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Birkenstocks: I thought they were supposed to be comfy???

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franch Mon 27-Jun-05 14:59:33

Never occurred to me they could hurt my feet! Got a pair of Madrids (the single strap type) - they're hurting the upper part of my feet, where the strap is - it's very hard. Is it me, or what???

hoxtonchick Mon 27-Jun-05 15:08:49

the first pain of birkenstocks i got were incredibly painful - i felt positively cheated! do persevere though, you have to wear them in & then they really do become super comfy. i haven't worn anything else since about march this year....

Earlybird Mon 27-Jun-05 15:13:34

I can completely sympathise, franch. I got some for the first time this year too. Mine are the double straps, so different to yours. They're comfortable for short distances, but I got a few huge blisters from wearing them too long on one of the hot days last week. Here's hoping they'll be more comfortable soon because I was counting on them being the summer shoes I'll "live" in ....

motherinferior Mon 27-Jun-05 15:14:58

I belted along in mine the other day and they hurt the soles of my feet. Am currently in Repulsively Sensible footwear, it's so embarrassing.

Oi, HC, aren't you supposed to be giving birth around now???

puddle Mon 27-Jun-05 15:16:24

I've got thong ones and they are super-comfy (if your toes are hardened to flip-flops...)

gingerbear Mon 27-Jun-05 15:19:48

I do 'foot farts' in mine - dreadful noise they make when you walk.

giraffeski Mon 27-Jun-05 15:21:00

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dinosaur Mon 27-Jun-05 15:45:28

I think I wear mine too much - DS1 cheerfully informed me yesterday that "they smell".

Ameriscot2005 Mon 27-Jun-05 15:46:24

Mine were really painful until broken in.

hoxtonchick Mon 27-Jun-05 15:46:36

i think that means you need some more dinosaur!

welshmum Mon 27-Jun-05 15:46:56

Mine hurt too but I'll persevere now I know they need breaking in.

dinosaur Mon 27-Jun-05 15:47:23

Aha, hoxtonchick, I think you have identified a shopping opportunity there....

Yes - when is your baba due?

lou33 Mon 27-Jun-05 15:47:28

flip flops are better !

Chandra Mon 27-Jun-05 15:48:33

Birkenstocjk advises that their footwear will hurt until the foot get used to the sole's style. But surely it doesn't have to be as bad as with badly fitted shoes, does it?

dinosaur Mon 27-Jun-05 15:48:33

I do like flip flops Lou.

They remind me of travelling!

lou33 Mon 27-Jun-05 15:49:13

get flip flops then dino, lots cheaper!

OldieMum Mon 27-Jun-05 15:49:27

Mine hurt, too, when I first wore them. Now they are wonderfully comfortable. I forced DH to wear his yesterday for the first time and he said that they haven't broken in yet

misdee Mon 27-Jun-05 15:51:33

still waitng for mine to arrive.

hoxtonchick Mon 27-Jun-05 15:55:27

i'm being induced tomorrow dinosaur. am and terified!

misdee Mon 27-Jun-05 15:56:16

oooooooooo i'm excited for you.

hoxtonchick Mon 27-Jun-05 15:57:02

oh thank you misdee. i hope peter's home soon.

dinosaur Mon 27-Jun-05 15:57:03

Are you going to be at the Homerton hc?

motherinferior Mon 27-Jun-05 15:58:09

Oldiemum, respect at getting a bloke to wear them.

I am VERY excited for HC.

hoxtonchick Mon 27-Jun-05 15:58:13

yes, dino. 8 am..... they have been fab all the way through my pregnancy, i'm really pleased to be going there. hopefully my stay won't be too long though! did you have all yours there?

hoxtonchick Mon 27-Jun-05 15:58:39

oh you're all so sweet, i'm going to have a hormonal weeping moment!

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