Birkenstock London Reviews

299 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

79% "Excellent arch support"

287 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/23/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I own about eight pairs of Birkenstocks and I bought these because I wanted a pair with a closed back for clinic. I love them. I have tried a lot of comfort shoes and my favorites are Birks, Keens, and Earth shoes. The usual excellent arch support and wide toe box. The only thing would be that the back rubbed a little for the first two days, so just make sure you have longer socks, and the whole shoe was a bit loose after a couple of days, like it had stretched out. I normally wear a 39 regular for open toed Birks or 40 narrow for closed toed, and these were a 40 regular because I was unsure about the tightness at the back.

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12 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/11/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

My podiatrist recommended this for my heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. Tried them on and it felt like I strapped bricks to my feet. No, I'm sorry, it was like a rock in my shoe that never went away. I thought the bedding would be soft but it is completely corked. Very hard and painful if you already suffer from foot issues. After one hour at work I was almost in tears I couldn't walk. The middle part raises up and it makes your feet shift to the sides as if you are walking on the side of the shoe. I literally limped to my locker to take them off. Still trying to figure out how this molds to your feet and contours if this thing is hard as bricks. The strap was short and it made it difficult to pull it into the hole. I ended up poking a hole in the strap not knowing the shoe would hurt so bad and made it impossible to return. Wasted a lot on a shoe that angrily sits in my locker! Buyer beware.

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4 people found this review helpful  

January 15, 2010

Anonymous

from Redwood City, CA

I have plantar fasciitis and Birkenstocks are the only shoes my feet can tolerate these days. They are great for a job that keeps me on my feet most of the day and when I’m at home I switch into my Birkenstock sandals. FYI, the "narrow" is misleading as that is what fits my average width feet best.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 2, 2011

Blair C

from Salisbury, MD

Just got these shoes in the mail and I already love them! I have plantar fascia so I need the high arches. The original Birkenstock footbed is perfect for easing the pain. True to most Birk sizing, these are fairly big. I usually wear a size 10 in woman's, but with these I ordered a 40 (which they say corresponds to a 9-9.5). Plus, I have a wider foot and the Regular is plenty roomy. I like that these look like the classic Birk clog they will be more functional as it gets colder. These appear to be sleeker than ones I've gotten in the past, which traditionally do look a bit clunky. Zappos was amazing as always. I ordered these around 9:30 pm EST and they arrived the next day. Crazy good!

Brands I'd also recommend: Chacos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

May 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Nashville, Tennessee

Best. Shoes. Ever. I wore these during a 3-month backpacking trip across Europe. My feet blister easily and that never happened with these shoes. They held up to hot, sunny days as well as cold, rainy/snowy ones. Feet never get tired whether you're running to catch a train or hiking up a mountain. They're also super easy to get off at security if you fly a lot. The leather upper ages really well also. I love the way they look now more than brand new.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2011

Maria m

from NYC

These shoes are fantastic. They have really helped my plantar fasciitis. You may think they look ugly now, but if you have foot pain, they start to look very cool, very quickly. I think their weird look really rocks. Oh, I got the narrow fit; you should decide if you have a narrow foot or not for the perfect fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: FitFlop

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Hummelstown, PA

I love how you feel supported and yet not restricted in these wonderfully well made beautiful shoes. I wear them with or without socks and I have yet to get a blister from any of my Birkenstocks. They are made for feet. This color looks great with jeans too.

Brands I'd also recommend: merryll soft shoe earth born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2011

Anonymous

from AR

Beautiful shoe. I wear a size 37 and this felt like a 36. Order one size larger than what you normally wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 14, 2010

Kim

from New Jersey

Ordered my normal Birkenstock size and they are perfect! I have worn Bostons in the past. I was worried about the heel rubbing my achilles tendon, but it doesn't. The back of the shoe doesn't sit right up against my foot, so there is no rubbing. I teach and am on my feet all day, so these are perfect. My foot is wide at the base of my toes, and the wider toe box is a perfect fit. The front "tongue" does rub against the top of my foot a little, but socks solve that problem easily. Also, the leather will soften up over time. It's already soft, but it will break in even more. Definitely cuter on than I expected. I think they look better than the Bostons.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 14, 2011

Dianne

from Sacramento

I have a narrow foot and Birk's version of narrow is EEE, so get the narrowest one offered. I could almost put both feet inside this giant.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Western Suburbs of Chicago

I could not find Birkenstock shoes anywhere --- only sandals and sometimes an open shoe just is not appropriate. Thank you Zappos! Although not the sexiest shoe I've ever worn, definitely one of the most comfortable. The same amazing support and function of the more often seen sandals, but with the coverage one needs in colder weather or to meet dress code requirements. Want them in brown and would love more colors from which to choose.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 19, 2012

Benjamin G

from Sonora, California

Great shoes! I have some pain in my feet so I wanted to try some Birkenstocks which I haven't owned since I was a teen. I remembered them being comfortable and they are. Even with the full leather upper they are also lightweight. They even come in narrow sizes which I recently discovered is a better fit. I'm very happy with the purchase. Birkenstocks do break in quickly so buy them fairly snug.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

Another great pair of Birkenstocks! The leather is simple and is breaking in nicely. They are destined to be very comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

These shoes are comfortable all day while I am on my feet. They also accommodate my wide feet with bunions.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Vancouver, BC

Very comfy to walk. Good shoes. Wish Zappos is selling more colours besides black and brown.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkis

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 4, 2011

Anonymous

 

I was not sure that Birkenstocks would be comfortable to me. They are different from other comfortable shoes I have had. They have been great. I thought at first arch support maybe too high but I have not found it so. Oh, by the way, they are not likely to be found on a fashion runway. However, that was not where I was going to wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 11, 2011

Anonymous

 

Ugliest shoes ever, and I'm looking for another pair. I have had two pairs of London's, both I have re-soled at least once. I have some Footprints now, and they are great, but I think I am missing the over all greatness of these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2011

Cindy

from Billings, MO

I've had these for about 3 weeks and couldn't be more pleased. They are well worth the money. I have 2 other pairs of Birks 15 years old that have been resoled twice each. These shoes last and last with minimal upkeep. Excellent arch support. I'm a 10.5 and found the 42 to fit well so half sizes may want to order up.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2011

Jessica L

from Bremerton, WA

I have always worn Birkenstocks. I bought this pair for my 11 year- old son (Birkenstock sizing is unisex) because he has been getting recurrent ingrown toenails. He loves them! He says they are the most comfortable shoes he has ever worn and he has not had an ingrown toenail since he started wearing them. The habana oiled leather was more expensive, but I wanted him to have a pair that he really likes, and it is a beautiful finish, even after being waterproofed!

Brands I'd also recommend: Crocs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 30, 2010

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

These shoes are great! I have high arches and also chronic foot pain from years of ballet and long distance running. Birkenstock shoes are the only shoes I can currently wear without pain. These felt a little bigger than the sandals I have that are the same size, and I almost sent them back for a smaller size. However, after wearing them for a few days they feel great. They are just a little roomier than most shoes. Also, they look better in person than in the pictures.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 20, 2010

Kelly r

from north carolina

Love these shoes! I own about six pair of Birkenstocks, and these are my new favorite.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 18, 2010

Michelle

from Lehi, UT

I love these shoes! They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever had! They fit perfectly and look great. I was looking for a shoe that alleviate knee and back pain, this shoe fits the bill. I've worn their sandals in the summer but this is the first clog I've tried, and they are just as awesome as the sandals. They're pricey, but worth it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco, Uggs, Bearpaw, Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 14, 2010

Anonymous

 

Fantastic, don't want to take them off. I had some Birkenstock sandals years ago and decided fashion-be-damned, I'd get some comfortable shoes for work because I'm on my feet a lot. Turns out they look pretty cool, even with a suit, and I'm getting lots of comments. Highly recommend them and Zappos had the best prices and service. Awesome.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 9, 2010

Zachary W

from Madison, WI

I wore a pair of Boston clogs for about six years, until I walked the soles right off. I liked those, but always thought it'd be nice to have something with a proper heel enclosure. The London has a similar look, classed up a bit by replacing the suede with leather. I couldn't find any local stores that carried the London, so I took a chance and just ordered them here. I have not been disappointed! This is a great shoe. They're nice enough to wear to work, and I receive lots of compliments on them. They absolutely do not look like Crocs (at least not in the Habana Oiled color). And as any Birk fan will attest, they are really comfortable. I did follow the suggestion of reviewers here and went down a size from what I normally wear. My old Boston's, which were size 45 (to match up with my US size 12 feet) always felt a bit loose. So for these, I dropped down to a size 44, and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 23, 2010

Nancy V

from Washington, DC

I enjoy these shoes very much. I work in a restaurant and have been looking for some shoes that won't make my feet hurt after long hours. Although, please be warned, the arch support in these shoes are just amazing, and so much so, that you might not want to wear them long while you are breaking them in. But after you break them in, they're awesome and my feet never hurt at work anymore! Yeah, they cost a little more than I had wanted to spend, but you can replace the cork as well as the bottom part! So I can wear these things for years! They are also very roomy, which took some getting used to.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 22, 2010

Anonymous

from Madison, Wisconsin

I need good arch support and these provide just that. I am on my feet probably 7 out of 8 hours at work and for me these provide all the stability and comfort I need.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 31, 2010

Anonymous

from Michigan

These were comfortable right out of the box. For a person with wide feet and high insteps, you can't do much better. You might want to watch out if you have narrow feet though. I was so excited to find out Birk had a shoe with a back to it. This is OSHA required in many workplaces. My job also requires me to stand most of the day, and these will not let you down. Your feet will not ache from these shoes. They look better in person too, for the style conscious. I have no doubt these will stand the test of time. I have a well worn in pair that I bought 15 years ago, and they are still in great shape.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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