How do Birdies various styles fit compared to other popular brands like Rothy’s and Allbirds? As you know, I enjoyed my first pair of Birdies, reviewed here. I couldn’t resist their latest sale and picked up a few additional pairs – and hope this article will help others narrow down the sizing amongst their various slipper styles.
Slippers & Slides Sizing
Overall, Birdies flats / slippers and slides run true to size for normal and wide feet. For narrow feet, you can try sizing down .5 size, which is what I currently do. I wear a size 7.5 normally and have narrow feet – and I wear a size 7 in their loafer and slide styles. For reference, I also wear a 7.5 in Rothy’s flats and loafers, and I can squeeze into a size 7 in Tieks and Allbirds slip-ons.
However, their sandals run narrower and shorter than their other styles. As you can see below, the sole and profile of the Sparrow Sandal are much slimmer than the Ani Slides. For the Sparrow, I wear my normal size of 7.5 and it fits fairly closely.
Cleaning & Caring for Your Birdies
I am a big fan of Kiwi’s line of protectors for suede and leather goods, and my Birdies are no exception. After spraying my Ani Mules with one coat of the Kiwi Suede Protector, they look just as vibrant as before. I plan to spray another one or two coats to really get it protected. Granted, this doesn’t mean I can hop into puddles with no consequences – but it’s nice to know my shoes are decently guarded should there be an unexpected rain shower someday!
Kiwi also has a Protect All Spray line that can be used on leather, suede and fabric, which I plan to try this on my Phoebe Jacquard Slides (worn in this post here). If you’re looking for an all-in-one spray, this may be a good option. I haven’t tried it yet on leather or suede, but will update this post if I do.
Do you have any tips or tricks for caring for your Birdies? Especially some of the more specialty materials like the satin slides? Would love to hear in the comments if so!
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