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Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed - Suede (Unisex) Reviews

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Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

85% "Excellent arch support"

547 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/27/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are classic greats. I'm a size 5 1/2 - 6 and size 35 fits. The brown looks better than the beige in this small size. My plantar fascia loves the arch and heel cup support.

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12 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/25/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

This shoe had too much arch support. I have flat feet, and immediately was in pain when I put the shoes on. The suede straps were also rough on the edges, so this pair of shoes is being returned.

Additional 539 Arizona Soft Footbed - Suede (Unisex) Birkenstock Reviews

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4 people found this review helpful  

December 28, 2005

Everett L

from Western Massachusetts

Great! No Other Shoe Like It - I originally bought these shoes as indoor shoes for the winter (I had been wearing running shoes, but in the winter in New England you don't want to wear your outdoor shoes around the house), but they feel so good, I am ordering another pair to wear outside (well, probably the Boston since it is a closed-toe shoe). I have significant nerve pain in the soles of my feet (similar to Plantar Fasciitis but in the ball and toes rather than the heel) and these are the only shoes that have made it better. I've tried three different kinds of prescription orthotics, but none of them worked half as well as the Birkenstocks. I had read online that they had helped many people with foot pain, but I never imagined they could work this well. If only they made a dress shoe with the same footbed...

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 25, 2011

Dawn J

from Chicago

I have always loved Birkenstock shoes. This particular style is great because you can wear them with or without socks. That makes them ideal for more than just one season! They are comfortable and stylish, too. Also, I love Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 24, 2011

David H

from Elk Wa

I took the time to check out what I needed for a great fit. My family has a history of wearing this brand and I have had a good feeling I would enjoy them myself. When I recieved them I tried them on and they fit very well so all that was needed was break them in and I did. I have not been sorry, They are most confortable after only a couple times of use. Ordering them was a breeze. Zappos kept me informed of their shipping progress and then they were waiting for me on my doorstep. It was a low pressure purchase, just the way I like it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Don't know of any

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 1, 2012

Dionne

 

I love these shoes! They are so worth the money. Beware though! They run big. I usually wear an 8.5 in women's and they were so big I had to send them back and get a 7 (they use European numbering though). The 7's fit perfectly. These are so comfy I can (and do) wear them all day and my feet feel great, which is not normal for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 4, 2012

Anonymous

from SanDiego

These shoes are built for comfort. They are worth every dollar I spent. Birkenstocks never go out of style. I can wear them all day and my feet do not hurt.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Fort Lauderdale, FL

When I find something I love, you just can't keep me away. This is my third pair. I just love this sandal. I live in a warm climate and wear them every single day. Even with heavy wear, a pair typically lasts me about four to five years before the sole wears down. So comfortable - there's just nothing that compares to it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Bethlehem, PA

I love Zappos, but this color that I ordered is not as pictured -- it is much more light beige.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2012

Judy H

from New Castle, Pennsylvania

I love Birkenstock. I am able to wear very few brands because of some foot problems - these are wow, wow comfortable. I only gave the style 3 stars simply because I have a large foot and their sandals seem 'bulky' looking, but the comfort is more than worth it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Crocs, Ryka and Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 9, 2012

Stephanie H

from Walterboro, SC

I love my new Birkenstocks. This is my first pair and they have exceeded my expectations. I suffer from Plantar Fasciitis and these have helped tremendously. Zappos service was outstanding!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 22, 2012

A. L

 

This is a very solid sandal with very good arch support. It is a bit hard when compare to similar SAS sandal, but I think this will last longer. A very good buy.

Brands I'd also recommend: SAS

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 10, 2012

Mary

from Michigan

I love the fast and helpful service from Zappos! If something doesn't work out for me, it is easy and convenient to return a purchase. My new Birkenstock sandals are wonderful, a good look for casual and snappy casual wear. This style is a very comfortable all day shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens, Think, Jambu

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 15, 2012

Anonymous

from California

Bought these for my husband for Christmas and he hasn't taken them off!! The look and fit is great. He said they are the most comfortable shoes he had in a long time!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2012

Ellen M

from MELBOURNE FLA.

Same exact shoe we bought in Birkenstock store, but less money. With free shipping and easy return policy and great deal all around.

Brands I'd also recommend: UGGS

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 28, 2011

DVE

from Allen, TX

Purchased these as a gift for my husband. We ordered the narrow width and they fit him better than any other pair of Birkenstocks he has owned. The soft footbed is noticably more comfortable to him as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 26, 2011

Betty S

from Naples, FL

This was a gift for my brother. It's his fourth pair over 20+ years - he loves them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 20, 2011

Tilt

 

These sandals were recommended by my podiatrist to alleviate for discomfort. The sandals are great, and Zappos' service is the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 13, 2011

Anna, M

from Hawaii

I wear my Birkenstocks all day long when I work and the soft footbed really makes a difference. I love these shoes. I am on my second pair, the first ones lasted me about six years of daily use and they hold up very well. I am a size 8½ and I wear the Birkenstocks in a size 38 and they fit me perfectly. Zappos is awesome, I got my shoes much sooner than I expected, and I live in Hawaii. Zappos provides great costumer service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 11, 2011

Ben K

from Houston, Texas

This is by far the best sandal I've own bar none! Comfy, easy to slip on and off, and simple good appearance are the pros. I would take extra care not to tread on water infested surfaces or on rainy days since the material (sole) is perishable or bio-degradable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 2, 2011

Varesha

from Pasadena, CA

Love them though they are a little too big, should have ordered one size smaller than my actual size. Brings back some great college memories!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 21, 2011

Eric B

from Amarillo, TX

Zappos is my shoe source for life! After reading info. on Bikenstock's website relative to sizing I ordered 43's to replace my old 42's as my regular shoe size has increased since I bought my old Birks years ago. After wearing the new Birks for about a month I realized they were too big. I felt a bit silly asking Zappos if I could exchange the, now used, 43's. The rep. said they didn't normally accept used shoes for return but understood my mistake. They sent out a replacement pair of 42's that day with a prepaid return label for the 43's! Now that's customer service. This company rocks and should be a lesson for all retailers. Happy in my correct size Birks. Eric

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Montgomery, Alabama

This sandal is worth the extra money for the soft footbed. Very comfortable, and very durable. The only problem I had was that they didn't come with enough holes on the straps making them not tight enough, so I just made my own holes. Not a big problem. These sandals are made with a softer material on the straps making them even better. In other words spend the little extra money these sandals cost because it's worth it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 8, 2011

Andrea R

from Charlotte, NC

Love these! I got these after first having bought the Birkis that are similar and loved them for several years. I wanted another great shoe and tried these out. The soft footbed is really nice and comfortable. I am noticing that they are wearing better than the other pair too. I will have these for years! Definitely easier on your foot than flip flops too!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkis

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 5, 2011

Anonymous

 

My husband loved these shoes. The suede is very soft and easy to wear without that break-in period. The only issue was that we had to add another hole in the front strap to tighten the fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 1, 2011

Sandy

from Florida

Well, now that summer is almost over - I've found the perfect sandal. These shoes are wonderfully comfortable, though they do take a few wearings to break them in. I'm on my feet all day & have had such a hard time finding shoes that don't make my feet/ankles hurt. Birkenstocks may not be all soft and cushy, but someone once told me - they might not be the shoes your feet want, but they're the shoes your feet need.

Brands I'd also recommend: Klogs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 30, 2014

Eva P

from Southeast Texas

I am a longtime Birkenstock customer and was thrilled to be able to find the Arizona on Zappos. After reading the reviews, I decided to go with the "soft footbed" and right out of the box they were comfortable. It's not a squishy footbed but nice compared to the old break in period. I have been wearing them everyday since they arrived. Imitation Birkenstocks do not even come close so just hold out for the originals. If it helps, I am 5'11" and 160 lbs., a size 11 shoe and wear a 42 regular.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanuk

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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