Birkenstock London Reviews

299 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

79% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 178 London Birkenstock Reviews

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November 1, 2015

Dr C

from PA

I do surgery all day. I've worn birks for years and love them, they're the best shoes for prolonged standing. I took my London to the cobbler and got vibram soles put on to prevent slipping in blood etc. Not the best looking but definitely the most comfortable shoe you will own after a month of wearing in.

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 true to width

 

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October 9, 2015

Lynette S

from Danville, CA

Great Birkenstock comfort in a fully closed shoe. The leather looks incredible and easily slips on. Wore with a light sock, but there was some color transfer to the sock. Put them on and wore them all day.

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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Felt true to width

 

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October 1, 2015

Anonymous

from Denver

So I was torn on size for these and after reading all the reviews I still got it wrong. I wear a 37N in Birkenstock sandals. They fit like a glove and my toes touch the edges of sandals. You need to go up a size if this is how your sandals fit because your toes run up against the inside of the shoe. people who said the shoe is roomy probably got regular width, which you don't need unless you actually have a WIDE foot. Normal width is narrow in Birks. Luckily, Zappos was GREAT about exchanging them for me! I'm still working on breaking these in, but hopefully I have my Winter shoe solution taken care of!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2015

Carla W

from Norman Oklahoma

These Birks are exactly what I thought U wanted and the speedy service through Zappos was exceptional! The Birks are perfect for work and commuting on my bycycle because the are comfortable. Yes I will buy them again if these wear out someday.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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September 7, 2015

Kate L

from Boston, MA

These are Birkenstock shoes with the authentic cork bed and wide at the toe. This is the second pair of London style shoes that I have purchased. The first were brown and so fantastic that bought the black, too. Know that I buy a LOT of Birkenstocks. I mean a LOT - my wife hardly wears any other shoe because of a bout with plantar fascitis and discovering that Birkenstocks offers the proper support for her foot.

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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August 27, 2015

Anonymous

 

Love them. I previously wore regular width for Birkenstocks, but because of stock, and reading reviews of it running a little wide, I opted for the narrow. Fits perfectly.

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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August 9, 2015

Anonymous

 

There will be a breaking in period and it sucks I work at a hospital and clean rooms so I walk a lot, so wear them a three hours day and then switch to your normal shoes. They will loosen up the strap that goes over the foot is very short I have very thin feet it took four days of pulling and the leather breaking it to buckle to the third hole. They have four holes to make the buckle tighter. Use some mink oil to help the process of breaking in faster. They have still not broken in. With time they will. I can see micro amounts of progress which means they will last forever. The break in process may take longer I'm guessing than Birks sandal due to your foot being fully covered. They are not comfortable out of the box.

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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No arch support

 

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August 2, 2015

Sarah

from Seattle, Washington

Take a little while to break in but have become my go to work shoes. Less for fatigue than running shoes and more support, however, the first day I had two blisters on the bottom of my feet and that was not awesome. Add socks and time and I think they'll be great for years to come.

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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July 19, 2015

Jessie G

from Chicago, IL

The first day I wore my shoes I followed the instructions to only wear for a few hours until they are broken in. I felt an immediate difference in my posture and would recommend to anyone who needs help with foot and back pain.

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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June 8, 2015

Rich

from Lansing, Mi

Absolutely love these shoes! These are the best shoes I have ever owned. I have wide feet with really high arch and instep, I thought I would never find a pair of shoes that fit me properly and wish I would have started wearing these 20 years ago. Will definitely buy another pair in the future when they wear out but I don't see that happening too soon because they are excellent quality. Love Zappos because their service especially on returns are second to none, I got burned from buying on Amazon before so beware. I'm just a independent customer that wanted to voice my appreciation that's all, cheers!

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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May 4, 2015

Anonymous

from eastern oregon

Love 'em! I wore them on a visit to the western side of the state 1st day...not a dry day. Also we decided to hike a lot including a couple of the Gorge trails, about 10 miles of fairly steep terrain. (I had forgotten my boots I normally wear.) Was concerned about getting blisters but feet were very happy at the end of the day. What else can I say?

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 14, 2015

Anonymous

from Louisville, KY

I work in a factory where I am on my feet for 10 hour shifts. I love these shoes! My feet are comfortable and so is my back. I used the sizing guide for both length and width, actually using a measuring tape. They fit perfectly. This was an excellent purchase!

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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March 8, 2015

Jim H

from Massachusetts

Have shopped at Zappos for years. Very consistent. Receive purchase when they say. Returns are very easy. Birkenstocks are the most comfortable shoe on the planet. I wear these shoes around my home, to give my feet a break from wearing work boots all day. I have a high arch and my feet and back tend to get sore if I don't have good support. You will find relief with thus brand of shoe. It does take about a month for your feet to mold the cork insole. After that, ahhhh what a relief! I have found ordering Birks a 1/2 size larger is your best bet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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