Originally Posted by EastCoastCB
Total agreement here.
I buy mine used off ebay for around $30 a pair. I wear them out. They last about 18 months on me. Sometimes I get a couple years out of them.
If you look at my gnarled toes you'll see I have no big toe nail. Part of why I wear the Birks 24-7.
Wow, I wouldn't wish my used birks on anyone! By the time I'm done with them they are toast. My wife buys me new pair for my birthday every year. I tried using the birkenstock insoles that they make in my work boots, but it did not work out well, so I went back to the inserts from the walking company.
I got the same lesson that natster did, just from the US Army, take care of your feet, and they will take care of you!