Rated 4 out of 5 by 1
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jayy Nice Birks - Runs large
So this would be my first time ever ordering/trying-on Birkenstocks. Loved the quality and details on this particular pair. The Black-oiled leather looks great since it is a matte finish so it doesn't look plastic or like a fake leather. I am a true size US 9 in most shoes but occasionally will go up to a 9.5 in some other sneaker brands. Based on the size charts, the site recommends a size 42 which is what I ordered. This shoe, however, runs pretty large. With the strap on the second to last hole (from the inside of sandal) sandal feels very loose and leaves about a 1.5 inch gap from toes to end of top of sandal. If I tightened strap to the last hole, it reduces this problem but its safe to say that you should just size down for a better and more natural fit and look. Will be exchanging for a size 41 which hopefully will be perfect (I think it will be). Overall great sandal and excellent quality and details - love the black outsole/bottom vs White outsole offered in other styles.
May 19, 2016