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Birkenstock Gizeh Birkibuc™ Reviews

167 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

75% "Felt true to size"

97% "Felt true to width"

83% "Excellent arch support"

161 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

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

Ok, well, don't believe it when they tell you the Birkibuc looks just like suede. Or feel like it for that matter. Other than that these are the same old comfortable, long-lasting Birks you know and love.

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/19/07
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Cute, but painful - I love these shoes... but they kill between my toes. The molded plastic (or whatever it is there) is way too hard and has no give... it presses down just enough to make this shoe very uncomfortable. I have tried so many times to "break them in" and many years later it still has not worked. I hope your luck with this super cute shoe is better than mine!

Additional 147 Gizeh Birkibuc™ Birkenstock Reviews

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June 10, 2015

Anonymous

from Baltimore, MD

I have been having problems with my feet for a couple of months now. Finally broke down and spent the money for Birkenstocks. Love them! Should have done it sooner! They are so comfortable and I love the look of this style. Will be buying another pair soon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2015

Anonymous

from Seattle

I love them! After 4 or so wears, they fit me perfectly and are getting more and more comfortable every time. I'm a size 9 and got the 39, so I sized down a bit. They fit perfectly, almost snug. Wouldn't go smaller than that. The Birkibuc feels really nice and the color is great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 1, 2015

Jean M

from Raleigh

This is a great sandle, although it's taken some getting used to. They aren't quite as comfortable as my last pair of Birks, but look much better. The plastic thong gave me some MAJOR blisters between my toes the first time I wore them & it's the only reason I wouldn't give them 5 stars. I'd recommend wearing the sandle straps a little tighter than usual so your foot doesn't slide forward & rub much until your skin toughens up. I got 2 pairs, one in stone & one in licorice to replace wearing flip flops this summer because I need more support. Both colors look great. I got the licorice ones in narrow, although my foot is barely narrow because I thought it looked a bit less casual, so I can wear them with dresses & skirts. The regular width ones are more comfortable for me, but have that boxy look that seems more appropriate with shorts or maybe a beach coverup. Overall, this is a great shoe. My feet are thanking me for ditching the flip flops.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 23, 2015

Ann G

from Mt Kisco, NY

This is my second pair of Gizeh sandals. The first was silver (goes with everything) and I absolutely love them! Break them in gradually if you are not used to a high arch.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 18, 2015

Anonymous

from Detroit, MI

I love these sandals! They are going to be a staple all summer long - comfortable and stylish! Highly recommend - buy them, you will not regret it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 17, 2015

Anonymous

from California

These sandals are insanely comfortable! The Birkibuc requires no break in and does not rub or irritate my skin in any way. I did have to order a full size smaller (37 when I always wear a 38 in other brands). For some reason, the left shoe was instantly comfortable, but the right shoe was not. The bump on the sole hit the front part of my instep and made it feel almost bruised. I limited wear for about four days and now they are perfect. These have become my go-to sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2015

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Love these! Made the risky decision of wearing them for the first time during a long day of touristing in Rome. After 30,000 steps (according to my Fitbit), I had only one small blister. Arch support is excellent--I have plantar fasciitis so I really need that. They feel awesome and look pretty neutral. They're definitely going to be my summer go-to sandal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 6, 2015

Anonymous

from Washington, Utah

I own several pairs of this style and LOVE THEM. So comfortable for walking. My feet are sized 6 to 6.5 and I ordered the 36 regular. They fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 24, 2015

Barb D

from Carlsbad NM

This is my second pair. I wore the first one out. Better to not get them wet- not good for the soles. Favorite summer shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2015

Erin d

from United States

This came very fast! I love the look of this sandal and I need them for my plantar fasciitis. I wear flip flops all year, but they are really agrivating my problem. I have switched to wearing Birkenstocks for everything and needed a pair of sandles to round out my collection. Same as all Burks, you need to take a few days to break them in before they are comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2015

Jc

from FL

I avoided Birkenstocks for the longest time but wearing slipons or boat shoes with almost no arch support isn't doing my back any favor. Found the Arizonas too bulky so I gave the Gizeh a try. The cork takes a while to break into -- I've worn mine for at least 5 times now while running errands and I notice that it has gotten more comfortable. I normally wear 5 or 5 1/2, I ordered sizes 34 and 35 and kept the 34.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 18, 2015

RaeAnn A

from Utah

Love these shoes. I wore them around the house for about a week as it was winter and too cold outside. They were broken in relatively quickly and are quite comfortable. I walk the dogs in them even. The mocha is a beautiful color. I wear a 7 in regular shoes and a 7.5 in running shoes. These fit perfectly in the 7.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2015

Anonymous

 

Amazing! I deal with heel, arch, and ball of foot pain in my left foot. This shoe provides comfort for all of those areas. And they look great. Very pleased!

Brands I'd also recommend: Aetrex

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2015

Anonymous

from Durham, NC

I bought these sandals as a birthday gift for my sister-in-law. She loves them and finds the sandals extremely comfortable for daily use.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 8, 2015

Makenna

 

I want a pair in every color! They are so comfy I don't want to take them off, and they're really cute! I'm usually between a size 8.5-9 so I ordered them in 39 (8-8.5) and they fit perfectly. You will love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2015

Anonymous

 

This was my first pair of Birkenstock's and I absolutely love them! Since I wasn't sure based off all the reviews if I should order a size smaller or order my everyday size I decided to order both. I'm normally an 8 (39) but these were too big on me. The size 7 (38) fit perfect. I bought the "Stone" color because I felt it would go with black or brown and it definitely does! It's a perfect neutral color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2015

Anonymous

 

These do take quite a while to break in, but it is so worth it. I love these shoes! I usually wear an 8 and I got these in the 38. My heel just fits snugly into the heel cup.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2014

Heather C

from New York, New York

These shoes might not be the most attractive ones on the planet, but boy do they make up for it in comfort! I live in NYC and these are fantastic commuter shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2014

Sarah F

from Tucson, AZ

I love these shoes! I wear them almost every day, I'm never going to wear my cheap sandals again. They are so comfortable, I can wear them all day walking and they don't bother my feet i the slightest. I highly recommend them! The mocha is really neutral and I haven't found a color they don't match with yet. The hard plastic prong between the toes was a little hard for the first couple of days but now I don't even notice it. They are expensive but I honestly don't need any other sandals then my Birkenstocks. So if you're on the fence about it I say go for it! Zappos is incredible! I ordered them at noon on a Wedneday and they arrived the very next day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 16, 2014

Sarah

from Baltimore

This is my 2nd pair. Listen to the reviews - order a size smaller! i'm as true a 10 as you can get so I went with my usual size the first time around. Wore them, liked them a lot. But with my 2nd pair, I decided to heed the advice. Even better. They were more comfortable from the start. Regardless, even the ones that were too big- I wore them for 4 hours at a standing room only baseball game. Normally, my legs would get tired, my back sore, etc. Didn't happen. I felt great the whole time and NO back pain. It was wonderful! Love these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 30, 2014

Sarah

from Arizona

I love my Birkenstocks! I've had them about two weeks now. It only took me one time of wearing them for a couple of hours before they were comfortable! I am so used to wearing cheap sandals that have paper thin bottoms that these are so comfortable. I even like them better than my rainbows. I bought them in the mocha color and they match with everything I wear. I'm sad it's going to be winter soon. I highly recommend buying these! I walk an average of 11,000 steps a day and my feet never hurt in them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Sacramento, Ca

These are a cute pair of shoes. It took several weeks of constant wearing to break these in. Initially, my feet would become sore from the well balanced arch support that these shoes provide. Now, they are comfortable. I'm not wild about the lip on the shoe soles that flip up around the toes. I must have long toes, because my toes butt up to the end. I'm hoping the lip will push forward slightly over time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Paterson, NJ

I absolutely love this shoe: the style, how neutral it is. They are perfect to wear with anything and you get a lot of complements. My only issue is sometimes they hurt my feet. Usually the arch area gets sore while I'm wearing the shoe. Besides the occasional arch pain, I love the shoe and I would definitely recommend it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City, Utah

Great customer service. I ordered the wrong size and customer care shipped my right size to me the next day! Even before I was able to return the wrong size back. For the Birkenstocks, they are my favorite shoe right now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2014

Anonymous

from NY

I really wanted to like these, they look great, soft, great reviews, etc. But when I took a couple of steps, I winced in pain - that arch is way too high and very stiff. They are going back.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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