Very comfortable. I was able to walk around London for a day. But unfortunately whilst having tea at Fortnum & Mason and trying to be elegant as requested the buckle came undone.
It has also happened on 2 other occasions. I won't return them as they are my most comfortable sandal, but I now carry spares in my bag. Please do something about the design.
July 19, 2013
Given these sandals this name as it really does feel as if you have nothing on your feet. They are so comfortable and keep feet so cool in this current hot weather. They are a joy to wear. I have purchased another pair in the Betula range earlier this year and they are perfect for me. Wish I could give 10 out of 10.
July 08, 2013
In reply to the lady who has problems with her birkis, I suggest she take them to her nearest shoe repairer and ask them to fit a strap to the back of her birkis, which they can stitch on for her including an elastic piece and hopefully she will have found her 'perfect' shoes. I too have problem feet and find birkenstocks an absolute blessing as they are so comfortable for my feet.
June 26, 2013
A few issues
I have got quite problematic feet- they are quite wide and flat, and very sensitive, so I have quite a lot of requirements from my shoes (you should see the number of shoes that sit in my wardrobe unworn...). I'm also a nurse, so on my feet all day and comfort is paramount.
These shoes, because of their arch support are perfect for my flat feet. They also look quite fashionable (why on earth do all comfortable shoes have to look so ugly????).
They are also quite wide so fit nicely (even though my feet are wide I find these slightly too wide, an adjustment over the toes area could have been good). So far so good.
My problem start when I walk in them.
Despite everything Nicki said, they simply fall off when I walk, and I find I'm "clawing" my toes to keep them on, which can be uncomfortable.
They are also non shock-absorbent spongy/bouncy at all, so not very comfortable for long walks.
If these had a soft insole, a back-strap to hold them in place and an adjustable toes strap I believe they could have been my dream shoes!
June 25, 2013