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Comfort sandals with adjustable buckles
Birko-Flor upper has a smooth leather-like finish and is lined with a soft fabric for comfort
Anatomically correct cork footbed helps foot health
Classic two-strap style in a variety of materials with fully adjustable straps. Birkibuc made of acrylic and polyamide felt fibers, this material offers a textured finish that looks and feels like velvety nubuck. The original Birkenstock footbed featuring pronounced arch support, deep heel cup, and roomy toe box. Footbed molds and shapes to your foot. EVA sole for flexible, lightweight, durable and shock absorbing.
42 N EU
42 N EU
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am writing this review because I know how difficult it is to order birkenstocks on line, especially if it is your first pair. The size conversion, footbed, medium or narrow- there's too many options and how are you supposed to know any of it if you have never owned a pair?!?! Since these are my first pair, I'm glad they arrived perfect and perfect fit. :)
To begin with- I ordered a pair that were sold by amazon.com to be sure that they were real. It was more worth it for me, and the size conversion would be easier knowing it was a real pair of birkenstocks. I was really confused as to ordering a size, but I am a perfect 8 usually, and AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH (reading reviews, calling some local birkenstock retailers... Etc) I decided to order a 38 instead of a 39 because everywhere said they ran big, I even called a BEN LOVELL shoe store and the associate said she is an 8 but wears a 38 in birks. So I decided I would chance it and order the 38. Next, I had to decide...
The threat of buying fake Birkenstocks is always out there. As the attached photos show between the black (fake) and brown (real) pair, one can see the differences. The black leather is clearly thinner and less supple ("full grain leather" at best rather than Birkenstock "top grain"), the footbeds aren't Birkenstock and packaging aren't Birkenstock (though convincing at quick glance): compare the footbed printing, product tags, and Birkenstock watermark on the real Birks v. the gray paper included with the fakes. Since real soft bed Birkenstocks cost $135, it's perhaps no surprise that fake versions would saturate the market.
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.
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