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Birkenstock Professional Birki by Birkenstock Reviews

62 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

46% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

63% "Felt true to width"

79% "Excellent arch support"

54 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/21/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

I have been wearing these at work for a few months and I have to give them a thumbs up. I bartend 12-15 hour shifts at a busy bar and do not take any breaks. I am on my feet all day and these shoes have remained comfortable through even the longest days. Recently, we have had trouble with floor drains and I have spent a lot of time working on wet floors and sometimes in standing water of an inch or two. It was not a good time, but my feet stayed dry and I did not slip much. They are ugly as sin, so I do not know about the folks who wear them around the house or at their own wedding, but behind a bar where no one can really see my feet I am good with them.

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/28/09
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

Do not waste your money on these. I work at a hospital and these are the most uncomfortable shoe I have ever worn. I went back to my old Crocs because these shoes rubbed blisters on my feet and my feet were always sore. I gave them 2 weeks and they never "broke in". Overall, this shoe did not meet my expectations. They are expensive and I feel I just wasted my money, when I could have went and bought a new pair of Crocs for much less money. I do walk a lot at work, so to be fair... maybe these shoes aren’t made for lots of walking.

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3 people found this review helpful  

July 24, 2004

Sonya

from Iowa

Love the shoe - These are great shoes in many respects. They are a breeze to keep clean. I spent 10-12 hours a day in a commercial kitchen 5-6 days a week. I have 3 other pair of Burks but for what I do this is the best pair. I love Burks and they are basically the only shoe I wear. My legs don't burn and my feet don't hurt at the end of the day. They don't slip on water and I like the look. Your feet do tend to sweat a little more. I have worn them with and without socks. At the end of the day the socks come off. Both ways are fine. I didn't notice an odor with the extra sweating. I possess hobbit feet, very wide and flat. The shoes fit me great. I didn't order a size down like other reviews suggested, that was the right choice. If your feet are exta wide and tend to swell order your normal size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 21, 2003

Jmfchef

from Boston, MA

Culinary Pros *Get These* I've been in the foodservice bis 20+ years. I've laughed at the NEW kids with the clogs on. I've suffered back pain, slipped on the usual floor crap, I've worn out 10 pairs of the usual shoes in one year, never mind stinkfoot. Three words describe the Birki pros: comfort, durabilaty, did I say comfort? I beat the heck out of mine on a daily basis, then wipe them off and start the next day. Yes, I do like them. Sizing is a little large, you do not want a snug fit, you might need to kick them off.

Brands I'd also recommend: N/A

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

July 24, 2003

Anonymous

from Chicago

culinaryschool - I am in culinary school, and needed professional shoes for a working enviroment. Because you need to wear socks, the white athletic type, I suggest getting a size or (2) bigger. They will mold to your feet anyway. I normally wear a 37 when buying sandals or clogs, but with the socks and being on my feet sometimes 12 hours in a hot kitchen, I opted for the 39. Great shoe, get them bigger, your back, knees, and feet will thank you!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 28, 2003

Hootie

from Iowa City, IA

Nice for Rain!! I bought this shoe to have something to wear in the rain or wet weather. Maybe I could have bought something less expensive, but this shoe provides real foot comfort and is perfect to wear outside on bad days, or kick on when you run to the grocery store. I'm very happy with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 8, 2003

Bulldogcook

from Alabama

Great slip resistant clog for work This is the best working shoe I have ever had, it is oil and water resistant, I love it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 25, 2001

Laura J

from Indiana

Perfect! These clogs have the greatest comfort! Their plastic look is great in the rain or snow, and they start plenty of conversations. I highly recommend these clogs! Plus, they're great for casual or professional. My favorite pair of shoes, by far.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 27, 2004

Durk

from Ventura, CA

These shoes are very comfortable but they definitely run a full size bigger. I didn’t believe other reviews and ordered my regular size, then ordered one size smaller, which still seemed a little loose on me, so I ordered two sizes smaller. While the shoe that was two sizes smaller fit okay, I could definitely tell they were not right for me because (if you know Birkenstocks) the insert is formed to fit your instep and toes, and the insert was definitely not lining up for me. I sent the two others back and settled on the shoe that is one size smaller and have been happy ever since. Also, I was hoping to wear these shoes without socks, but have found they fit better and are more comfortable with socks. Keep in mind that these are not running shoes; they are for standing in the kitchen or doing other things that are not going to require sprinting around. I ordered the blue ones and some friends made fun and called them Smurf shoes. I took it as a compliment.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 27, 2004

Anonymous

from Upstate New York

After reading all the reviews I finally bought a pair. I'm and professional Chef and I’m on my feet longer that I care to admit. True, buy one full size smaller; but I have to say that these clogs are very wide. I have the clog shuffle thing down but still find that my feet swim in these. They would be great if they had more cushioning. I own another pair of pro-style clogs (not Birkenstocks) and they are heads above these for comfort. They will be my back-up shoes in the kitchen.

Brands I'd also recommend: Anywears Clogs

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 22, 2011

Anonymous

 

Wanted a pair of Birki's and could not resist these. Glad I did will be buying more in the future. Comfortable shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 10, 2004

Thesaint

from RWC, CA

Love this shoe! I work in the nursery industry, and this shoe keeps my feet both dry and comfortable. In the dry season when I am watering plants and making puddles... no problem, my feet are dry and comfy. In the rainy season when there is water everywhere... no problem, my feet are dry and comfy. I have been wearing these as work shoes for about six years now, and I my only regret is that I didn't discover them sooner. Having been in this business for over 30 years, I had ruined alot of pairs of my regular Birks. No sizing problems. I always use the same size in whatever style of Birks I wear. Love this shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 14, 2004

Dolores S

from Iowa

Very comfortable - I found Zappo's to be very efficient and eager to please. I needed to switch a pair of shoes and it was no big problem. I enjoyed doing business with them and will use this site again. The shoes are top-notch and the true thing. They are quick on shipping.

Brands I'd also recommend: The different colors that are in this style. They have any brand you want and the price is right.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 6, 2004

Anonymous

from McComb,MS

Shoe Lover - I like shoes so well, when I founded this par of shoes at a garage sale I didn't know what they were. My daughter-in-law came over to visit, and saw me with them on and said, Birkenstocks' I said "what?" and she repeated "Birkenstock's!" These old thihgs, I paid twenty-five cent for them. She said thoes shoes cost eighty dollars, I been wearing them everyday since and I love them! They are very comforable they always say somebody junk is someone treasure.

Brands I'd also recommend: all

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 29, 2004

Seal

from LA

Kitchen Worker @ Local Restaurant - Love the shoes and the comfort that comes with them. They stay dry, but the only problem I have so far is that they trap dirt in the grooves under the shoe and when walking in my house, I always leave the dirt here. Not good!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 16, 2004

Danny

from Athens, Georgia

No other option - There is no other option than using Zappos for your shoe needs, and there is no other choice for comfort than birkenstock clogs. I have worked in a kitchen for 8 years on my feet 12 hours a day and I have finally found a shoe I can stay comfortable in all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 10, 2004

Barney B

from England

Nice kitchen shoes - I find they are the most comfortable shoes I have worn in the kitchen, and trust me I have been through a lot of pairs, and they last the longest.

Brands I'd also recommend: all Birkenstock styles

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 25, 2004

Anonymous

from Baltimore, Maryland

I wear my Birkenstock Professional Clogs everyday to work at my restaurant. I am a chef and I am always looking for a comfortable shoe to wear. Now that I have tried the Birkenstock Professional Clog, my search for a comfortable work shoe is over. I recommend this shoe to anyone in the food service industry in need of a comfortable shoe that supports your arch and does not slide.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 9, 2004

Anonymous

from Arizona

Perfect Gift - My daughter needed shoes for work and I knew the size. The fit was perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2004

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

There is nothing better than the Birkinstock Professional clog when it comes to working in a kitchen. 14 hour days without sore feet or legs and at the end of the shift you can send the shoes through the dish machine. Average life of these shoes for me is 2 years. This is pair number four for me, and I will never switch as long as they keep making them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 25, 2004

Kerri

from Australia

Chef - I have been wearing my Birkies for around 15 months for 6 days a week, 10 hours a day. I have worn boots, shoes and I find these are just THE most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. My feet are never sore, like they used to be. I endorse these shoess 100% and push for all my apprentises to buy them. I never slip, never slide, and can hose them off when they get dirty. You can't get better shoes. Race down and buy them now!

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 29, 2003

Dr.peter

from Seattle

Too expensive. Compare to other brands with same or better comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: If the price is going to be resonable I will recommende clogs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2001

Anonymous

from Nova Scotia,Canada

The Best Work Shoe. I must say that this is the best work shoe that I've ever owned. As a delivery room nurse, you need a waterproof shoe that is easy to clean. This shoe is practical and most of all, very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 27, 2004

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

Not my favorite - I took a previous reviewers advice to fit these shoes to my feet by adding layers of felt to the insert. The shoes were very big. They now stay on my feet but I couldn't really walk a long way in them. I really should have returned them but I needed them right away and I use them mainly for standing and that works okay.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birks, Dansko

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 28, 2004

Kenny D

from Middletown

Zappos rules - I didn't buy my Pro Clogs for looks, I bought them for barbecuing and yard work; just wipe them off and you're ready to go to the market or what have you. Zappos' customer service is absolutely second to none. Thank you

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock Alton

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 11, 2004

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

The shoes look very comfortable and easy to break in...they are a full size bigger than I expected, but for standing they are great, walking around constantly is another matter until the clog is mastered.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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January 16, 2004

Anonymous

from near Portland, OR

Didn't finish the shift - Well these are the best contender to my old sling-back Burkies, but they don't give as much as leather so in about 6 hrs, my couple of hammer toes wouldn't let me wear then another minute. So, they will be great around the house, garden, maybe shopping, but not for a 12 hr shift...

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark's clogs

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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