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Birkinstock wearers come here and tell me

(28 Posts)
cocolepew Mon 08-Jun-09 16:40:03

Do you think the insides 'wear down' and therefore aren't as effective? I have the sorest heel ever and at the moment my beloved Birkies are the only thing that gives me relief. I have a pair from a few years ago and the footbed is really wore down, but I can't decide if it is making any difference.

If you understand this waffle, well done hmm grin

blondissimo Mon 08-Jun-09 20:49:48

Yes I think they do wear down! Also I hate the fact that the cork goes all dark after a while and they just look dirty. I love it when you get a nice new pair smile

fishie Mon 08-Jun-09 20:51:48

yes they do. i got a blister from my new ones.

i have got that borjuois dark grey nail varnish you recommended, it is rather lovely with red patent birks.

cocolepew Mon 08-Jun-09 20:57:38

Oh good, I'll buy a new pair then grin.

Fishie, it is lovely isn't it [modest].

brimfull Mon 08-Jun-09 20:58:03

have you got the dreaded plantar fasciitis?

I get that,generally cushioned soles help

cocolepew Mon 08-Jun-09 21:00:34

No,ggirl, I thought it was, I went to my oestopath last year and it's connected to my back shock. The tendon (or ligament hmm) is twisted and isn't 'sitting' in my foot properly.

It hurts [whines].

Galava Mon 08-Jun-09 21:01:12

Not sure about the insides, but the strappy bits definitely stretch.

Still... a good excuse for a new colour !

cookielove Mon 08-Jun-09 21:05:39

i love my birkies, but after having a pedicure, i slipped my lovely new pinked toed feet into them and it felt like i was wearing cheese graters, the pain lasted 3 days, oooh so bad.

Wore them for a friends christening absolutly fine, then went for a mooch round time in them and ended up going on a three mile walk, ahhh the pain, all cheese grater and blisters.

I'm now so not in love with my birkies but do love that they have my dirty foot prints on them

cocolepew Mon 08-Jun-09 21:05:52

I'm thinking silver.........

Ronaldinhio Mon 08-Jun-09 21:08:46

I so hoped this thread was going to ask what is the appeal of such unattractive shoes?

cocolepew Mon 08-Jun-09 21:09:11


cookielove Mon 08-Jun-09 21:20:05

they have so many that are so ugly but then these here i have in a mint green

Ronaldinhio Mon 08-Jun-09 21:21:13

lovely summer birkenstocks

cocolepew Mon 08-Jun-09 21:23:19

[bans Ronaldinhio from thread]

cookielove Mon 08-Jun-09 21:25:39

bad bad bad ronaldinhio

Littledawley Mon 08-Jun-09 21:28:27

PMSL ronaldinhio grin

Ronaldinhio Mon 08-Jun-09 21:32:02

over the knee birkenstock for more formal occasions

oregonianabroad Mon 08-Jun-09 21:34:06

I have the madrids and they drive me nuts by slipping off all the time -- wish i still had my arizonas from highschool hippy days...

EyeballshasBackBoobs Mon 08-Jun-09 21:34:20

WTF is that?? shock

<<averts innocent eyes>>

oregonianabroad Mon 08-Jun-09 21:35:02

oh sweet jesus christ Ronaldinho!

cocolepew Mon 08-Jun-09 21:36:31

Oi! You're banned! [calls in the heavies]

madrush Mon 08-Jun-09 21:38:27

Oh Ronaldinhio, my birkenstocks aren't going to seem the same tomorrow... what on earth was your search term to come up with that?

JustKeepSwimming Mon 08-Jun-09 21:42:28

Well i thought the OP was going to be:

As a new Birkies owner (thanks MIL grin) do the insides wear down and become more comfortable?
i love mine but....the lumpy bits hurt my feet.
am i just used to flat shoes?
(only wear trainers or flip-flops normally)

Ronaldinhio Mon 08-Jun-09 21:42:29

Inuit birkenstock

oregonianabroad Mon 08-Jun-09 21:47:48

i was scared to click ronaldinho but glad i did.

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