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Birkenstock Boston - Oiled Leather (Unisex) Reviews

52 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 wider than marked"

86% "Excellent arch support"

50 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 32 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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

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

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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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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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 22, 2014

Anonymous

from detroit, michigan

This is my second pair of Boston clogs. My first pair lasted over 8 years. These shoes are so comfortable and supportive. I use these as my house shoes because I don't like being barefoot. I've tried other shoes but none are as comfortable and last as long as my Birkenstocks. My feet aren't considered wide but some shoes hit my foot in certain spots causing discomfort. I have never had this problem with these shoes. They're tried and true. I'm pretty sure I'll own at least one pair for the rest of my life.

Brands I'd also recommend: 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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 8, 2014

Lora L

from Arkansas

Great shoes! I am a nurse on my feet long hours lots of walking. I am flat footed so my knees and hips used to always hurt. Not anymore!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

Runs Wide

 

January 30, 2014

Angie

from Westmoreland NH

My husband thought my Birkenstocks looked so comfy I ordered a pair for him. He has wide feet and has difficult finding shoes that fit. Surprised that he loves them and actually wears them. I have plantar fascia and these are the only shoe I can wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 9, 2014

Joseph B

from Pell City, Alabama

These are great shoes. I have plantar Fasciitis. Have tried too many different pairs of shoes to remember. Birkenstock with cork footbed - fantastic! Zappos is a great company to deal with.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kai Kai Sandals - excellant

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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December 24, 2013

Julie

from Raleigh, NC

These are not comfortable right out of the box! It takes a long time to get used to them. Even after wearing them for a few weeks they are still not totally comfortable. I have committed, so hopefully they will become more so as time goes by. I do have kind of flat feet and I hear it takes longer to adjust if that is the case. I feel like I shuffle when I walk in them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Orthaheel

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 31, 2013

Claudio V

from NYC

So comfortable to be in this shoe specially at work I'm on my feet all day! My back feels better too now that I'm wearing them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

 

October 26, 2013

Anonymous

from McCullom Lake Il

First time ordering Birkenstock shoes and am very happy with the shoes.They fit great right out of the box and are well made.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

 

September 22, 2013

Caland w

 

This shoe is true to color and I think the shoe runs a half size bigger than normal. So I landed with a 10 instead of my normal 10.5. Also I like how this color has that faded leather look to it. I tried the regular fit as well as the wide fit and I don't think there is much difference between the two. The sole is shaped like a footprint and in time will contour to your feet more than it already does. I think this is a great shoe for anybody that wants to wear them with jeans, shorts or for anybody that just wants a shoe to slip on.

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstock skippers

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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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