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Great comfort for low volume feet
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
These are great shoes. They are the first pair of Birkenstocks I've owned with the soft footbed. Initially, I was not sure I liked the shoe. It took around a week's worth of wearing them before I felt truly acclimated to them, but now they are wonderful! I wouldn't say they feel better or worse than a traditional pair of Bostons, just different.
The color of the shoes is a dark gray and they will match a wardrobe pretty much like black would. The illustration here (on my computer at least) seems true to what you will get if you order a pair.
I wear these mainly around the house and outside on my patio. They are suitable to wear around town, but I haven't done that yet. They offer more warmth than a regular pair of Birks, so they're good for colder weather. I couldn't see myself really wearing them in the summertime though. I think they'd feel too warm and/or not seem breathable enough.
A note on sizing: While these wool Bostons seem true to size in width and length, they do not offer the internal volume of a regular pair of Birkenstock Bostons. I have low volume feet so I appreciate the snugger fit, but they are impossible to wear with thick socks. The socks will bunch up inside the shoe and the comfort of the shoe itself will take a big hit. With thinner socks, it's no problem and the shoes feel great. If you have high (internal) volume feet, these shoes will probably feel too small for you.
The toe box of the shoe is cut so that the outer sides of the toe box are dramatically shorter than the side for the big toe. The length for the big toe was fine, but the outer sides of the toe box were too short (my second, third and fourth toes are longer than my big toe).
I bought a second pair because I loved the first ones so much. These are great around the house and around the world. I bought them to treat my cranky feet. I really like the soft footbed (wish more Birks had it!) and the easy style. The easy on-off and loose fit makes for a very practical shoe for air-travel. Don't get caught needing to run to make a flight though, it's not that kind of shoe.
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