These Birkenstocks are my very first. I have always wanted a pair but just never bought them. I am sorry to say these are too long and the leather straps across the the top of my foot are very rigid and have rubbed a blister on top of my foot. Sadly, I must return them, I am wondering if, perhaps the Rio style might be a more comfortable shoe for me since the strap across the top of the foot appears to be more distal, toward the toes rather than the arch. I ordinarily wear a 6-6.5 in women's shoes or a 4.5 in children's, so I ordered a 37. They are about an inch to long.
I really prefer the previous versions of John Varvatos chuck slips. I've been buying slips and laced JV chicks for many years. The white cloth elastic band is always showing when you're walking around in these shoes, thus making them them look a little dumpy. I know for a fact it's not just the pair I purchased... because I purchased them in gray, red and black. O_o wearable, but hope they bring the previous slip style back some time in the future.
swimming in them, though totally cute. Way too big, and way too wide.
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