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Birkenstock London Reviews

234 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

50% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

83% "Felt true to width"

85% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 164 London Birkenstock Reviews

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August 27, 2006

Anonymous

 

I love my Birkenstock London’s! A former Birkenstock junkie, these are the only pair I can not think of parting with... they are perfect in every way! The worn leather only adds to their charm! Buy them!!! Wear them!!! Love them!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks, keen, uggs, born, campers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 24, 2006

Anonymous

 

Comfortable but not too beautiful - These are great all-around everyday shoes. I bought the smooth black leather version, and they are great because I wear them with slacks to work or with jeans in my leisure time. I have many Birkenstock shoes, and they are all incredibly comfortable. Love the footbed, and the adjustable buckle helps keep them on tighter as they get older and looser.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock sandals: Arizona, Milano, Rio

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 12, 2007

Anonymous

from Clifton Park, New York

Birkenstock London - Purchased the London Birkenstock for heel and arch support hoping that they would be as supportive as their sandals are. They are top quality, and are comfortable, but I do not find them as supportive as an Arizona, Boston, or Gizeh. As always, amazingly simple purchase and next day delivery from Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock Arizona, Boston, or Gizeh

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 8, 2007

Anonymous

 

Too big - These shoes have molded insoles that make them limited to fit. They are about a full size bigger than normal European sizes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 7, 2006

Anonymous

from Bremerton, WA

Pain Reliever - I have had problems with my feet lately and the only shoes that helped were a pair of 3 year old Birkenstock sandals. The London's were recommended to me by a friend with a similar problem. They have been the perfect solution!!!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 2, 2006

Deb

 

London runs wide! This is a cool looking Birk! Very urban and minimalist! This was much wider on me than my other styles in this brand.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 12, 2006

Jenny

from Toronto Canada

Nubuck Needs Care - I have these in Cacao Nubuck regular width and have been wearing them for about a month now. They did need 3-4 days to "break in" and then felt more comfortable as I walked in them. However, they are not good for standing in because standing for only about a half hour could cause discomfort in the heel area. Regular width in this style are too loose when socks are not worn, so I suggest that if you are buying regular but don't plan to wear socks with them for better air circulation/coolness, then get narrow instead. The buckle straps are pretty easy for on and off once you get used to them. I also suggest getting the smooth leather instead of nubuck like mine, because nubuck seems to need a lot of care and are also less durable. I bought this spray which claims to guard nubuck leather from rain, snow and even salt, but even after spraying 2 coats, I still find water being able to seep into the leather. Although I can't say that Nubuck accounts for this because it might be the quality of the spray itself. But it's true that Nubuck doesn't take even the lightest scratches very well perhaps because the texture is very fine and there is no protective layer like the smooth leather, causing any finger marks, shoe prints, dust, etc. to easily get onto the surface. But if you are careful with nubuck, stains like those could be taken off spotlessly with a wipe of a damp cloth at the end of the day. The only thing I like about nubuck however, is that the material is extremely fast-drying. You could even just stand there and watch them gradually dry which allows you to wear them again soon afterwards. I plan to test them out some more in the snow this coming winter.

Brands I'd also recommend: Try Montana

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 21, 2012

Anonymous

from South Carolina

It's not the best of the Birkenstock designs. Difficult to slip on and off without unbuckling. And I agree with some others, seem a bit wide. Not all that attractive, toe is more geometric than it appears in my view. If you like the Birkenstock sole then OK. But otherwise, I'd look at other models.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 21, 2006

Fatima

from Texas

Birkenstock London - I owned a pair of Boston Clogs in suede and loved them. When they wore out I decided to go with the London. Big mistake! I have had this shoe for about a year now. Granted I don't wear them too often but the leather still doesn't 'look' broken in. In the beginning they were INCREDIBLY hot and sweaty! With socks they made my feet smell bad (this isn't usually a problem for me either)! If I didn't wear socks it was the same thing and my feet still got sweaty. In my opinion, it was my $ down the commode. Don't spend your money on these. I recommend the Boston's!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 10, 2006

Laurie P

from Mount Vernon, WA

Not the same as old Birks - I had to get these to replace my old shoes which are not made any longer, they are not easy to break in and are hot and sweaty. My old Birks were the mary jane style very similar to these and they never had to go through a break in period. I still wear the old one more than these new shoes.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 20, 2015

Anonymous

from Kansas City, Missouri

I have diabetes with some nerve damage from prescription medications. These shoes are comfortable and allow me to walk comfortably 3-6 miles daily. What I especially like is the ridge by the toe area that allows full flex of foot while walking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2015

Anonymous

from Roanoke Virginia

Nothing beats Birkenstock for comfort. Period. They do not make the Alton leather clog anymore but this is a nice substitute.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 4, 2015

Susan M

from United States

I love these shoes. I've had a pair for over 10 years now, exactly like the ones pictured, and wear them whenever I wear black dress shoes. I appreciate the comfort for music performances. One of my friends getting ready for a cantata at Christmas (maybe as many as 8 years ago)said, "I didn't know which shoes I'd wear tonight, but I figured Susan would be wearing her ugly shoes, so I might as well be comfortable."In the ten years, we've had them half-soled once, when the sole wore down to the cork in the back. They're still going strong.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2015

Anonymous

 

You don't even have to wear socks during the winter for these leather shoes to keep feet your feet warm. For someone who has a narrow heel they may be a tad loose in the back. It was uncomfortable at first since they constantly would slip off my heel, but after I got used to it these shoes became even more comfortable. As far as looks go, they aren't the most stylish shoe, but its fairly easy to make them stylish with the proper outfit. The brown looks especially rich and can be worn dresses up or casual. Overall if your feet ache day in and day out, spend the money...it's worth it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2014

Anonymous

from Denver, Co

Zappos size chart is incorrect for this shoe. My son wears a size 10 1/2, which Zappos list as a size 43. When the shoe came it was too small and said size 10/43on the box. We had to go up to a 44 for size 10 1/2.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Upstate New York

I have worn Birkenstock sandals for years and always dreaded the coming of the cold when I had to give up my beloved Birks. I finally decided to get some Birkenstock "real shoes" this year and I couldn't be happier. They feel just like my sandals, but I can wear them even when the weather is cold or rainy. They are perfect! Who cares if they are stylish - my feet don't hurt after standing all day long. I like them so much I decided to get another pair in black.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 19, 2014

Kim H

from Beautiful Tulsa OK

I love these shoes! They look and feel wonderful. Comfortable, wide space for my toes and they fit my very wide feet just perfectly. The only negative is you have to open the buckle to get them over your heel.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alegria

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 14, 2014

Anonymous

from Oregon

These are great sturdy shoes. Be warned, if you have never worn Birkenstocks before the shoes are heavily contoured and stiff and quite painful until you break them in and get your feet to adjust to them. After that though, they are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. Even better, I've found that they can be repaired/resoled, just like my Birkenstock sandals! I have plantar fascia and walk quite a bit every day with the dog, and this is the first shoes I've owned that prevent howling feet at the end of the day. When I first got them, they weren't really my style (I've never owned clogs or anything), but I have to say they're growing on me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 5, 2014

Dustin

from United States

These were my first pair of London's, but not my first pair of Birkenstocks. They are awesome. I debated between the soft and regular footbeds (I have Birkenstocks with both), but went with the hard one. There are strong opinions on which is better, and honestly I think they both have merits. The soft one doesn't require a break in period. But I think once broken in, they're equally comfortable. My one tiny irritation with the oiled leather: it bleeds. Badly. Like, turns my feet/socks completely black and it's hard to get off, especially my bare feet. But I prefer the way oiled leather ages, so it's a compromise. There's also so much debate in Birkenstock sizing, but I -- 100% of the time -- wear a 44; and I'm 100% of the time a US men's 11. I've owned many Birks, too. As for the style, I think they get a bad rap because they conjure hemp, tie-dye and other style infractions. You don't have to be that person. I am not a hippie and I have deep love for these shoes. In terms of comfort, they are in a league all their own. And there's nothing stopping you from wearing them with stylish clothes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 1, 2014

Anonymous

 

Zappos was great and I got the order in a much shorter amount of time (1 day!) than the 4-5 day estimate. These shoes were a doozy to properly fit, however, be warned. I am a long time Birkenstock wearer. I ave a pair or Birkenstock Paris, bought in 1997 and still going strong. I have another pair of Florida sandals that fit my feet like a glove. For both, I wear a 39 wide (or regular, following Birkenstock terminology). However, these London (made in 2014) in the Habana Oiled fit totally small! I tried on the 39 wides (regular) which were too small. Tried the 40 wides (regular), too big. Decided to try the London 40 narrows on a whim and they fit perfectly! I had tried on another version of Birkenstock Londons at a local dealer (didn't have it in this oiled leather) but it must've been some kind of older stock because the 39 regulars fit met, as expected. I don't know if these Birkenstock professional series fit a little funny or or if the 2014 versions are off somehow but you've been warned about the sizes, people. Now that I've found the right size, I do love them and never want to take them off.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2014

Chris

from Michigan

I've been wearing this style for 15+ years. Great fit and comfort (after week-long break in period).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 31, 2014

Kristin M

from Dodge City, KS

I have purchased Birkenstocks before at Zappos, a sandal, and have been very pleased both with the shoe itself and the fit. I have heel pain and the arch support soothes this problem. I wear these shoes with socks and there is plenty of room.

Brands I'd also recommend: Orthaheel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 31, 2014

Mark B

from Fargo, ND

I ordered the wrong size the first try. Zappos return was simple and quick. As for the shoes, they are great. Can't wait to get another color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 30, 2014

Lee A

from Virginia

I am not new to Birkenstocks. This is my eighth pair, this is my first pair of closed shoes. I am breaking them in before I wear them to work (12 hour shifts as a CNA) they feel good already. I had back surgery 10 years ago Birks were the only thing that made me feel stable on my feet. I now need knee, foot, and ankle support these do just that. Birks may not be the cutest shoes but who cares as you get older you trade cute for comfort. You just cannot go wrong with Birkenstocks I am still a big fan. After the molding period, about one month for some people they will be your favorite shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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