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Birkenstock London Reviews

302 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:

71% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

79% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 232 London Birkenstock Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 29, 2007

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Great minimal looking shoe - I've worn Birkenstocks on and off for years. I'd been wearing a 44 until I went to have my Boston's resoled. The sales person told me I should really be wearing a 45. I took her advice, but always thought the clogs looked/felt too big. I'd wanted a pair of London's for quite some time, but found a 45 impossible to find anywhere until I checked Zappos, who had a 45 narrow. I decided to give it a shot and am happy I went with the narrow as opposed to the regular width. The sloppiness I felt in the 45 regular is gone and the shoe fits me very well and looks sharp with a variety of pants. If you're in between sizes, my advice is to go with the narrow.

Brands I'd also recommend: Boston

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 26, 2007

Eric M

from Brooklyn!

Great shoe - It starts off a little uncomfortable - like any solidly built leather shoe - but suddenly turns soft and comfortable after the tenth day. Since then, it's been perfect. A note on the Narrow vs. Regular. I have a pair in Regular width and Narrow width... the Narrow really is about the width of your average American shoe and the Regular is noticeably wide. I prefer the Regular, but it's not for everyone.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any of the Earth brand shoes... they can take a while to break in, but last forever and can be worn for days on end.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 20, 2014

Kesher

from Seattle

Well made and constructed. Runs small in the length; toes touch. Sloppy feel but that's part of the deal with Berks. Get ready for heel slip, similar to clog shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 29, 2017

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JoeP

from Florida

I love these shoes. I actually have 2 pair of the Black and 2 pair of the Blown. After a year+ of wearing them they get a little wrinkled looking and become my long-walk/get dirty pair. I've worn them with and without socks and think they are extremely comfortable. I have psoriatic arthritis in my foot/feet and these shoes provide total relief. I even prefer them to going barefoot. I also have several pair of Birkenstock sandals but I think that these are even more comfortable because they completely enclose my foot. They run wide, so the narrow is like a normal width. Otherwise the sizing seems accurate. All around an excellent shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 16, 2017

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Jade

from Shreveport,La

I love Birkenstocks!!! They are the best shoe for my feet and they last forever! I saw this shoe and I had to have it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 13, 2017

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Anonymous

 

i loved how this looked, but it was too tight across the ball and top of my foot and then too long in the toes which made me sad.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 24, 2017

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Denise E

from El Dorado

I love these shoes. The heel rubbed for the first 2-3 days, but after that they are perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 14, 2017

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Anonymous

 

I LOVE these shoes!! They take some time to brake in, but once they are, they are pure heaven!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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