Birkenstock London Reviews

283 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

24%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

80% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 188 London Birkenstock Reviews

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October 30, 2013

Anonymous

from NYC

If Birks work for you and you can get the proper fit, I'm sure these would be great. Maybe the size I ordered was too big? They were the same size (40) as my Amsterdams that fit well. My instep/arch is on the high side, and my heel is narrow in comparison to the front of my foot. I'm unsure and the top of the shoe at the instep seemed to come too far up my foot (is this the vamp? if so, the vamp was too high) and so was poking into my foot near the flexion point, and the heel seemed to slip too much plus the top of the heel was poking into my achilles. The strap is a bit difficult to adjust and it seems to have one or two holes where it prefers to live. They look great for a pair of Birks, though! To have the uniform color all around the heel (vs the cork) looks sleek and less like a casual comfort shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: orthaheel, giesswein

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 28, 2013

Pat

from Roxbury, CT

Really wanted these shoes to be great but unfortunately the toe box is so wide the shoes looked ridiculous on my size 8 feet. I love my Birkenstock sandals and would like to find some equally comfortable everyday cold weather shoes. These were not the ones.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 26, 2013

Chef K

from Atlanta GA

On my feet a great deal as a chef. The best chefs shoes I have ever owned. My feet aren't as worn out at the end of the day.

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

 

October 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Washington state

It says the size 36 is for shoe size 5-5 1/2 which is totally wrong! Birkenstock is not making hardly any shoes in the 35 which has always been the size 5-5 1/2 . . . they fit like a 6-6 1/2 which is correct for the 36, so beware of the new sizing!

Brands I'd also recommend: keens, teves

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Ojai, California

I have a wide foot with a bunion, and this shoe would be perfect except for one problem: I have to buckle and unbuckle the strap each time I want to take the shoe on and off. In the photo it looked like a shoe that I could step into if I set the buckle as wide as it would go. But this did not work, so I'm exchanging them for the Amsterdam.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fly Flot, Ecco

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

 

October 15, 2013

DebjustDeb

from Kenosha, WI

I think I liked them but needed a half size. 39 was to small and 40 was to big. I had to send them back darn it anyway. I bought the Birkenstock Boston instead.

Brands I'd also recommend: Is there another brand???

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

 

October 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Shawnee, Kansas

I bought these shoes for my clinical rotations in nursing school. They are super comfortable, relatively stylish and get a lot of compliments. And not to mention that they're Birks!

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 28, 2013

Bob S

from United States

I have been wearing Birkenstock Londons for years. I only wish I had discovered them years earlier and wish to wear nothing else in leather! Love their comfort and style. I use Hunter Blacks for formal and Habana Oiled Leather for day-to-day.

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

 

September 24, 2013

Gail B

from Killingworth, CT

Fit and comfort just like regular Birkenstocks. I had a pair years ago that were all leather and they were really stiff and didn't break-in for a long time. While the wool is very structured, it is more comfortable. The only down-side is that the brown leather did stain my light-colored socks. I would not wear them without socks.

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 23, 2013

Dana

from Catonsville

My husband liked the look of these shoes. These Birko Flors have extremely high arch support that was painful for him to wear. Exact quote: "It feels like one of those Skechers shoes built to rock your feet." He is not a fan.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 13, 2013

Scarlet G

from Vancouver, BC

From start to finish experience with Zappos was very positive! I placed my order after being dissatisfied with another company and requiring these shoes by Friday and it was Wednesday. The super friendly customer service person VIP'd me and I received them overnight! I am completely satisfied and will shop Zappos again!

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

 

September 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Stamford, CT

I really love this pair of shoes! The quality is awesome and the price is a steal. Delivery cannot be faster! Will definitely shop more at 6pm. Looking into other Birkenstock shoes right now.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco, Merrell, New Balance, Cole Hann

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

 

September 1, 2013

Anonymous

from sioux falls, sd

I am not thrilled with these but I kept to wear indoors during winter months. I have narrow, hard to fit feet. The Birkenstock foot bed is what I need most. I hate the strange toe shape.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Born, Mephisto

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 28, 2013

Anonymous

 

I wasn't sure what size to order because I own the Arizona sandals which I wear bare foot and plan to wear the Londons with socks. So, I ordered both, the same as the sandals and one size bigger. The size bigger seemed to be the best fit. I hope to have many wonderful years with these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Michigan

I bought these shoes about 8 months ago and loved them immediately. The color and fit were great. After a few months, they were a little scuffed up and scratched. I wasn't sure how to do that so I contacted Birkenstock. Their customer representative said to use saddle soap or take it to a Birkenstock repair retailer. I used saddle soap and it turned the shoes dark charcoal. Upset that I had possibly ruined my shoes, I brought them to the local repair shop. All they suggested to do was use black cream shoe polish because there really as no way to bring the original color back. Now I have a black pair of clogs, which I don't like as much. Disappointed because these shoes were really cute (and pretty expensive!).

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

Runs Wide

 

August 1, 2013

Bibetti

 

I really wanted to love these. They are so cute. But I found them to be very uncomfortable. I have a narrow and sensitive foot and these shoes have a touch sole, not very comfy and flexible. The may also have too much support that didn't position correctly where my arch and especially my toes are.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Ohio

Holy cow, these shoes are awesome! I got the oiled leather and I ordered narrow because I'm little. They are soft and wearable out of the box! I love that they are all leather. They smell so good. Mmmmm...leather. They are definitely not fitted to your foot but I like a looser fit and the narrow option was definitely a good choice. The closed back makes them much more versatile too. That way I can comfortably wear them without socks or with a fairly thick sock. They are so damn comfortable I don't want to take them off...ever. Sniff sniff for my other shoes. These guys may have trumped them all.

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

 

July 10, 2013

George E

from New Jersey

Tried these shoes in a narrow as I am a size 13 narrow foot. They are the most comfortable shoe I own. No break-in at all. Comfortable from the start!

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto, Santonni

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

 

July 9, 2013

Cindi N

from New Orleans, Louisiana

I love Birkenstock, the originals. I like the Boston style best for its strong arch support. I have a chronic foot condition (Plantar Fasciitis), and my Birks really help with that problem. I do not like the spin-off's like New Walk, Tatami, Papillo, soft-footbed or the ones made for QVC. For me, the best Birkenstocks are the originals.

Brands I'd also recommend: Munro, Naot, Merrill and Dansko

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 2, 2013

Anonymous

from hawaii

These run really large. They are also pretty stiff. But they are very well made and will probably last for years. I also ordered similar shoes by Joseph Seibel, exactly the same European size, and they are on the small side. So beware.

Brands I'd also recommend: joseph seibel

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

I've had these shoes about 6 weeks now. At first they were a little tight (I have EEwidth feet). The buckle was a bit of a pain as well. I was looking for something I could wear like my husband wears his Romeos. I love the Birkenstock foot bed. I was hoping, since they are leather, they would stretch out. It took a few weeks but they did stretch out! Yay! I live in a rainy climate so the covered cork is very important. I grease these shoes up with Huberd's shoe grease and watch the rain bead up and roll off! Since these are my romeos I put the buckles on the loosest holes and slip them on and off. They stay on my foot just fine. These shoes are so comfortable and I like the smooth, casual look. I love the oiled brown. With the shoes grease on them they look like an espresso brown. I wear them every day. I normally wear an 8 -8 1/2 which Birkenstock says I would wear a 39 but the 39 arch support is too long for my foot. With the 38 one of my toes touched the tip of the shoe while walking at first. I waded up some tissue and stuck it at the tip of the shoe to push it out a bit for a couple weeks. I never feel the end of my shoes now. The 39 foot bed would never have fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks, Chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 30, 2013

Lauren M

from Marquette Mi

If you love Birkenstocks, you will love these! An amazing clog. Once broken in and molded to your foot you will love these! I wear them to work and stand for over 8 hours/shift. I have a wide foot and these are still amazing, no pain after standing and moving around all day! Plus the leather is soft on your feet/heel so they don't rub weirdly!

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 27, 2013

Karen

from Colorado

I love my Birkenstocks but wanted something a little dressier than the Boston clogs. They used to make another style like the Boston which had a molder seam on the top and a dressier design on the side which made them look a little less clunky but that style has been long discontinued. I had tried Paris but the strap was too short. I was also concerned that the length of cut-out (twice as long as the London) would gap when I walked. There was not way to test this as I owuld have to cut a holes in the strap to get them fastened. The London had a much longer and wider strap, didn't gap at the cutout AND seemed to fit a little better than the Paris. As perfect as a clunky shoe can been. But then I will take comfort over style any day of the week except at weddings. PS: Once you've worn comfortable shoes that make your forget you have shoes on, it's very difficult to wear anything else.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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June 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

The most comfortable pair of flat shoes I own! These appear to be a unisex shoe style, and so run a full size large (if referencing the Birkenstock sizing guide). I wear a size 6.5 and a 36 European. Ordered these in a 37, as recommended. I have wider feet with high arches, and these were huge. Perhaps the sizing is more accurate for a male. In addition, the shoe may feel awkward upon the first wear, but have proven to be so comfortable. I bought these just before a two week trip to Peru. Worked out so great! No need to wear socks, no sweaty feet, and after a full day of walking, my feet were not tired! In additin, they look great! Great, great investment.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 4, 2013

Daniel K

from New Brunswick, NJ

I have had several pairs of Birkestocks before. Typically clogs without the backs. These shoes solve the problem of them slipping off at that inopportune moment or having water slip in the back, making my socks wet. I love the two tone color of the soft woolly front with the wonderful leather. They are very very comfortable. I love the fact that my feet don't feel pinched and feel so comfortable walking around NYC or driving my car in these. I highly recognize these. Keep in mind because they are slightly wider than a normal shoe that you can buy them at exactly the right length that you need and your entire foot will fit.

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