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Posted by Terry on 7/10/00 at 08:21 (023094)

Everytime someone mentions Birks, I wish that I could wear them. I have tried, even bought and returned. It feels like I am standing in a hole when I have them on, like my heel is lower than my toes. My arch is normal, not high or flat. Any suggestions about the Birks? Is there anyone else that can't wear them? Thanks, Terry

Re: Birks

Nancy S. on 7/10/00 at 08:38 (023095)

Good morning, Terry. Some people just can't wear them, for various reasons, but my one thought for you is that maybe you weren't fitted properly. The fit is crucial, and a lot of salespeople seem to just not get it. If they're too big, especially at the back, you feel either no support (the standing-in-a-hole feeling) or the wrong support in wrong places.
When I first tried on a pair they felt terrible. Then another salesperson came along and refitted me, discovering that I take a narrow instead of a regular. Your heel should fit right up to, but not going over, the rim of the shoe. Mine does, and I feel plenty of support there now. Might be worth another try for you --Nancy

Re: Birks

Terry on 7/10/00 at 20:24 (023119)

Thanks, Nancy. That makes a lot of sense, about feeling no support. What I really need to do is go to a store that specializes in Birks, and maybe call ahead, like I believe Beverly did, and find out who their specialist is. Terry

Re: Birks

Sue G. on 7/10/00 at 22:22 (023124)

Terry, don't give up on the Birks! I was told to settle my foot into them, get my foot comfortable and then buckle them. I had a salesman help me figure out which size I would wear. I now have three pairs of sandals and alternate them. They are all so comfortable that I don't know what I will do when school goes back on 8/7 and I have to give them up.

Re: Birks

Terry on 7/10/00 at 22:37 (023126)

Sue - I will definitely give them another try. I just have to get to the Birks store, which is about 40 miles from here. If you are a teacher, can't you wear your Birks to school? The teachers are pretty casual around here. Thanks, Terry

Re: Birks

Trish on 7/10/00 at 23:44 (023128)

Why can't you wear your Birks to work? If you explained your situation to your employer, I can't imagine him/her not allowing you! After all, we humans have rights!

Re: Birks

Sue G. on 7/11/00 at 07:45 (023132)

Sandals are frowned upon here in the classroom for some reason but I think I am going to start a new fashion trend! :) I have seen people wear slacks and socks with their Birks at the mall, maybe I will try that. :)

Re: Birks

Nancy S. on 7/10/00 at 08:38 (023095)

Good morning, Terry. Some people just can't wear them, for various reasons, but my one thought for you is that maybe you weren't fitted properly. The fit is crucial, and a lot of salespeople seem to just not get it. If they're too big, especially at the back, you feel either no support (the standing-in-a-hole feeling) or the wrong support in wrong places.
When I first tried on a pair they felt terrible. Then another salesperson came along and refitted me, discovering that I take a narrow instead of a regular. Your heel should fit right up to, but not going over, the rim of the shoe. Mine does, and I feel plenty of support there now. Might be worth another try for you --Nancy

Re: Birks

Terry on 7/10/00 at 20:24 (023119)

Thanks, Nancy. That makes a lot of sense, about feeling no support. What I really need to do is go to a store that specializes in Birks, and maybe call ahead, like I believe Beverly did, and find out who their specialist is. Terry

Re: Birks

Sue G. on 7/10/00 at 22:22 (023124)

Terry, don't give up on the Birks! I was told to settle my foot into them, get my foot comfortable and then buckle them. I had a salesman help me figure out which size I would wear. I now have three pairs of sandals and alternate them. They are all so comfortable that I don't know what I will do when school goes back on 8/7 and I have to give them up.

Re: Birks

Terry on 7/10/00 at 22:37 (023126)

Sue - I will definitely give them another try. I just have to get to the Birks store, which is about 40 miles from here. If you are a teacher, can't you wear your Birks to school? The teachers are pretty casual around here. Thanks, Terry

Re: Birks

Trish on 7/10/00 at 23:44 (023128)

Why can't you wear your Birks to work? If you explained your situation to your employer, I can't imagine him/her not allowing you! After all, we humans have rights!

Re: Birks

Sue G. on 7/11/00 at 07:45 (023132)

Sandals are frowned upon here in the classroom for some reason but I think I am going to start a new fashion trend! :) I have seen people wear slacks and socks with their Birks at the mall, maybe I will try that. :)