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Birkenstock Kairo Reviews

108 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

58% "Felt true to size"

97% "Felt true to width"

78% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 63 Kairo Birkenstock Reviews

 

May 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Texas

The Cairo has great comfort and support and is cuter on than most Birks; however, the fit is large. I usually wear size 8 1/2 - 9 so I ordered size 39, but they were much too long. The thong piece was at least 1/2 inch past where it should hit on my foot. The Titanium color was also a disappointment - it has a definite greenish cast. I would recommend ordering a size down. The width, however, was perfect for my narrow foot, so I will probably try a smaller size in a different color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, ABEO

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 8, 2013

Sarah J

from Washington, DC

These are terrific shoes. I've owned Birkenstocks before but found them the ugly stepsister of my shoe collection, comfortable and comforting but a bit homely. While these aren't Cinderella they're a heck of a lot better. They're comfortable (once broken in) and they're lovely, the toffee color is great with summer brights (if it would just become summer). The backstrap insures I won't drop one while fleeing from the ball. Enjoy!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens, Merrels

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Mequon, WI

These sandals look great, but are not comfortable at all! The base is the usual Birkenstock - super comfy. The saddle part is super stiff and not flexible. Ouch!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 2, 2013

Amanda

from San Marcos

I went with the consensus and ordered a half size down. I'm typically a 8.0 but I run a little below in some brands. So glad I went with the 7-7.5 and they fit perfectly. My arch lines up with the arch support and my toes meet the edge just right. These are ridiculously comfortable! Embrace the slightly dorky orthopedic look- they feel like walking on a well supported cloud.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 2, 2013

Alexandra E

from Los Angeles, CA

Love these sandals! They were a bit stiff the first time on, but after that, they have conformed perfectly to my foot and are my go to sandal. They are super cute dressed up or down and I am looking forward to wearing them for many summers to come! Best part of Birkenstocks is there are Birkenstock repair shops that will replace the cork for you for around $50 - you will basically get a new shoe for just $50! Zappos recommended I get a larger European size than I actually wear, so I recommend sizing down one from what they recommend to ensure a proper fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Clifton, NJ

Not as silvery in color (more gold) as the picture looks (and as the name Titanium implies?), at least on my monitor. I don't like gold especially so I'm returning them. But they are very comfortable. I have an old pair of closed-toe Birks that are still going strong and I can even wear them barefoot. Love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

The Kairo is a great variation on the Gizeh. This one has the strap to firmly hold your foot in place. The thing some people don't realize about birkenstocks is that their width N (narrow) is actually a medium in the usa for women. The regular is more like a wide width for women. This can definitely make a difference in how the shoe fits on your foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 16, 2013

Erin J

from Berkeley, CA

I ordered the Kairos in Titanium and found the metallic to be on the greenish side. I was expecting a truer matte silver or "whiter" metallic. Computer screens can be screwy with colors, so I'm just looking for another color to exchange, but FYI to those who are particular about your color shades. I have smallish bunions and usually wear a size 7.5/8 in medium width. I have a pair of Zurich slip-on Birkentocks that are 38 and I always felt they were way too big. I ordered the Kairos in a 37, but my "smallish" bunions peaked over the sides of the sandals. Ugh. Also the toe bar in the foot bed felt funnier than I expected. Otherwise very sexy & fun looking Birks, so I'll be trying a 38 when I exchange the Titanium for another color.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Leavenworth, Washington

Love these shoes. It took one day for my feet to get used to them and now I wear them for 8 hours straight at work, on my feet the whole time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Oklahoma

I bought a pair of Birkenstocks in Germany and they are the most amazing, comfortable sandals! When I saw these I had to get them. They are everything I hope for and more. The only thing is that they seem to run big. I should wear a 39, but a 38 or 37 feels a lot better to me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 3, 2013

Rebecca B

from Columbus OH

I can't wait to wear these to work when it gets warmer! The shiny black is professional looking and they are comfortable. The thong will take some getting used to. I am wearing around the house to prepare.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Piklionos

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

I am a Birkenstock believer! They are comfy and stylish and one cannot wear them out! Well worth the money. I always had trouble with heel pain after wearing flat shoes for several weeks, but not with the Birenstock footbed! It allows the foot to have proper arch support so I can wear these great sandals for all type of walking activities and am still comfy--with no foot aches!! I have several pairs of Birkenstocks and love each one! I am a woman's size 81/2 to 9 and a Euro size 39 is always a true fit. They rock!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Georgia

I wanted to like these, I really did, but like other reviewers, I found that stiff toe divider to be too painful, even for just a few minutes of walking around the house. I will say, however, that I ordinarily wear a size 38 in Birkies & found the size 38 in the Kairo to be true to size--not too big as others have found them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love them! These are the most comfortable sandals I've owned in a while.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 6, 2012

Lesley

from Indy

I love these sandals. I enjoy the firm footbed. The thong is not a problem for me. They are very stylish. I have high arches, so, the prominent arch support is perfect for me. They may take a little time to get used to, but they are totally worth it. I love Birkenstocks because they are comfortable and good for your feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

I read all the positive reviews and thought I'd give these Birkenstocks a try. The width was good (I have wide feet), but the soles were too hard. My feet are pretty flat, so the arch was kind of annoying for me. The straps were surprisingly extremely comfortable. Style is not that great, but thus far, the best looking Birkenstocks around. The stiff, hard soles are a deal breaker. I'll be returning these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Me Too

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 31, 2012

Elaine

 

I love my new Birkemstocks! I get compliments on them all the time. They fit great and feel good on my feet. As usual Zappos service was top knotch! The fit was true to size for Birkenstocks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 19, 2012

Tamara B

from Stockbridge, GA

My Kairo Birkenstocks feels so good on. I wore them most of the time in the Bahamas. They look great on my feet. The first time I put them on, I felt the thong between my toes but after about the third day wearing them, I couldn't even tell it was there. I want a pair in black patent leather now. Thanks for the discount!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2012

Diana D

 

Amazing! Comfortable, cute, stylish, and just what anyone with arch support issues needs! Take a couple days to get used to but to find a sandal that is actually supportive and cute is well worth a couple days of breaking in!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 17, 2012

Anonymous

from NY

Great shoe to wear casual with jeans or dressy with a sundress! Extremely comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis

Love these shoes! I am a longtime Birkenstock wearer and find that these are fairly true to size, with one exception. Perhaps it's the style, but they do seem to have a slightly narrower fit. I typically need a narrow width but tried the regular width in these and it worked fine. They have a nice streamlined look and are a bit more modern than some of the Birkenstock styles, with the narrower look and the black patent option. I have had no issues with rubbing and the thong strap that some complain about does not bother me at all. I've stood/walked in them for significant periods and done fine. They look great with shorts or a skirt, or under pants for walking to work.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Merrell, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

These are my first pair of Birkenstocks an they are fantastic! I have to stop myself from wearing them everyday! I will definitely buy other pairs in the future. The only small issue I had was with the sizing: I wear a women size 10 which is usually a European 41 but they were too big so I bought the size 40 and they fit perfectly!

Brands I'd also recommend: NAOT, Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these. They are incredibly comfortable and the straps have never given me any blisters-- even the first time I wore them.

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 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are not leather. They are made of a shiny plastic-like material attached to a thin layer of foam. I prefer to wear leather shoes because they can be stretched if needed and also because I prefer the look of leather. These shoes run a bit large. I usually buy 8.5 and sometimes a size 9 because my feet are wide. I purchased the 39 and they were too long. The width was perfect. I decided to return these shoes for a pair of leather shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: not sure

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 25, 2012

Gina

 

I love these shoes and I would keep them in a heartbeat, except that I do not have enough toe room. The toe ridge does not give you a lot of leeway if you have longer than average toes. I do not think many people will have this problem, though. My feet are very square (my fourth toe is the same length as my big toe), so the slant of the toe area was just too steep.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aetrex

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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