Birdies Shoes Review

About Birdies  

Birdies Shoes Review

I have a confession to make. I’m a bit of a shoe addict. But my taste isn’t for just any shoes, I’m partial to creative styles, bright colors, and attention-grabbing features, like the ones Birdies pumps out.

My favorite thing about Birdies? They’re actually comfortable. With a chic, fashion-forward appearance, Birdies shoes are more like comfortable slippers despite their incredibly convincing disguise.

A study[1] says that, for most Americans, footwear is an extension and expression of themselves. this is most seen in women. Shoes affect our perception of others and of ourselves.

Developed by women for women, I love knowing that Birdies are designed with versatility in mind, ensuring that busy women like me feel and look their best in each part of the day. 

Driven by a deep-seated desire to support women, Birdies shoes are here for you through daily challenges and triumphs, offering up comfort and thoughtful reliability.

Piqué your interest? In this Birdies shoes review, I’ll examine key elements of the brand and its products to help you shop with confidence. After all, nothing goes better with a glam pair of shoes.

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Overview of Birdies  

Birdies Shoes Review

The older I get, the more I realize that uncomfortable shoes[2] have no place in my closet. That may be why I’m particularly buzzed about Birdies. But truth be told, I love the brand’s story just as much as I love its shoes.

Based in San Francisco, since 2015, Birdies has been passionately living out its mission—beginning with comfort and arriving at fashion. With a collection that’s grounded in empathy, careful thought, and experience, the brand is the culmination of Bianca Gates’ and Marisa Sharkey’s experiences and efforts.

Developing an innovative and pragmatic brand that serves other women, they created Birdies to help women facing the same kinds of needs they were before the brand got its start.

As busy mothers, the pair was no stranger to hosting gatherings for friends and family. The issue? Which shoes to wear for the occasion. Going barefoot or wearing ill-suited slippers for the sake of comfort, they decided to create shoe that balanced the sophisticated look they wanted and the cushion they craved.

And just like that, Birdies was brought to life, fulfilling the practical needs of busy day-to-day demands but complimenting them with style.

Birdies Shoes Review

Designed as chic indoor shoes, over time, the co-founders noticed a trend. Customers loved their Birdies. They loved them so much they were also wearing them outside. With a few quick decisions, they added a rubber sole, and voila! the shoes became durable and suitable for transitioning between tasks and roles. 

It’s not hard for me to see why people love this brand and its shoes. Take one look and you’ll know too. Birdies have an impressive 7-layer cushion technology. With the look of a designer flat but the structural assets of a well-built sneaker, thanks to advanced tech, they feel just like a comfortable slipper.

The seven layers of Birdies shoes include: soft, quilted satin, arch and heel support, premium cushioning, dual-layered high-density foam, shock absorption and memory foam cushioning. 

It’s no wonder they’re loved by the masses. A quick search of “Meghan Markle Birdies” will tell you that the princess does too.

Taking into consideration the demands and desires of a busy life, this women-led brand delivers a product that supports your ambitions and goals.

With Birdies, you’re truly getting the best of comfort, utility, and beautiful design. Now that you know a little more about the brand itself, let’s step into a list of highlights.


  • A variety of vegan shoe styles to choose from
  • Slippers disguised as flats
  • Comfortable and fashionable
  • Versatile
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor wear
  • Great discounts
  • Strong customer service
  • Comparable pricing to other brands in the category
  • Free US shipping & returns

Birdies Slippers Review 

Luxuriously comfortable is an understatement. Cleverly crafted to meet the needs of both high design and wearability, I’m kick-starting this Birdies shoes review with one of my favorites, The Phoebe – Floral Jacquard style.

Eating up every detail, I learned that these striking slippers play a dual role as slides that can be worn indoors and outdoors—thanks to a grippy rubber sole. Made from satin and velvet, though they pour on the opulence, these shoes are entirely vegan.

The stunning Phoebe Floral Jacquard is available in cheetah, crimson faux fur and black faux fur. The Floral Jacquard is elegant and can naturally transition between day and evening, casual and cocktail. 

Love options? Consider The Songbird. Delicate, ornate, and highly fashionable, I think they would be perfect for special occasions or to accent every day with a unique flare. Available in blush, bellini satin, rose crystal velvet and snow crystal velvet, the slide has a 15 mm heel and traction on the rubber sole.  

Available in the Phoebe, the Songbird, and the Raven—all as equally effortless, stylish, and comfortable—these Birdies slippers retail for $80-$120.

Birdies Flats Review 

There are fewer delights when shopping than a 2-for-1 deal. Essentially, you’re getting something free. So the fact that Birdies double as flats and slippers (and hence, has 2x the benefits), I feel like I’m getting a free pair of shoes.

With the comfort of a beloved slipper and the subtle touches of a gorgeous flat, I really feel that Birdies are the optimal lifestyle shoe. What’s more, they come in three collections with a total of 15 styles to choose from. Ranging in design from leather to faux fur and cheetah print to emerald green, you can get a pair for $80-$165 depending on the style.

One of my favorites? The Starling Flat. Made from calf hair and durable rubber, you’ll stand out in a crowd and revel in the fact those complements don’t come with the price of foot pain.

With a 10mm heel, the Starling comes in seven sharp colors including cheetah, black velvet, and slate suede.

The Heron is classic and just as elegant, with a tasteful tongue and sleek design. The velvet shoe is vegan and is suitable for inside wear as well as outdoor durability, with a conscientiously constructed footbed and a 10 mm heel.

The shoe comes in black velvet, olive velvet and amber velvet and pairs beautifully with any pair of jeans, business attire or a dress. 

Pro tip: Since these shoes are made form luxury materials, if your slippers or flats get dirty, Birdies recommends adding a small amount of baking soda to the interior, which will renew the material. For the outside of the shoe, use a soft-bristled brush to remove dirt or stains. Be sure to keep your pair of Birdies away from water. 

Birdies Sizing 

Birdies Shoes Review

The perfect shoe means the perfect size, and so I thought it may be useful to include some sizing notes here. Read on to find your perfect fit.

  1. Each slipper has comprehensive notes about their sizing. I‘d suggest referring to the product description for each pair of shoes to ensure you get the right fit. 
  2. Birdies are available in size 5 to 12 with half and whole sizes.
  3. Birdies fit wide and narrow feet.

Something else I love? They’re designed to mold to your feet over time, meaning that you’re sure to be the perfect fit.

Birdies Promo Code 

Birdies Shoes Review

There are currently no Birdie’s promo codes at this time, but I’ve found it useful to check back on their site regularly or sign up for the mailing list to get the latest.

Birdies Discount Code 

Birdies coupon code offers 10% off of your first purchase and exclusive offers. Just enter your email and begin your journey to comfort in stylish slipper-flats. 

Birdies also have a discount code for large orders through the Group Gifting Program. If you purchase four or more styles of shoes, Birdies offers you 20% off. Get your discount code today by emailing [email protected]

If you are buying Birdies for a corporate event or bridal party, email [email protected] with details of your event and Birdies will gladly extend the group buy rate. Birdies accept one discount code per order. 

In addition to these super savers, I found that Birdies offers even more ways to save:

  • Refer a Friend: Give $20, get $20
  • Military, teachers & first responders discount
  • Stellar Before They Fly Away Sale section
  • Free shipping & returns

Where to Buy Birdies 

Birdies Shoes Review

In my experience, staying close to the coop is a great way to keep things simple. Plus, shopping directly with a brand means you’ll have full access to its inventory and sales. To start browsing, head to

Rather load up your basket with Birdies and other goodies? You can find select products at Nordstrom and Amazon.


Birdies Shoes Review

Shipping Policy

Right now, Birdies ships to Canada, the UK and Australia. The cost of shipping to Canada and the UK is $10, and the cost of shipping to Australia is $20. International shipping may take 7 to 15 days.

All Birdies really wants is for you to enjoy your shoes as soon as possible. If you live outside of the US, you’ll have the option to pay for duties and taxes at checkout. That way, once your shoes arrive, you can enjoy them right away.

If you live in the US, shipping is free. I read that it takes about 5-7 business days for your order to arrive. Need your shoes sooner? Opt for expedited ($25) and your order will arrive in 2 business days.

Orders placed by 12 PM PST will ship on the same day. Reach out to [email protected] for a more urgent need and the team will do their best to support you and your purchase! 

When your order is sent, Birdies will send out tracking information with a shipping confirmation. 

Return Policy

Not totally vibing with your Birdies? The brand allows returns and exchanges of unworn shoes up to 30 days past the initial order date. You can begin the return online, and shipping is free for US customers. Once you download your shipping label, you’ll need to get your order in the mail in the next 14 days.

Items received beyond the 14-day mark will not be accepted. If your order made it in time, after the brand inspects and approves it, the next step in the Birdies returns process is to issue a refund to your original form of payment.

Exchange items are dispatched 1-3 days after the initial order ships. To obtain your new goods quicker as part of an exchange, return the items and submit an order for a new size. Worn items or goods obtained for more than 30 days are not accepted for exchange or return by Birdies. 

If you received a pair of Birdies as a gift, you can process your return to the returns center by selecting “Returning a Gift?” and Birdies will give you a store credit. 

Birdies will refund shoes but does not offer free return shipping for international orders. To access the shipping address or to get more information about returns and exchanges, email

Contact Birdies    

All finished with this Birdies shoes review? If you still have questions, the brand has a handful of ways to get in touch.

Customer care hours are 5 AM to 5 PM PST Monday – Friday and 9 AM to 2 PM PST Saturday and Sunday. 

It’s always better to have options. Check out these other top shoe brands:






Article Sources

  1. Belk, R.W. Shoes and Self The Association for Consumer Research ACR North American Advances, [online] NA-30
  2. Menz, H.B., Bonanno, D.R. Footwear comfort: a systematic search and narrative synthesis of the literature BioMed Central J Foot Ankle Res 14, 63 (2021)

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Difference in shoe construction
Darla Schneider
3 years ago Reply

I have purchased several pairs of the Heron style shoes. The four pairs that I received a couple of weeks ago, are not made the same. They are much stiffer; and the top part is not soft like the others. It’s not lined; and the whole shoe doesn’t feel near as comfy as the earlier ones. I’m very disappointed in the change. I have raved about the shoes to all my family and coworkers. Please advise as to why the shoe construction is not the same and not nearly as comfortable.

Made in China
Susan Sigler
3 years ago Reply

Sadly, I will not purchase shoes that support China. Why can’t companies find manufacturers that support OUR country?!?! I’m sure returns and exchanges would actually be possible if it were on our native soil. SUPPORT MADE IN THE USA 🇺🇸

Anybody have an email run-a-round for returns?
3 years ago Reply

I’m asking as I’ve tried two times to get “something” so I can return. This time nothing is moving when I enter finish….

I ordered a size 7 and a size 7.5 as I can wear both sizes. Both shoes were flopping off my heel….just saying….if you read this be cautious…I’ve got $250+ tied up in this purchase! NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT EITHER!

My birdies survived being washed
3 years ago Reply

Similar to other posts, I’m here to let others know something that belongs in a review:

I bought the Birdies starling loafer in black velvet 18+ months ago, and they have held up amazingly. I live in NYC, and in transitional seasons (Fall/spring) I’ve worn them on my commute (when that was a thing, in 2019…) – and they’ve been a great work-from-home house shoe in fall/winter of 2020-21!

My main reason for posting is to let others know: I washed them yesterday even though they’re not washable – they were finally too smelly to solve with baking soda so I thought what the hell, I’ll have to throw them out anyway – and they came out great! Second life for a great shoe! (I suspect my color/fabric combo is a winner on durability).

Honest brand reviews – email me if you’d like me to share pics. I googled this months ago and only found answers that you could not wash them, wanted to share my experience when I rolled the dice with nothing to lose 🙂

Carolyn Smith
3 years ago Reply

I ordered The HeronSequin Shoes 11/25/2020 received the wrong shoes
return shoes 12/09/2020. Using the return label provided. Still has not
been credited to my credit card. I need someone to contact me about this!

Catherine W Miller
3 years ago Reply

I agree with Amanda. I bought 4 pairs of shoes for various people in my family. All were too tight and we had to swap them around. My sister got foot cramps after wearing her shoes one day. My other sister is having to have hers stretched at a shoe repair place. Not comfortable!!!

3 years ago Reply

I just bought a pair and they don’t fit. I am having a very difficult time returning them. You can’t get any help.

4 years ago Reply

Well, since their website doesn’t allow reviews (there ARE reviews on the website…but I’m a verified buyer with an account…but yet there is no way to leave a review – only read them…hmm….) I will leave a review here… I got the Starling in Navy velvet and they are super cute! But…the heel is so stiff and rubs so badly that I can’t really wear them more than for short periods of time, or else I’d get blisters. Another reviewer said the same thing. I was going to just try to break them in, but after only a few hours of indoor wear, the velvet started wearing off and they looked awful! For $90, they need to hold up better, for sure. I’m returning.

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