German Birkenstock sitePosted by Lynda S. on 1/03/04 at 13:53 (141247)
I am trying to order a couple of Birkenstock styles shown in the Birkenstock catalog that I get every season. I cannot find them at the German Birkenstock site. I have already purchased a pair of Boston clogs and Arizona sandals, but I would like to order the Ascot and Madagascar, and at $120 and $130, I certainly would like to purchase them at a lower price. Has anybody had trouble trying to order certain styles?
Re: Other Birkenstock linksCarole C in NOLA on 1/03/04 at 15:15 (141251)
The German site has a limited selection (the silver lining to that cloud is that they offer some shoes that don't seem to be available at U.S. sites). So, you may not be able to find these shoes at that site.
Here are some U.S. sites that may help; I notice the first site has your styles for a few dollars less. Check the shipping charges, too, since I don't recall what they are.
http://www.birkenstockbeach.com/ (I'm not sure what the prices are here)
The following three have the same prices as you quoted, but I'm including them for anybody that is collecting Birkenstock links:
These five plus the German site are my entire collection of Birkenstock links, other than general shoestore links like zappos.com . Maybe others would post their Birkenstock links, too!
Re: Other Birkenstock linksLynda S. on 1/04/04 at 07:59 (141308)
Thanks Carole. I guess I just have to view the entire German web site and try to find some other styles I might be interested in.
Re: Other Birkenstock linksCarole C in NOLA on 1/04/04 at 08:56 (141317)
Sometimes various sites have sales, and it's possible the shoe you want in your size might be on sale some day. Not likely, but possible.
Re: German Birkenstock siteLorinda N on 1/06/04 at 23:23 (141534)
Lynda Click on the search button and type in the name of the shoe you want. like Arizona , Madagascar, whatever and the size like if you wear a 39 type in 39.0 or a 28 type in 28.0....IF its available .......it will show up in the search. Its much easier to find the ones you want that way and the ones in your size.
Re: another Birk site...Suzanne D. on 1/09/04 at 08:39 (141672)
I've not ordered from this site, but I found it, and I like some of the prices listed in the 'Bargains' section. It is easy to find what they have in your size, and seems like another good site to bookmark.
Re: German Birkenstock siteLynda S. on 1/09/04 at 17:00 (141725)
Thanks everyone for your advice and I have bookmarked one site. I got on the German site and the two shoes I was interested in weren't available, so I ordered a pair of navy Boston clogs, and a blue pair of Floridas. I ordered a size smaller than what I usually do, because all my Birks seem a little too big, yet supposedly they correspond to my American shoe size. Cross your fingers the new ones won't be too small!
Re: German Birkenstock siteJulie on 1/10/04 at 01:01 (141758)
Lynda, are your Birkenstocks really too big, or do they just look as if they're too big? The Birk footbed is meant to extend beyond the front of the toes, by approximately half an inch. Its 'bumps' - the heel depression, arch, and toe bed - conform to the foot, which sits well inside the rim of the shoe. The toe bar is positioned so that you can grip with your toes when you walk (on the sandal styles, like the Arizona, the straps should be relatively loose to allow the toes to move) and this is what makes Birks such a good shoe: you are exercising the muscles of your feet all the time.
If this isn't clear, or if you're not sure what your correct size is, it would be a good idea to find a specialist shop and get fitted by a sales person who knows what s/he is doing. I hope the size you've ordered is right for you, but if it isn't, don't worry: you will be able to exchange them.
Re: German Birkenstock sitejohn h on 1/12/04 at 09:18 (141859)
Birk considerations. Some of us wear socks with Birks and some do not so make sure you wear the socks you normally wear when trying them on. Some socks can be very thick (thorlos) and can require you to size your shoe differently.
Re: German Birkenstock siteLynda S. on 1/12/04 at 18:09 (141909)
I guess I'll find out when my shoes arrive. Last summer I was in a shoe store and they had Birks. I asked for the next smaller size than I had on. They looked good, and felt good. Of course I only had them on for a few minutes. I guess I probably ordered the smaller ones mostly because I thought my others looked too big. I will of course return them if they're too small. My shoe size is 6-1/2 and a 37 is the size all my present Birks are, so I ordered a 36. We'll see!