Birdies are stylish flats that are secretly slippers.
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What are Birdies?
Are birdies slippers or shoes?
They're both! Birdies are shoes with rubber soles and are meant to be worn everywhere—inside, outside, anywhere you want. Our 7 layers of cushioning mean they feel like slippers on the inside. That's why we call them stylish flats that are secretly slippers!
THE PAIR I WANT IS SOLD-OUT, WHAT CAN I DO?
We're sorry about that! Our limited-edition colors are typically created in small batches, and once they're sold-out, we typically don't bring them back.
However, there is a small chance that a few more pairs will trickle into inventory. To be notified of your desired style and size coming back in stock, be sure to join the waitlist when you select your size online. If you're looking for a classic style and color that's currently sold-out, joining the waitlist will ensure that you're the first to know once they are available again.
You can also reach out to our store by calling (415) 263-9668 to see if they have your desired Birdies in stock.
We release new colors a few times a year, so hopefully, you can find a pair of Birdies that fit your style!
Are birdies insoles removable?
The insoles in our washable Engineered Knit Blackbirds, Swift Sneakers and Falcon Booties are removable. Insoles in other Birdies styles are not currently removable or interchangeable.
Are birdies waterproof?
Only Birdies labeled "washable" are waterproof. We recommend keeping non-washable Birdies away from rain and moisture.
How to clean your birdies?
We recommend sprinkling the inside with baking soda when they get a bit dirty. It will absorb and freshen them up a bit, and you can dump out any excess baking soda that does not absorb. As for the outside, we recommend using a soft bristled brush to wipe away any dirt or spots, but do keep your Birdies away from water.
For the washable Blackbird Engineered Knit flat we recommend removing the insoles. Place both shoes and insoles into the washing machine. Wash in cold water on the delicates cycle using a gentle detergent. NEVER use bleach. When the wash cycle is finished, air dry both the shoe and insole. Do NOT put either component in the dryer. Voila! Your shoes should be clean and looking brand new. Once fully dried, reinsert the insoles and get back to your day.
Can I wear birdies outside?
Yes! Birdies are made with a rubber sole and can be worn outside.
What kind of outsoles do birdies have?
Birdies have rubber soles.
Are birdies vegan?
Birdies offers multiple vegan options. All of our velvet and satin shoes are 100% vegan. When browsing on our website, look for the detailed product info for each style, including whether the shoes are vegan.
Do you offer half sizes?
Yes, Birdies come in half sizes 5.5-10.5
Do birdies have arch support?
Yes, Birdies have arch support and a heel cookie for added comfort.
Will my birdies stretch?
Yes, Birdies will stretch and mold to your foot.
Do birdies fit both wide and narrow feet?
Yes! Birdies fit wide and narrow feet. Given all of the comfort features built into Birdies, they will mold to your feet over time. Our Starling in Black Velvet and Latte Suede also now come in regular or wide width.
How does sizing run for birdies?
Most of our styles fit true to size. Birdies should fit snugly at first and will stretch and mold to your foot. Look for detailed sizing notes in the product description for each pair of Birdies when browsing on the website, or you can visit our detailed Size Chart page for detailed information by style. Please review the notes for the Birdies you are ordering to get the right size.
What sizes do birdies come in?
Birdies are available in whole and half sizes from 5-12, excluding 11.5.
Please be aware that, because of increased health and safety protocols at our warehouse and in deliveries nationwide, your delivery time may be affected. With carrier transit times and delays out of our control, we’re unable to guarantee delivery timeframes right now.
Free U.S. ground shipping: Your shoes are estimated to arrive within 3 to 8 business days with current transit delays. We also have free return shipping in the U.S. Hawaii and Alaska shipping takes up to 15 days with current transit delays.
Expedited Shipping: We charge $25 and you should expect your shoes to arrive within 2 to 3 business days. All shipping charges are non-refundable.
U.S. Territory Shipping: We charge $25 for shipping to American Samoa, Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S Territory orders are estimated to arrive within 2 to 5 business days.
Does Birdies offer buy online pick-up in stores?
Yes, if a product is available for pick-up at our San Francisco store location you will see the option to select ‘Pick Up’ as a delivery option at checkout. Orders are typically ready to be picked up 4 hours after an order has been placed.
Are there currently any delays with shipping?
We are experiencing transit delays due to current circumstances in the postal system. We are doing our best to get your order to you as quickly as possible, but delivery could take up to 14 business days. Your order might see various stops along the route—rest assured that your package is making its way to you. We appreciate your patience and truly value your business. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any further questions or concerns. We are always here to help.
*Please be aware that because of increased health and safety protocols at our warehouse and in deliveries nationwide, your delivery time may be affected.
How can I track my order?
We will email you a shipping confirmation with your tracking number as soon as the order is sent. Your order might see various stops along the transit route, but rest assured that your package is making its way to you.
What if my order is lost or stolen?
Birdies is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged packages. To help you with these issues, Birdies offers Route Insurance which covers your order 100% if it gets lost, stolen, or damaged. You can choose to add this protection to your order at checkout or reach out to [email protected] for further assistance.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes! We currently ship to Canada, the UK and Australia. These options will be available when entering your address at checkout. Orders shipping internationally can take 7 to 15 days to arrive. Shipping costs: $10 to Canada and the UK and $20 to Australia.
We want you to have your shoes as soon as possible, so you’ll be charged these nonrefundable shipping, duties and taxes at checkout. This saves you the hassle of completing a complicated customs payment process that could delay your delivery. And we definitely don’t want that.
DO YOU SHIP ORDERS TO THE UK? IF SO, HOW WILL ORDERS TO THE UK BE SHIPPED?
Yes, we ship to the UK. To get your orders to you, we've partnered with Passport Shipping and they will be the Seller for all orders to the UK £135 and under.
A note about duties and taxes: We want you to have your shoes as soon as possible, so you’ll be charged these nonrefundable fees at checkout. This saves you the hassle of completing a complicated customs payment process that could delay your delivery. And we definitely don’t want that.
WHAT U.S. TERRITORIES DO YOU SHIP TO?
We currently charge $25 to ship to American Samoa, Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Shipping cost will be added at checkout.
What is your return and exchange policy?
We want you to love your Birdies. If you're not completely satisfied with your shoes, we will accept a return or exchange within 30 days of the purchase date, no questions asked. That's right—wear your Birdies around the house and even take them for a walk outside to make sure the fit and comfort are just right. If something feels off, shipping's on us for returns and exchanges in the US. You can begin your return or exchange by visiting our Returns Center
Once you receive a shipping label, please ship the order back to us within 14 days of requesting the return. We will issue a refund to the original form of payment once we receive your goods. If you have selected an exchange, we will send out the new order 1 to 3 days after the shoes you're returning are scanned by the carrier. You can drop off your FedEx SmartPost return at any USPS or FedEx location (including large retailers such as Office Depot, Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Safeway, Vons, FredMeyer) within 14 days. Pro Tip: An exchange request does not hold inventory so to guarantee you receive the desired pair of Birdies we suggest you return and repurchase the item you want.
If you're outside the 30-day window but your Birdies are unworn and you would like more information about returning or exchanging them, please reach out to us at [email protected] with photos of your shoes.
Please Note: Sale shoes marked as final sale are also not eligible for return or exchange. Because of the customization on these shoes, monogrammed Birdies are also final sale, and we cannot offer returns or exchanges unless there is a product defect.
Do you have an extended return window for holiday?
Yes, if you have made a purchase on November 1st through December you will have 60 days to return or exchange! If you're outside of this window, just reach out to us through [email protected] and we will see what we can do!
Can I return my online purchase in-store?
Yes, just have your order number or email used to purchase handy.
When will my exchange order ship?
If you have selected an exchange, we will send out your new order 1 to 3 days AFTER the shoes you're returning are scanned by the carrier and in transit back to us. A quicker way to exchange your shoes is to place a new order for the size you would like and return the original order without an exchange.
I received a pair of birdies as a gift, how do I return or exchange them?
If you are not satisfied with your Birdies we will gladly accept a return or exchange of your unworn Birdies. You can process through our Returns Center - you will be given the option to either return or exchange for a new style, color or size. Please reach out to [email protected] for further questions or needs.
What happens if the item I want to exchange for is sold out?
If you process an exchange, it is possible that by the time your return reaches us, the new item may be out of stock. If this is the case, a refund will be issued back to the original form of payment.
I purchased a pair of monogrammed Birdies, can I return or exchange them?
No. Monogrammed orders are final sale and cannot be canceled, returned, or exchanged. However, if there is a defect in your shoes, please email us at [email protected].
How do I return from Canada?
We offer returns on all items within 30 days from the date of purchase.
Return shipping and handling is $20.00 USD (via Canada Post) and will be deducted from your refund to cover costs. At this time, we do not accept exchanges on Canadian orders and ask you to return the order for a refund.
Refunds will be issued to the original form of payment upon transit scan. Taxes and duties are set by the Canadian government and are based on the value of the goods and the country of manufacture. All duties, taxes and shipping fees for Canadian orders are charged at checkout, and are nonrefundable by Birdies. All returns must be shipped from the country the order was originally delivered to, with a Birdies issued return label, and the original packaging the order was received in.
To initiate a return, please visit our Returns Center
If you would like to reclaim the duties paid, please download this FORM from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). To complete the form, you will need 2 pieces of supporting documentation to be refunded by CBSA:
1. Your order refund confirmation receipt from Birdies which will be emailed to you once the refund has been issued.
2. The import details report that shows how much was paid in duties and taxes. To get this report, please email our international shipping carrier with your Passport Tracking # in the subject line to [email protected] and they will reply with the necessary document.
You will only be able to submit for a refund of your duties and taxes once the refund for your order has been issued by Birdies. Submitting this form and documentation pertains to receiving a refund on your duties and taxes from the CBSA, not the non-refundable shipping cost charged by Birdies.
If you have any questions in regard to your return, please reach out to us at [email protected]! If you need further assistance filing to reclaim your duties and taxes, please reach out to [email protected].
How do I return from the UK or Australia?
We offer returns on all items within 30 days from the date of purchase. However, we do not currently provide a return shipping label for orders from the UK or Australia. You are responsible for shipping your return to Birdies, at your own cost. Shipping fees, duties and taxes are non-refundable. At this time, we do not offer exchanges on international orders.
Please email [email protected] for the return address and further instructions!
I referred my friend, when do I get my credit?
Once your friend uses the referral code, it can take up to 24 hours for our system to issue your code. If you do not receive it within this timeframe, please reach out to us at [email protected].
Does birdies offer a digital gift card?
Yes. Our Digital Gift Card arrives to the recipient via email, either instantly or on the date selected by the gift giver at time of purchase. The Digital Gift Card is redeemable both online at birdies.com and in-store. All Gift Cards purchased are final sale.
Does birdies collect sales tax?
We are required to charge sales tax in certain states. Birdies charges all applicable sales taxes based on an order's shipping address.
Is there a discount code I could use for large orders?
Yes, we are happy to announce our Group Gifting program! We offer 20% off if you purchase four or more styles. Email us at [email protected] for your exclusive discount code.
Can I stack multiple discount codes?
Currently we only allow one discount code per order.
Full details on our discount terms & conditions are available on the Birdies Discount & Promotions page.
When will my card be charged?
Your card will be charged when you place your order.
Is it safe to use my credit card on your website?
Yes, Birdies is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant - the security standard for organizations that handle credit and debit card information. We use state-of-the-art technology to help protect your credit card when you shop our site. We are committed to providing you with a safe shopping environment.
Which forms of payment do you accept?
We accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, PayPal, and Catch.
Does Birdies offer a Teacher Discount?
Yes we offer a 20% Teacher Discount.
HOW CAN I CONTACT A BIRDIES REPRESENTATIVE?
Please email us at [email protected], give us a call at 650-800-6059 or you can live chat us from our website and we will be happy to assist you. We are available Monday through Friday 9 am-5 pm PST.
I FORGOT TO ADD MY DISCOUNT CODE AT CHECKOUT, WHAT DO I DO?
No problem. Reach out to [email protected], call, or live chat us with the code you meant to use, and we will retroactively apply it to your order. There is no need to cancel your order.
WHERE CAN I BUY BIRDIES?
Along with our website, we have brick-and-mortar stores located at:
1934 Union Street | San Francisco, CA
1112 Abbot Kinney Blvd. | Venice, CA
We are also in select Nordstrom stores across the country as well as Nordstrom.com. For the list of Nordstrom stores, see below:
Downtown Seattle | Seattle, WA
Oakbrook Mall | Oakbrook, IL
South Coast Plaza | Costa Mesa, CA
Walnut Creek | Walnut Creek, CA
Palo Alto | Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco Center | San Francisco, CA
Garden State Plaza | Paramus, NJ
Natick | Natick, MA
Houston Galleria | Houston, TX
Dallas Galleria | Dallas, TX
Manhattan | New York, NY
CAN I MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO MY ORDER AFTER IT HAS BEEN PLACED?
We cannot guarantee that your changes will be applied, but if you email [email protected], we will do our best to accommodate any changes you may need with regards to sizing, color, or style, as well as shipping address changes and cancellations of orders. We cannot, however, add items to an order after it has been placed.
CAN I BUY BIRDIES AS A GIFT?
Absolutely! If you are looking to buy for a large group such as a bridal party, book club, corporate event or similar, please email us at [email protected] and tell us what you are planning and for how many, and we’ll be happy to extend our group buy rate.
HOW CAN I GIVE YOU FEEDBACK?
We would love to hear from you! Please reach out to us at [email protected].
Where should I direct press inquiries?
Please email us at [email protected].