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Birkenstock London Reviews

271 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

80% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 201 London Birkenstock Reviews

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February 17, 2007

Diana

from Tennessee

Would wear no other for work - I wear the white for my job in the medical field. I will never by any other. I can take them out of the box and wear tem all day, no problems.

Brands I'd also recommend: I have several pairs of sandals and clogs. The only shoes I wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 26, 2006

Anonymous

from nebraska

When the shoes were brand new, they were still stiff. The back (near the heel) rubbed me and gave me a blister. Now that they're broken in though, they're fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2006

Nutty R

from Chicago

Somehow comes out on top - They're hideous, take a while to break in, and need to be regularly aired out or they stink (particularly without socks), but are hands down the most supportive and comfortable shoes I have ever owned.

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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October 29, 2006

Anonymous

from Roseville, CA

Love my London’s - I have been a Birkenstock fan for a lot of years and find them and Dansko the only shoes that do not have a break-in period. I love these shoes! They are really comfortable; I stand all day on my job. I am a size 6 and find that 37 narrow are the best fit for me. Total comfort! Zappos has given me the best customer service! They bend over backward to keep their customers happy!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 5, 2006

Anonymous

from Southern New Jersey

Keeping with quality - The Birkenstock London shoe keeps with the quality that Birkenstock has demonstrated since I can remember, from my first pair 30 years ago. The London has a great look with my jeans, and the comfort of a lightweight but substantial-enough shoe, instead of a Birkenstock sandal. Plus, this is a perfect pair for the fall!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 10, 2006

Anonymous

from Palm Springs, CA

Birkenstock London - I've had a pair of these for 2 years and consider these to be the best shoes I've ever owned. Fit is perfect. Leather takes a few days to break, but I have no complaints at all

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock Boston, Tokyo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 6, 2006

Bob Y

from Portland, Oregon

Stylish comfort - I thought I was the last guy you'd find in a Birkenstock, but I now own 2 pair - the London and a sandal. Flat, wide and flexible is the order of the day for healthy feet, and these meet the bill. Along with that, the London is a very stylish shoe. Stylish enough for the city with your dress pants or the weekend with jeans. Put away those silly notions about "weird hippie boots" and go buy a pair! Your feet will love you for it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Joseph Siebel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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December 2, 2014

Sally

from NYC

I got these for work at a restaurant. They are beautiful well made shoes as everyone else has said and the leather ages wonderfully, but the sizing is very very tricky if you are not used to birkenstocks or need a reality check on what position your feet should be in inside a shoe. This is my second pair of birkenstocks. My first were open toed Arizona sandals which I got in a 38, as I am 7.5 in sandals and usually an 8 in boots. All of my shoes are 7.5-8 regular width, although I am thin so my feet are kind of skinny (but not narrow in actual shape). In this shoe however, the 38 turned out to be too small, although I thought they fit great at first. After several wearings I could feel that the footbed was just not lining up with the contours of my foot and it was painful, I could feel the toe bar pressing on my fascia with no room for me to engage in this so called gripping motion, or room for warm socks. My foot felt like it was sitting too far back in the shoe. I thought, how is this possible as everyone says these run large and I got my true size? Well, I disagree that they run large if you are sizing for the actual footbed as you should (bc this is the most important part for comfort). For me, getting my "boot size" worked better. My advice is to focus on the placement of your foot on the footbed and notice how it moves and engages with the toe bar (if it presses the bottom of your foot it is too small), not how loose the shoe feels. When I read a review (or see someone in a shoe on the street) where you can clearly see they sized down in a birkenstock it just makes me cringe picturing their foot jammed in there putting pressure on all the wrong spots and destroying the cork before its time. I returned them for a 39 and the footbed feels great, while the shoe part is slightly loose (would fit better if I was a man or had more fat on my feet). As it is, I wear them with thick wool socks bc it is winter and the problem is mostly solved. Half sizes would be even better, or a size where the footbed is the same but the top part has less leather, like a slim version or something. The shoe is a CLOG however, and fits like one, I flip flop around but I don't slosh around IN them. For vanity considerations, yes they do make your feet look large but I think the elven quality is kind of charming. Plus, as my sister says, "why should we pretend our feet are smaller than they are?" If you work at a certain type of restaurant you may find it hard to pair them with your more girly outfits, I just go for skinny jeans and a blouse and embrace my inner euro hippy. Everything everyone says about Birkenstocks is true if you can find your correct size. Don't get narrow unless you are actually narrow, then your baby toes hit the edge and there should be a little space all around your foot. Better than Danskos, IMO (too restricting in toe area, no flexibility of the sole, can cause falls and bunions, baby your feet too much). PS this is Zappos! Order a million sizes and work it out, you are worth it!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent 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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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 26, 2016

Anonymous

 

Purchased this pair to have closed-toe shoes for work. The most comfortable loafers I've owned have been Naots, but the sole would break after 6 months of daily wear. But the Birkenstock London pair is very comfortable like the Arizona sandals previously purchased. The sizing is also consistent. The only complaint is the buckle -- need to undo it every time I put the shoes on, but hopefully this will change once I break in the leather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 15, 2016

Frank

 

Comfortable out of the box. These don't have the toe bar, which isn't a problem for me. The thick leather really gives the shoe a substantial feel, while the light weight really makes them easy to wear for long periods. Build quality is excellent-the footbed is made in Germany, while the upper is made in Portugal. Don't let that bother you, Portugal is known for making fine leather products and shoes. The Havana color is rich and attractive. Very happy with these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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February 10, 2016

Anonymous

from St. Paul,Mn

Zappos has great quality shoes, incredible customer service, extremely quick shipping. I love the company. No complaints!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2016

Anonymous

 

I have been on these shoes for a week. They were comfortable right out of the box, and will continue to get more comfortable as I wear them in I am sure. Being a shop teacher, on my feet all day, with a touch of plantar fasciitis, I needed a closed toe shoe with a lot of arch support - these are perfect. The price was a little hard to swallow, but the quality is first rate, with thick leather uppers, and the typical Birkenstock quality sole, so I expect they will last a good number of years. I highly recommend these 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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Excellent arch support

 

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January 1, 2016

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

I gave these shoes four out of five (in comfort), only because they really take some work to break in. Right out of the box I found them really tight and uncomfortable (I do, however, have really wide feet with high arches). After wearing them and pushing through the first week or so, these shoes were broken in and almost feel custom made for my feet. They are very comfortable and seem like they're going to last a long time. They are pretty cute especially if you like the Birkenstock look - I wear them to work with nice jeans.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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December 30, 2015

H.Johnson

from Western New York

Trying to replace my original pair. I love this shoe! But my foot is too wide for the Regular. Trying to find this in wide. Plus my original pair had a kind of shiny leather-good for work, not the dull 'oil finish'.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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