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Birkenstock Kairo Reviews

108 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

0%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

77%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

15%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

74% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

87% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 13 Kairo Birkenstock Reviews

1 2 3 4

 

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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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 5, 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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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 5, 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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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

 

July 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Montgomery Village, MD

The foot bed of this shoe was perfect one size down from my original shoe size but the toe strap was strange. It was longer then my big toe. Returned because the look wasn't appealing.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

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

 

July 29, 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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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

 

July 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

The shoe is bigger than regular shoes and the piece that goes between the toes is hard, stiff plastic and feels very odd. Not comfortable to me. Nice looking shoes, though.

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 2, 2013

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I bought them because of the rave reviews. I was surprised at how un-comfortable they were. The shoe is not bulk like I expected, I wear 10.5 but sized down and I could have actually used my true size, my toes were hitting top of shoe. But a sleek look none the less. Besides the fit, the foot bed was completely hard and appeared to be cheap, especially the sole. For the price I expected a little more weight and sturdiness to the shoe. The arch support was good but, that type of support was starting to hurt. I couldn't see me standing in those all day. Some people said they went hiking???? Overall not for me. It's a shame they looked cute on

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 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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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

 

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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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

 

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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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 19, 2014

Anonymous

from NJ

I wanted to keep these, they're cute! And the footbed was so super supportive for my flat feet (a good thing)...but it was also so hard, and it felt like work to walk around the house in them. Plus the toe separator on one foot was bothering me a bit. Back these go...I'm going to try the soft footbed Birks, and a pair of Vionic sandals, and see if those are better. Love Zappos fast service and free shipping back and forth, it's like having a shoe store in your home. Terrific company!

Brands I'd also recommend: Vionic

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

 

June 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I'm so sad. I loved these shoes. I bought them and intended to use them as my everyday sandals for school and work all summer. I have some back and knee pain from a car accident, and needed stylish shoes that offered support - and these fit the bill. I have had them for about a week and a half and have probably worn them 5 times. I wore them out today and reapplied my spray sunscreen this afternoon, and it has ruined my shoes. Something about it stuck to the shiny coating. I wiped them with a damp cloth to remove the leftover spray (as the Birkenstocks site suggests), but it stayed put, so I carefully scrubbed them with dish soap and water and it didn't come off. Tried wiping them with rubbing alcohol and the coating and sunscreen mixed together and became a sticky mess, wearing off in some places and becoming opaque and whitish in others (this is just the upper black part). I bought these because I thought they were practical and durable. What I have done is waste a lot of money on summer sandals that can't be touched by sunscreen and were ruined by less than a week of wear. They were really comfortable, but I'm heartbroken. I've used this sunscreen for two summers and it has washed easily off of all of my other shoes. I'd shell out the extra money and get leather Birkies, These were a huge waste of the limited funds I have as a student, and disappointment. The long center piece also started to crease from walking already. I expected slightly better construction for the price, but would have been happy with just a durable material that isn't eroded by rubbing alcohol or sunscreen.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 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

 

August 13, 2013

Anonymous

from NYC

Very uncomfortable. Non-leather straps & HARD inflexible sole. I felt like I was going to get blisters on the soles of my feet the moment I put them on. I returned them asap. So disappointing, since they looked SO comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aerosoles

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 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

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