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Birkenstock Blue Footbed Arch Support -Casual Reviews

162 reviews
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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:

95% "Felt true to size"

96% "Felt true to width"

94% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 92 Blue Footbed Arch Support -Casual Birkenstock Reviews

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August 4, 2004

Evan K

from Albuquerque, NM

Works, but order a size smaller than you'd expect - I have plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. Birkenstocks (sandals, clogs, etc.) are one of the few brands I can wear without the need for orthotic devices. I was thrilled to see that birkenstock made an orthotic as well. They aren't as comfortable as I would like, but I think it's because they are too large. Next time I will order the size below what my measurments recommend.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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!

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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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!

 

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August 15, 2014

Dirtrunr

from Michigan

I have plantar fasciitis and these are great! They have the metatarsal arch which helps immensely. Very comfortable and they fit into all my shoes. I would highly recommend them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Orthoheel shoes/arch supports

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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!

Style 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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style 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!

Style 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!

Style 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!

Style 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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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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!

Style 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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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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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!

Style 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!

Style 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!

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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!

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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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