Summary

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A handful of reviewers described the insoles of the Birkenstock Rena as extremely comfortable.
  • Based on the statements of some reviewers, these shoes are exceedingly well-made.
  • One likes that the style of these sneakers is not too bulky and is appropriate for work.
  • The footbed molds into the foot which contributes to the comfort of the shoe, one commenter noted.
  • A Birkenstock fan who’s looking for a closed shoe for fall finally found a style that suits her.
  • These sneakers hold the foot better than a clog, according to a wearer.
  • One observed that the leather is exceptionally soft.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Satisfied with her acquisition, one wishes that there are more color choices offered.
  • One observed that these are not as supportive as the Birkenstock sandals that she owns.

Bottom line

Offering fresh silhouettes other than the famous Birkenstock sandals is its sneakers line, which includes Rena.

Stamping the brand on the shoe makes the shoe carry all the essential qualities associated with it. With that, users can only expect comfort because of the signature footbed, premium materials, and excellent craftsmanship.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Birkenstock Casual Shoes
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Leather
Price: $170
Colorways: Blue, Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
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The women’s Birkenstock Rena is available in sizes ranging from 5/5.5 to 10/10.5. Much like the other Birkenstock sneakers, it is available in regular and narrow width. Many of the Birkenstock Rena reviews state that they are confused with the sizing. Some appreciate that the regular width is enough to accommodate wide feet while some say that it’s too narrow.

No need for any complication for the Birkenstock Rena. In fact, the design of the shoe is entirely nonexistent if that is even possible. There are two colorways available for these, navy and taupe. Both of which will pair well with leggings, shorts, skinny jeans, or a dress.

These sneakers may not stand out from the sea of sneakers in the market, but its simplicity will always be the Birkenstock Rena’s edge. The slip-on feature allows users to cut time off in their getting ready time and respond to life’s demands in an instant.

In a small German village in 1774, Johann Adam Birkenstock started it all as a registered “subject and cobbler.” Continuing the legacy of the brand is his grandson, Konrad. Already dubbed as a master cobbler, he developed an idea that changed the shape of their shoe. Observing that the flat shape of the shoe does not match the curves of the feet, he decided to alter the shape of the shoe based on the contours of the feet.

In 1902, he developed the first flexible arch support insert, and it became widely available in Germany. Talent runs in the family as Karl, Konrad’s grandson, took his grandfather’s concept and infused it on a ready-to-wear shoe. From this, the Birkenstock sandal that we know now was born.

Later on, the brand expanded its business and included sneakers in its product catalog. One of which is the Birkenstock Rena. A women’s exclusive shoe, it is well- loved for its simplicity and no-fuss design.

  • The collar of these sneakers is lightly padded which further adds comfort to the feet.
  • The Birkenstock Rena features the signature contoured footbed which provides arch support.

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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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