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Haflinger GZL Leather Trim Grizzly Reviews

93 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

39%Rated 5 stars

30%Rated 4 stars

13%Rated 3 stars

9%Rated 2 stars

9%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

63% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

63% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 23 GZL Leather Trim Grizzly Haflinger Reviews

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December 3, 2012

Christy H

from MA

Love this shoe! I have been wearing a pair of Birkenstock for ten years and wanted something a little more attractive and slimmer in a slip on shoe. These have a similar feel to my birkies and I love the look. I ordered charcoal and it is like a black heather. The grey flecks on black really shows that it is wool felt. I am usually in between sizes 37/38 in Birkenstock and buy the 38's that are a bit big. The 38 in this shoe fits perfectly! The foot bed is firmer than I expected with the latex listed in the description. It is firmer than a soft bed Birkenstock. But feels great and has a bit of spring in the step. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

November 28, 2012

Anonymous

from East Jordan, MI

I had a pair of these for 20 years and just replaced them. The addition of the tread on the sole was brilliant. These are very comfortable clogs. I wear them around the house (wood floors), but they're also great for forays outdoors. Highly recommended.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Merrell, 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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

November 24, 2012

Gay C

from Philadelphia

These are great shoes. I just gave up my old pair that I wore for about 10 years as they. had holes. But more than the shoes, Zappos is the best company in the world. We had several packages opened with contents stolen from porch. Other places gave me the run around with 100 questions. Zappos had compassion and in minutes placed an order and I had my shoes the next day. Though I do not shop a lot I will always buy my shoes from Zappos. They are just so cool!

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 9, 2012

Amy J

from Rockland County, NY

I had a pair of these same exact shoes many years ago, and somehow forgot all about them. I wore them into the ground. They aren't my beloved Birks, so the arch isn't quite as high as I like it, but they are wonderful. Wool, warm, get at least a half size too small because they stretch out.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 6, 2012

Anonymous

 

The size chart for this shoe indicated that size 39 was a U.S. women's size 9 - it isn't, it's about a 1/2 size too small and I would have gotten a 40 if I'd known!

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

October 19, 2012

Corey S

from Collegeville MN

These things are bougie house shoes and aren't really stylish (like slippers ever are) but sweet on the feet. Very comfortable and long-lasting. My previous pair lasted 8 years. They tend to fit a little small - I wear a 12 U.S. and took a 47 euro and could probably take a 48.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 9, 2012

Jeanie B

from Newcastle, Washington

I have worn Haflingers Grizzly and similar ones with hard cork soles from them for about 10 years. I loved them and use them for slippers all day often as I wear orthodics inside my regular Mary Jane shoes. However, I noticed the backs (the felt top part) of Haflingers ripping after a few months. Read online the leather trimmed Grizzly is best for this problem. Love them the best - highly recommend this one of all the Haflingers!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 12, 2012

B P

 

Fabulous - true to size, and truly slip-on. The back lip does not collapse. Very comfortable.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

This is my second pair of Haflingers. At first, I tried to change up, so I ordered the Giesswein, but I should have listened to another reviewer who mentioned the difference in the footbed. The Giesswein did not have the arch support and toebox area in the right places for my foot. Went right back to Halfinger and I'm happy I did!

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 28, 2015

Anonymous

from Seattle

I ordered my usual size and this shoe was way too big and wide. Overall, seems like a good shoe, but if I order again I will definitely order a size down.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 17, 2015

Anonymous

from Portland, Maine

I was looking for something I could use as a slipper that would support my plantar fasciitis, that I could also use at work. This seemed to fit the bill. I ordered a size 8 (which is sometimes a little small for me). The 8 was fairly comfortable, but my feet swam around quite a bit in it, and I could tell it wasn't as supportive as I needed. I put Superfeet in and that solved both the arch support issue and the size issue. Now I wear them all the time and they're extremely comfortable and warm.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 12, 2015

Beth H

from Morristown, NJ

A dream come true! These slippers/house shoes are ideal. I particularly love the warm cozy wool feel without the furry matted mess that became of my other slippers. I just know these are going to last! Fit is a little short, but with a clog, better to stretch into it instead of swimming. They are perfect for supporting my foot while I am at home.

Brands I'd also recommend: naot, dansko

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 19, 2012

Karen

from Pacific Northwest

I wear nothing else but Haflinger wool clogs. But my recent order I had to return because, as another review stated here, the sizes have been changed. I always ordered 40 and this pair was definitely different with more room. And since Haflingers (for me anyway) stretch quite a bit over time, there was no way that I would be able to wear these long term if they are too big to begin with. So I am going to buy used Haflingers on eBay - the older ones. I also like Stegmann wool clogs as they do not stretch as much so I have to wear a 41 in those. I also am pretty upset about this development. I do have some 39 Haflingers that crunch my toes, but I am going to start wearing them off and on for months and hopefully I can stretch them to fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stegmann clogs

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 24, 2012

Anonymous

 

A bit firm footbed at first, but it will mold to your feet over time. Kind of a hippie earth girl look. A bit clunky looking, although that is also due to size 10 feet. I like them for around the house, half slipper/half shoe, to slip on and off easily. Felt true to size for me.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Arizona

Disappointed that the 38 which is my regular size shoe was too big and the 37, which Zappos was so kind to get out to me quickly, was too small. It would seem I'm not the first to have noticed this problem with Haflinger. Seems their sizing is a bit strange. Too bad, because these are really cute shoes and I was so hoping to take them with me on a trip where I would do lots of walking. Oh well. Thank you Zappos for your courtesy and for putting up with my difficult feet and sizing problems while I try to find a pair that works. Zappos you are the best!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Finn Comfort

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 13, 2012

Anonymous

from East Greenbush, New York

I've had Haflingers in the past and they are extremely comfortable. The only concern I have is that the heel of the sole on the outside is wearing down very quickly on both shoes. I will proably have to find a shoe repair to put a lift or something so they don't wear down into the cork.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark's

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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

 

February 25, 2015

Charles C

 

I have been wearing these shoes for six years now and have had four pair. The most recent pair I received were completely different than those that came before. Somethings going on with Haflinger. Have they switched manufacturing to cheaper locales like so many others? I would not recommend these as they have been known for their comfort in the past but now felt terrible on my feet most recently.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

December 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Cleveland OH

There is a nice arch support which is hard to find in a casual shoe but the shape of this shoe is strange. My big toe had plenty of room but the rest of my toes were uncomfortably pressed into the front of the shoe. The next larger size would have been too long behind my heel. I have high insteps and thought that would help with fit; however, there was a lot of gap on the outside lateral part of the foot. Definitely a shoe for a wider foot. Too bad as they seemed the perfect solution for a house shoe. Thank you Zappos for your great service!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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