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Cork and latex footbed designed to mirror the shape of a healthy foot and provide a natural walking environment
More toe room allowing toes to move naturally, which promotes better balance and correct foot alignment from toe to heel
Raised toe bar encourages natural gripping motion of your feet, exercises the legs and stimulates circulation
Contoured footbed ensures even weight distribution and proper posture
Deep heel cup cradles the heel and keeps natural cushioning right under the calcaneous (also known as the heel bone)
FEATURES of the Birkenstock Arizona Sandal Cork and latex footbed designed to mirror the shape of a healthy foot and provide a natural walking environment More toe room allowing toes to move naturally, which promotes better balance and correct foot alignment from toe to heel Raised toe bar encourages natural gripping motion of your feet, exercises the legs and stimulates circulation Contoured footbed ensures even weight distribution and proper posture Deep heel cup cradles the heel and keeps natural cushioning right under the calcaneous (also known as the heel bone) Shock absorbing sole is flexible, durable, lightweight, repairable and replaceable, like almost every part of our shoes Jute fibers made of two layers - one wicks away moisture, the other adds strength Cork footbed is firm and resilient for maximum support Footbed Liner made of soft suede keeps your feet comfortable and dry
38 M EU
38 M EU
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
So I don't know when I've seen more divided reviews when it comes to sizing than with this shoe. It seems the only thing everybody can agree on is that they are a true size whatever. It's probably best to buy the shoe in person but here's my tale of buying them without trying them on. I wear a 9-9 1/2 and a 40 in danskos. I even measured my foot and it was 10.25 inches. I decided to go against popular opinion of sizing down and ordered according to the size chart, i.e. 40. I don't usually order narrow but I did only because this is a unisex shoe that I figured would be a little wider to accommodate a mans foot. The shoes fit great for me and in my case ordering down would have been a mistake.
I'm size 8.5 and I got a 39 M and it fits wonderfully. Some things to know about Birks:
USE THEIR SIZING GUIDE ON THEIR WEBSITE They are pretty spot on.
M, N, W WIDTHS M is for "medium," which means the "regular" width. This is fine. If you have a normal foot it should fit. N is "narrow," which I would only suggest if you have abnormally narrow or very small feet. Birks are meant to spread your toes, which is why they seem wide at first. W will be for "wide," and this is only for extra wide feet (if you need to buy your shoes in wide sizes).
BREAKING THEM IN They will NOT be comfortable the first few times. They're meant to form to your foot and help regain its natural shape. Stick with it. It is worth it.
FOOT BEDS The regular footbed is easier to break in. The soft footbed is really not so different (just more cushion at first), and the foam will probably wear off with use so I'd...
I am a size 9 and I always order a 39 in birkenstock. Go down a size for sure! They are the best sandals ever, you may want to wear them around the house for a couple of days first before wearing them for an entire day, it takes a bit to break them in. All they need is the heat of your feet for a bit first!
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