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10 reasons to buy

  • An overwhelming amount of purchasers are satisfied with the acquisition of Birkenstock Manitoba.
  • Several of those who have tried these for long-distance walking are pleased that it did not cause issues like foot pain or blisters.
  • One who was on the hunt for the longest time for a dressier everyday shoe finally found the perfect pair with these.
  • Some reviews for Birkenstock’s Manitoba states that the leather used on its upper is high quality and soft.
  • A small number of consumers appreciate that the insoles are removable and can be substituted with orthotic insoles.
  • Several wearers who were suffering from issues like plantar fasciitis, arthritic knees, and sesamoiditis highly appreciate the comfort and support that these sneakers provide.
  • Many of those who commented noted that these are exceptionally well-made.
  • One noted that these are perfect for those who prefer no show socks.
  • Being well-known for the sandals, many are surprised to see a fresh silhouette from the brand.
  • Though one finds that its price expensive, it is worth it given how premium the materials used are and how comfortable it is.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One finds something inconsistent on the shoe as the website claims that it is made in Germany but the one stamped on the sneaker is Made in Portugal.

Bottom line

Having the notoriety of carrying ugly sandals, Birkenstock changes their good-bad rep by producing silhouettes that are more fashionably accepted. Beyond its style, many enjoy the signature contoured footbed as it emits comfort even for those suffering from different foot issues. Not extremely cheap, purchasers get their money’s worth for an excellently crafted shoe.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Birkenstock Casual Shoes
Price: $315
Colorways: Black, Multi, Purple
Size
Small True to size Large
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The Birkenstock women’s Manitoba is available in sizes ranging from 5-11.5 in a regular and narrow width. Many of those who purchased are having problems with its sizing, noting that it is too slim for women’s feet. Ordering one size up is necessary to get the ideal fit.

Clean, sleek, and sporty best describes the Manitoba from Birkenstock. The low-top profile and minimalist look guarantee its wearers that it can seamlessly pair any clothing and it can be fashioned effortlessly.

Each of the colorways released comes from a neutral spectrum. All sneakers included in the selection are leather, but some of the shades, specifically the Metallic Cappuccino Luna and Metallic Plutone.

Comfort and style marry in the Birkenstock women’s Manitoba. First-time purchasers of the brand can recognize the difference of the signature contoured soles. Nonetheless, because it is removable, it creates ample room for orthotics.  

The history of this unique shoe company can be traced in 1774 in a small German village. Johann Adam Birkenstock started it all but his grandson, Konrad. In 1897, he changed the footwear game by altering the shape of the shoe. From his theory, greater comfort would be achieved if the shoe shape mirrors the foot shape. It resulted in the contoured insole that became a prominent feature of the brand.

From then on, Birkenstock took hold of the arch support and carried this on their footwear. From sandals, the brand not only diversified in different countries but its product line as well. Currently, cleats and sneakers are included on their list. Birkenstock Manitoba is one of their items.

  • These sneakers retail for $180.
  • Colorways that come in leather upper are the Birkenstock women’s Manitoba black sneaker, sand, and white.
  • The metallic colorways, on the other hand, are the Cappuccino Luna and Plutone.

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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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