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Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:49 pm      Reply with quote
...what's your favorite style and color?
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:50 pm      Reply with quote
I must say, I love black shoes. They match in any color of clothes.
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:09 pm      Reply with quote
Which styles of Birkies do you buy in black? I have only the Eaton in black.
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:46 pm      Reply with quote
Uhhhhh poohlisey do you know what birkenstock's look like?

Black isn't going to make them stylish. Rolling Eyes
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Awww, be cool to Birkies katee! Very Happy I agree they are not the most attractive contenders in the footwear arena, but my feet them, so I give in.
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:52 pm      Reply with quote
I adore these shoes - I have khaki and white.
I live in them.
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:53 pm      Reply with quote
LOL. Okay I just looked. I don't wear them. I think my brother has some pairs, don't know which brand though, in brown and olive? I don't think black looks too bad.. Crying or Very sad Surprised
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:55 pm      Reply with quote
I wasn't dissing them marci65 Laughing . I KNOW they're comfy!!!

But, somehow, poohlisey's "ohhhh i loveee black shoes" comment made me giggle. Wooo hoooo secksy black birkies. rofl rofl rofl
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katee wrote:
I wasn't dissing them marci65 Laughing . I KNOW they're comfy!!!

But, somehow, poohlisey's "ohhhh i loveee black shoes" comment made me giggle. Wooo hoooo secksy black birkies. rofl rofl rofl


Crying or Very sad Kate, you are such a teaser! rofl
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:11 pm      Reply with quote
haha. i;ve never seen a black birkie. actually, i've only seen birkie sandals and not shoes Smile

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:25 am      Reply with quote
I live in my Birkies in the Summer and have several, white, khaki, pink and multi coloured. The thing that bugs me is that the footbed gets soooo dirty though, it doesn't look nice. I did contact them about it and they said to try cleaning with bicarbonate of soda or soap and water. I tried the soap and water but the footbed just went rock hard, too much soap maybe. Smile
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:30 am      Reply with quote
sarahb, i have the exact same problem! since the footbed is made of suede for mine, they told me to lightly brush it. i still see DARK foot prints after a year of wearing them though!

do we use the bicarbonate of soda alone or with water? both my pairs are alpro.

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:48 am      Reply with quote
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sarahb, i have the exact same problem! since the footbed is made of suede for mine, they told me to lightly brush it. i still see DARK foot prints after a year of wearing them though!

do we use the bicarbonate of soda alone or with water? both my pairs are alpro.


Mine are suede too, if they were 'normal' insoles then the dirt wouldn't stick to it. I think they told me to put the bicarb on dry.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:03 am      Reply with quote
thanks! Laughing

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:59 am      Reply with quote
I have the ones with the three silver bars.


If you think these are unglam... what will you think of me when I tell you I wear crocs too?!
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:33 am      Reply with quote
If anyone has tried cleaning the suede footbed with bicarbonate of soda, dry, please let me know how it worked out. Do you smoosh the bicarb around with your fingers or maybe a toothbrush, to fluff up the suede a bit?
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:02 am      Reply with quote
I have a pair of the Madrids in pink - they were the most stylish ones I could find. Got them in an attempt to wear more comfortable shoes that don't cause my toenails to drop off in the summer.

They are the second most painful shoes I've ever worn! Mad Crying or Very sad I hate the damn things!

How do people find them so comfortable? Or am I just weird?

Will stick to my Havaianas, Converse and killer peeptoes from now on.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:34 am      Reply with quote
marci65 wrote:
If anyone has tried cleaning the suede footbed with bicarbonate of soda, dry, please let me know how it worked out. Do you smoosh the bicarb around with your fingers or maybe a toothbrush, to fluff up the suede a bit?


Hi

I asked them last year and if I remember rightly he said to use a cloth with the bicarb. I guess the dry bicard takes the dirt out without damaging the suede.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:40 am      Reply with quote
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They are the second most painful shoes I've ever worn! Mad Crying or Very sad I hate the damn things!

How do people find them so comfortable? Or am I just weird?

Will stick to my Havaianas, Converse and killer peeptoes from now on.


Where do you find them painful? Where the toe bit is? I thought they were painful to start with, I actually got a hammer and hit down that raised bit on the front of the footbed and then got use to them, after a while they take on the shape of your feet and now I live in them all Summer, so comfy.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:42 am      Reply with quote
catski wrote:
I have the ones with the three silver bars.


If you think these are unglam... what will you think of me when I tell you I wear crocs too?!


Those crocs always remind me of that Jason mask in Halloween! What do people see in them? Are they just really comfy cos they're pig ugly IMHO! Smile
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:08 am      Reply with quote
sarahb wrote:
catski wrote:
I have the ones with the three silver bars.


If you think these are unglam... what will you think of me when I tell you I wear crocs too?!


Those crocs always remind me of that Jason mask in Halloween! What do people see in them? Are they just really comfy cos they're pig ugly IMHO! Smile


ha ha. Laughing

I know they are very weird looking. The thing is, I like weird things... Embarassed

So I was thrilled when I first saw them in a beachside market.. but my husband said "Noooo! Just Step Away From Those Shoes!"

But I love them, and they are too comfortable, they make all other shoes feel constricting.

They are fab for if you're out on a walk where it's handy to be able to walk through a river AND up a mountain,effortlessly.

And to think, in my early twenties I only wore stilletoes. How the mighty are fallen... Confused
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:13 pm      Reply with quote
I have the clog birks from when I was a CSA. They are great if you have to stand on your feet all day. Waaay ugly though. I can't stand looking at them. I have gotten more accepting of ugly yet comfortable footwear though. I do have a pair of neon pink crocs that were awesome when I went hiking. I could cross the river in them no problem and use them to explore the flatter areas when we set up camp. Okay I admit to wearing them while not hiking too Embarassed
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:49 pm      Reply with quote
I thought the question was going to be: If you wear Brikenstocks, do you wear socks with them? ha ha. When I was in grade 8, Birks were considered trendy. I prefere Haviannas these days. They are much more comfortable.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:04 pm      Reply with quote
Well... do ya [wear socks with them]? Very Happy I do -- I wear the clog-style Bostons in the winter and I wear socks with them because my feet would never be warm otherwise.

DS wears socks for about a week when he breaks in his Arizona sandals. Which I think looks a bit odd, but he doesn't care since he likes to keep all of the skin on his feet happy. Better to break in the sandals than to have them break in your foot. Wink
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:25 pm      Reply with quote
Hmm,I don't think I've ever tried the sock look. Most days, I don't even have matching socks and I'm not kidding. If I felt like having a little warmth on my feet, I wear ugly Uggs. I just bought new Pink and Sand colored ones because I wore my old ones out. I think this thread should be named: "Ugly but Popular Comfortable Footwear" I'm behind the trend though. Isn't the newest thing those ugly Croc shoes? Eww.
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