Birkenstock Rio Sandals

Product information

An ideal summer sandal for long wear in warm weather; they have original Birkenstock footbeds that mold to the shape of the foot, to provide correct comfort. The pronounced arch support, deep heel cup and a roomy toe box support growing feet. They also feature adjustable straps, with additional heel strap for added support and shock-absorbing, lightweight and flexible EVA soles. Pretty pearlised uppers in soft Birko-Flor, have a smooth leather-like finish.

Please note: Children’s shoe size conversions can vary, please see our shoe size chart for guidance.

Eligible for International Delivery
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Brand Story

Birkenstock can trace their shoemaking heritage back more than two hundred years. In 1774, Johann Adam Bikenstock was registered as a “subject and shoemaker” in church archives. In 1896, Johann’s grandson, Konrad Birkenstock, owner of two specialist footwear stores in Frankfurt, began to produce the contoured insoles for which the brand is now renowned.

Each contour in a Birkenstock shoe is designed to work with the natural shape of the foot, which means more comfort for the wearer and a longer lifespan for the shoes. Features such as an elevated footbed edge; toe bars to encourage a natural rolling movement and reduce shock; cross arch support; and a cork latex footbed, all promote a healthy walking movement. The high quality materials used and the generations of experience behind each shoe ensure they are built to last.


Click & collect

Free from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection Saturday from 2pm
369 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Collect + from a local shop from Saturday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery available

  • Europe (Non EU) - £7.50
  • Europe (EU) - £7.50
  • Rest of World - £10.00
  • Australia - £10.00
Provided by JL Delivery Ltd - more about international delivery

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Slightly faulty These sandals are brilliant. Excellent grip and support for little fit, and sturdy enough to last all summer. Unfortunately, our pair arrived with a slight fault. As this is the fourth consecutive order I have received from John Lewis containing faulty goods, I am going to keep them. If they were for an adult - and therefore not only for one season - they would've gone straight back! Can't face any more trips to the PO! 20 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful support Although expensive they are worth it. They offer wonderful arch support and hold the foot well. Particularly great for kids that slouch. The only sandal recommended by our daughters podiatrist. Great for kids and adults. 09 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable with style My daughter loves these sandals so comfortable and looks so trendy, they look good with or without socks and goes well with dresses and jeans. The silver colour is stunning. 05 October 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlie Excellent delivery! Product as per description. Excellent sandals and fashionable too! Would recommend! 24 June 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect!! My daughter loves these sandles. They fit beautifully and look great. 12 June 2011
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