Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor Sandal Review
Quality walking shoes are a must-have whether you’re doing chores or trying to log 10,000 steps a day on
your pedometer. To protect your feet from strain and injury, you need a shoe with a firm supportive sole and a neutral heel.
A good walking sandal is necessary for your spring, summer, and fall activities, but who wants to trade in their cute flats and sandals for a pair of shoes that look like they came from your grandparent’s closet?
Birkenstock understands that quality and comfort alone aren’t enough and are working hard to produce shoes that are also attractive and stylish. The Birkenstock Gizeh Sandal Birko-Flor offers the structure you need in a good walking sandal without sacrificing the style you want.
Features of the Birkenstock Gizeh Sandal
The Gizeh Birko-Flor sandal combines Birkenstock quality with a classic thong style. The strap has an adjustable buckle and is made of acrylic and polyamide felt fibers. This sandal promises a soft fabric feel against your foot with an attractive, smooth leather-like finish. The lower is made of a lightweight shock absorbent sole with two layers of jute fiber to wick moisture from your feet and a natural cork/latex footbed lined with soft suede.
Unlike floppy foam or jelly thongs that can cause foot strain and injury, this sandal supports your feet in an orthopedically correct position. It features a raised toe bar designed to encourage your feet’s natural gripping motion and aid in leg and foot circulation. The neutral heel profile and deep heel cup keeps your foot in a proper position and distributes your body weight more evenly than flat heels.
Birkenstock’s famous footbed contours to the shape of your foot as you wear them so they will fit your feet as well as a custom orthopedic insert.
This Birkenstock walking sandal is a good choice if you are looking for a stylish women’s walking sandal. It comes in a variety of colors and finishes. Choose a neutral black brown or metallic one to wear with your everyday jeans and shorts. Or pick a stylish patterned or bright color version to accent your favorite skirts, shorts or capris.
The thong style is more modern looking than the classic strapped Birkenstock of yesteryear, but the signature cork footbed and durable rubber soles give it an unmistakable Birkenstock look that fans will recognize. You’ll also find many celebrities fashioning this shoe due to its combination of comfort and flash.
This sandal promises famous Birkenstock comfort in a stylish women’s sandal but, like all Birkenstocks, you will need to wear them around for a while before they conform to your feet. You can’t just throw them on then walk five miles.
The firm soles tend to feel stiff at first and they could take some getting used to especially if you normally wear thin-soled shoes and sandals. Birkenstock recommends getting used to them slowly by wearing them around the house before you start wearing them outside. They recommend wearing them only for a few hours for the first 5 or 6 times you wear them.
Other Notables of this Women’s Walking Sandal
The thong style is convenient; you just slip your feet into them and go. It is a good choice for warm weather and mild climates, but if you live in a colder climate you will need to put away your comfortable wool socks to wear a thong style. Thong styles can also be uncomfortable if the thong doesn’t rest between your toes in the right place.
This durable sandal costs more than the average sandal but it will last much longer than cheap, floppy sandals or flimsy flats. Birkenstock is a leading comfort sandal brand that has decades of expertise designing and manufacturing quality sandals.
You can be sure these will stand up to the Birkenstock name and are a great investment in the health of your feet. You will love them for years to come.
Overall, the Birkenstock’s Gizeh Sandal Birko-Flor is a good women’s sandal for those who are looking for comfort and style. The convenient thong style is well suited for warm climates and fits well with any casual look. It doesn’t look like a comfort shoe at all and it will go well with all your summer clothes. Birkenstocks are a popular choice for those who suffer from achy feet or heel pain and need a structured and supportive shoe. It may take a while to break them in but once they are, you’ll never want to take them off.
If this Birkenstocks open toed/thong style sandal doesn’t resonate with you all that well, the Keen Bali is another stylish walking sandal that will turn heads.