Summary

We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A lot of consumers are delighted about the amazing comfort that the Birkenstock Arran brings.
  • Many owners mention that they received compliments when wearing this fashionable sneaker.
  • This sneaker is durable, according to several satisfied wearers. 
  • Some reviewers like the feel of this shoe’s footbed.
  • The Birkenstock Arran Textile offers good arch support, as mentioned in several reviews.
  • Wearing this shoe creates an illusion that the feet are small and narrow, according to a number of comments.
  • More than a few narrow-footed people appreciate the lace-up closure of this shoe because it allows them to tighten the shoe as needed.
  • This shoe is recommended by many users with foot issues and injuries.
  • A few users notice that this shoe has enough wiggle room in the toe area.
  • This kick comes in a variety of colors to choose from.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Numerous purchasers are disappointed about the stiffness of this shoe.
  • It takes 2 to 3 weeks to break into the Arran Birkenstock sneaker, according to a couple of reviews.

Bottom line

Another comfortable Birkenstock sneaker with a stylish aesthetic comes in the form of the Birkenstock Arran. It has good arch support with enough wiggle room yet it makes their feet look small and dainty. 

This shoe hard to miss if you are looking for something casual and trendy to match your OOTDs. 

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Birkenstock Casual Shoes
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Leather, Rubber Sole, Suede
Price: $250
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A popular pick

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Male and female sneakerheads can cop this shoe because it comes in unisex sizes. For the women, getting 1.5 off of their regular sizing is the best way to get the right fit in the Arran. Most of the models are offered in regular widths but there are colorways that offer the shoe in wide widths as well.

The Birkenstock Arran is a round-toe sneaker with an upper made of either canvas, fur, natural leather, suede, patent leather or a combination of materials. One of Birkenstock’s low-top silhouettes, it comes in different colors to choose from, namely white, black, red, and green. The canvas-clad Arrans are best worn during summer or spring while the leather/suede/fur iterations are perfect for strutting during fall/winter. Wear this sneaker with skinny jeans, cropped jeans or leggings, and shorts for a street-smart look. Whether you are going to work or running an errand to the grocery store, this Birkenstock sneaker will never fail to impress.

This sneaker features an anatomically contoured cork-latex footbed that is fully removable. It provides excellent arch support for all-day wear. The deep heel cup offers stabilizing support while its built-in metatarsal support hugs the natural curves of the feel for a customized feel.

Birkenstock’s history extends as far back as the 1700s. The company was started by a committed cobbler named Johann Adam Birkenstock in Germany. After more than a century in 1896, Konrad Birkenstock, Johann Adam’s great-grandson, began making flexible footbed insoles. He also opened 2 stores in Frankfurt where he sold these insoles.

  Birkenstock in the 1900s

In 1925, Konrad bought a factory in Friedberg, Hesse. It has a larger production facility and extensive grounds. The production of his insoles happened day and night and one of the products manufactured was the legendary blue insole.

Fast forward to 1963, Karl Birkenstock launched a revolutionary sandal which he called Madrid. It is the first ever sandal with a flexible footbed. It became the foundation for the comfortable footwear that we know today. In 1988, Birkenstock became the first shoe manufacturing company in the world to use solvent-free, water-soluble adhesives almost exclusively.

The 1990s saw the rising popularity of Birkenstock shoes, which is comparable to the success of Crocs in the 2000s. Aside from sandals, they have manufactured a variety of sneakers including the Arran. It is a pleasantly lightweight sneaker that is created for casual, summer wear.

  • The Birkenstock Arran uses a PU and rubber outsole for maximum durability and shock absorption.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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