, 40 and 41. I wear a 9.5 US. I'm having trouble figuring which of these is going to fit and googling isn't helping.
The 40 is what the chart on all the Birkenstock sites says I should be in. It feels comfortable for the most part. The toe thing was uncomfortable on my right foot but some of the reviews said that went away. I've worn thong sandals before so it's not an issue of me not being used to it all.
The 41 seems too big in the heel area. when i walk in them my heel no longer stays back like it is supposed to even on the tightest strap setting.
The issue is that with the size 40, my 3rd toe rubs up and sometimes goes over the edge when I'm walking. When I'm standing in the shoes, they seem to fit like the all the help i can find says they should fit - my heel back and my toes not touching the edge of the shoe.
The larger size is way too big in the heel, but seems better in the front. I don't have the toe issue with that.
So, is this something that will get better as they break in? I've never had Birkenstocks and I walk everywhere so I'm trying to find decent sandals that go with everything and won't kill my feet pounding the pavement.
here are pics of my feet in these in things:
in those pics i realize it looks like the side of my foot is hanging over the side but it's really not. that part of the shoe doesn't bother me at all. these are the regular width not narrow.