Birki's by Birkenstock Arunta Leather Sandals w/ Adj. Straps
I gave this 4★s instead of 5 because the footbed seems to be a smidgen shorter than my other Birkies. Other than that they're comfy & I have no issues w/the toe post. Another satisfied customer.
My, has the quality changed!!
I ordered 4 total, 2 of this style and 2 in another style.!!!!!!! So disappointed in the quality and comfort. I ordered 3 (each a different style) a few years back and forgot I had them. I pulled all of them out and I'm now wearing them. I saw Birki's this summer on QVC and decided to order the two styles. They are all uncomfortable and this particular style is worse. The plastic between the toes, yikes!!! The other ones I have has the same leather as the Birki sandal in between your toes and are so much more comfortable. I suppose if you don't have any older styles in your wardrobe to compare these new styles you wouldn't realize how horrible they are. They are so much lighter (to a fault# than my older styles #also light in weight) but they don't have the cheaper feel. The Birkis are now a style my 56 year old feet are comfortable in and I guess I'll have to be satisfied with the ones that I have. Please, get back to the better leather and if they're thong styles, extend the leather so your toes have the comfort. I was looking forward to having a good Birkis wardrobe for my feet. The other cute little sandals are no longer comfortable and these look good with almost anything. Maybe next year?!!!!! I'm at the stage in my life where I have to buy good quality clothes, shoes, boots, etc. will pay a little extra but the quality and good style have to be there!!!!!! OH! I will be sending all 4 pairs back for a refund. Sorry for the errors but the editing is not changing my corrections!!!
Like the shoe but toe part uncomfortable
Purchased knowing this brand is comfortable. Was excited for my first pair but the part that goes between toes feels uncomfortable and hard. I read other people complain about same thing but thought maybe for me it'll be different, but it wasn't. Sad to say but it am returning for money back.
I don't get why these got such mixed reviews because I LOVE them!
They're super comfy, and the style is so cute!
I will be getting them in the brown as soon as they are available :)
Received the blue today and they're heading back tomorrow. The three stars is for the cuteness -- oh how I wish these had worked out! They are fine except for that toe bar. It is stiff and actually hurt underneath my toe area. There is no way wearing around would make that better. With the negative reviews concerning the toe bar on these and others of this style, Birkenstock will hopefully listen and make changes. Love my Birkenstocks and have many. This is just disappointing :(
These are lovely sandals, but they run very large. I ordered my usual Birkenstock size and they were way too big. Sadly, back they go. I am sad to see that QVC seems to be discontinuing this line.
MY FIRST BIRKIES.
WOW!!! Can I tell you how much I love these!?
Had to get them--they're extremely comfortable in every way--toe piece, foot bed and everything in between. No break in period and these are my FIRST pair of Birkenstocks!
Really impressed and happy with my purchase.
For reference bought the blue which is more of a dark teal but with wear will get darker because they're leather, the main reason I had to have them. They're a little more then I wanted to spend, but sometimes you just get what you pay for and this is a perfect example. .
I was SO lucky to get a pair in gray before they sold out of my size! They do fit further back on the foot, but I loosened the straps a little and that seemed to help, as that allowed them more movement to move forward (if that makes sense). The only reason I am giving them a 4-star review as opposed to a 5-star is that the toe piece is slightly uncomfortable. I am going to purchase some of those little silicone (or rubber or whatever they are) pieces you can slip over them; hopefully that will work.
I love my new sandles. They are really cute and feel great.
Had to return
I like the look of these, but the toe piece hurt when walking. The two strap on the top of the foot was not that comfortable. I have another pair exactly like these except it is one strap across the foot and for some reason the toe don't bother me on those. These do. For what they cost I returned.
Love them -- They required a short break-in period
These are the only "thong" style sandals I've been able to wear. Usually with other brands the toe piece is either so painful or it breaks quickly. I've been wearing them pretty much every day since I purchased them earlier this spring; however it did take a day or two to break them in as the foot bed is rather firm, unlike most of my other Birkis which have not required a breaking-in period. I have the turquoise which is a cheerful color that seems to go with many different summer color combinations.
The adjustable straps across the instep provide enough stability so that I can wear them all day without worry.
My only wish is that they would not discontinue them, and bring back the brown leather.
So, so sad!
I almost wept as I had to put these beautiful shoes back in the box and return them. I ordered both the gray and blue. They were absolutely gorgeous and, as always, the leather is incomparable. However, as others have stated, these do fit farther back on the top of the foot than the Gizeh (which is just about all I wear). I recently had foot surgery and these just happened to fall in the wrong place on my foot where I don't have as much bend in my foot as I do with the Gizeh. I gave 3 stars because the problem is with the structure of my foot. Out there, somewhere, someone will get these gorgeous shoes!