9 Comments

  1. Hillary Wraspir
    June 23, 2017 @ 11:44 pm

    Any ideas on sandals for kids that pronate?

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    • Admin
      June 24, 2017 @ 8:03 am

      Hello Hillary. We’re sorry but we can’t give recommendations for kids sandals since our list of footwear is only limited for men and women.

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    • Tsolmon
      April 22, 2019 @ 11:20 pm

      Hi Hillary, have you found kids sandal for pronation?

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  2. Anissa Day
    July 16, 2020 @ 1:52 am

    This is NOT correct! People who are born with flat feet CANNOT wear Birkenstocks OR Teva shoes, and any good sports medicine expert will confirm this. The arches are so big they cause our bones and tendons to try to mold to something **we don’t have!** “Fallen arches” ARE NOT flat feel. These are totally different. People with flat feet need a footbed that MATCHES OUR FEET and supports our whole foot. So, try again with correct information.

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    • Lemuel @ Reviewgem
      July 16, 2020 @ 11:43 am

      Thank you for leaving a reply, Anissa. If we will consider that what you’re saying is absolutely true, it won’t be fair for all the reviews of people who have flat feet but say Birkenstock sandals are comfortable. You’ll see user reviews stating that their podiatrists recommend Birkenstock because their feet are flat. And our tester who tested Birkenstock Arizona for 12 months walking around town and using it as a post-workout footwear has flat feet. And the Arizona is one of our tester’s favorite sandals. But if you have an excessively rigid flat feet, you might find Birkenstock arch support too high.

      But in order to be comfortable using a Birkenstock sandal, you need to make sure the contours of the footbed correspond to your heel and arch. And the raised toe bar is well-placed under your toes for a natural gripping motion. If the bottom of your foot will be put in an odd position, it will be uncomfortable.

      We agree that flat feet need a footbed that matches the feet and supports the whole foot. But the footbed must have more emphasis on the arch support because flat feet will roll too much inward during the gait cycle, therefore you will struggle with stability and balance. To prove that flat feet lack stability, try walking barefoot on uneven surface (especially a rocky surface). You will quickly struggle with balance. And this can lead to pain in your knees, hips, and lower back because the lower limb doesn’t have the correct alignment.

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    • Kristin
      July 18, 2020 @ 2:58 am

      Thank you so much for explaining this with Birkenstock’s being extremely uncomfortable and they hurt like hell!!! I have flat feet who pronates and plantar fasciitis here and there. I want to desperately want to love Burns but I can’t and my feet are in so much pain. Yes, a podiatrist recommended them to me, however, the man at the shoe store who sells shoes for people that wear orthotics said, Birks are a hard no for people who have flat feet. Bummed!

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      • Lemuel @ Reviewgem
        July 18, 2020 @ 10:43 am

        Hi Kristin. Thank you for pointing this out. Although Burns will work well with some people who have flat feet, they aren’t comfortable for those who find the arch support too high. Yeah, it’s quite disappointing for the one who wants to love the sandals and find they don’t work for them. Although our tester who finds them comfortable has flat feet. Indeed, the human foot is a complex unit. So since Burns won’t apply to everyone, we will replace them with another brand for this list but only after we test the new ones for a few months.

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  3. Teresa Pritchett
    August 20, 2020 @ 1:16 am

    I was born with flat feet and have worn corrective shoes since I started walking. I also have an extra bone in my foot slightly below my pinky toe on my right foot. My feet hurt constantly as well as my lower back. I can’t find a summer shoe, sandal, flip flop. I’m desperate to find something I can wear everyday with comfort for my issues. Recommendations please!!! I’m tired of suffering.

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    • Lemuel @ Reviewgem
      August 20, 2020 @ 11:01 am

      Hi Teresa. Have you tried OOFOS and VIONIC sandals? They are very comfortable for people with flat feet and have orthopedic features that can support the mechanics and structure of your feet, ankles, and legs. They are among our favorite post-workout footwear.

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