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Birkenstock Blue Footbed Arch Support -Casual Reviews

162 reviews
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Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

95% "Felt true to size"

96% "Felt true to width"

94% "Excellent arch support"

158 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.

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June 18, 2014

Anonymous

from NM

These arch supports are fabulous. I've worn them for years, and when my husband developed plantar fasciitis, I bought him some, and the pain disappeared as soon as he put them in his shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 3, 2014

Linda E

from Albuquerque, NM

I bought these Birkenstock blue footbed arch supports to see if indeed they made my feet feel better. These were the arch supports designed for people with lower arches. These are wonderful! They kind of support my feet so that my feet are balanced and not too much pressure is on any one area of my feet. So, my feet do feel a lot better. I did have to experiment with additional padding as I often couldn't use the insert supplied with the shoe. I have plantar fasciitis, nerve damage and have lost the fat pads which had cushioned the balls of my feet. I have been unable to stand for more than a few minutes without pain. These shoe inserts have helped a lot.

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstock, and keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 30, 2014

Feles31

from Honolulu, HI

I have recurring problems with my arch (pain.) These have been the best solution for my regular shoes. They fit in most of my covered shoes with no problem (no sizing up.) As hard as they are, they are somehow not uncomfortable but provide the kind of unyielding arch support to stop the pain. I usually wear a size 6 (regular, not wide or narrow) and I wear a 35. For inside the house, I wear regular birkenstocks. They look terrible but, again, cannot be beat for comfort and arch support to stop the pain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 30, 2014

Kim Y

from Martinez cal

These arch supports feel great. My doctor recommended them. They really help my feet problems.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 30, 2014

Spike

from Virginia Beach, VA

Absolutely superb! I wouldn't put on a pair of shoes without these inserts. I have three pairs with one in my work boots. I purchased a set for my wife and she requested I get additional sets for her.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 26, 2014

Anonymous

from Joplin Mo

As an over pronator (flat feet) I welcome a good arch support at an affordable price. Birkenstock's arch supports are five star. I will purchase another pair and will look for one with out the blue material on the top; this causes my foot to slide in one pair of snow boots and could cause a corn to form.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 16, 2014

June s

from Mi

I usually wear a 41 in sandals and I needed a 42 in this insert. I am very happy. I change them into whatever boots or shoes I am wearing. The support is great. I do not have heel pain when I am using these.

Brands I'd also recommend: If you have a high arch these are for you

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 15, 2014

Joan F

from Central California

Approximately ten years ago this exact brand of Arch Support was recommended by my foot doc as a "possible" alternative to surgery. Since then I have purchased and repurchased this product numerous times and have not had a need to return to that doctor. I have a pair parked in every single pair of shoes I own and cannot imagine getting along without them. I was thrilled to discover that I can now purchase these from Zappos which is where I do just about 100% of all shopping except for groceries.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

Able to wear these in Gucci suede loafers and Jessica Simpson levee ballet flats without going up in size. Provides necessary arch support. In flats with shallow heel cups, it tended to slip. But overall I am very happy with this purchase. I also purchased the natural Birkenstock half sole which has more of the soft Birkenstock footbed feel. That insole cannot fit into flats and loafers. I wear the natural insole in an pair of Easy Spirit Traveltime slip on mules In both insoles, I am a size 36. I am a size 37 Birkenstock sandal regular width, so I tried the size 37 first and found that it did not fit my arch.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, worishofer, stuart Weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 2, 2013

Anonymous

from NY, NY

Get these amazing inserts. I keep them in all my casual boots for tromping around when traveling. They will turn any comfortable shoe into a walking shoe you can wear for hours.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 27, 2013

Anonymous

from Saint Paul, MN.

These are great, no squeak! I got these sized by a Pedoritrist, and its the same size as my Birk sandals. He had a wide range of inserts and he said these would be the best. 3 months ago I bought the sport Birkenstock inserts, and those make squeaking sounds and don't fit as well as this one. (Wish I had bought this one first.) So I say buy this, especially if you need a metatarsal arch support like me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 20, 2013

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Owed a pair of these several years ago, and glad to see they are still available. At that time, I was dealing with some plantar fasciitis, and now addressing some sciatic issues. These won't replace a good supportive shoe, but they will help to align the foot. I was headed to the hospital for some spinal block injections, but after a few weeks with these, and a bit more exercise, I'm virtually pain free, and no injections. Sometimes hip and back pain begins with your feet. These will be a big help.

Brands I'd also recommend: Orthaheel, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Alaska

I had doctor prescribed orthodics and accidentally threw them out with my old shoes. I bought these and am thrilled. They work as well as the pricier others! I've worn Birks for 25 years and swear by them. A wonderful product. Get them and be comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks and Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Sacramento,CA

Have been wearing these for years and they are the BEST for my arch. Switch them from shoes to shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Orthoheel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 8, 2013

Vanessa T

from Fremont, CA

Great inserts! While I can get them into all of my shoes, they do change the fit of my flats (which need an insert) so that the shoe is too full. If you have bunions, this may bother you -- and I recommend getting shorter, flatter inserts (like the gel version by Orthaheel; not as supportive, but they work with everything). This is something I've run into with most inserts, though. I would recommend these over Superfeet and have done well with them in covered shoes like oxfords, etc. It's possible to wear them without socks/nylons, but there is a bit of a rub. Another reviewer recommended wearing them beneath the insoles of your shoe. I tried this, but worried that over time, the original insole would be damaged because of the difference in shape; I think they work fine on top. The only thing is that they are smooth, so your foot might slide a bit if bare.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Albany, NY

These are great! Another review really caught my eye - the customer said this fit better than any number of custom-made orthotics over the years. That really rang a bell with me because my custom orthotics and running-store fitted shoes did not work fully well for me. (They made my feet feel good, but my hips were always tightening up, which hurt my arthritis.) I was really torn about going through that process again. My feet got very tired going without, however. I got these and my feet do not get tired anymore! And as I can put them in a flatter shoe, my alignment is better now and I'm not having the other pain issues. From experience, these are 1,000 times better than the drugstore brands. If you need good arch support (and you know who you are if you need it), I think it's a fairly small investment to try them out, especially with the return policy. Finally, I have a narrow foot and the narrow width is very comfortable to me. Enjoy!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Austin, texas

I would recommend the arch support by Birkenstock. Although a little expensive they last a long time and I wear mine every day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love these. I needed something that would fit in my flats for work. They fit well all my flats and provide great support. It's really helped ease foot pain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 15, 2013

Bradley

from Los Angeles

I own several types of insoles. The Birks are much like my orthotics except. Slightly wider. As others have mentioned. The upward lip towards the front of foot is uncomfortable in many of my shoes. Strangely enough, in a few of my sneakers it's comfy for 1/2 a day. Then I have to switch insoles.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 31, 2013

Anonymous

 

I don't get all the glowing reviews. I guess you must love the way Birkenstocks fit to like this insole. The arch support was good and these initially felt promising, but Birkenstocks have this weird bump near the front of the footbed that gets pretty annoying after a while. I used to wear Birkenstocks all the time and don't remember them hurting my feet (granted, that was 15 years ago and before I developed plantar fasciitis). After 1 hour wearing these I couldn't wait to get rid of them. Made my feet ache for hours after wearing them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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