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5.0 out of 5 stars Birkenstocks are brilliant, 29 Jun. 2010
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This review is from: Birkenstock Gizeh, Unisex Adults' Sandals (Shoes)
I bought my first pair a few years ago and was introduced to them by a colleague who swore by them. I didn't really get what all the fuss was about and always considered them to be a bit overpriced for what is essentially a summer shoe. How wrong I was!
After buying my first pair and having worn them to death, I promised myself I would get a smarter pair. I've just had delivery of the Gizeh in Black Patent and they are everything I wanted. They're smart and can be dressed up or down and are SO comfy. I'm currently 31 weeks pregnant and have had to let the strap out to accommodate my swollen feet and they are STILL comfy!
I would imagine for those people who don't like 'thong' or 'toe post' designs, these wouldn't be their thing, but I absolutely love them.
Like most shoes you do have to be careful of sizing, so I would suggest trying some on in a shop before buying online. I'm usually a UK size 8, and I wear a Birkenstock EU size 40 as they are quite wide.
Don't bother with cheap immitations- Birkenstocks are wonderful and will last for years if you look after them.
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Initial post: 24 Aug 2011 12:43:52 BDT
great idea trying on in a shop! This is really unfair on the shopkeeper who needs to make a living, and has all the costs associated with running a bricks and mortar outlet - which is why his prices cannot be the same as online! If you want to try a pair on in a shop, buy from them too.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2011 11:44:34 GMT
stephthestar says:
My husband works in retail, so I am well aware of the issues associated with high st vs. online and the cost implications, but I'm afraid that is just how retail works these days. There is nothing stopping consumers looking at something 'in the flesh' in store and finding it cheaper online, it's not ideal but it happens. My main reason for suggesting people try them before buying is mainly because of the huge difference in sizing. It would be dishonest of me not to note this and it seems sensible for people to try them before purchasing them online, assuming that the sizing is consistant which it isn't. You're also assuming items are always cheaper online, which isn't always the case. My original pair I bought from a shop is the same price online as in store.
Thank you for your comment, but please note my comment is on the product, not necessarily on where you should buy it, that is up to the individual.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2011 13:05:19 GMT
Eventually there will be no shops left to touch and feel goods to then buy online. I appreciate though the point you are making about inconsistancy with sizing.
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