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    Default Do you or have you ever owned a pair of

    Birkenstocks?

    Love 'em? Hate 'em?

    Please share.

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    I do, and wear them all the time. I originally bought them as I have flat feet, and I wanted a thong substitute to wear when I wasn't wearing shoes with my orthodic inserts. If I wore thongs as much as I wore birkinstocks, I would have shin splints.

    however, 5 years ago, I probably would have sneered at wearing bulky sensible type shoes like birkinstocks, and favoured ballet flats with no support, but I am old and sensible now, lol.

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    Nope. I find them ugly and uncomfortable (trying on other ppls ones).

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    Default Do you or have you ever owned a pair of

    Like the thong sandals?
    I think they look comfy and good quality but can't imagine paying so much (how much are they? +$100?) for thongs.

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    Yeah, they're pricey and feel quite strange when you try them on. I'll try and find a link - they aren't pretty!

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    What is your arch like? I'm not sure how people with proper arches go in them, as they seem perfect for flat footed people like me.

    They are really long lasting, except they don't like being immersed in water. Mine were a little worse for wear after getting them wet at the beach or pool.

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    Also, a friend told me that when she went to Germany, she took her birkenstocks, but people consider them house slippers over there, not something you would wear out like we use them in Australia (maybe like how ugh boots started in Australia?).

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    I have a pair and just love them. I used to have terrible foot pain from wearing thongs and sandals (I'm a qlder, it's practically a uniform) and my feet are so much better since getting birkenstocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    Also, a friend told me that when she went to Germany, she took her birkenstocks, but people consider them house slippers over there, not something you would wear out like we use them in Australia (maybe like how ugh boots started in Australia?).
    I have some and I love them, so comfy. They're black but a kind of thong/sandal hybrid. I just sometimes have an out of body experience and think wtf is on my feet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I have some and I love them, so comfy. They're black but a kind of thong/sandal hybrid. I just sometimes have an out of body experience and think wtf is on my feet!
    I thought you were perhaps considering buying some, but you are already a paid up member of the sensible shoe brigade!

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