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Birkenstock Kairo Reviews

108 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

40%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

74% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

87% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 38 Kairo Birkenstock Reviews

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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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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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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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

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 29, 2014

Anonymous

 

I purchased these and the Gizeh Birco-flor. This is my first Birkenstock purchase so I am not an aficionado or loyal fan (yet). I really thought I would like these better than the Gizeh because of the ankle strap-- I thought they would be more secure on the foot. I hate sandals that flop and click when you walk. Oddly, this style, once the straps were adjusted, were looser than the Gizeh, and thus less comfortable. The Gizeh in perfectly snug, stays on my foot easily and I barely remember I am wearing them. Also, at least on the pairs I received, the part that is connected to the toe bar is just slightly bigger in this pair and hits a different part of the large toe, and not in a good way. The fact that these are patent leather and the Gizeh Birko-flors are regular leather may make a difference, I have no idea. The footbed is comfortable and I don't know if they would require a breaking in period for a Birkenstock newbie like me. So far the Gizeh's are awesome right out of the box. These are going back and the Gizeh birko-flors are keepers. As far as sizing, I wear a true size 9 and the 39s were perfect in both pairs.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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May 6, 2014

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

The plastic toe piece was not as painful as I tried with a different style. I actually liked these shoe, but alas, they were too large. Returns are so easy with Zappos.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Fantastic! I had the Birks with the long front strap (no ankle strap) earlier and after seven brave years, their footbed started to crack. So I got these bad boys in the teal, and they are great! Much more secure, I'm not afraid they'll fall off if I need to run in them, and I get lots of compliments. The only problem is that the ankle strap is a little tight (what up cankles) but after wearing them for a few weeks the leather relaxed. But the front strap is still a little long and bunches up ever so slightly when I'm walking. Overall though that doesn't really matter. My new Birks are super comfy and versatile, which is why I love them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 8, 2013

Laura l

from los angeles, ca

You have to break them in! I'm probably the only person who didn't know that, but in case I'm not alone, you have to break them in! For like 6 hours, 30-60 minutes at a time...or else epic awfulness! Also, manually bending the sole helps loosen things up. After they're broken in, you never want to take them off. It's magical. 4 stars because they require research and hard work, but other than that, they're perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: born

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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August 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Montana

When I purchased these shoes, I had to do what others did: I had to take sharp scissors and shape up the top part of the shoe, so that it did not cover my big thumb completely. Once I did it, the shoes have become my go-to shoes. They are cute and comfy, and I wear them everywhere, as long as there's no rain. Since I wear 8.5 US, I bought size 39 and they fit perfectly.

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

 

June 7, 2013

A

from St. Louis, MO

Why I returned: 1) I ordered Titanium which I expected to be a silver color somewhere in the light to medium range. This shoe color, however, had a very green tint to them. It was more like a dark metal with a green hue. 2) Order a full size down! I wear a 10 in tennis shoes and a 9.5 in sandals. I ordered the 9/9.5 size for these shoes. Too big! I will have to order my next pair in 8/8.5. That's how big they run! They're super long. With all that being said, these shoes felt awesome the first time I slid them on. I will be ordering another pair in a different color and size ASAP. I need something with support that I can wear all the time. I just need to find the right color. Also, I will admit that the ankle strap made them look a little chunky on my feet. Not as streamlined as I had envisioned. I think I'll go for the t-strap style without the ankle strap. I've seen a lot of people where those with every style of clothing, and they look really nice.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

Very cute in the metallic leather, with lots of nice arch support. But ditto to the reviewers who said the toe thong was placed too far up on the sole -- I could barely reach it! Definitely not wearable for my foot proportions. Sad!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love them! This is my first pair of Birkenstocks. Yep I see why they are popular. Very comfortable. The shape allows for a comfortable fit around the curves of my feet, no blisters.

Brands I'd also recommend: Blowfish

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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 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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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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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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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 20, 2014

Anonymous

from New York

Was so excited to receive this pair of sandals until I put them on. Zappos is so great had them in my feet the day after I ordered them, only to find out that this sandals will not work for me. The top flap covers my pretty summer pedicure, and the toe separator seems rough. Also seem awkward to walk in? So back they go. I'm trying another Birky since the footbed is so comfy! Wish me luck.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

 

May 23, 2014

Jamilah J

from Seattle, WA

This shoe has excellent arch support...that is...if you have an arch. I felt so much discomfort from these shoes. If you have flat feet, do not get these shoes! Great style though, just wish I could wear them comfortably.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

August 6, 2013

Erin P

from New York, NY

I'm a pretty solid 6.5, sometimes even a 7, so I ordered the 37. When it came, the arch support felt like it was in the right place, but the sole was very long. That would have been fine, except for the strap around the back- I don't know what their model was when designing this shoe, but it must have been someone with huge ankles, because the strap hung at least 1.5 inches off the back of my ankle (and I don't think my ankles are all that small). Because of the way the strap is attached, the buckle doesn't really offer much in the way of adjustment. So, I sent them back and tried the 36. These fit better, but the strap still hung about a half inch off my ankle. Because they were so cute, I kept them and took them to a shoe repair shop so that they could shorten the strap. I wore them on my vacation very shortly after buying them, and there was no break-in period necessary. They are very cute and comfortable now that the strap fits the way it should. But after paying so much for the shoes, it shouldn't be necessary to pay to have them adjusted! If Birkenstock would make the strap truly adjustable, these would be perfect.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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