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Old 02-11-2015, 09:51 AM
 
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Have some self-respect, and care what you look like when you go out in public. Just say no to birks.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:57 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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I love my Birkenstocks, if you don't like them, don't wear them.
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:43 PM
 
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So, I live in the Phoenix area where a large portion of the population wears sandals year round. I'm sick of flip flops because they dont provide enough support. Am thinking of buying some Birks, the ones with the strap around the back across your achilles tendon. I know they are kind of clunky looking and not to flattering on a woman but can a man pull it off provided he's not wearing socks with his Birks? Just want some opinions and I know CD is definitely not short on that.
In my opinion Birkenstocks are very ugly but from what I know they are also very comfortable to walk around in. Years ago my sister had a pair of them and she loved wearing them.
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:44 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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$1000 designer Birks, anyone?

Givenchy Swiss Glitter Double-Buckle Sandal, Pink
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:43 PM
 
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I thought about getting some , the Arizona style, but decided I did not want to pay that much. As it is , I got some nicer looking Cole Haans on sale at Nordstroms which I wore everyday on vacation and they were comfortable as dresser.
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Old 02-13-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Goofy AND fashionably quirky. My friend came to visit from Seattle in fat wooly socks under Birkenstock sandals, the image is still burned in my retinas, but she was apparently fashionable back home.
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:10 PM
 
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Goofy AND fashionably quirky. My friend came to visit from Seattle in fat wooly socks under Birkenstock sandals, the image is still burned in my retinas, but she was apparently fashionable back home.
Seattle may not be about to get any "best dressed US city" nominations, but I still would say that would not qualify as "fashionable" here.

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Old 02-14-2015, 08:31 AM
 
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I have very high arches and the only Birkenstock's that are available (for very high arches) are these:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/birkenstock...ucts/85146.jpg

I wish the company could come up with something that looks a bit better than the above.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:12 AM
 
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I don't know how they're made today but I've had several pair. It wasn't a status symbol to me, I have very difficult feet to fit and need an arch. It makes shoe-shopping the equivalent of mattress shopping. If feels fine in the store for the five minute test drive but get them home and hope you bought the right birks. (I would never pay the costly money for them again as I had one too many that squeaked when I walked.)
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:22 PM
 
Location: California
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I never liked them but I appreciate that they can be a godsend to some people and are apparently very comfy. I know I wear stuff other people don't like too but so what.
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