Does anyone wear Birkenstock sandals and have any recommendations? Also any tips on their sizing?
I need a sandal style that's especially tough for every day use and that also supports wide feet with a flat arch. Looking at their website, I prefer the plain Arizona style but would be open to pretty much any style.
Definitely love my Birks. I wear them probably 75% of the time - sandals, shoes, etc. Once you get used to them, they're the best. I do buy on eBay quite a bit. Try them on to find hte right size - at a Birkenstock dealer (not some random shoe store that carrys them).
I had to get a pair when I got plantar facititis and was crippled. I wore them 24/7 for about 6 months (and I LOVE to be barefoot.) I have very wide feet.
I can't find a link to the pair I got, but they have the harder soles and are a little nicer sandaly looking than the regular ones. I walked over new flow volcanoes, in water, everywhere for over two years. Never had a break in problem. There are some with softer soles. Maybe there's a difference. The ones I got were $80. Most are around $120.
I used to like my Birkenstocks, until my sister bought me a pair of Mephisto sandals.
I have high arches, high insteps, and I broke my foot (badly!) a few years ago - I find the Mephistos give me the support I need and are a little softer and 'cuter' than Birks. http://www.mephistoonlinestore.com/W...als-Helen.html