear these shoes until they rot off my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 29, 2005

Kathy L

from Richmond, VA

The perfect shoe - This is one of the few shoes that I would give five stars in all categories. It's not as clunky-looking as most Birkenstocks, but it still has that molded-to-your-own-feet comfort. I wish I lived in a warm climate, so I wouldn't have to put these away for the winter. I did notice that the Birkenstock sandals can run a bit large. I ordered a size smaller, and that was just right. They also seem wide, but that's fine with me, since I have a wide foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Born, Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 15, 2005

Linda

from Janesville, MN

A great sandal - This is my second pair of Birkenstock's Tabora. They are a great shoe -- very comfortable and attractive, too. I did order a size smaller than I order in some other brands.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 4, 2005

Mbop F

from east coast USA

These shoes are comfy, breezy, and, well-made - What else would you expect from Birkenstock? I purchased the pink ones and I have to tell you they are so cute and fun and go with so many items of clothes that I own. They add a certain cuteness to my attire that I enjoy. I love how that shade of pink is so flattering with my skin tone especially after a day at the beach! They are sooooo comfortable too with that molding footbed associated with Birkenstock. One thing I think that is cool about the Tabora is that you get the quality and comfort you expect with a zing of flair and fun. Not your typical style sandal. You'll get lots of compliments or double takes with these sandals. Fun Fun Fun!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Palladium, Polo sport x67, Keen, Bite running sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 27, 2005

Anonymous

from Olympia, Washington

Silky Suede Tabora - With a few added buckle holes, the Tabora allows me to adjust the single closure to meet the needs of a medical condition that requires adjustment several times a day. They're extremely comfortable and I get compilments any time I wear them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any non-synthetic Birkenstock or Mephisto with velcro

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 17, 2005

Mary V

from CAlifornia

My Favorite so far! I have been a loyal customer of Birkenstocks for at least 15 years now. I wear them 75 percent of the time. This has been my all time fave. The feel and fit is perfect for my foot. I don't know what I would do without my Birks!

Brands I'd also recommend: For comfort and support...none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 9, 2005

Laurie

from Mount Vernon, WA

AWESOME! I love these sandals, they were comfortable form day 1, I will buy this style again. I wear Birkenstocks all the time! have many styles. I do however love nad trust the comfort of the old orginal style as I have tried a new stly shoe and it was aweful, I had to return them... will never try a newer style again if it does not follow the triditional Birkenstock style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 23, 2005

Beth

from Maryland

A prettier birkenstock - Just as comfortable as the pair I had 12 years ago, but slightly more feminine and pretty.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 3, 2005

Anonymous

from Charlotte, NC

Comfy Summer Shoe - My first pair of Birks - I recommend them. I have a very narrow size 8 foot; 38 narrow fit perfectly. The adjustable strap helps. The suede is soft and required little time to break in. I'm a nurse, so I appreciate a healthy shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko professional

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 1, 2005

Anonymous

from maryland

Love the tabora - This sandal was comfortable from the moment I put my foot into it. I have been walking non-stop in it for a few weeks and would be hard-pressed to change it to another sandal. I Love the pink color too! I get complimented almost daily from total strangers on this shoe! If I didn't have 3 kids to clothe and feed I'd be buying more in other colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: cole-haan, merrell, simple

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 13, 2005

Anonymous

from Mackinac Island, Michigan

Excellent Sandal - I love the color and the fit was great, I have a long, medium to narrow foot, this worked great in the size I received, 41N, my foot is about a 9 or 10 depending on manufacturer. Birkenstock makes a wonderful footbed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko's also make an excellent, comfortable shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 13, 2005

Dmh

from Atlanta, GA

Comfy, more feminine style! Just bought these and love them. Went down a size to a 38 - 39 felt too floppy/loose. My second pair of Birks and love them! Have the Ibiza in the new light blue and get compliments all the time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephistos, Cole Haan Nike Air

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 31, 2005

Melissa C

from Rye, NY

Birkenstock does it again! I wanted a Birkie w/ less material covering my feet for summer. So, I tried these and true to form they were super comfy and did not cause any sores or blisters during the usual, agonizing "break in period" like w/ other brands. I now have Birkies for every season and will continue to try all the styles I like knowing I just can't go wrong no matter which style I pick!

Brands I'd also recommend: All other Birkenstock styles

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 16, 2005

Karen

from Gulfport, MS

My new favorite shoe - I bought this shoe in pink and fretted that I might be choosing frivolously. Actually, I find that I can wear this with more than I thought. It looks neutral against my fair skin and looks great with any solid color except for maybe red and orange. As usual, Birks are the most comfortable shoe around.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 11, 2005

Anonymous

from Dallas, Texas

My favorite sandal! I ordered a pair of these in taupe 3 years ago and I still wear them all the time! They still look great as well. I have very narrow feet and I usually don't like thong-style sandals, but these are wonderful. They are cute and comfy. I just received another pair in pink for Mother's Day and am so excited. I highly recommend this shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Mephisto, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 10, 2005

Anonymous

from Nebraska

Feminine & flattering - Very feminine & flattering Birk! Fits great, no breaking time. Wore them all day the first day. Zappos is great & so are the shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 8, 2005

Anonymous

from san mateo, ca

love these! I would never have bought these online. They looked a bit dorky in the picture, but I tried them on in a shoe store and now have 3 colors. I can walk in these all day long. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 8, 2005

Mary K

from Warminster, PA

Add another Birk to my collection - I own over 80 pair of Birkenstocks, and I'm thrilled to have these, in pink, to add to my collection. Comfort is why I choose Birkenstocks, and I like the fashion forward choices available through Zappos. These are cute, comfortable...what more can you ask? I want to thank Zappos for having these "comment boxes" available to customers. Since we can't try on the shoe before purchasing, other people's observations are most helpful. Zappos is a wonderfully consumer friendly site. THANKS!

Brands I'd also recommend: Uggs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 5, 2005

Anonymous

from Alexandria, Va.

Birkenstock Succeeds Again! These sandals are very comfortable and look good too! I have gotten many compliments on them and several people have said they'd like a pair also.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 27, 2005

Sydney

from Los Angeles, California

I recommend this shoe - I have low arches and Plantar Fasciitis. I wear a U.S. 7.5 medium width. I ordered a 38 Narrow, and it fit perfectly. I usually do not like anything that goes between my big toe and second toe, but this design has not caused any chafing in that area whatsoever. The design is sleek, feminine, beautiful, unusual and incredibly comfortable. The arches are SO comfortable and reassuring; strong arch support is an absolute requirement of mine. I've had two problems with this shoe so far, both of which I believe should be resolved with further wearing in. After wearing it while going on short walks (one mile max) for about a month, there was one day in which the top of my big toe felt slightly irritated by the strap; it was just a little pink. I haven't felt it since that day. A week ago, I went on a four mile walk, and at about the second mile, a blister developed on the bottom of my left foot. Yesterday, I wore the shoes on a one mile walk, and no blister, no irritations, nothing. I think for short walks, there's no need to break them in; they feel great from day one. But, I'd recommend wearing them in completely if you plan on taking longer walks (e.g. several miles). (I'm thinking all Birk sandals are like this, but I'm only guessing.) I love this shoe; this is the best shoe I've bought from Zappos.com so far. The taupe is a bit darker than the photo, and it matches with absolutely everything. This shoe has a cute/funky/European vibe. It's so versatile; I've worn it with everything from jeans paired with flowy tunic tops and sweaters, to fitted, feminine blouses paired with either office-appropriate slacks or girlie skirts. It really is that versatile. I've gotten compliments from both men and women. My sister-in-law tried them on and has threatened to steal them from me. I love how this shoe looks great, matches everything, fits so comfortably and provides so much arch support. I cannot tell you how great I feel in them! Once I've confirmed I can wear this shoe on brisk four mile walks without any chafing or blistering, I will definitely buy another pair in taupe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 13, 2005

Anonymous

 

Bodacious Birkenstock's ! I ordered these in pink to go with summer fun outfits. They are so cute and comphy! I have given up trying to find shoes locally in my size and a cute style. Thank heaven for Zappo's!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 1, 2005

Anonymous

from New Mexico

Sweet purple sandals - I love the look of this shoe. Make you look and feel light and airy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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