Birkenstock Blue Footbed Arch Support -Casual Reviews

181 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

92% "Felt true to size"

98% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 111 Blue Footbed Arch Support -Casual Birkenstock Reviews

1 2 3 4 5 ... 7

1 person found this review helpful  

March 10, 2002

C. D

from Central, IL

Makes every pair of shoes comfortable! I've had these for about three years and they're still in great shape. I have heel spurs which are very, very painful. These support the arch and cradle the heel so that the spurs don't cause a bit of pain. They're wonderful :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Clark

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

1 person found this review helpful  

May 5, 2006

Anonymous

from Ohio

Great support but have to get used to unique shape - Like regular Birkenstocks, this insole gives great support but may take a little time to get used to after wearing shoes with little arch support.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

1 person found this review helpful  

July 23, 2004

Anonymous

from Canandaigua, NY

Birkenstock Blue Footbed Arch Support -Casual! I have recently developed Plantar Fasciitis and I'm trying various things to improve the condition. These supports do seem to help when I'm on my feet and the fit in my shoe very well. I'm not crazy about the blue, which is why I gave look only 2 stars, but the brown wasn't offered, and I wanted these for my sandals. I don't have anything to compare these to yet so I may have rated them higher, had I tried other products. In summary, they are helping and I'd recommend them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

1 person found this review helpful  

June 16, 2004

Eileen

from boston

Too wide - This arch support works well in adding extra support in a Birkenstock shoe, if you need it, but doesn't fit very well in many other types of shoes. It does does a good job in the support department, but makes even a birkenstock fit tightly, so it isn't as comfortable as I expected it to be.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

1 person found this review helpful  

June 14, 2004

Patti

from New Jersey

Not as great as I had hoped - I have considerable problems with plantar facitis and Birkenstock shoes/sandles are sometimes the only thing I can comfortably wear. I had hoped that these would be more supportive than they are. On the up side they fit in a wide variety of casual shoes so at least I can get a little extra support.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

August 31, 2016

Marsha

from New York, NY

I've tried orthotic after orthotic and over time have spent a ton of money on customized ones. These beat all the others, and absolutely every over-the-counter one I every tried. Best support. Fits into shoes without the need to cut to size. Readily moves from one pair to another.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 3, 2016

Anonymous

from Hartland, mi

The Birkenstock arch supports are very comfortable and relieve my capulitis. They fit easily into my shoes and I can wear them all day without any discomfort. My only draw back is the price. This is not a shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

 

July 27, 2016

Brian

from TX

I was having severe pain due to plantar faciitis in my one foot. It was miserable for weeks. I saw my family doctor and she said to try the Birkenstock inserts. I hobbled into a local store, put the inserts into my running shoes, and walked out of the store without even a limp. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! I have been wearing them now for about 4 weeks and have less and less plantar faciitis pain every day. I have biked more than 400 miles since, using the inserts, without much pain at all. Highly recommended for anyone trying to deal with painful plantar faciitis.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 26, 2016

Anonymous

from New England

This is my second time getting PF and my doctor tried giving me some inserts that were hard as a rock. I knew that hard inserts were no good for me so I came home and found these on Zappos. I followed the instructions and slowly built of the time wearing them for about a week. After the 1st day the pain was less. Now it is almost completely gone! Thank you Zappos and Birkenstock.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

July 19, 2016

Anonymous

from VIRGINIA

It is a miracle! THANK YOU ZAPPOS! I have the worst feet one can imagine. Because of fallen arch, my right leg is shorter than the left one, so beside flat feet i have try to equalize it. BIRKENSTOCK I CAN WALK!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 19, 2016

Anonymous

from Asheboro, NC

These are fantastic! Just now replacing my original pair after 8 years. I wear them in all my non Birkenstock shoes: running shoes, boots even ballet flats. I have plantar fasciitis, a bunion and a pinched nerve in my left foot. 25 years ago when I was first diagnosed with PF, my podiatrist recommended Birkenstocks. I've lived in them ever since. The bunion and pinched nerve were the result of a 6 month shot at Alegrias. I'm a baker and must stand long hours on concrete floors. After having the pinched nerve diagnosis, a second podiatrist recommended Birkenstocks! I just smiled, went home and threw the Alegrias in the trash. I will never wear anything else again. Lesson learned. When I wear these inserts my feet remain pain free. It's nice to be able to wear different style shoes once in awhile. While these are pricey, in the long run they are more cost effective than the drug store inserts that don't last as long. I have been amazed how long these have lasted me. I've tried other expensive orthotics as well and haven't experienced the level of support and comfort. Highly recommend!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks, Dansko, Merrell, Chacos, Keen, Asics, Sockwell, Smartwool

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 15, 2016

Jennifer G

from High Ridge Missouri

These worked better than custom orthotics for me. They helped completely stop the heel pain I was experiencing. And for a fraction of the cost of custom orthotics!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 20, 2016

Lisa

from Nevada

I can't believe how great these inserts work for me, I can't seem to find any shoes that have the support I need since Orthaheel quit making their sandals, so I was so very happy to find this insert so at least I can have comfort in my sneakers. I would love to know if Birkenstock has a shoe with this same arch support as I would be very interested in checking them out. This insert is very pricey, but what price can you put on being pain free? Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 6, 2016

Happy F

from Monmouth Jct., NJ

As far as I can determine the insole is made of silk and cork, all natural materials. The arch support is the best I've ever experienced. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 18, 2016

Rosalie O

from Grass Valley, CA

I'm 72 with new lower back and leg problems exacerbated by poor arch support in my shoes. I bought these after high recommendation from a friend. They've made all the difference in my recovery. Physical therapist gave huge thumbs up. I won't be without them from now on. Easy to remove and insert from shoe although I think I'll get another set soon just for walking shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 13, 2016

Ken W

from North Carolina

These things are great! I work 12 hour shifts and I'm on my feet most of the time. I've worn these for two days now and my feet don't hurt at all.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 11, 2016

Pickyflatfeet

from Long Island New York

These arches are amazing! I have very flat feet and I love wearing Birkenstock sandals so I decided to try these out, great arch support and even more comfortable than my custom made orthotics. They really give me a bounce in my step! I highly recommend these to anyone who needs great arch support! I was able to fit them in my running sneakers, Fashion sneakers, and even my tiny ballet flats!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 18, 2016

Joe I

from Houston Texas

Awesome support. Bought one and then a week later a second one. I have no arches and the support of these is compensating very nicely. Love them and highly recommend them for others.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 2, 2015

Anonymous

 

Heel spurs run in my family, and at 25 I was starting to get them as well. I was in so much pain, I could hardly walk, especially in flats. After just a few days of wearing these, the pain completely went away and it has stayed away (at least four months). I feel like they are true to size, although it did take me a little bit to get used to them. I wear these in flats, boots, and sometimes even heels if they do not show. I was hesitant to spend so much money just for inserts, but they have made a world of difference. The quality is phenomenal and I can tell that they will last a long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 11, 2015

Anonymous

from Alamogordo, NM

I overpronate very badly and I ussually wear inserts that i got from a podiatrist when I was 18. They still work better than anything else I have tried so far other than real Orthaheels, but these inserts were nearly as good as the ones i got from my podiatrist! These are sturdy and don't flatten out when I stand on them as do the leather or cushy ones i have tried. They hold my foot where it should be and they fit in my New Balance shoes very nicely without taking the insert that comes in it out. Bottom line; I am so very glad I tried these, it has saved me a trip to an expensive specialist to get a second pair of inserts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 15, 2015

Barbara P

from Athens, Georgia

These footbeds were perfect. They were very streamlined and worked well in my shoes. Now I can have Birkenstock support for my feet in my other shoes, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 19, 2014

Lynn H

from Silver Spring, MD

Having spent a lifetime in the retail shoe business, without foot problems, I was quite concerned when a red bump developed at the primary ball join of my left foot. By reading numerous reviews I decided that the Berk. Blue arch support was worth a try. Initially I felt that the longitudinal arch support was helpful in straightening out the foot but that the metatarsal bump was too high and felt like a lump under my forefoot. After persisting a few days I saw the red ball joint's swelling go down and the pain decrease substantially. Obviously My foot bones needed to realigned. I am most thankful for this product and would highly recommend it for excellent arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

October 1, 2014

Sarah M

from Michigan

Phenomenal if you need arch support! I've had some pain in my right foot ever since pregnancy (fallen arches), which goes away if I wear shoes with proper arch support. These are fantastic! Yesterday I wore them with a pair of tennis shoes that normally trigger my foot pain -- not so anymore. Also they are easily removed and applied to other shoes as needed. If you need proper arch support, you won't be disappointed!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 19, 2014

Steveen G

from Santa Barbara, CA

By far the best Arch Support on the market. I have a pair that is over 20 years old! Still going strong. Can be washed in soapy water. Have tried a least a dozen others and they are worthless within months. Slips into all shoes...casual to sport shoes. I like to buy a 1/2 size up to accommodate. Great for Plantar Faciitis issues.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 30, 2014

Laura M

from United States

We purchased these for our daughter to put in her school uniform shoes, which don't have much in the way of arch support. She has very flat feet, and she says that these keep her feet from hurting during the day, and are very comfortable. She even asked if she could put them in her volleyball shoes, so she must love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Zappos Family Core Value:

1. Deliver WOW Through Service