Why are Birkenstocks SO ABSOLUTELY ENORMOUS?

(77 Posts)
InculKate Fri 15-Aug-14 19:59:45

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TeamEdward Fri 15-Aug-14 20:02:40

I take a Euro 39, or UK6, but get Birkies in a 38. They are meant to have enough room that your toes don't hit the front edge when you walk, but I think you may a teeny bit too much room there...

Is that women's or men's style?

InculKate Fri 15-Aug-14 20:04:51

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InculKate Fri 15-Aug-14 20:07:44

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HopefulHamster Fri 15-Aug-14 20:12:45

They look like completely the wrong size. I'm a 4.5 and get the 37 which are fine. They look a few sizes too big, not just one.

HermioneWeasley Fri 15-Aug-14 20:13:55

I agree - I take a wiiiiiide size 6 and I think I'm a 4 in Birkies

Hassled Fri 15-Aug-14 20:15:08

I go down 2 sizes in Birkenstocks. It's insane. Just - why?


I am a 5.5-6 (38.5 to 39) and all my multiple styles of Birkies blush are either a 38wide or 39narrow.

Your photo really looks like entirely the wrong size - no idea what's going on there!

InculKate Fri 15-Aug-14 20:23:50

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Charitygirl1 Fri 15-Aug-14 20:25:58

Arizona is men's and women's - I'm a size 40 normally bit take 39 in Birks, but they've got to be narrow fit and not everyone stocks them.

Somebody walked off with my bag on the tube last week, taking my beloved Arizonas with them. They're so popular this year that its been the devil's own job replacing them, but finally I have - coming on Monday.

Sorry, that was boring...

5madthings Fri 15-Aug-14 20:30:14

I am a 37/4 And I have to get a 35 in birkenstocks.

InculKate Fri 15-Aug-14 20:37:54

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StoneTheFlamingCrows Fri 15-Aug-14 21:29:27

I bought size 40 and they fit fine on my size 7 feet

But my feet are wide and hobbit like and have a high back and my sizing seems to be ok. V weird.

jasmine31 Fri 15-Aug-14 21:32:28

Im normally size 38 and take 36 in Birkenstocks.

FrancesFarmer Fri 15-Aug-14 21:39:28

I take my normal size in Birkenstocks. Mine are narrow fit, though - maybe that has something to do with it?

Marcipex Fri 15-Aug-14 21:40:23

I'm normally a 38 but I go down a size for Birkenstocks.

SixImpossible Fri 15-Aug-14 21:55:48

This is my size 7.5 foot in a size 40 Birkenstock. I, too, wear 40/41 European.

SixImpossible Fri 15-Aug-14 21:56:41

This is my size 7.5 foot in a size 40 Birkenstock. I, too, wear 40/41 European.

Melfish Fri 15-Aug-14 21:58:25

I'm usually an 8 but take a 6 and a half in Birkis, so I love mine!

InculKate Fri 15-Aug-14 21:59:32

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SixImpossible Fri 15-Aug-14 22:02:45

Doesn't the Burkenstock website have a printable size chart for you to stand on to work out your size? I'm sure I saw something like that once.

ToFollowJulie Fri 15-Aug-14 22:04:16

I think you need to look at the actual Birkenstock size on the shoe. DH and I are both size 8 normally, but in Birkenstocks I buy 265 narrow and he buys 260 wide. We can't wear each other's - they're quite different (and his feet are manky!)

SixImpossible Fri 15-Aug-14 22:05:41


I like purple - but the purple socks and the purple Birkens just didn't quite go. So I changed into the black patent ones for the photo.

InculKate Fri 15-Aug-14 22:09:18

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