Birkenstock Granada Soft Footbed Reviews

307 reviews
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Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

74% "Excellent arch support"

290 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/30/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is my 1st pair of soft footbed birkenstocks. I've worn the regular footbed before and these are amazing. I did have to break in the leather a little bit from the instep but once the leather soften they became my favorite pair of sandals. I walked around the house with socks at the beginning to break them in. Will definitely buy another pair or soft footbed. Would recommend them to anyone who finds the footbed of the regular birks too stiff. Narrow width is great for someone who has a narrow to medium width foot.

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17 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/26/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

My second pair of Birkenstocks and love them except they fade terribly on my feet! I am going to see if I can return them for another pair of Birkenstocks that don't fade! My feet are narrow and bony, so these fit beautifully, and I love the soft footbed. Would give them an overall very high score if they didn't fade!

Additional 302 Granada Soft Footbed Birkenstock Reviews

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4 people found this review helpful  

July 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Yuba City, Ca

This was my first time ordering from Zappos and I was very satisfied. I will definitely be ordering in the future. These sandals were exactly what I was looking for. I love the oiled leather uppers. They fit perfectly & the soft footbed is really nice. I wear a narrow & the width was just right. I was concerned about the size but, with Zappos return policy I knew it wouldn't be a problem if they didn't fit just right.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 15, 2012

Anonymous

from San Jose

I have boxy shaped feet, and this soft footbed style proved to be a little more accommodating than the original footbed Larisa's I also tried. I usually wear 8 - 8.5W, and the 39 regular was definitely the right size for the footbed features to match up with my arches. I also tried a 40 in the Larisa to try to achieve more toe room for my 4th and 5th toes, but it was clearly too big for the rest of my foot. The 39 in this style still cuts it close, But the soft footbed is yielding enough that it's not as intrusive and I think will break in alright. Other than that they are extremely comfortable - if they had a little more square toe box I'd rate comfort 5 stars. The regular width is perfect for those of us with "normal" feet by German standards.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 18, 2011

Sandy

from Wapakoneta Ohio

Very comfortable shoes. I wear a size 8-8 1/2 and the 38's fit good. I've been wearing them almost every day since I got them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merriel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 10, 2011

Pat D

from South Florida

Having these shoes in black already I was happy to see them in dark brown and had to have it! A bit more stylish than typical Birkenstocks and very comfortable. I will say that I wear an 11 in normal shoes but find that a 41 (10-10½) fits perfectly in these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 4, 2011

Anonymous

from Erie, PA

This is my first pair of Birkenstock's, I like them so much I bought the same style in Blue. I've had several compliments on the style as it can be dressy or casual. The soft footbed is very comfortable, I would highly recommend this sandal to anyone looking for a great all around sandal.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Oklahoma

I have really enjoyed wearing my new Birkenstock shoes. I have Plantar Fasciitis and heel Spurs and have to wear my tennis shoes with my orthotics all the time. It is a nice cool break to m feet to put on my Birkenstocks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Evergreen, CO

I bought size 9 blue to match a handbag. These shoes are awesomely crafted and totally comfortable. I can't say they are sexy because I have big, wide feet, but they fit perfectly and the color is beautiful with jeans. These are fabulous runaround shoes for times when foot comfort and health are priority. Adjustable straps help with fit as my feet are B width. Traction is incredible. If you are used to the feel and quality of Birkenstocks, you will be happy with these sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Dodge City, Ks

Excellent shoe. Wear them practically 24/7. I have planter fasciitis and podiatrist recommended I wear Birkenstocks. Has helped tremendously. And as always, just love, love, love Zappos service. Wish every online website was as efficient as Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 7, 2011

Jeanne S

 

So comfortable! I have a heel spur and wanted to wear something other than my walking shoes with Orthotics. A friend recommended Birkenstock. My heel hasn't hurt at all since I got them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 1, 2011

Paula M

from Indiana

At 64 years old, I've been wearing Birks for a lot of years. I have a packing crate full of them, plus an overflow. With feet that become more painful each year, I'm always searching for the right shoe and keep coming back to my Birks. The new soft footbed is a life saver, too. It's nearly instant pain relief. I've always bought the "regular" width but have noticed in the past couple years or so that they seem wider than previously. This shoe I ordered in a narrow and it fits great on my moderately wide foot with a very high instep. Due to puppy antics over the years, this is probably the 5th Granada I've bought because it's more feminine than many of my other styles.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen,Earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 10, 2011

Anonymous

from McPherson, Kansas

Definitely up to Birkenstocks standards. The footbed is softer than the regular Birks and this color is perfect for wearing with denim and navy. They do require a little breaking in which I am in the process of doing now.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 28, 2011

Anonymous

from kentucky

This was my first pair of Birkenstocks and I think they are going to work out great for me. I have only worn them three times so far, but they are very comfortable right from the start. My only concern is that I have the top buckle by the toes as tight as it can get and I'm hoping the leather strap doesn't stretch too much or the shoes may be get too loose. I suppose I could have another hole placed in the strap if this happens. The width is great. I have medium to wide feet and usually take between a 7 or 7 1/2. The manufacturer says these shoes are medium width but I would say they are definitely more on the wide side. I bought the size 38. The footbed is very comfortable, supported, and cushioned all at the same time. I'm thinking I may become a new fan of Birkenstocks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Houston TX

As other reviews have noted, be sure to order a full size smaller than you normally wear (I normally wear a 9, I bought these in 8). If you can find it in a Narrow size you will probably be just fine, as they tend to run wide and the leather will stretch out. It took me about 3 days to break these in, re-adjusting the straps so the footbed arches hit my feet in the right spots. They are now quite comfy and I wear them all day around the house and for outside errands. It has a strappy look that is rather cute and not like the typical "Birkenstock" clunky look.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Tipp City

Let's face it, you don't wear Brikenstocks to be fashionable! But these are a little more delicate looking than most. The soft footbeds are as supportive as the regular ones but are much more comfortable, especially when walking on concrete. These sandals did take some breaking in as the leather is somewhat stiff and the top strap hits in an unusual spot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Think!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 23, 2011

Diva

from New York, NY

Birkenstocks were recommended to me by my podiatrist, because I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I so wanted to like these shoes more than I do. They have great arch support, and standing still, they feel wonderful. However, walking through New York I find that they are so low at the back of the heel that my foot feels jarred with every step I take. I have the blue pair, and they are very cute. If I know I will be in a car then I will wear them, but as a walking shoe they just do not cut it for me. I would still prefer Naots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Baltimore, Maryland

I love these sandals. I had another style of Birkenstock sandals (three narrow straps across)but the first strap was uncomfortable because of my foot shape (I have mild hallux valgus where bone protrudes slightly at base of big toe). These new sandals are perfect. The color (red) is fabulous. I ordered a black pair after receiving these and wearing them effortlessly for a whole day. They can dress up or down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 5, 2012

Karen Z

from Lexington, MA

They're very expensive, but I'm guessing the cost per wearing will be low. They are so cute and feminine. Birkenstocks are always comfortable, but, with the padded footbed, they are even more so. Love, love, love!

Brands I'd also recommend: Earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 21, 2012

Connie C

from Nebraska

These are the most comfortable sandals I have ever found. They last a very long time as this is my second pair in about 8 years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2012

Anonymous

from The wilds of NJ

These shoes are fabulous. This is my 4th pair of Birkenstocks. Years of foot abuse (running, flip flops, skiing, etc.) have left me with painful, sad feet. No more! These shoes are more stylish than my other Birks and the soft footbed requires very little (if any) break-in time. They look great with just about anything and are oh-so-heavenly on the tired feet! I would recommend these shoes to anyone. I normally wear a 9 shoe. I ordered a 40 Narrow and they fit great. Zappos never disappoints.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Lodi, Wisconsin

Perfect just perfect! I had surgery on my ankle twice. The Dr. told me I could wear Birkenstock shoes because of the support.

Brands I'd also recommend: none that I can think of now

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 27, 2012

Chloe

from Henniker, NH

Just bought this for the coming summer. I am a big fan of the soft footbed versions of their shoes. This is really comfortable, and a great color. It's nice to see leather sandals come out in interesting colors (not just the earth tones). I started wearing Birkenstock after a foot surgery last year, and their soft footbed versions seem to fit the bill. Since the surgery I just can't break in the firm footbed versions.

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn Comfort, New Balance, Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

These sandals are comfortable right out of the box. I wish they made the soft footbed in the Madrid Birkenstock as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Madrid

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

I got these shoes for my girlfriend, and I don't think she has taken them off since. They fit perfectly and are probably the most comfortable sandals one can buy. Expensive, but worth it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 23, 2011

Monique H

from Utah

You will love these soft footbed Birkenstock sandals. They conform to your feet and need no break-in time. Just comfort. And looking down at my feet, they look pretty cute. I will be buying more of these in the future. I know they're expensive, but I have bad feet, and they are worth the money. They are all I wear in the summer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 8, 2011

Marsha D

from Dallas

I've been wearing Birkenstocks for years but this was my first pair to have the soft foot bed. I bought these to wear on a cruise. It only took a few days to get them broken in. I did wear them on the cruise with no problems. These are the cutest and most comfortable Birkenstocks I've ever had. Im going to get them in another color. I might trying them with socks this winter. The size I ordered is the same size I've always worn. I love these shoes and of course Zappos is the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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