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Old 05-18-2014, 10:46 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.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:51 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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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.
No.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:21 AM
 
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I hate Birkenstocks. Always have, always will.

There are sandals out there that provide support, but they can be sort of pricey. If by "support," you're referring to arch support, check out Vionics (formerly known as Orthaheel). Expensive, but worth it, IMO.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:26 AM
 
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No no no no. Friends don't let friends wear Birks. Evar.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:17 PM
 
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Well, they certainly aren't fashionably quirky. They are just plain ugly. But if the comfort factor is more important than looks for you, then go for it.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Sure, buy them. I have Birkenstock Arizonas--what you're thi and of, but no heel strap--and they're very comfortable.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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I love my Birkies! They provide support for my feet without being too hot to wear. I don't get to wear them as much here as in Arizona, but I *will* wear them. Sometimes with socks (handknit, of course).
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Lincolnshire, UK.
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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.
I live in the UK and bought my Birks the last time I was in the US - several years ago. Will need to get new Birks soon. No strap around the back and no socks please.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Middle Earth
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I loathe Birkenstocks. They were so in back in the early 90's when I was a teenager. I was too poor to afford them and my feet too small to fit into them, but they were a status symbol back then in school. All the popular, rich kids had them. Even if you weren't really rich and you had a pair, people would automatically assume you had money. Thank goodness I'm an adult now who could care less. What's worse than Birkenstocks? Birkenstocks with those ugly Z. Cavaricci pants. Thank goodness I was too poor to afford those as well.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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You can wear whatever you want, but truly, they never look fashionable.
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