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Birkenstock Mayari

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75%"Felt true to size"

92%"Felt true to width"

62%"Excellent arch support"

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These are my absolute favorite pair of sandals. I wore them almost every day for two months travelling all over Europe! The sole really conforms to the shape of your foot, and they feel very supportive. I love this style, as it's a more feminine take on the original Arizona style. I chose this style over the Gizeh because I didn't like the idea of having the "thong" part of the sandal be made of plastic, and those seem more like flip-flops. The Golden-Brown Birko-Flor color has a pretty golden sheen to the natural brown, but the metallic glittery is not flashy or anything. I got a size 36 Narrow, which is half a size smaller than my regular shoe size (US Women's 6). I also chose the narrow size because the style of Birks are a bit wider and I do have slim feet, though I don't normally buy other shoes in a narrow width. Overall, I highly recommend this great, comfortable sandal for summer that's perfect for walking and travelling!
I'd also recommend:
Chaco's
Emily, Zappos Customer,
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These are the best sandals made. I will never wear any other sandal every day. I've worn this style in August in Disney World, St. Augustine, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Las Vegas, and I can walk forever. Every color is attractive. Nothing ever rubs, there is no break in required. I wear a 8.5 to 9 and order a 39. I have a slightly wider forefoot, and like my toes to spread - the regular has plenty of room for this. I can't stand a thong between my 1st and 2nd toe, but with these, you can't even feel it. I hope they never get rid of this style.
I'd also recommend:
Dansko, Alegria
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Love the overall comfort of the my Birkenstock Mayari sandals, however, am extremely disappointed that after only 8 months of wear, the TOE STRAP broke loose on one shoe and is close to full breakage on the other shoe (even though the rest of the shoe is in good condition). Birkenstock personnel said they do not warranty the shoes but recommended www.ibirk.com for repairs. Have resorted to a local shoe repair shop to make the repairs on both shoes (>$50). Repairing just ONE SHOE through the ibirk website was quoted as $27 plus $11 shipping. Happy with the comfort but very, very disappointed with the quality.
KSL, Zappos Customer,
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I wear Birkenstocks for comfort and for the desire to preserve my foot health so that I can continue to wear fashionable heels longer. The oiled leather Mayari is one of my favorite Birkenstocks in terms of comfort. I am use to toe separators, but my MIL, who cannot wear the Gizeh, reports the Mayari to be comfortable as well. Fits true to size. I am on the wide side of size 37B or US 6.5 in French and Italian designer shoes, and I take a 37 regular width in all Birkenstocks that I own including the Mayari, Arizona, Gizeh, Sparta, London and Paris. Re sizing, there is a quarter inch of space in the back and a little more than that in the front. I could have fit into the 36, but I believe that the extra room is consistent with the recommended fit of the shoe. Re width, it's my understanding that if your foot is basically straight up and down, the recommendation is go with narrow. Since my foot fans out, I go with regular and I do have to tighten the straps all the way. For some people, the Mayari may read as more traditionally pretty or feminine because it is strappy. Since the Vogue magazine endorsement of the Gizeh and the Arizona, the Mayari is a perfect start to a Birkenstock wardrobe, if you are hesitant because of the preceded clunkiness. Once you have tried one Birkenstock model, the comfort will have you coming back for more, and the clunky charm of the shoe will grow on you. I am to the point of Birkenstock love where I think even the Arizona actually flatters my foot and makes it look cuter and more petite. My only quibble is I wish Birkenstock made more models available in high arch. I am rating it as having excellent arch support because, relative to other shoes, I am very very happy.
I'd also recommend:
Worishofer, Finn comfort, for comfort. For fashion, stuart Weitzman makes a very comfy pump called the platswoon. My most comfy high heeled sandal is the YSL tribute low heel that still raises you pretty high due to its platform.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Love them! Got two pairs in 38 for my size 8 narrow feet. The stone color is regular and the mocha was narrow. The narrow seemed too small all around so I kept the regular. Love the stone color!
Argentexan, Zappos Customer,
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I've had two pairs of the silver birko-flor, and both pairs have had one side of the loops over the big toe (where it connects to the footbed between the toes) break, which makes them unwearable. They are adorable, so I tried a second time, but won't buy a third pair. It seems that the Birko-flor fabric isn't strong enough to withstand the stress on such a small connection point. The rest of the sandals were still in excellent condition and have only been lightly worn. I have a third pair in black oiled leather and have not had the same issue, thankfully. The leather does stretch more than the Birko-flor, but holds up as they should. I highly recommend selecting leather, and not fabric if you want them to last through a season!
Libby, Zappos Customer,
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I've worn Birkenstocks for years and these are currently my favorite style. I have them in two colors: the oiled brown leather and the silver. When I first got them, they rubbed across my big toe but I switched the straps and put the longer one on the top and then they were fine. I love them! (I have wide feet and a fairly high arch.)
I'd also recommend:
Dansko, Merrell, OluKai, Cole Haan with Nike Air, Ugg, Nike
Wendy, Zappos Customer,
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This is actually the best Birkenstock product I've owned. I wear it constantly around my house. When I wake up in the morning, if I walk around barefoot I often get a disturbing sort of snapping sensation in the bottom of my arches, but I slip these on and voila, they're gone. Style-wise, they aren't quite as pretty and dainty as I was hoping for. Actually, the dainty strap makes the (kind of ugly) cork more prominent I think, so if you're hoping for a 'dressier' Birk, I don't think this will do it. But still cute enough for a casual outfit. I got the Onyx, and it's a beautiful blue-gray. Not drab and not too shiny (as I feel patent is) either. It's very pretty, but still neutral. Sizing: I wear a 40 in Boston Soft Clog and 39 in the Madrid sandal - this one fits in the 39 as well. Bottom line: Feels like heaven on the feet, even for Birkenstocks. Simply amazing.
I'd also recommend:
Brooks tennis shoes, Mountrek boots
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Purchased these sandals, and I am very happy with them Fitment was very true to size They are very comfortable to wear for extended time and they have good support
Bill, Zappos Customer,
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I love these sandals! They are the first Birkenstocks I have ever owned and I have ordered more. I have plantar fasciitis and these have helped me get much better. I like the secure footing they give.
Lucy, Zappos Customer,
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Had purchased another style that I really liked the looks of, but they didn’t fit and look right on my feet, so I returned them ( easiest return ever!) and got the Mayari. I absolutely love them, the color, style, fit. I’ve seen a few others that I really like as well. I’ll be purchasing more from Zappo’s.
Lisa, Zappos Customer,
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I love this shoe! Beautiful color. I have a very narrow foot and was concerned about how wide Birkenstocks were, but the narrow width fits my foot well. I ordered down a size. I normally wear a 6 1/2 - 7 sandal. The 37 is perfect. So comfortable!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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The quality of these sandals is wonderful. I have long skinny feet and the 41 Narrow is perfect. The sandals seemed a little stiff at first, but have become better with wear. I think the Mayari sandals are very feminine. Love them!!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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The more I wear these sandals, the more I like them. There is definitely a break-in period. The edge of the footbed was initially rubbing the bunion raw on my right foot. I just kept wearing the sandals with a bandaid, and after a few days it was no longer a problem without the bandaid. Now, I feel like I could walk for miles in these shoes! I typically wear a size 8-8.5, and I sized down to size 38 regular after reading reviews. I initially thought they might be too small because my longest toe would occasionally lightly touch the edge of the footbed, but after breaking them in I don't notice this anymore. I tried a pair of 39 regulars initially, but the straps, on the tightest adjustment, were too loose. A 39 may have worked if I had bought them in narrow as I didn't really think the length was off by much, if any.
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Shoebuyer, Zappos Customer,
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My podiatrist recommended Birkenstocks to relieve the pain I had from plantar fascia, and they work! He suggested wearing them approximately 70% of the time. (I wear mine almost all of my waking hours.) I now have no heel or arch pain. The uppers are personal choice of course, but it's the sole bed with the great arch that does the work. Be sure to get a proper fit, then start by wearing them an hour or two a day for the first week or two. After that you won't want to wear any other shoe. The only difficulty for the sandals is cold weather.
I'd also recommend:
Papillio
Ann B, Zappos Customer,
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Love this shoe! This was my first pair of Birkenstocks. Ordered size 9 (my usual size) but had to return for and 8. So easy! And it took about a week to break them in good, but now they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Just ordered another a pair of the Madrid style. Cannot wait for them to arrive...tomorrow! Love Zappos.com. Love!
Cathiw, Zappos Customer,
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I love these sandals! I have a narrow foot and arch problems and these are wonderful!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Bought in silver in narrow. Arrived lightning fast. Put on my feet and can't force myself to take them off. My feet are in love. They look much cuter on than I was expecting. Very pleased! I ordered the same size as a pair of Naot shoes I have and the fit is perfect. Thank you Zappos for offering narrows and such cute color options!
I'd also recommend:
Naot
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These are comfortable, really well made shoes! The arch is very supportive. I have plantar fascia with one foot and the shoes seem to make it easier to be on my feet during the day. The style is a little funky but having a German background, I'm OK with that!
I'd also recommend:
Merrel, Simple (sneakers)
Sandra, Zappos Customer,
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So comfortable. I slip them on right out of bed. Helps with my heel and arch problems.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I ordered the Mayari in the tobacco leather. I previously owned a pair in the birkoflor material and the toe strap ripped out after 2 years of hard wear. I didn't want that to happen again and opted to go for the real leather. If you have worn the birkoflor, the leather is a drastically different breaking period. The first time I wore them I thought my big toes might fall off and the straps left crisscrosses right on the joint. After 3-4 wears the sole began to form more to my foot and I stopped having the problem with the texture. I think it is important to note that all of the straps on the shoe will feel extremely rough for the first few wears until the leather gives a bit more.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I had no idea what size to order so read a lot of reviews. I almost always wear a 8.5 although some tennis shoes and flip flops I wear a 9 and with heels sometimes I need an 8 so the back doesn't slip. I ordered a 39 and it was perfect. I definitely could not have sized down any, not sure what a larger size would look/feel like. I do not have wide feet by any means and the regular is still perfect. I think with the 2 strap adjustment you really have a lot of room for variation but a narrow certainly wasn't necessary. I love the feel overall and am very happy.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These run SUPER big. I wear a 6 in almost all sandals and a 6.5 in boots. I used the sizing chart and measured my foot to purchase. So glad I did! I ended up getting a 5/5.5 (36) in the graceful pearl white. They fit perfect. I have plantar fasciitis and I can tell these have great arch support.
Melissa, Zappos Customer,
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All flip-flop/thong sandals hurt my feet, so I did not have high hopes when I ordered the Mayari sandals. I wanted a pair of black patent sandals for the summer (and Zappos is so great about returns) that I figured I did not have much to lose. I was shocked when I put these on and they did not irritate the space between my first two toes. It is going to take a little while to break these in as they do not have the soft footbed, but I am absolutely thrilled with this style! I always take a 40N in Birkenstocks and these fit perfectly. I have thin feet with high arches and long toes and these sandals actually make my feet look feminine. I am thinking about getting a second pair in a different color. Thank you, Zappos!
I'd also recommend:
Dansko
Maureeen, Zappos Customer,
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This shoe has the great arch support and comfort that all classic Birkenstocks have. What's nice is that the straps are sleeker than the more clunky styles, such as the Arizona. You get all of the support with a minimal amount of shoe. The sandals are very cool in the hot summer. The straps wrapping around my big toe took a little getting used to, but they aren't at all constrictive.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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