Birki's by Birkenstock Arunta Leather Sandals w/ Adj. Straps
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!
I fell in love with the turquoise color. I have bought all my Birki's, Birkenstock, and Pipilio's from QVC and have loved them all. Anyone who is new to the brand must allow for the break-in period. Once they've molded to your foot, they're amazing.
These are the usual great quality from Birkenstock. The only negative is....I wish they were a little more "distressed" looking. In person, the leather color is just kind of variegated. That said, I do like them and will keep them.
I love Birkenstocks and Birki's and have many pairs! I have worn them for years. I bought these in the blue color and they are great looking and the bed fits perfect,,,BUT the between the toes hard plastic peg is so painful I cannot wear them! And I am not alone in this! I have been trying for a couple of days but they just hurt and I mean a lot! I wear flip flops almost year round so I am used to the thing between the toes! Please re-figure this shoe and put a softer piece in!! Gave it 2 stars because the color is wonderful and so is the rest of the shoe,,,just cant get past the painful middle piece!!
I love the double straps, I got these Birki's in blue and the grey, I really love thong sandals
and these are cute and comfy .
These are great. I love how they look with jeans, cropped leggings etc. I have the gray and they are very distressed looking which I think adds to their appeal. They are a more modern look to Birkenstock and I prefer the thong style over the strap ones for sure. Very comfortable indeed. I have had a pair of Birks similar to this that are not leather so I knew what to expect as far as fit and break in period. The toe part is very comfortable to me, I don't feel it at all. Considering the other color option.
Not for me. I don't like the straps come way up on the foot to the point of it's in the bend .. not comfortable to me . sending back
Love these birkis would recommend them to all my friends,
Never need break in time just put them on and go
Have about 20 pairs and still going
I got these in teal a few days ago & I just love em. I was a little worried about the toe peg because of severe problems w/my left foot. I am very glad to say the toe peg didn't' bother me. I had read the reviews before my purchase & followed the suggestions of one of them about keeping your foot properly positioned w/your heel in the heel cup & not having your toes up against the toe peg, in this position tighten your straps to where their comfortable but snug enough so when your walking the peg doesn't jam into you, & for me, so far so good. Thank-you to that reviewer, I'm sorry I don't remember who that was. like I said I do have feet issues, but I couldn't live w/out them. Over the yrs. I've had a few different sets of orthotics from doctors and I always go back to my girls. If your on the fence about buying these don't forget you have nothing to lose when you shop at QVC.
This is my fifth pair of Birkenstocks and I love it.