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My new Birkenstocks fart :-(

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sunnyshine Tue 10-Sep-13 18:32:34

Just bought my first ever pair and am wearing round the house and they fart when I walk!! Is this common? I've waited a long time to buy some and now wondering what to do. They are the ones with the between toe piece!!

surfandturf Tue 10-Sep-13 19:31:28

Sorry I have no advice but this made me grin

NoMoreMadCatLady Tue 10-Sep-13 19:32:39

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LadyMud Tue 10-Sep-13 19:55:22

It's a special "face-saving" feature! Because Birkenstocks are popular with vegetarians, who eat a lot of beans, and therefore . . . well, you know the rest

And when the inevitable happens, you just look down at your feet, smile innocently and exclaim "Bloody shoes!" wink

sunnyshine Tue 10-Sep-13 20:21:24

What causes the fart grin I have no other shoes that fart and these are all open!! At this rate i will be wearing then in the house!

amistillsexy Tue 10-Sep-13 20:22:57

Yes, I get the Birkenstock fart as well blush

I own a few pairs. I fart in them all.

I just brazen it out grin

sunnyshine Tue 10-Sep-13 20:27:31

Is it actually called the Birkenstock fart shock why don't they tell you this when you are in the shop ( or a small warning label on the box) !! How loud are yours?

LadyMud Tue 10-Sep-13 20:30:37

Here you go!

DeathByTray Tue 10-Sep-13 20:32:41

hmm....I've had other shoes that fart but that was my foot pushing air out the sides.

I didn't think a birkenstock would fart. Do you have floppy feet? grin

CointreauVersial Tue 10-Sep-13 20:34:30

Talc. Lots of it. Splash it all over the sandals and rub in well, particularly on joints/creases/overlaps, then brush off the loose stuff.

sunnyshine Tue 10-Sep-13 20:40:00

I don't think I have floppy feet. Will try the talc when I venture out the house in them! Am going to read that link now! I hope it enlightens me smile

retromuffin Tue 10-Sep-13 20:45:31

I am also an owner of farting Birkinstocks, they seem to fart more as they get older too, and I do usually say 'bloody shoes' but ds actually said 'pardon you Mummy' the other day when I wore them!

sunnyshine Tue 10-Sep-13 20:55:56

Glad I'm not the only one with farty feet!!! Will keep persevering and hope the farting is kept under control!!

MerrilyWatkins Tue 10-Sep-13 21:08:40

Mine fart and they're also bloody uncomfortable. Back to the fitflops.

showtunesgirl Tue 10-Sep-13 21:16:37

I have lots of Birkenstocks and NONE of mine have ever farted.

Are you sure you have the correct fit?

sunnyshine Wed 11-Sep-13 13:53:08

I got mine fitted in the shop so I hope so smile perhaps it's to do with the inner shape of your foot ( the bit underneath on the same side as my big toe between that and the heel)

Dontletthemgetyoudown Wed 11-Sep-13 14:05:31

that was my thread lol! I found it was because id accidently brought narrow fit. the normal fit don't fart as I walk. I have had no problem with the gizeh style either.

Nothing worked for the farting ones, I tried talc, Vaseline on the edges, washing them and all the other tips but nothing worked. I was relieved to get new ones and it not happen. the only difference is that the new ones are standard fit.

sunnyshine Wed 11-Sep-13 17:07:04

How do you know if they are standard or normal fit? I was fitted in the shop for mine so hope they are right!!

sunnyshine Wed 11-Sep-13 17:07:56

Dontletthemgetyoudown I'm glad you sorted yours grin

showtunesgirl Wed 11-Sep-13 17:12:53

On the footbed, there will be the outline of a footprint for Normal width and a filled in footprint for Narrow.

showtunesgirl Wed 11-Sep-13 17:23:16

Actually for me I don't fit Normal width. All of my Birks are from the Betula range in Narrow.

The great thing about Birks is that once you figure out what range and fit you are, you can order them direct from Germany and gets lots more styles at cheaper prices.

My fave ones this Summer have been my Betula Woogie in black patent with cherry print. <Birkenstock geek emoticon> grin

pocketandsweet Wed 11-Sep-13 17:52:19

Mine only fart in museums and libraries....they are very discriminating smile

sunnyshine Wed 11-Sep-13 18:08:20

Normal style then!! I'm hoping by next summer when I get to wear them outside they are fart free! Lots more wearing round the house I think in the winter!!

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