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Birkenstock Blue Footbed Arch Support -Casual Reviews

157 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

94% "Felt true to size"

96% "Felt true to width"

94% "Excellent arch support"

153 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/16/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These Arch Supports allow me to walk and dance without pain. I do a lot of dancing and I had an injury recently. I thought I'd never be able to walk or dance without pain again, but thanks to Birkenstock and this great product, I now have no problems. I highly recommend these! I wear them daily.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/24/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I have not been able to use these arch supports. Maybe it is because my feet are small, but they don't seem to hit in the right place and after wearing them my feet and ankles hurt. I have pronation from a broken foot, and have to have support, but these didn't work for me.

Additional 137 Blue Footbed Arch Support -Casual Birkenstock Reviews

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February 12, 2013

M.

 

I really wanted to use them in my flats, but they were too long, even though I ordered them in my size. They give great arch support, but my heels were slipping out of flats when I walked. They were also too stiff to be comfortable. Sent them back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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December 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Minnesota

Absolutely amazing. The 3/4 length means that these supports fit in my Converse All-Stars -- which I dearly love but which have no arch support whatsoever and are too shallow in the toe box to allow a full-length insert. Note that these are not soft inserts; they are hard, like the footbed of a Birkenstock shoe. That might sound uncomfortable, but it's never bothered me at all (possibly because I have and love a couple pairs of Birks already); I'd rather have real arch support than a soft footbed.

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

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago

These inserts have changed my life! (Okay, my wardrobe at least.) Before I found these, I thought I'd have to give up on cute flats forever, and be doomed to wear clunkier, more supportive shoes with my skinny jeans and cute work outfits. Now I can wear all the ballet flats I'd pushed to the back of the closet, and even stand in them all day long without foot pain the next day, or an aggravated knee. They also stay in place while walking, and don't need to be velcro-ed down to the soles of my shoes. While I haven't found a pair of flats they don't fit into, they are a bit wide, which means I can sometimes see the blue peeking out from below my narrow feet, so it would be great if these came in a neutral color, but that's a small price to pay for comfort and wardrobe options!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 29, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco Bay Area

These have proven a superb investment; I can insert them easily (and quickly) in almost any pair of shoes with a back for increased support and comfort. I don't wear orthotics, but do walk a lot -- daily & my arches are low. These are fab!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 2, 2012

Aaron P

from San Jose, CA

The quality construction and material I expect from Birkenstock is here, but this is not at all like the contour of the sandals we all know and love. There is no arch support, this is basically just a "tub" for your foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: SOLE

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Alabama

I am returning these. Initially they felt good, but if you prefer full length insoles these will bug you. They just were not the right shape for my foot.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Bakersfield, CA

Love, love, love this product. I have had a problem with heel spurs in the past. Nothing helped. Went through Cortisone shots, and even considered surgery. Then a savvy Podiatrist recommended I stop all the other stuff and get a pair of these inserts for my sneakers. He warned me they would be uncomfortable for a while until they molded to my feet, but would over a short amount of time relieve the problem of the heel spurs. In 3 months the problem was gone and I have been using them since. (At least 10 years.) No more problems with heel spurs. Hurray! I jumped for joy when I saw that Zappos had them for sale. I moved to a new town and could no longer find a local source for them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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June 26, 2012

Kara B

from Belton, MO

Yeah! Support in my cheap cute shoes now! I switch these inserts to whatever shoe catches my fancy and have the great Birkenstock support from my non-Birkenstock shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love these too! I use them for every shoe, Toms, Vans, oxford flats, boots even my Cole Haan flats. Great if I am going for long(ish) walks/treks like around the Las Vegas Strip, Disneyland, San Fran etc and I want to look stylish for the photos. I am a young female and I refuse to wear ugly shoes so these help out tremendously! Im never going back to being uncomfortable. I have ankle instability and flat feet, this coupled with my physical therapy has worked wonders. Every shoe feels great. If you want to wear a stylish shoe though make sure it either expands to shove these in there or get a bigger size. I don't have to sacrifice comfort for fashion. Can have my cake and eat it too!

Brands I'd also recommend: Superfeet, Orthoheel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Spray, Oregon

These were just what I wanted I would purchase these again when need be. I love shopping online with Zappo's Order one day and get the next even up here in my neck of the woods. They care so much for their customers. Never had this kind of expereance with any other comnpany try them you will not shop any where else. I don't

Brands I'd also recommend: Kelso Earth shoes, and Sanuk

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2012

TeeKay

from Austin

Recommended by my podiatrist for joint pain in my metatarsal area. They are saving my foot. Since they only come in full sizes, I had one ground down at a local shop and more it fits perfectly. Had my first pair for about 9 months and still supports.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

Expensive, but worth it. I don't use them in all my shoes, but well worth the cost for the shoes that lack arch support. They do take a bit to get used to and I would not recommend wearing them two days in a row the first week. Also, I would wear socks with them as when I tried to bare foot with these in my loafers the edge of the arch support pinched my sole under the arch when I walked. Don't know if that is just a wear in issue as I switched to wearing footsie socks ever since.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

I had painful plantar fasciitis which was getting worse. I was fitted for these in a Birky shop, and soon my pain was gone. At first I wore them in Rockport shoes, taking out the normal insert. That worked, but now I wear them in my Allen Edmond shoes. I wear them in everything, including running shoes. They last absolutely forever-- hard to imagine anything better~!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 16, 2012

Anonymous

from West Hills, California

These Arch Supports allow me to walk and dance without pain. I do a lot of dancing and I had an injury recently. I thought I'd never be able to walk or dance without pain again, but thanks to Birkenstock and this great product, I now have no problems. I highly recommend these! I wear them daily.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 14, 2012

Meg

 

I started working after a five year break to stay home with my son. My job consists of standing up to eight hours at a time, on concrete. After my first full week back, I almost could not walk because my feet and back hurt so badly when I was done working. I went to a local shoe store, where I was fitted with these arch supports. After a week of wearing them, I was virtually pain free when I went home at the end of the day. Two months later, I would not give these up for anything and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2011

Doreen O

from Martinez, CA

I have neuromas in both feet and these really take the pressure off. They fit inside most shoes, except heels and they are very sturdy. I just ordered my second pair after about 8 years wearing the 1st. Expensive, but worth it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 2, 2011

Jules

from Queens, NY

I love these. Most of my shoes and boots don't have any arch support, and these slip in, stay in place, and have relieved a lot of foot pain for me. You can't even see them when you're wearing ballet flats! I only have 1 set right now that I slip into whatever pair of shoes I'm wearing that day, but I am sure I'll purchase one or 2 more so I can have a better rotation.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 13, 2011

Anonymous

from California

What can one say about a foot bed? Stylish? Comfort? Color? Nah. Does it work? Yes! I have a long, narrow, flat foot, and have used these Birkenstock foot beds for years. They fit well in my dress shoes when used alone or in my casual shoes when put under the OEM insoles. They do not, however, provide ‘shock’ absorption and no underfoot padding, so I used them in those shoes where there is room to put these underneath the existing insole (hiking boots are a good example), or in high end dress shoes with no removable insole. They wear well and I've had several pairs for years and years. The nice thing is Zappos carries them in widths - a very good thing for someone with a narrow foot like mine.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 12, 2011

Anonymous

 

I have been using these footpads for 20 years and have them in all my shoes, boots, and sneakers. They give me the arch support I need. They dry out quickly if they get wet. They maintain their shape (critical given their function). They are light and retain no odor. They are worth their weight in gold, almost.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 20, 2011

Anonymous

from HIGH ROCK LAKE, NC

I had heels spurs and once I got my heel better (8 months later!) I started buying better quality shoes and these insoles. I have worn them for 9 years and the Birkenstock shoes. They may cost more they the other insoles you buy in a drug store but they are worth it!

Brands I'd also recommend: NEW BALANCE 1123

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 15, 2011

Anonymous

 

Good for plantar fasciitis. Provide great arch support. However, they provide no padding. As I currently wear only running shoes (which provide good padding) I don't need padding in my arch support anyway. So these Birks work wonderfully for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 6, 2011

Diana

from Naples, FL

We read the reviews on these and bought them. My husband is on his second pair...they work out great! Would recommend to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 27, 2011

Anonymous

 

Expensive, but worth it! I have a medium arch, and this insole provides excellent support in my every-day shoes that aren't supportive enough on their own.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Milwaukee, WIp

Great arch support and easy to deal with. I've used these for years and love them. I wear them both on top of the regular sport shoe insole and on top if the insole isn't easily removable. I have plantar fascia and have kept it under control for a number of years now by using these and some other Birkenstock supports. In case, you are wondering, these wouldn't work in regular shoes, too wide for most.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 21, 2011

Anonymous

from St. Louis, MO

These are great for extra arch support in tennis shoes. I just slide them under the provided insole which makes it more comfortable than placing them on top of the insole. I wear a narrow in Birkenstock shoes, but I need a regular width in the arch support insole.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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