Fit Guide


Birkenstock products are offered in European sizes. Please reference our Size and Width conversion charts below.

Your feet should be able to move freely without your toes hitting the edge of the footbed.


Before trying them on, put one hand under the toe and one under the heel, then flex the footbed a few times. This will initiate the break-in period and will help your new sandals feel comfy sooner.

Open all straps and step into the footbed. Close the straps comfortably, leaving enough space to allow your feet the freedom of movement. Exhale and enjoy.



For the first few weeks that you wear your new footwear, limit the time to just a few hours at a time. This allows your feet and body to gradually get used to the contoured arch support as well as the straps and buckles. if you're a first time Birkenstock wearer, it could take up to 2 months for your feet to adapt to the shoes. Once you've worn them in properly, they should feel comfortable enough that your feet are no longer tired from wearing them for a full day.