Reading this it seems that they are not comfy for everyone. I have fairly narrow feet and a very high instep and they are as comfy as bare feet for me - stay on really well, can walk for miles in them and they don't rub at all ever.
Well for those of you who don't have unsightly bunions can I just say a. you're so dang lucky and b. there's not really a host of other options open to someone with that particular problem when it comes to sandals... would love to hear all suggestions but until then, I won't be dumping the birkies!
They don't smell. Far from it!! In fact they are the only shoe I can wear throughout the summer without socks which don't make my feet smell. I literally can only wear Birkenstocks or Crocs. Everything else reacts with my bare feet resulting in an odour fit for chemical warfare!! And I refuse to wear Crocs!!!
erowid Doc Martens are my other shoe-passion. And I love love love love those you have linked to.
Have bought my birkies for this year and there is no money left in the pot for more footwear but may treat myself at the end of the summer sale with my birthday money and save them for next year. They look fab!!!