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Birkenstock Gizeh Birkibuc™ Reviews

124 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

87% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 54 Gizeh Birkibuc™ Birkenstock Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 26, 2006

Shelby

from Houston,TX

Love it! I bought these shoes because I saw a friend of mine wearing them. They are really comfortable - unless you were them for a long time and then the thong part rubs a little. Super cute and casual!

Brands I'd also recommend: naot, privo, born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 23, 2006

Jennifer

 

I am a convert! I cannot believe that I bought a pair of Birkenstocks and am loving them. I always found them way to dumpy, and not nearly stylish enough. Although not as gorgeous as some shoes, they keep my feet comfortable through a full day of walking and I still look pretty stylish! I have since bought a pair of the Heidi Klum Birkenstock clogs and they are fabulous, too! (This sandal did take a little getting used to as the part that goes between your toes is fairly large and metal)

Brands I'd also recommend: Paul Green

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 22, 2006

Anonymous

from Boulder, Colorado

Getting used to the thong - This is a very comfortable sandal, but you have to get used to the thong. I found that it made all the difference in the world to loosen the strap one notch so that the back part of your foot is not held tightly in. The principle behind Birkenstock sandals is that the toe area should be held in, but the rest of your foot should have room to move up as you walk forward; hence, loosening the strap puts less pressure on your toe area, and gives your toes enough room to grip the toe pad.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock Arizona

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2006

Anonymous

from California

Great shoe, got lots of compliments. Very comfy. This is my second pair of Birkenstock's.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 4, 2006

Anonymous

from still in flat old kansas

I ordered this sandal looking for a different sandal that supported my arch. I have had other Birkenstocks that are great on comfort and support--but were on the ugly side. These are far superior in the style department. Did have to use a little Vaseline between my toes to hasten the softening of the rather hard leather piece between the toes. The toe grip ridge can be uncomfortable if you wear them to garden...otherwise I love ‘em!

Brands I'd also recommend: borne, earth shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2006

Amy

from Ohio

I recently had foot surgery, so I needed a supportive sandal I could wear while being active. I did get this sandal in the 'regular' (aka wide) since I had the surgery and wanted to make sure there was plenty of room. This sandal is comfy, yet pretty stylish! I would highly recommend this shoe. The piece between the toe takes a little getting used to, but as with all Birks, they feel even better once they've molded to your feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 2, 2006

Kathy

 

These sandals are soo nice! I have been looking for this style of Birkenstock sandals for 2 years and found them at your store at a fair price. The fit is excellent. Tried them on to make sure of the fit and wore them for the rest of the day. No hotspots, no blisters! They are such sensible footwear and look good. Have received many compliments on the style and the most interesting ones have been "You wear those expensive sandals". During my work day I walk many hours and my feet are never tired or hurting when I wear these sandals. The color is a neutral shade and looks good with shorts, capris, jeans and skirts. The style is flattering to my foot (6M). Ordering from Zappos is a fun experience, the selection is huge and decision making on my part is the time consuming element. Delivery is quick and efficient. In fact, I love Zappos and am telling friends and colleagues to visit your site and defy them not to purchase something! My next purchase will be a pair of slouch boots, have already been scoping out the selection. Thank you Zappos for making shopping for shoes such a pleasant experience! Kathy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 4, 2006

Josue O

from Marion,illinois

Great Service - Very Fast Service. Your site makes buying shoes very easy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 2, 2010

Anonymous

from Boone, NC

These shoes are very comfortable and I haven't had problems with the toe divider like others have. The jury is still out however on how I feel they look on me. Still deciding.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 2, 2010

Anonymous

from Boone, NC

These shoes are very comfortable and I haven\'t had problems with the toe divider like others have. The jury is still out however on how I feel they look on me. Still deciding.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 1, 2010

Alta P

from Wisconsin

Bought these shoes for an upcoming trip to Mexico. They'll be perfect! The color of the strap seems lighter when received than the picture but still a very pretty soft brown color. The arch might take a little getting used to - very high. All around I'm happy with the purchase. They fit very true to size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr. Martens, Reef

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 19, 2007

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

A solid buy - I used to wear Birks quite a lot in college, but stopped. Bought this pair now 7 years later and like them, but have found that there is a spot on the sole that really rubs just below the ball of my foot and has left a small bruise. I'm sure this is partly because I keep stubbornly wearing them, but still. Otherwise, super cute and reasonably comfy.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 8, 2007

Amy C

from Virginia

Gizeh - I normally wear a 39 narrow (filled in footbed, which is medium width in US sizes) in Birkenstocks, but since that size wasn't available I thought I'd try a 38 regular (which should be a wider width). The width seemed to be very narrow even for a wider width. LOVE the shoe but since they don't have it in the correct size I gotta send it back. If it were only a bit wider this would've been a keeper. I do not wear things between my toes and was concerned this one wouldn't work, but I wore it around the house for a few days and the thing I noticed was the width of the shoe, not the thing between my toes. Give it a try if you are sure of your size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Carlos Santana, Nine West, Uggs and of course Birks!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 10, 2007

Anonymous

from Baltimore, MD

Nice! Can take some getting used to, but very comfortable. However, the size can be misleading. I would suggest ordering a full size smaller than you normally would; mine were way too big when I first ordered them. Great shoes, though!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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September 26, 2006

Anonymous

from Rome, Georgia

Thong sandal - These sandals were a little stiff at first but after several wearings, became very comfortable. They look great with a wide variety of outfits and the color goes with most everything.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 6, 2009

Anonymous

 

Nice looking but jury is still out on the thong part. As soon as I put these on for the first time my immediate focus was on the thong spacer. Why on EARTH did they choose a HARD PLASTIC thong? Why not leather or something the same fabric as the rest of the shoe? In any case, I'm starting by wearing them around the house with my tabi (split-toe) socks on first, to get used to the hard thong. Then I may put some moleskin around the thong before I actually wear them outside, and with bare feet.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 23, 2009

Anonymous

from Knoxville, TN

Ouch! I'm a long time wearer of Birkenstocks - their footbed is perfect for my wide feet with high arches. However, this is the first time I tried the Gizeh, and I found the toe part extremely uncomfortable - just couldn't get used to it, and they had to go back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chacos, Keen, Teva

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 27, 2008

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

Great for standing but not walking - Par for the course, the Birkenstock footbed is amazingly comfortable BUT ...the toe spacer is extremely uncomfortable. I wear flip flops all of the time, so it is not an issue of getting used to something between the toes. The spacer is somewhat pointed and is made of plastic that feels more like metal. I love standing in these shoes but walking farther than across the room is less than pleasant. Still, the shoes are very cute and did not make my wide feet look wider in the way that I had feared they would.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 19, 2007

Anonymous

from Georgia

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!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Keen, Campers

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 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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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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July 25, 2014

Anonymous

from Syracuse, NY

Didn't think I would like these as much as I do! They are super comfy and mold to your feet. My daughters both want one! I am a size 8 and the 37 fit me well. Zappos is the best!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, montrail

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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July 24, 2014

EB M

from New Hampshire

I had a pair of Birks 12 years ago when I was in high school, and I wore them almost every day in the summer for 3 years until they fell apart. I had totally forgotten about them until they started showing up again all over the media. Thanks to their recent revival, and my impending foot pain, I figured I would order another pair, and my feet are loving me for it. These are the most comfortable sandals I have ever worn. How have I been wearing regular flip flops and sandals with no arch support for so long?! I prefer to shop locally, but when I checked with the 2 local retails that sell Birks, they only had the Arizona in stock and I really wanted the Gizeh. And Zappos, bless their hearts, had these delivered in 1 business day. How is that even possible?! I also love all the reviews Zappos provides; it makes shopping so easy. Big thanks to Zappos for their amazing service and Birkenstock for making amazingly comfortable shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 17, 2014

J. D

from Denver

Love these shoes and have been wearing them every day since they came in the mail. I generally wear an 8.5 and these are supposed to be for 8/8.5 and fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 17, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

I love Zappos! Got my shoes within 24hr of ordering. Perfect fit, great quality and comfortable. I am very satisfied. Didn't have 1/2 size went up to next full size...perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2014

LPhilly

from Westlake Village , CA

Comfortable and stylish. My 55 year old feet have a hard time being comfortable in most modern shoes, These are so great! I like the modified flip flop design. Took me a few tires to find the color I liked. This neutral color does not draw too much attention to my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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