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Birkenstock Gizeh Birkibuc™ Reviews

130 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

87% "Excellent arch support"

126 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/23/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love these sandals. The Mocha is a wonderful neutral, and the Birkibuc upper is flexible and very soft on the foot. This was my first pair of Birkenstocks. I now have 3 more on the way. I have extremely flat feet and suffer from heel, ankle, hip, and lower back pain. These sandals were instant relief almost as soon as I put them on. I never bought the original Arizona style as I thought they were a little frumpy looking for someone under 30 like me, but these are way cute. They look much better on the foot than in the pictures. Also, a good rule of thumb is to take your American Women's size and add 30 to determine your Euro Women's size. I am a size 6 and ordered the size 36; they are a perfect fit. If you are new to Birkenstock like me, give these a shot, you will love them!

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4 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 110 Gizeh Birkibuc™ Birkenstock Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

August 13, 2010

Judy

from Michigan

Love my Birkenstock shoes. Have had foot problems for the past 8 months and foot felt better once I started wearing them. Size was a perfect fit and style is great. Have had lots of compliments.

Brands I'd also recommend: chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 19, 2010

Katie N

from Utica, NY

Love these Birks! I usually wear an 8, so I ordered the size 39s. These were too big, so I exchanged them for a pair of 38s, which fit perfectly. I've worn thong sandals my whole life, so I haven't had any issues with the toe divider. For those new to Birkenstocks, it's worth noting that these shoes will feel great at first, followed by a period of adjustment (the footbed takes the shape of your foot) that might leave you with sore arches for a day or two. After this, you'll be in footwear heaven! I think these look a whole lot more fashionable and feminine than the ubiquitous Arizona (two large strap) style Birks. A caution: you WILL get stinky Birk feet after a few weeks. I stick my sandals in the freezer overnight to kill any stinky germs and dust with cornstarch or baking soda. I've heard kitty litter works well, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 19, 2010

Kristin D

from Philadelphia

I have REALLY flat feet and I think that these are the MOST comfortable shoes I've ever worn. They FORCE me to walk correctly, and after I take them off, I feel as if I've gotten an awesome leg work out. I plan on buying more colors ASAP. Also, it's worth noting that the toe separator did NOT bother me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 26, 2010

Anonymous

from Jersey Shore

Loved these from the moment I put them on. I'm used to flip-flops/thong sandals, so the hard plastic between the toes wasn't an issue...in fact, it doesn't feel uncomfortable to me at all. I have arthritis in both feet and needed something with more support than my trusty old flip-flops. These are the answer to my summer sandal dilemma...now if Birkenstock can just come up with a comfy AND stylish shoe for fall/winter, I'll be in business. :) Oh, and order a size SMALLER than you would...I'm normally a 7.5 and had to exchange for the 37 (6-6.5 US).Thanks for the great service, Zappos!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 16, 2009

Sally

from Tampa, Florida

Love these sandals! The most comfortable of the Birkenstocks I have tried so far... Quality sandal and easy to wear, plus the style is flattering to the foot. Love them, and will buy more!!

Brands I'd also recommend: All Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 14, 2009

Anonymous

from South Dakota

My new favorite shoes - These are very comfortable shoes, but they do take a little getting used to. I had sore calves the first few times I wore them, but after I was accustomed to them they were very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 16, 2011

Anonymous

 

I recently had surgery on my toes and these were so much better than Dr. Scholl's.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 8, 2012

Heather G

from Alburtis, PA

I have wide feet and finding comfy shoes is a challenge. These fit great and feel wonderful. Like all Birkenstocks, it's takes a few days to get use to the footbed if you're not used to it. Very comfortable and highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Mesa, AZ

These sandals are really comfortable. I was worried when I first put them on that the strap between my toes would be really uncomfortable but, after wearing them a couple times, they feel great. I've always been a big fan of Birkenstocks because, unlike most other shoes, I could wear them for long days at work without my feet, knees and back hurting. These sandals are no exception and are definitely worth the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Irvine, California

These sandals are the best, and well worth the money. They last for years. I have a pair in white and also in black. Now with this beige color, I feel like I am set for anything the summer has to offer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 19, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great sandals for doing lots of walking. I was sick of the cheap flip flops, so thought I would try these. They worked out great for walking all over campus and for any day that I would be on my feet all day. I love the look of the shoes and they only look better after wearing more often. The foot bed shapes itself to your foot which is great. I'd recommend these shoes. I normally wear a 9 in US sizes, but went with a 38.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 11, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston, Massachusetts

These are the best. It took a while to get used to the front toe board - I tripped a lot, especially going up sets of stairs, but now they're super comfortable. Still a 5 overall. I wore them all summer long and late into the fall! I get compliments all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago

Had them almost a year and have worn them comfortably for many long walks. They are still in great shape. I wanted them for comfort but am surprised how many compliments I get on them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 2, 2011

Anonymous

 

Excellent summer shoe, this too coming from a podiatrist. I highly recommend to all my patients.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 31, 2011

Anonymous

from Michigan

I've had lots compliments for my Birkenstock sandals; not to mention my own compliment at how they fit and feel. I've had occasional back problems and these seem to help lots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sketchers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Richmond, Virginia

These are the most comfortable sandals I have ever worn, and I have received many, many compliments on how they look too! I bought these as a comfortable, supportive, but also stylish pair of sandals to wear as a teacher who is on her feet all day long, and they are great! I usually wear a size 8 1/2 so I ordered a size 39. I was surprised to find that they were just a little bit too big...too much room in the back "heel cup." I ordered a size 38 to compare and ended up keeping the 38. They feel great and really didn't require much breaking in. I ended up buying them in white too and love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 10, 2011

Anonymous

 

Love these! Had another pair and trekked through Egypt for a year with them and they lasted one more year...now the heel of one is sort of disintegrating but I worn them almost full time for two years and nothing else is wrong and I can still use them for the beach etc. Really comfortable and good product! (Wish I could get my size with the little rhinestones on the buckle but these are just as good wear-wise.)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 5, 2011

Anonymous

 

So cute! I originally ordered these sandals in a 39 (I wear a US size 8), but they were way too big. I returned and repurchased in a size 38 (supposed to fit US 7 - 7.5). I still had plenty of room. Good support, cute shoe, excellent wear. These are my go-to sandals.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 22, 2011

Maria m

from United States

I decided to order these sandals after too many days of sore feet! They were comfortable the first time I wore them. The style is great and they look good with almost any type of outfit. I did order one size down from my usual and was very happy with the fit. They worked out so well that I ordered another pair. Needless to say my feet are now very happy!

Brands I'd also recommend: born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 12, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great shoes. Great service and shipping.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Calgary, Canada

It's a very comfortable and supportive sneakers, my daughters (I purchased 2 pars) loves it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 18, 2011

Anonymous

from New Jersey

What can I say, for years I refused to buy Birkenstocks. Until I had surgery on my foot last year, now I own 4 pairs and searching for more. I own these (Gizeh) in both Mocha and in White. I love them. They are perfect, your feet and ankles will thank you. The fit is great, you can adjust the buckles for a custom fit, and the foot bed is fantastic! I will give just a word of advise, always size up if you are a half size to allow your feet room to flex while walking. Please try them, I think you will love the comfort and style. And one last thing: Zappos delivery is awesome. Thanks Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sofft, and Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 28, 2010

Vickie M

from Raleigh, NC

I bought 2 pair, one for myself and one for my mom for Mother's Day. We have very different feet. Mom's are narrow and she needs arch support. Mine are wider, yet the fit was very true for both of us. These were her first Birkenstock shoes and she commented she has never had such a comfortable pair of shoes. I have been a Birkenstock fan for years!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell & Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 2, 2009

Badge B

from NC

Worth the pain - These took a long time- close to a month- to break in, and I still feel like I'm breaking them in if I haven't worn them for a few days. Still, I *love* these shoes. I bought the brown and black pairs, and I've worn them every day I've been off work this summer. If Birkenstock would just make a softer thong piece, they would be perfect. I padded mine with moleskin, and it has helped a lot. I've gotten a bunch of compliments, too; my husband thinks they're adorable. Zappos service is always fabulous, and I hope it doesn't change now that they've been bought by Amazon. You won't be disappointed with these, once you get over the sometimes painful breaking in period.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Ugg, Sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 1, 2009

Cheryl B

from Los Angeles

LOVE this shoe...Slipped these suckers on and they feel like I've had them for years. The style is chic, urban, hip, and practical all in one. Digging this very comfortable and cool looking Birk.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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