Customer Reviews Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed - Suede (Unisex)

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Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed  - Suede (Unisex)

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Customer Fit Survey:

72%"Felt true to size"

91%"Felt true to width"

55%"Moderate arch support"

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I read all of the reviews trying to understand the difference between the suede and leather. everyone missed the point. Here is the point. i had worn the leather for years but wanted to try the suede. As other note, the suede is more comfortable on your foot when worn without socks. the footbed is the same in both. the only downside is that the suede doesnt retain its shape when not on your foot, so you can't just put the shoe on in less than 1 second like the leather. if that is super important to you, you will be annoyed. this shoe takes 5-10 seconds to get it on your foot. other than that, only pluses when compared to leather.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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It's been a long time since I wore Birkenstock sandals. I am in my sixties now, and need a more supportive and comfortable shoe. Decided to go with the new Soft Footbed style and so glad I did. When you get older, you lose some of the "padding" on the bottom of your feet, so this style helps to cushion my tender tootsies. I have a narrow foot, so narrow width is perfect. I wear a size 10 shoe usually, so size 41 was my correct size. And (just like my college days) I ordered the soft suede straps. (before i settled on the suede, I tried the artificial fabric and the oiled leather) I found both stiff and uncomfortable. Most of the color choices were out of stock, so I got the mocha. I like it. I also am impressed with the Customer service. It's the best!
Ellen N, Zappos Customer,
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I've always loved the look of Birkenstocks but found the footbed too hard for my comfort. These soft footbed Birkenstocks are the answer. They are super comfy. I usually wear a 6.5/7 - if you're in between sizes go with the smaller size. I also needed the narrow width as I think they run a little wide. Overall, very pleased!
Julie, Zappos Customer,
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Expensive, yes! but worth your money. Comfort and style, it's Birkenstock! You can't go wrong with it. I love my Arizona soft footbed, my favorite pair ever! Plus if you order it here at Zappos you will get it the very next day.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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As I hate wearing shoes, I am fine wearing these. These are the only shoes that I will wear. They will last forever! Just be sure to use cork protector as needed. I also spray them with suede protector. I have ordered through Zappos for years. My daughter has me order shoes for her friends. I never had to return anything. Zappos backs up everything they say they will, no hassles. Best of all call your order in, the best customer service ever. Great people to talk with, get personal help. If you have never wore these, try them you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!
I'd also recommend:
IDK !
BOBBIE B, Zappos Customer,
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This is my second pair of Birkenstock Soft Footbed sandals. As you wear them they form to your feet and are amazingly comfortable. They are a little pricey but they last a long time and your feet will thank you!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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The soft footbed is the only way to go!!! My son and I both only purchase them, these were a gift for him as he needed a second good pair.
I'd also recommend:
Earth
Chari N, Zappos Customer,
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Very comfy, chill ass shoe. Excellent with white socks. The shoes as a whole look larger in person.
Allayna L, Zappos Customer,
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I've always loved my Birkenstock Arizonas but when I broke my foot five years ago I had to wear only sneakers and have continued to do so in spite of 3 foot surgeries. Now that I'm healing with my newly formed foot, I went back to my Arizonas but discovered my foot couldn't tolerate the standard foot bed because of the toe bar. I tried the soft footbed and it made all the difference in the world. It was so comfortable, I bought the same shoe in black birkoflor. BTW, I've got a narrow size 7.5 foot and I bought the 38 narrows. Perfect fit!
The, Zappos Customer,
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These are one of the most comfortable sandals I've owned! I've only worn one other style of Birkenstock's with the thong between the toes. My feet did not take to them kindly. The soft footbed of the Arizona Suede are completely different. The footbed is exceptionally soft to walk on and the suede is unbelievably soft (no rubbing). I chose the dark brown mocha and love them. The price is higher than I would have liked to have spent, but in the end I feel they are worth it. I will be ordering another color in the not so far future. Thank you to Zappo's awesome delivery service too!
Carrie M, Zappos Customer,
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This is my fourth pair of Birkenstock but the first in suede with a soft footbed. They are very comfortable uppers. The soft footbed is great! I'm very happy with my purchase and with Zappos.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I am a longtime fan of the Arizona Birk. I bought it years ago in the original light tan suede and planned on buying it again until I saw the gorgeous chocolate mocha color. I also tried the soft footbed, which I love, and figured if I was going to be so adventurous, I might as well give the narrow footbed a shot. I loved all of my choices! I have a normal to wide foot and as Birkenstock's are unisex, this worked perfectly for me. I have found for ultimate comfort you have to wear this sandal for a bit so that it conforms to your foot imprint, which it does after a few wearing's. Highly recommend. Birkenstock has not changed the quality of it's shoe which is delightful and surprising.
Lakeside, Zappos Customer,
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You guys need to get a pair of these. I think after God made man and woman, he made Birkenstock sandals to make their feet comfy. Form-fitting love to help you get through your day.
Matthew D, Zappos Customer,
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This is my umpteenth pair of Birkenstocks and I love them all. My feet are quite narrow and Birkenstocks narrow option works just fine. The soft footbed is a Godsend. I have loved it since it was initially introduced. These sandals wear like iron and are fully repairable. The only improvement would be that the leather portion of the sandals would be pretreated for water resistance.
I'd also recommend:
Brooks walking/running shoes.
Ronald L, Zappos Customer,
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This is my third pair of Arizona's. I wore out the first and decided to have a back-up to my second pair in taupe. I love them and live in them all summer. These felt slightly wider even with the straps adjusted as far as they would go, but it isn't a problem. Love Zappos stellar service as always.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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This is my first Birkenstock pair, I got it in mocha suede color. I did order a smaller size and in narrow width since it run big. It's been only a week or so since I got this shoes in the mail, I'm loving it already, it doesn't need any break in at all, it's so comfy! I love the suede, you can tell Birkenstock used a high quality suede leather. And as usual, Zappos deliver it so quickly!
Trendy M, Zappos Customer,
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These sandal are very comfy however, being that they are suede they left black or dark marks along my toes and foot. Other than the aforementioned these sandals are very comfortable!
I'd also recommend:
Brooks
Nora, Zappos Customer,
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Daughter loved them but to wide and size just fit small we ordered Narrow but they were very small in length
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I just didn't like the look of this classic style on my foot. Also don't care for the suede. I like to slip my foot in with out any problems. The suede is just flimsy for me.
I'd also recommend:
Naot is like a birkenstock but so comfy right out of the box!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These Birks are comfortable, true to size and have good support. There wasn't a star option, though, for quality control issues. The first pair I ordered were Mocha, and arrived in the right color. But there was visible glue on the cork at the front of both shoes. Big white drips. You can't peel it off without digging into the cork. When that pair got damaged (my fault), I ordered another pair in the same color. But they arrived in an olive green, and since Zappos frequently runs out of my size, there's a month long wait for them to restock. I need sandals right now, so I settled on the green. The color is decent, but it wasn't listed as an option, and they're not just a faded Mocha; they are straight up olive green. And they, too, have a visible drip of white glue, but this time on the side of the shoes. These are expensive sandals. I shouldn't have to compromise like this. If I can't find Mocha in my size locally, I'll just settle for these. But I was really disappointed. This isn't really a Zappos problem; it's clearly a quality control problem with Birkenstock. Returns are free, so these are going back if I can find what I want locally.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I wear these so much! Everyone should own a pair!
Sara, Zappos Customer,
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Love these shoes! true to size.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I ordered these for my 12 year old grandson and he loved them. I ordered his original size “12” and they fit perfectly.
RLM, Zappos Customer,
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I was right in between sizes and I ordered the smaller size and was glad I did. I love the shoes but more importantly I love Zappos customer service!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These do take a bit to break in, but look great and feel great! Really like the look of these compared to the shiney-er ones that are a little cheaper and the suede seems sturdy!
Juliette, Zappos Customer,
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