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Haflinger GZL Leather Trim Grizzly Reviews

97 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

63% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

64% "Excellent arch support"

92 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/21/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes. I recommend them to anyone who has trouble with their feet. I have rheumatoid arthritis and suffer from joint pain in my feet. Haflinger clogs make it bearable, unlike other shoes that make my feet hurt worse. I wear them from fall through Spring. I would also recommend them to anyone who has to be on their feet for a long period of time. They are warm and extremely comfortable.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/24/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I ordered these shoes based on the comfort of a pair of Haflinger slippers I own. I ordered a size 38 (I normally wear a 39) after reading the reviews that I had read about the shoe running large. They were not only large, they were huge! I made the mistake of wearing them with a very thick pair of socks out of doors and can't return them. They are so wide that I can barely keep them on my feet and I have a wide foot. Even with an extra insole in them they are too floppy. Additionally, the stitching inside is rough and irritating. Big mistake on my part!

Additional 77 GZL Leather Trim Grizzly Haflinger Reviews

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November 26, 2014

Hal H

from Milwaukee

Tried the leather version, but it was just a tad to small in 13 and that's as large as they come. This felt version was fine. Perfect for winter inside.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 22, 2014

Jason

from FL

These are the finest slippers I have owned. They offer the same support as Birks, but with a wool insole. The insole is not as thick as the upper which is very thick and soft. I tried a lot of nice slippers but found these to be superior because of the support. I didn't like the minimal styles offered by Haflinger and Giesswein as much. I returned my first pair because of loose stitching, but still think these deserve the highest rating. If the second pair unravel, I will be sure to update my review.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

I tried this shoe in both 36 and 37. Neither size quite fit (one too small, the other too big). It is a lovely looking slipper, well made, but too hard for my flat feet. I need more cushioning and a slightly higher heel.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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October 10, 2014

Debbie L

from CA

Ordered another pair "Snowbird", with shearling and since I have neuropathy, in my feet due to MS, the shearling lined shoe fits and feels much better! There are no pressure point pains with the shearling lined "Snowbird" shoe. Otherwise, this shoe is a five.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are the only shoes I buy or wear, even in public! I have feet issues with all shoes but Haflingers. They are the greatest shoe on the planet. This is a real human.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 30, 2014

BILL S

from Milwaukee, WI

I have problems with plantar fasciitis. I had a pair of Haflingers about 10 years ago and wore them out. I got a new pair but they did not fit right and were very expensive. I tried different shoes which did not work out so I thought I would try Haflingers again especially as they were not as expensive thru Zappos. Ordered this pair and I am very satisfied.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 27, 2014

Andrea A

from United States

I have terribly problematic feet, including bone damage, chronic fascitis and bunions, and these are undoubtedly one of the best shoes I have ever worn. They take about a week or 2 to fully mold to the foot but once they do they cover every need, from slippers around the house, standing on them all day, working in them or even tramping around outside. I have worn these Halflingers almost every day with zero pain for the past four years and only now has the felt finally begun to tear. An amazing product.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2014

Anonymous

 

Bought these to replace a pair that lasted a dozen years. Great quality and construction. My favorite indoor 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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February 12, 2014

Lisa F

from San Francisco, CA

I love these so much. I mostly wear them as a slipper around the house, but occasionally wear them out for quick local errands. I can't wait to get home every day and slip these on...heaven. I wear a size 10 and a 41 in my favorite Gizeh Birkenstocks, and the 41 in these fit perfect. Great with my usual no socks situation, but certainly room for cozy socks too. The very first day I got them they were slightly itchy on my bare feet and I thought " uh oh"...but then the wool fibers tamped down immediately and they are the warmest most comfortable slippers ever with perfect foot support for running around the house or neighborhood. Just buy these, they are that good.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 9, 2014

Keith M

from Centerville, Ohio

I have 2 pair of GZ Classic Grizzly's. 1st pair size 45 fit perfectly. A year later (after falling in love with this shoe's classic feel, warmth, and comfort) I purchased another pair in the same size, and there was no comparison in the cut height or size, and I'm only able keep them on my feet by wearing extremely thick heavy socks. I took them back to my local high-end retail shoe store, where we methodically began testing and trying other pairs of 44, 45, 46 sizes, but none of them fit. In numerous cases the 44 was too tight, and other attempts we both arrived at zero confidence relating to a reliable size to correct fitting. I requested a direct contact from the retailer with a Haflinger, Rep./ broker/importer, and shared with her our findings and was advised by her; "because the upper half of the shoe is wool and hand fitted and cut ... that we should expect size variations". I have solid lifetime experience in manufacturing and quality control. I too recognize "lack of control" in manufacturing processing. There is absolutely no forgiveness nor acceptance in today's world-class manufacturing situations that these shoes too can't be produced to the world's standards in correct reliable shoe sizing. As it turns out the Haflinger (this) rep. had not a clue to manufacturing quality control processes. That's unfortunate, because when these shoes fit correctly they are the most comfortable shoes. With the strength and the volume of online sales of Zappos and others, I too ... am hugely surprised that the world's shoe retailers are not holding Haflingers feet to the fire to fix this company's less than casual concerns relating to quality sizing issues. I too suspect that retailers around the world can confirm a higher rate of returns relating to incorrect sizing for this Haflinger product.

Brands I'd also recommend: I know of know other brand of this style of shoe that compare to the Haflinger when it is proper

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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January 28, 2014

Leslie R

from Prescott, AZ

These are the same size I wear constantly in black. This pair were very loose and the left clog was stretched on the side and both were hard to keep on. I am exchanging in hopes you'll send a true 40 size. I love these clogs and stand in them at work all day!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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January 25, 2014

Anonymous

from Reading, PA

My husband loves these! They're super comfortable and it's great that they hold up outside, too. He'd been through a few pairs of Ugg slippers that just end up smelling awful. So far so good!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are comfortable, fit well and look good. But with even a short amount of wear they stretch too much and the sole wears out in no time at all (about three months, indoor use only). For this much money these are not worth getting.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Cincinnati, OH

I've owned a pair of Haflinger slippers for years and absolutely love them. I bought a pair for my partner for Christmas, and he now is in love with them as well. They're quite expensive, but SO very worth it. You get the support of a shoe with the comfort and warmth of a slipper.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Danville, California

I've had these shoes for about three weeks and I'm really happy with them. I have plantar fasciitis and need to wear orthotics in both my work and my athletic shoes. I wanted a shoe with good arch support for just walking around the house. When I get home from work I put these on and they feel great! The only problem I had was that I initially ordered the size that was recommended on the Zappos website and the shoes were way too large. I wear a size 7, and 38 is not the equivalent size. I returned the first pair and ordered a size 37, which fit perfectly. The free shipping and free returns are why I will continue to buy my shoes from Zappos. Great customer service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes. They are roomy and very comfortable. I will probably order another color.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 3, 2013

Marion W

from Lynchburg, VA

I haven't had a pair of these in ten years and I had forgotten how awesome they were. They keep my feet warm and dry for that first, early morning walk outside to walk the puppy and get the newspaper. But even better, they keep my feet from getting the winter, cold-weather dry, cracked heel thing that they used to do. I like the leather trim vs the embroidered because it gives a cleaner line and when I wear hand knit socks, it doesn't compete. I normally wear a 39 but I had to finally get a 40 to get the right fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Boulder, Colorado

Love these shoes! This is my 3rd pair. Extremely well made, they're the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn - fantastic arch support, nice and wide. They run large. I like to wear them with woolly socks, and I like a roomy shoe, but if you don't. I recommending ordering a size down. Not weather-proof of course - but great outside on any dry day, and for lounging inside any time. I love them with jeans or pj's!

Brands I'd also recommend: chaco, dansko, boc

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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July 22, 2013

Anonymous

 

Wanted to use these for slippers but I wear orthotics and I couldn't get my foot in slipper with the orthotics in...it's too tight over the top of my foot. Darn it! They were perfect without orthotics but that isn't how I'd wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

Bought these for my husbands birthday and he loves them! He likes the slip on feature as well as arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco, California

Not the cutest shoes, but very comfortable and great if you have plantar fasciitis. I bought one pair to wear at the house as my house slippers and liked them so much that I bought two more pairs (different styles) to wear out and about. I talked my husband into buying a pair and they have helped his plantar issues also. They are slightly large all around, so if you have "full" feet they would work for you. My feet are normal sized so I use a small, foam shoe liner and it makes the fit perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: orthaheel, naot, keen

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 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle

Very comfortable shoes. I ordered a European size smaller and the fit perfectly. Very plain look, but they go great with anything black.

Brands I'd also recommend: Biorn

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2013

Kathleen M

from St. Paul, Minnesota

I just love these clogs! I've been buying them for years. They are great, even on walks with my dog, Obie.

Brands I'd also recommend: Yoga mat sandals, by Sanok

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington state

My husband loves these slippers for indoor and outdoor. He had his last pair 9 years before they wore out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago

These are great in-house slippers that can also go outside. But the size varies depending on where it is made: if Poland, they are large, and if Ukraine, they are small! We had to order several pairs to get it right.

Brands I'd also recommend: Think

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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