Papillio Gizeh Animal Print Thong Sandals
Super cute and comfy.
Do not wear these like a regular flip or thong sandal, with the thong piece against your toes. Here is how I wear them, so they are comfortable. I slide my foot in one shoe. I put my foot in the shoe according to the footbed, not the thong, note that your foot is no longer flush against the thong piece. Next I adjust the strap so its tight enough that my foot doesn't push forward with every step, but loose enough that I'm not cutting off circulation. Try that before you send back. Note that if you are a flip wearer, your foot naturally tries to push forward in the gizeh, but after a little wear, you will stop doing that. Onto how cute this shoe is. I love animal prints, they never go out of style and they look good with nearly everything. When I saw these, I had to have them, both pairs. I'd love to see the lennox in animal print, maybe jaguar or black leopard, oh and a snow leopard, zebra, cow. Oh yes, Id buy all of those in a second. Both prints have little variation in print between shoes, but its more true of my leopard print pair. My leopard print pair has one shoe with a rather large print and the other shoe with a much smaller print. I'm sure this would bother some people to the point of returning, why I'm mentioning it. If this would bother you, you may want to buy two pairs. Pick the two shoes that match best, send the other two shoes back. Anyway, I do not mind the drastic variation, the print is ALMOST like two different leopard print shoes. It is unique and it has grown on me. I purchased a 38, but I can also wear a 37, my shoe size in NB sneaks is usually an 8W (rare an 8), and an 8-8W in cl@rks. I can wear both widths in birkenstocks too. My foot is in between a regular and a wide width in measurement, so it depends on the fit of the shoe.
Oh my gosh these are so cute and comfy, I don't get the bad reviews that they hurt your feet, I am thinking they need to go up a size, anyway, I love these and I added rhinestones to the front plastic part and some on the buckle and they are even more adorable! You have to break these shoes in, they actually do mold to your foot, so give them a try!
I have more Birkenstocks, and whatever other sub-brand they make (including Papillo), which I have thoroughly enjoyed for years...straight from the box. I have worn this pair all day with never ending pain, while the foot bed is a purr-fect fit! This design is a torture device with the inflexible thong piece. I am greatly disappointed for I eagerly anticipated my cat/animal print pair of shoes that would give me the comfort & fit have heretoforeI embraced. Not so! Hiss, hiss, back you go!
#1 Must Have Purchase for Summer
I love my shoes! This is my 3rd pair and I just love Papillio shoes. After wearing trouser socks and closed toe shoes over the winter, I find these sandals to be a much needed relief. There is always a transition from Winter to Spring & Summer shoes, however Papillio's have never given me any issues. Happy Feet in GA!
I love these sandals, but sadly had to return them because the thong hurt my feet.
Bought the Leopard print and loved them so much I purchased the Snake print as well. Too cute and comfortable right out of the box!! Happy feet!! :)
I love these!!
These are my 3rd pair from qvc. Great service prompt delivery and my feet love these. And best of all leopard print! So cute and sooooo comfortable. Wish I could wear these all year but I live in new England I stand on my feet all day at work and these are like a dream after. My feet say aahhhhhh.
I have come to like these...
When I first wore the shoe it was a little uncomfortable against the big toe (I wear thongs shoes all the time and love them), but I have adjusted to the fit of the shoe and now they are comfortable. I really like the cute snake print.
A must for the leopard fan!
I was hesitant when I read some of the reviews, particularly because I have overpronation. I decided to order them anyway, and was thrilled when I got them. They fit like a dream and are super cute. I am a real leopard print fan, and these are such a fun addition to my wardrobe. These are my first Papillio/Berkinstocks, and I now understand the following!
My Favorite Birkenstocks
I now have 4 pr this style, different colors. I wear them year-around indoors & out (in AZ). I have many other Birkenstock shoes but will never be without this one as it's the style I wear the most.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE My FAVORITE YET!
I (have too) wear cork bed-type shoes due to a severe foot injury. These are GREAT -the most comfortable shape/style I have yet-too-encounter. However when I first opened the box -whew-smelled fishy---I let them set outside in the sun about 30 minutes and that smell left never too return! The design has variation on the base color; and isn't messed up nor patterned incorrectly-I LOVE THESE PERIOD!
these feel just like Birks! Totally loving them! super cute as well!