Birkenstock London Reviews

299 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

4%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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February 22, 2017

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Kelli

from Texas

I love these shoes. My feet feel so good when I wear these. I have some issues with shoes being too tight around the toe area and then my feet start hurting, but not with these shoes. There is plenty of room for my toes. Very comfortable shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 21, 2017

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Elise B

from Washington

These are so comfortable! Like all Birkenstocks, you have to wear them in and get them to mold to your feet, but now I basically live in them! Zappos.com was great to work with and the shoes came quickly! I will definitely order from them again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2017

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Donna M

from Rochester Mn

Oh my gosh I am a brickenstock girl. I am waiting a hip replacement. I work in a job were I need to wear business casual. These are casual but dressy enough for work. What I was looking for was support . To help me find some comfort until I have my hip replacement. And have comfort and style. I so love these shoes. I have many different styles and plan to get more!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 17, 2017

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Connie

from Minnesota, USA

I live in the land of snow and slush and was hoping to find a Birkenstock style I could wear during winter. After reading many reviews I did order a size up in the London style. I had to use a shoe horn to get the shoe on but once it was on my foot it was too large. The style was good, just like a Boston, which I love but with a back to protect your socks from getting wet in the snow. I unfortunately returned because for the price they just did not fit well enough.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 6, 2017

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Anonymous

from Louisiana

I have 3 pairs of Birkenstock sandals, all in the same size. Bought this pair in the same size and they were far too small.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 2, 2017

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Christine

from NYC

I gave these Birkenstocks as a gift to my boyfriend to replace his old pair. He loves them but notes that there is a bit of a break-in period because the soles have good arch support and he has flat feet. It takes a while for the soles to conform to his feet and for him to get used to them. Also, they do not have great traction on snow or ice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2017

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Anonymous

from Iowa

These fit just as I expected. I was a little Worried about how to care for the leather but they were too comfortable to send back!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 31, 2016

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Veronika

from Chicago, IL

After a year's worth of running injury recovery, I decided to give Birkenstocks a try again. I wore them in college in the early-mid 90s, and I really liked them. I went to the local Birkenstock shop and tried on the Arizona (I used to wear the Milano). They initially felt stiff and unrelenting, similar to my custom orthotics when I was breaking them in. Because of my foot problems, the SA recommended the original footbed over the soft, and I agree, that was the right choice. I got a pair that day in black, but then ordered the red nubuck soft footbed version from Zappos, for a more "fashionable" look. One of my friends swears she'd rather die than wear Birkenstocks, I told her that was her choice, but my feet are happy, and I'll continue to wear my Birks around her. Ha! So back to the shoes - when you first wear them, wear them only for 30 minutes or so, increasing your time each day. They do feel odd at first, but they really will form to your feet. I convinced my boyfriend who has some foot and back problems, to try them out. He hated them initially, said they felt like cork blocks, but now he puts them on when he gets home from work, so he can recover from being on his feet all day. He can't wear them to work, but wears them as house shoes. I recently started a part time retail holiday job, and they asked me to stay on permanently, 1-2 shifts a week. My day job is an office job, so I had to get used to a lot of standing again. I can't wear open toe/back shoes, and thought the London would be a good alternative to running shoes for my new retail gig, which is all standing/walking. The London is stiffer than the Arizona, probably because there's a lot more structure to the shoe. I wear a 6.5-7 D, and the 37 is perfect. I have to pull the strap pretty hard to get it closed, as I need to wear it on the 2nd hole, but I'm sure the leather will soften over time. They were a bit "blocky" feeling at first wearing, but I was able to wear them for a 6 hour shift without issue. No blisters, and my back felt great at the end of the day. They are not the cutest shoes, but I think I rock them pretty well with boot cut jeans or tights and a dress.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bass, Dansko, Think!, El Naturalista

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 27, 2016

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Anonymous

from Kentucky

Pretty good so far. I've owned several pairs of Birkenstocks and these feel similar to the others. The leather heel doesn't rub or anything which I was concerned about. The biggest difference is the footbed of this shoe doesn't have the toe ridges I haven't noticed much difference in wearing them, but that's something to note if you've had trouble with that feature in the past.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 26, 2016

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Anonymous

 

Most comfortable work shoes I have ever owned. Wonderful arch support. Love the heel cup also.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 19, 2016

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Polly C

from Central Minnesota

I ordered these a while ago but I haven't worn them yet, they feel comfortable when I try them on, but they're a little bit loose in the style, and that will take some getting used to. For me I have to adjust the straps when I take them on or off, but some people might be able to slip them on .

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2016

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REbecca W

 

OK - so I reviewed these on day one of getting them and trying them on BUT I have worn them a bit around my house and the tongue part cuts into my ankle - as much as I want these to work they will go back

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 2, 2016

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Anonymous

from WI

These are cuter on than pictured!! I have trouble with finding shoes due to wide flat feet. These had alot of support. Did did slip in the heel which was fine with socks but I also like them without so went to my local store bought a heel pad and now they are perfect

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 29, 2016

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Jason J

from Colorado

Great shoes, super comfortable like all Birkenstocks. I am a solid 42 in Europe sizing and usually a 9 or 9.5 in most shoes, but for these I had to go to a 41. They felt tight at first and I was worried they were too small, but they are perfect after wearing a few times to break in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2016

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Fakhoury

from Chicago, Illinois

Love these. I am a size 8 US but went with the 38 since they run a little big. My Arizona's also are a 38. They stretch out enough after a few times of wearing and are very comfortable. A little rough when u wear them first few times so don't wear them all day until broken in a bit. Love them. I even wear them with dress pants for work. so so comfortable

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 6, 2016

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Anonymous

from Colorado Springs

Always love Birkenstocks. I like that these don't slip off but I don't like having to unbuckle every time. I gave it it a 4 on comfort because they just don't want to break in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 29, 2016

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Gina M

from CA

I own dozens of pairs of Birkenstocks in many different styles. I have several pair of Bostons and turned to the London to have a closed heel shoe for winter. I usually wear a 38 regular in Bostons and 39 regular in Birkenstock boots. I ordered the 38 and 39 regular in the Londons. Neither fit. I understand the Birkenstock Break-In process. Heck, I even wrote a blog about it on my page ilovebirkenstocks.com. There was no way the Londons would fit over my instep comfortably. Where the buckle closes on the side is much more narrow than one would expect after having worn Bostons. Sadly I returned both pairs.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 26, 2016

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Anonymous

 

After wearing daily for 3 months the tread has worn bare! Otherwise excellent.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 24, 2016

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Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

amazing, comfortable shoes once it has been broken in. It works great for my job since it involves a lot of standing and the shoes as I said is very comfortable. It took about 3 weeks to really break in the shoes for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 19, 2016

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D R

 

I LOVE THESE SHOES. I purchased them to wear win the operating room. I stand on my feet all day for hours at a time and these are perfect. I highly recommend them to everyone. They have gotten all kinds of bodily fluids on them that don't belong to me and they clean well without leaving marks. They are perfect. Cannot praise these enough. The insoles are replaceable if necessary.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 16, 2016

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Vina T

from North Hollywood, Ca

I've been wearing this London for 28 years...I have loved them, but with my last pair and current job, the footbed was feeling a bit hard. Also, being 28 years older...foot needs change, I'm sure. They were also 6+ years old. I was so excited to learn about the new Soft Footbed! They are amazing...my first day I wore them for 8 hours on a cement floor and I could do a happy dance when I got home!!! Thank you Zappos for carrying this quality product and your outstanding customer service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 24, 2016

William T

from La Mesa, California

As with all the Birkenstock sandals/clogs I have owned, these are well made, provide exceptional support, and are comfortable to wear. I prefer the Havana oil leather, because it is easy to keep looking good with Lexol leather conditioner. I usually wear mine with crew socks and these took a day's wear to break in, while I can wear Birkenstock sandals pretty much right out of the box. Highly recommended!

Brands I'd also recommend: Pikolinos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2016

Anonymous

 

Ordered a 45 (12) narrow, perfect length and width, footbed is different from all the other Birkenstocks I own. arch is right under my metatarsal heads, very uncomfortable - not sure if regular would be the same so just sending back.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 15, 2016

Aisling O

from California

One shoe was narrower/tighter then the other but stretched with some a little wear. Shoes were different color brown for each other, I decided not to return! Checked your box.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 11, 2016

PAshoe

 

Really a comfortable shoe. My first pair birks, not my last. Looks more like a sandal than a shoe however. Not really something most people can wear to work. But an awesome casual shoe. I have plantar fasciitis and this shoe offered some nice relief for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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