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Birkenstock Boston - Oiled Leather (Unisex) Reviews

68 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"

51% "Felt true to width"

83% "Excellent arch support"

66 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 48 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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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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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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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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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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December 1, 2014

Anonymous

 

Birkenstocks are the best! I've never had a pair I didn't love and these are no exception. They're nice enough to wear with a dresser outfit and perfect to wear with jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2014

Terry r

from north country of new york

I had to laugh about the comment that wearing Berks is like walking on rolled coins. I've been wearing them for 30 years or more. They're the best! Especially if you have wide feet and need arch support, which I do after going barefoot for the first 30 years.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 23, 2014

Amanda L

from United States

I freakin' love these shoes! They are my first pair of Birkenstocks and I am in love, great arch support, great with wool socks and jeans, very comfortable, and I love the scuff marks that are showing up on them with use, they make them look great and really well loved (which they are, I use them almost every day). I highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2014

Dustin

from United States

I am not going to comment on the aesthetics of Birkenstock: you like 'em or you don't. However, they are, in my humble opinion, the most comfortable shoes that exist. And I would argue: they can be stylish. It's a matter of execution. But back to comfort: there is a reason that many people buy a pair of Birks and then refuse to wear anything else. I developed a horrible case of plantar fasciitis from running, and nothing I did would make it go away. Not foot exercises, orthotics, barefoot...out of desperation I tried it all. But Birkenstocks gave me immediate relief. The shoes look clunky, but they're like walking barefoot on soft earth, and after a period of time they become an extension of one's foot (in the best possible way). The Boston's are my favorite because they, to my mind, are the most versatile (they go with practically anything clothing-wise). They can be worn in winter, too, with thicker socks. Birkenstocks also last longer than almost any shoe, making the investment much less than it appears. I recommend these with great enthusiasm. They are phenomenal shoes.

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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October 2, 2014

Corey

from Dallas, Texas

I bought these to replace the Crocs I've been wearing. They're well made and comfortable. I really debated what size to order! Everyone seems to say to order a size down, but I didn't find this to be true. I typically wear a men's 10. I originally ordered a size 42; they kind of fit, but were a bit small. Size 43 is better. I'd recommend ordering the suggested size. They'll be a bit roomy, but that's how I expect them to fit. They aren't tennis shoes.

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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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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Fit Rating

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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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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