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Birkenstock Boston Soft Footbed (Unisex) Reviews

302 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

86% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 282 Boston Soft Footbed (Unisex) Birkenstock Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, Colorado

Great shoe, takes some breaking in, but very comfy. The soft footbed is only a couple mm thick and provides just a little cushion, may or may not be worth it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2012

Anonymous

from los angeles, CA

Great sandal - I receive compliments on them frequently and they are very comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 13, 2012

John L

from Knoxville, TN

These are really nice looking and comfortable shoes. The fit is just right. They're all I've worn over the last 3 years or so. Great, great shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Texas

Very comfortable! They really hug your feet. These are my 'go to' shoes when I'm leaving in a rush.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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January 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Bartlesville, OK

Quickly received my Bostons, but must return for a larger size. They are light weight and provide a lot of arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2011

Chris L

from Driftwood,TX

Extremely comfortable and great to wear around after a soccer game or in the evening, or really wherever for that matter. I live in Austin, so it is not unusual at all to wear these anywhere and everywhere. I have been a Birkenstock fan for years due to the comfort factor, but the sandals aren't too practical for months other than summer really.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto, Clark's, Frye

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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2 people found this review helpful  

November 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

Love them! Light and comfortable. The soft foot bad makes a definite difference.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Love these shoes! They run wide which makes my feet look like platypus bills--however, they have a great arch support and feel like slippers! Love the blue color as well.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 25, 2011

Anonymous

from North Carolina

The Birkenstock Boston soft footbed is the most comfortable shoe that I have ever worn. The shoe is particularly good for wide feet and can be worn without discomfort the first time they are worn!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 18, 2011

Sharon B

from Columbia, MO

Very happy with my new (first) Birks. Wasn't sure what size so I ordered 2 different sizes, knowing I could wear them around the house and send back, at no charge to me, the one that didn't work easy-peasy! They are super comfortable - love the soft footbed feature.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks tennis shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 2, 2011

Marilyn D

from Biloxi, MS

I have tender feet (due to arthritis and plantar fasciitis) and sometimes the arch support and footbed of other Birkenstock styles are just too hard, causing pain. Not so with this pair! The footbed gives me arch support without pain, and the upper is soft and pliable. I can usually only wear Earth shoes, with the negative heel, but many Earth shoes styles are too narrow. The medium width of this Birkenstock was wide enough for my wide foot. The taupe color is gorgeous. I wish Birkenstock made more styles with the soft footbed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 23, 2011

Rebecca H

from Claremont, CA.

These are super comfortable, but I will be going back for the leather version. These are very slipper like and I bought them for use at work due to swollen, pregnant feet. I also have super wide feet and a very high arch and I stand all day on my feet for a living so I needed something that would be amazingly comfortable. It is safe to say they are not the prettiest of shoes, not even close but they are squishy and roomy and super comfortable, so I look forward to getting the leather version and give my feet some tender loving care during my pregnancy. If you have weird or problematic feet like mine, buy these! As always Zappos delivers superior customer service and it was no issue exchanging these for the others. They are friendly, efficient and always on the ball which is why I will continue to be a loyal Zappos customer for the long haul.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Crocs

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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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 16, 2011

Elizabeth V

from Brooklyn, NY

This is my second pair of these. I wear them as slippers and love them. Originally I bought them because I was having trouble finding slippers with enough arch support after my high arches gave me several years of plantar faciitis pain. My podiatrist recommended Birkenstocks. The color is nice; in person it is sort of a Weimeriner dog color, which is pretty and versatile. The soft bed is incredibly soft and rivals that of any conventional slipper. You definitely need to buy a size smaller than what you think. I wear a woman's size 8 and a 38 in Birkenstocks. Even though I have very high arches, I prefer these to the new high arch Birkenstocks. They really do conform to your feet over time and my plantar faciitis has not returned as a result of wearing these. Also, I think they are the most attractive and feminine of all the Birk styles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 4, 2011

Jane S

from wisconsin Northwoods

This is the second pair of this shoe that I have purchased. I wear them all year long in the house. I wish Birkenstock made a narrower shoe. (They don't pretend to be an American narrow.) My other favorite brand is Softwalk narrow.

Brands I'd also recommend: Softwalk

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle and Tucson

I like them. Got the size right first time. Very comfortable. I went nine days before wearing another shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 28, 2011

Brenda C

from Newton, Ma

I love these. They are super comfortable right out of the box. The are a little warm on hot days but perfect otherwise.

Brands I'd also recommend: 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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 7, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love this shoe. This is my second pair of Boston Soft Footbeds. I purchased my first pair (brown) as an alternative to slippers to wear inside the house. I have plantar fasciitis and lower back problems, so I need shoes with excellent support. I bought the black suede clogs to wear outside the house, and find that they pair well with a lot of different pant styles. I am hoping they will also work with black dress pants. I might paint the sidewall of cork black in the heel area, so that the brown cork doesn't stand out so much.

Brands I'd also recommend: I only wear Birkenstocks now, and prefer the soft footbed

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 16, 2011

Tom

from Midwest

This is my third pair of this style. Simply one of the most comfortable of the many wonderful Birkenstock sandals. I like the closed toe, as it gives more wearing opportunities (it's more like a shoe in appearance, so you can wear it to casual dining, without feeling like you're wearing a sandal)and yet maintains the feel of a sandal.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Mephisto

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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 7, 2011

Stacey D

from St. Louis, MO

I just received my Birkenstocks today and I already love them! I wear a size 8 shoe in most cases so I ordered the size 39 (8-8.5US) in narrow and they fit wonderfully! Reviews said to order the narrow if you don't have wide feet because the regular size was wide, so I did. Just right! I had a knock-off cheaper pair of clogs and they don't even come close to the comfort of my real ones! I tried them on with regular socks and also some thicker socks and they still fit wonderfully. I'll be wearing them all of the time! The Barn Red color is so cool and can be worn with nearly anything! I'd recommend these to anybody!

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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2 people found this review helpful  

February 25, 2011

Harry

from Philly

These are great - as advertised and as all the high school and college kids say. Very soft and comfortable insoles, easy to knock around in. No wonder they're classics.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Illinois

These shoes are wonderful, and are extremely comfortable! I bought the narrow size, and ended up having to get a size bigger than I normally wear. But once I did that, they fit perfectly!

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 4, 2011

Anonymous

 

(Updating an earlier review.) I was concerned about the material at the arch -- it was so soft it kept catching under my foot as I walked. I wore light socks to keep it from doing that for a week or so. After that it was fine, even with bare feet. So don't worry if that happens to you! Perfect shoe!

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2010

Sandy

from Hinsdale, IL

I purchased these shoes for my son who wears nothing else. However, this is the first time he has had the soft footbed. For an extra $5, it is worth it. More traction than with the leather footbed and a bit more comfortable. Yes, softer. They are true to size with a moderate arch. He has flat feet so a flat arch and high arch are not comfortable. These shoes are perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 27, 2010

Katherine

from Lawrenceville, Georgia

I needed a pair of house shoes (never to be worn outdoors) and I needed something excessively comfortable but supportive. I was apprehensive about how much to spend, but now that I have these shoes, I can't wait to get home and put them on. I am so tempted to wear them every where, but our new rule is no outdoor shoes worn in the house. I do wish the soft leather top wouldn't get in my way when slipping on the shoes, but then it couldn't be as soft so that's not an issue for me. I may have to get another pair to wear outside!

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 14, 2010

Anonymous

from Mount Vernon, Indiana

Shoes are very comfortable. I wear a 7M in US, in Birkenstock I wear a 6-6.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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