Birkenstock BIRK-551033-BROWN-38 Birkenstock Arizona Sandals Unisex Style
There’s always play between Euro and US sizing. Then combine the variation between closed shoes and sandals and I knew ordering online could be a gamble (but I order everything online! Lol). My son wears an 11med width in every other shoe do I started with a 44m. It was huge!!! Long and wide. I was tempted to jump to a 42 but didn’t want to overreact so I went with a 43narrow next. It was still too long and the narrow was slightly too narrow to wear comfortably since they have such good arch support. So then I ordered a 42med and while we’d finally hit the right length the width was still too wide to stay on his feet and at $140 I wasn’t dying to poke new buckle holes to try for a tighter fit. I pretty much gave up since it appeared Birkenstock just wasn’t the shoe for his foot but we decided to look once more the old fashioned way and there on the wall at Nordstrom was a 42 that fit perfect and so did the mate when the salesman brought it out. He tried to bring us a fresh (non display) pair but we were like nope these are great! Point is because it’s a made of natural materials there is minor variation and sometimes the ability to keep trying on is worth it. Have always loved the shoes.
I love Birks and my unflattering review is for the specific pair I received. In general, Birks are totally awesome shoes and I think everyone should own a pair. Unfortunately, the straps of the pair I got were unglued and pulling away from the base. That happens over time, but shouldn’t be the case with a brand new pair, so I returned them. Don’t let this stop you, just maybe go get them at a shoe store so you can see them first and avoid the potential hassle.
I have very wide and very sweaty feet. Once I bought a pair of Birkenstock Arizona sandals years ago I wear them as much as possible. Very comfortable, great support and my feet (and the sandals) don't stink. The only problem is that they are very overpriced in the USA. I bought two pairs in a very nice store in Munich, Germany for less than I pay for one here. By the time I got the VAT tax rebate the cost was about one third! Reconditioning/rebuilding is similarly overpriced in the USA so I just wind up wearing them to death and tossing perfectly good leather uppers.
Love the Berkys. Had a pair when I was younger. They’ll be better once I break them out a little. The leather straps are a little tough. I return the first pair because they were way too big. I ordered a size down and they fit perfect.
I am just in love with w my new Birks!!!!! I ordered the same size shoe as I normally do. I have never had a sandal that literally fits me perfectly all the way around the foot!!!! I have very narrow feet, so I was a bit skeptical that they would work for me. I do have one warning: If you typically wear flat soled shoes or spend your days barefoot like me, then you may experience just a bit of pain in the arch of you foot the first week of wearing these. Don’t let this scare you!!! It went away within the second week of wearing. Then you will only want to wear your Birks and nothing else, bc they are just soooooo comfy!!!! My feet and soul are so happy!!! Thanks Birkenstock for making such a good quality shoe.❤️
This is my first pair of Birk's. I LOVE them. I wear an 8.5 (occasionally a size 9) in regular shoes. I ordered these in a size 39 Narrow, and they fit perfectly. If you wear a size 9 go with a size 40. These babies are very comfy and VERY well made. :))
These Birkenstocks are SO comfortable! While living in Germany, I discovered the blissful comfort of Birkenstocks and have quite a collection! This is my first pair of Arizonas; they fit my narrow feet and high arches to perfection. The soft foot bed is surprisingly supportive and the black oiled leather is absolutely gorgeous. These Birks may be the most comfortable yet! LOVE!
I have been wearing birks for over 20years and you just can't beat them. I have flat feet and bunions and had back problems as a result of standing for 10 hours a day at work. I wore Birkenstocks casually outside of work and called them "hugs for your feet" but never considered working in them. After becoming frustrated with so many other shoes included custom made orthotics from a chiropractor I desided to get a pair of bostons for work, now that i have been wearing either Arazona or Boston everyday for a couple of months, no more back pain. My posture is better and my legs aren't as fatigued. I have also noticed an arch in my foot that was never there before. Not to mention they are the most comfortable shoes(soft footbed) that you will ever own. I love Birkenstocks!!!
They are the slim fit. Though in the description they are advertised as the standard fit. Sent them back and received a full refund.
brilliant, good price, good fit - will last for years
As always very happy with these sandals. At a great price too! So pleased to be able to buy on line without having to track down a local store.
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Very comfortable! Slight break-in period but once they are broken in they feel great.