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Trying to buy new Birkies, but I'm drowning in the choice.

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LastOrders Tue 16-Jun-09 21:57:14

I have always worn Madrid, tried on a pair of Gizeh today, which were lovely, but seemed a bit odd compared to my norms.

Anyone want to help me choose?

I normally go for blue, bit bored of that colour now though!

sandra79 Wed 17-Jun-09 11:29:42

think i have the gizeh's is that with a bit between the toe? found it took ages to get used to as toe bit was really hard & hurt 4 quite a bit - dead comfy now tho!

Fimbo Wed 17-Jun-09 11:33:45

I have the Arizona's mainly for work, they look ok with flared jeans or crops but don't look right with skirts.

If you are looking for ones to go with skirts and trousers I would go with the Gizeh. Perhaps in silver.

LastOrders Wed 17-Jun-09 13:23:24

Thanks for answering, I was giving up hope!

I tried the silver Gizeh's on in the shop, not overkeen on the colour.

sandra79 - I'm worried that toebar will hurt, but won't know unless I try!

I've narrowed it down to these,
these, and liking these

Or may just go for brown <dull> but versatile hmm

Will go for the gizeh, but gotta decide on a colour now...

Fimbo Wed 17-Jun-09 14:12:46

My Arizona's are in the colour of your 2nd link.

My friend has red patent Gizeh which look fab, but she is a young trendy skinny minny, I don't think they would look good if you are fat of foot (like me)

Fimbo Wed 17-Jun-09 14:13:43

T K Maxx sometimes have them in for £20, that often sways the colour choice grin

Nappyzoneisabeetrootrunner Wed 17-Jun-09 14:16:12

i got some arizonas but they looked really bulky so i got some ibiza ones in black and they are comfy, more dainty and soooooooo comfy. The toe post thingy gives me blisters so i avoid them.

blametheparents Wed 17-Jun-09 14:16:44

Black patent is nice

LovingTheRain Wed 17-Jun-09 14:21:08

I just bought a pair of Papillio Gizeh today and i love them grin I got these and love them already

MorrisZapp Wed 17-Jun-09 17:28:32

Got my deep rose pink shiny Madrids yesterday. Can't stop looking at my feet!

The shiny ones definitely rock for summer.

I love Birkies but only ever the Madrid style.

cocolepew Wed 17-Jun-09 17:31:30

I have Bronze, it usually goes with everything. I only ever wear Madrids as well.

Drusilla Wed 17-Jun-09 17:34:14

I like those pesto green madrids, I nearly bought those but got silver instead, because they go with everything. Please don't get brown - it's so murky when they have all those other lovely colours!

cilldara Wed 17-Jun-09 19:12:38

I have madrids and I love the look of them but I find the tendon in my heel gets really strainedd when I wear them all day. Does anyone else find this? I was thinking of going for Gizeh this year to try and alleviate it. Would they give more support to your foot? Anyone?

hana Wed 17-Jun-09 19:15:08

buy all 3!

really like the green and browny ones. I have madrid and the toe post ones, v comfy

cocolepew Wed 17-Jun-09 19:19:28

cilldara I have a damaged tendon and it's only helped by wearing Birkies!

19fran76 Wed 17-Jun-09 19:20:28

Like the second pair best out your picks. I have purple patent madrids & second the summer cheeriness a patent pair will bring smile

fishie Wed 17-Jun-09 19:30:12

stick with madrids, don't go gizeh. i am gizeh only and madrids are bloody agony, it is clearly a foot shape thing.

but please please get patent. i've got cherry red and relaly love the pink too. is there a blue patent?

LastOrders Wed 17-Jun-09 20:20:37

I'm not sure by the patents!!

I'm off to have a look at amazon and will report back with patent finds.

I'm getting swayed by bronze Madrids at the mo, after cocos heads up grin

(I got a tax rebate today , but mustn't splurge waste money on nice shoes!)

LastOrders Wed 17-Jun-09 20:26:46

These are nice, a kind of pearl colour.

fishie - mmm, patent blue!

PaulaYatesMum Wed 17-Jun-09 20:29:40

bought my first ever pair today oddly...

these

LastOrders Wed 17-Jun-09 20:34:09

Those are lovely PaulaYatesMum

Oh my God, this is like Birkie porn. I'm getting in a hot sweat shock wink

PaulaYatesMum Wed 17-Jun-09 20:34:40

whoops scroll down to silver one or click on box

they fit like a glove very very comfy

MamaG Wed 17-Jun-09 20:37:28

I have to be honest. These are the FUGLIEST things you could put on your feet. They are as bad as crocs

HORRIBLE

DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!

PaulaYatesMum Wed 17-Jun-09 20:38:03

gorgeous - better than those penisy oneswink

LastOrders Wed 17-Jun-09 20:39:31

But I've been doing it for many years smile

And will keep on doing it till I no longer have the use of my feet wink

Each to their own, Mama, each to their own!

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