Reviewed by yam yum from SF Bay Area on Friday, January 18, 2013
It's my very first pair of Birkenstocks. Because of its reputation of comfort, I was expecting that it will not need any breaking-in. I ordered R (regular width), which at first felt too narrow so that I thought I might have ordered/received a wrong size -- not so. The upper leather is stiff, but after a couple of days, it's starting to fit my feet. The arch support is "HELLO ARCH BUMP!" plenty which worried me at first. Again, my feet and Birkenstocks have gotten along since then. After a week or so, I am pretty sure that I will toss out my pair of UGG slippers and replace them with Birkenstocks (I wear these as indoor shoes).