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1. Posted by nykky (Full Member 76 posts) 12y

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HELP

I cannot find any birkenstocks in my size. A tiny EU 35! Am actually a UK size 3 but the EU 36 is too big hence the reason I need EU35 . . . bla bla bla

Anyone got any suggestions? I've tried the birkenstock website and even bought some off ebay but they are too wide

I'm leaving end of November and really want at least 2 pairs of birkenstocks

Nykky
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2. Posted by bob flinn (Full Member 173 posts) 12y

There are some things you can do, check back with Birkenstock for the size you want, it looks like they just don't do that size.
Try other makes to find some other make that meets your needs.
Try the "Merrell" range of products, we have found them our "best buys" suitable for everything we do, walking, trekking, hill-walking etc. in Australia, NZ, and Thailand as well as Scotland's hills.

3. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

Hey Nykky,

I have a pair of Birkenstocks that I bought in Germany (the original country they are from! ). The price was unbeatable, too. What happened was a kind lady at my school (small, 100 students, only, english-speaking) ordered shoes for everyone who wanted to order them before the price went up due to the the founding of the European Union (for those who don't know, that was New Year's 2002 in most of mainland europe- I witnessed it! Was it ever exciting in Amsterdam, Holland!) and the change from DM to Euros, in Germany's case. Anyway, she ordered them out of a magazine-type catalogue (i.e. paper ), and the whole thing was written in German and/or English- there were several catalogues. I can't remember for the life of me what it was called, though, but I think your best bet would be to try to find a German Birkenstock website on an international search engine that lets you change the website language- try yahoo.com or if you're daring, yahoo.de and look for German (Deutsch) language sites, type in "Birkenstock" spelled correctly- NOT PLURAL, as the plural form in German is obviously not the same as in English- into the search bar. Look for your code word, Birkenstock; it should be bolded. You should be guaranteed to find it, I would say. I would stop after I stopped seeing the bold word immediately, so not to get bogged down. If you don't have any luck with that, then you might have to go to Germany to get some ;) There is a store in the local shopping mall by where I live (Calgary) and it has a store in it that sells authentic Birkenstocks at a great cost (at least 2x what I paid for mine, which were simply sandels). The German word for "narrow" is:"Enge" according to the Babelfish dictionary online. Wide is "weit" Clogs are "Klotz" or "Klötze." All authentic Birkenstocks are real leather and cork with good soles (they can be re-soled at a shoe repair shop, btw), for your information! Here is the ol' currency converter website to convert euros to pounds: xe.com/ucc in case you don't have that bookmarked- it is essential!

I wish you luck on your search!

-Stephanie

4. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

Oh, sorry in case you just wanted the simple sandals, the German word for sandal is "Sandelholz" and a pair has "Paar" in front of the word, but don't worry, they would never send you just one individual sandal! Good luck!

5. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

could also try typing in "birkenstock" with a lower case b, sometimes that works.

Sorry, forgot to mention that.

6. Posted by nykky (Full Member 76 posts) 11y

Hey hoo how helpful are you Steph Really appreciate the feedback btw.

Will certainly keep my eyes peeled. Can't think of any others I'd want for travelling but thanks for feedback (other peeps).

Nykky
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