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Birkenstock London Reviews

219 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:

51% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

83% "Felt true to width"

85% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 149 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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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!

Style 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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July 1, 2014

Dave S

from Ohio

Beautifully constructed robe but the fabric is substandard for this brand and price. Normal wear resulted in multiple pulled threads dangling from the front and sleeves of the robe within one week! Looks tacky. If I still had the packing I would return it. Not a good value.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Olukai

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 26, 2014

Randall R

from New York

Amazing, comfortable and stylish! And definitely worth the price. I will be purchasing another pair later this year. And the shipping with Zappos was remarkably quick. Kudos to you Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 4, 2014

Chuck B

from Michigan

I bought my Birkenstocks in 1988 while stationed in Germany and call them my "Career Shoes." In 26 years I have only replaced the soles twice, once in 1996 and again just last month, where I also had to have a piece of leather placed in the foot-bed since the shapes of the bottom of my feet have worn clear through the cork. They continue to be unbelievably comfortable. Perhaps that's why I love them so. I am in the medical profession (anesthesia) and have put long hours in while wearing these shoes. Not once have my feet hurt. That speaks to the comfort, quality and support of Birkenstock shoes. All but four years have been spent in this one pair of shoes and I'm confident they will last until I retire. Buy these and you'll be delighted!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 14, 2014

JRS

from New York

As a chef on my feet 50-60 hours a week, I'm pleased to say I've finally found the ultimate kitchen shoe. They're very comfortable, in usual Birkenstock fashion, and I find my feet stay drier in these than the rubbery Birki style. And they're way less narrow and constricting than Danskos. The only downside would be the air vents on the top of the foot...these could be sketchy should hot liquid be splashed on your feet...but they're so comfortable, I'm willing to take that chance. Just bought my second pair, but not my last, not by a long shot.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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April 9, 2014

Keith E

from Ithaca, NY

Another pair of wonderful shoes! As a person with myriad foot issues these are the only shoes that I find comfortable. They wear like cast iron and if the soles wear out, it's very inexpensive to get them replaced by Birkenstock. These shoes are from cheap, but are well worth the price as the last longer than any other show I've ever worn.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 14, 2014

Alex J

from NM

Sturdy and good looking, these just saved my life. 2 months ago, I broke my foot along the length of 2 metatarsal bones. I drive a manual Jeep and so could not wear the Dr.s "Boot". The stiff sole with arch support kept my bones aligned and are helping me heal and drive (limited). The only shoe break in for me was the heel. The enclosed heel of the shoe slanted + pushed my foot fwd onto the front rim, or it rubbed my heel. After about 2 weeks, it all is fine. This is my 3rd pair of Birks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Redwings, Sketchers, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 13, 2014

Kelly M

from Tempe, Arizona

I have had owned Birkenstock sandals for over 20 years. I could not be happier with the fit and finish of my new London clogs. The quality and workmanship of this brand has not diminished at all over the years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 10, 2014

Anonymous

from North Carolina

I purchased these shoes and have found them to be extremely comfortable. I have extremely high arches along with other foot issues. I wear them all day with no problem. My only issue with these shoes is that they "eat my socks." I definitely can not wear short socks with these shoes. I purchased another pair at the same time with the back open and I do not have a problem with these. Overall, I love Birkenstock shoes and would highly recommend them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2014

Leigh T

from Camilla, GA

I love these shoes. They were comfortable as soon as I put them on, but as the cork starts to conform to my foot they become better and better. I had the same style years ago and they, too, were well-made, long-lasting shoes. I highly recommend. I have a narrower heel with a wide foot and these fit great. I think they're pretty darn cute, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2014

N. J

from Beloit Wi

I always wear Birkenstock clogs and sandals. I always wanted a pair of the Birkenstock shoes, but I live in a small town and never could try them on in a regular shoe store. For Christmas I asked for a pair since I live in Wi. I needed a pair of shoes and not clogs. We found these at Zappos, ordered them and they came quickly. I love them; they feel wonderful. Since I have a lot of foot problems the Dr. said Birkenstocks were the best option. There is plenty of room in the toe box and amazing support in the shoe. Very happy with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: I only wear Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Harrisonville, MO

I have not worn Birkenstock for years and wasn't sure of the size but good glory, with the Zappos method of returns and exchanges it was no big deal that I had to return the first pair. The shoes are exactly what I needed with my high arch. My foot pain has stopped now that I have Birks again. I have never had such an enclosed shoe from them before and the leather is VERY stiff when you first get them, but they are getting more comfy all the time as they weather to my foot and the leather softens up some. I know they will last a good long while.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Love these, very comfortable (I am on my feet most of the day). Plenty of support and they are cool looking!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Keen, Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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