Birkenstocks

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by fingerguy, Jul 9, 2019.


  1. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    I wear them no exaggeration every single day. I would go to work with them if they let me. In about 2 seasons the bottom is wearing out and the cork is all black. Yet they claim these things last decades. I just don't see it. If you wear any shoe as much as I am wearing the Birks the bottom will smooth out. What is with all this hype they will last decades. Thoughts?
     
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  2. Stan_da_man

    Stan_da_man

    Aug 29, 2006
    UK
    You don't wear socks with sandals!
     
  3. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    I do.
     
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  4. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    You can replace the bottoms quite a few times, that's always been one of the big selling points and that's how you get a decade + out of a pair.
     


  5. You also don't win friends with salad.
     
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  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

  7. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Two seasons worth of use isn't bad for any pair of shoes you're wearing every day.
     
  8. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    My work shoes are low-top Doc Martins, and the previous pair lasted eight years.
     
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  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I used to have no respect for you. Now I have even less.
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    :D I'm just kidn. Get 'em repaired.


    Oh, and, walk more gentler....er.
     
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  10. dwm74

    dwm74

    Nov 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    I dunno...Had a pair of Birkies many years ago, but I'm more of a Crocs man myself...:D
     
  11. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    That's funny for I was a Croc's man but then switched to Birks.
     
  12. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom

    Nov 30, 2005
    Colorado
    Do you wear patchouli oil, too?
     
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  13. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    South Bend, Indiana
    You're not supposed to wear Birks on, like, pavement and stuff, man. That's so, like, uncool. Birks are for walking organically, man. Like, on the grass and stuff, ya know??:rolleyes:
     
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  14. Stan_da_man

    Stan_da_man

    Aug 29, 2006
    UK
    Are you a swinger or a dogger then? :D
     
  15. Buy two pairs and alternate them each day. If you wear any shoes daily it wears faster because it’s not given a proper chance to dry out between wears.

    Do you have oily skin or sweat a lot? That’ll punish the suede topper that is turning black.

    How (& how often) do you clean them?
     
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  16. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Hate those shoes. Even more when I see a woman wearing them. Ugh!
     
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  17. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I've got my grandfather's axe. It has a new blade, and the handle has been replaced twice, but it's the axe that my grandfather cleared the north woods with. ;)

    I've used an adhesive called "amazing goop" to repair the soles and cork of old Birkies, along with imitation Birkies that I got somewhere. So far as I can tell, it's the same stuff as "shoe goo" but comes in a larger quantity for a lower price. In fact I just rebuilt a pair for my spouse and she's quite pleased with the results.
     
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  18. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Flip Flops are where it's at. Nice ones, not them rubber jailhouse ones. I wear em almost exclusively for half the year. Buy em at the end of summer when they're nearly giving them away. Rotate 3 or 4 pair thru the season.
     
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  19. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    My cast iron stomach feels like I'm gonna be sick :vomit:o_O:eek:
     
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