LAST CHANCE SHOP NOW LIVE! get upto 40% off + Extra 10% off for members Get 5% off on your cart! Use code: NORETURN at checkout. T&C Apply*

Step into Comfort: How to Find Your Perfect Footwear Size

Tired of those sad, shapeless sandals that do your feet about as much good as a wet sock? Yeah, we feel you. Here at Birkenstock, we're all about next-level comfort, and that goes double for our legendary flip flops. These are not just any flip flops, they are a unique blend of comfort and support that you won't find anywhere else.

We're talking about the kind of flip flops that make you want to strut your stuff down the beach (or the grocery store, no judgment here). The kind that feels like a spa day for your toes with every step. But here's the thing: even the most amazing flip flops need to fit right to work their magic.

That's where this handy flip flop size guide comes in. Consider it your personal map to sandal nirvana. We'll help you find the perfect pair that fits like a dream so you can experience the unmatched comfort and support that Birkenstock is famous for.

Flip Flop Size Guide


First things first, let's get those measurements sorted. We provide a convenient flip flop size guide designed for specific foot sizes. Having precise measurements is crucial, whether you are getting sized up for yourself or your child. After all, there is nothing more frustrating than flip-flops that are a little too tight or too loose.

Tips to Measure Your Feet


Now, onto the nitty-gritty of measuring your feet. So, grab a couple of sheets of paper and follow these simple steps:

  1. Timing is Key: Measure your feet in the evening when they're at their largest.
  2. Find a Flat Surface: Lay those sheets of paper on the floor, creating a stable surface to stand on.
  3. Stand Tall: Position yourself upright against a wall, ensuring your heels are firmly pressed against it.
  4. Measure Width and Length: Use a trusty pencil to mark the outermost points of the balls of your feet for width and the longest toe for length. And remember, accuracy is key here.
  5. Find the Perfect Size: After measuring the width and length of your feet, add them to the size calculator available on our site.

How Should Flip Flops Fit and What Size Flip Flop Should I Get?


Once you've got your flip flops picked out, it's time to ensure they fit like they were custom-made for you:

  • Footbed Finesse: Step onto the footbed and check the fit. Your toes should have just the right amount of wiggle room without hanging over the edge. If there's too much space or your toes feel cramped, it's back to the drawing board.
  • Lower and Upper Strap Adjustment: Now, let's talk about those straps. For the lower strap, aim for around 5mm of space between it and the arch of your foot. As for the upper strap, adjust it to allow approximately 10mm of space for optimal comfort.

How to Size Flip Flops


Once you have taken a few test steps in your new flip flops, stop to readjust the straps. They ought to feel comfortable yet not tight. If you have to make slight adjustments, there's no need to be concerned. Discovering the ideal match may require some experimentation.

Our Recommendation

Ah, that new flip flop feeling! Fresh out of the box, they might feel a tad snug—like a brand-new best friend that hasn't quite gotten used to you yet. Don't worry—that perfect fit is just around the corner. Here's the trick: ease into it. Start with short bursts, letting the footbed mould to your feet. Trust us, a little patience goes a long way in the comfort department.

Think of finding the right flip flop size like a treasure hunt, but instead of gold, you unearth blissful foot happiness! Our handy flip flop size guide is your map to that buried comfort. With the perfect fit, whether you're chilling on the beach or wandering around the city sidewalks, your Birkenstocks will feel custom-made for your feet.

Seriously, life's too short for uncomfortable shoes, my friends. Ditch the pain and embrace the Birkenstock lifestyle—cosy vibes and happy feet with every step. We're all about your health and happiness, one comfy flip flop at a time!