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Birkenstock Boston - Oiled Leather (Unisex) Reviews

61 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

50% "Felt true to width"

84% "Excellent arch support"

59 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/23/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These shoes have a big toe box and fit like Birks always fit under the foot. I laughed at one of the reviews where the reviewer said he/she didn't like them - felt like walking on rolled coins. Well, they do take some getting used to but they are great if you have a high arch and wide feet like I do. I wear a 7.5 M in normal shoes and a 38 in the Birks. Also, if you ever have foot surgery, these shoes will be your best friend after the "boot".

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/1/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

The most uncomfortable shoe I have ever tried. Wide enough, but feels like you are walking on rolled coins.

Additional 41 Boston - Oiled Leather (Unisex) Birkenstock Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 30, 2011

TDJ

from Minneapolis

Best shoe I ever wore and I'm hard to please. Your legs will be sore for 3-5 days but after that, they're unbeatable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2011

Susan S

from Fort Wayne

Love these shoes; they make my plantar fascia go away. Zappos told me my last pair was purchased a year ago and I realized they were still in great shape so I decided to get a pair in black, too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 23, 2011

Erik

 

Very stiff and wooden cloggy to start, but that's how Birks roll! I'm certain they'll soften with age, and the footbed can't be beat. I wear a 8.5M, and had to buy the 7-7.5M here.

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

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 11, 2011

Kim f

from portland oregon

When shopping for birks, I have had trouble finding the size/style/color I want. No problem at all at zappos- and I got them delivered to my door the day after I ordered them. I loved the entire process and tell everyone I know about it! Thank you so much!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 6, 2011

Teresa E

 

I love, love, love Zappos. Great selection on everything! I have many pairs of Birkenstocks and they are great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 18, 2011

Virginia A

from Mechanicsville, VA

I love theses Birks, but will need to get a smaller size. You guys really stand behind what you say! Smile!

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2009

Anonymous

from New Haven, Connecticut

Wonderful Shoe! I love these shoes. They're highly comfortable and recommend them to anyone who wants a good shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 14, 2008

Paula

from Metro Atlanta

Great fit for a narrow foot - Wearing a 12N before I found Zappos and narrow footbed Birkies -- clog style shoes were impossible! These are a great gray color perfect with casual pants. Subtle enough to go to the office with gray dress pants and a sweater. Superb customer service paired with a great shoe for the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 2, 2008

Joshua J

from Boulder, CO

Best clog there is! I tried 4 different clog type shoes before going back to the old classic. If you've never worn a pair, it's worth a try. The 'narrow' size is actually like a 'D' from most other shoe makers. The 'normal' width is very wide. The oiled leather scuffs up easily...gives a rustic look if that's what you like.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 16, 2012

Anne S

from United States

I can't say enough about Birkenstock. If you have any problems with legs, hips, plantar fascia, ligaments, tendons, you get the picture, do yourself a big favor and start wearing Birkenstocks. Each style has a slightly different cut, so be aware of that. This particular model, the Boston, is so comfortable you'll want to sleep in them. They do require some breaking in, but once they're fitted to your foot, you'll be a Birkenstock convert just like I was. Also, if you have a high arch and wide feet, these shoes are a Godsend. Is that one word or two? Take care of them and they'll last for years.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Rockport, Cole Haan

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 1, 2011

Anonymous

from New York

The most uncomfortable shoe I have ever tried. Wide enough, but feels like you are walking on rolled coins.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought these for my son. He loves the fit, the style, and the beautiful burnt red color.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

May 12, 2012

Richard S

from Charlotte, North Carolina

Love them! Bought two pairs - one tan and one brown. Wear them every chance I get!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Wilmington, DE

These new Birkenstocks are stiffer than I remember, but I am really happy with how these look. The leather is the same as my favorite black Frye motorcycle boots. I am sure that they will wear in well through the summer and become my new favorites.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans, Crocs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Grosse Pointe, Michigan

I wear an 8 1/2 narrow shoe and 1st ordered a size 39. It was a little too short so sent it back and got a size 40 which is perfect. Both times the shoes came the very next day. I love Zappos for this reason and for their great return policy. The charge credit was handled very quickly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 9, 2012

Lucy i

from portland, or

Not as ugly as I thought & very comfortable. Recommended for some foot problems I'm having, but not looking forward to wearing them due to their clunky appearance. I also got another pair of opened toed ones & they are more attractive. Since they do seem to help my feet, overall I am happy

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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September 2, 2014

Valerie O

from Pompton plains, NJ

These are great. It's basically the only shoe I wear. They are comfortable and supportive.

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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Felt true to width

 

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September 1, 2014

Eddie

from Louisville, Kentucky

These shoes are great and look awesome with or without socks. I'm looking forward to wearing them with jeans and stylish socks this fall. Love 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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August 7, 2014

Jewels

 

I love my Birkenstocks. I've had them for over a decade, so it was time for a new pair. The narrow seems to suit me better in this stye. Love the color. Could not be happier.

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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July 8, 2014

Margaret

from NJ

Perfect! Exactly what I expected from Birkenstock. Get the size range that covers a half size higher than your usual size, especially if you plan to wear socks from time to time. Super fast shipping, as always. Looking forward to ordering a third pair soon!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 18, 2014

Anonymous

from PA

Love these shoes...comfortable & last a really long time. Not the cutest shoes, but I'm a huge fan anyway! Perfect for my "Flintstone feet."

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

 

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June 10, 2014

Anonymous

from USA

Second pair I've owned. First pair is lost, not destroyed! These are very comfortable and extremely durable. I wore them as a full-time restaurant worker. No feet should be without.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Stroudsburg, PA

When I had initially ordered these shoes they were a little short in the footbed. I was able to exchange them quickly and easily. Needless to say, I was very pleased.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 1, 2014

A J

from Minnesota

This is my fourth pair of Birkenstock Bostons! Not because they don't wear welln but because I like the way they feel and wear them almost daily. Quite honestly I have never found any shoe more comfortable than a Birkenstock and would wear nothing but if they were a little more stylish. I find they look fine with jeans that have bottoms that are a little wider or flared so it covers part of the shoe. I do not wear them with shorts, capris or skirts though because I don't like the look. I will continue to buy and wear them because they are a quality and comfortable shoe, especially if you are on your feet or walk a lot.

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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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February 27, 2014

Anonymous

 

Excited to receive this pair of shoes. They are comfortable and fit true to size. They did not require any "break in" time. My first pair are 11 years old and still going strong. Can't wait to enjoy this pair for another 11 years.

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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