Ever wonder what puts Birkenstock sandals a step (pun intended) ahead of the rest? Well it begins with a history steeped in dedication to crafting premium quality shoes that are good for your feet. And although the brand began in 1774 by a local cobbler in Germany, Birkenstocks were not sold in the U.S. until 1966. Generation after generation of craftsmen have maintained this commitment to quality, comfort and support that keeps the Birkenstock brand on top today.
The signature feature to Birkenstock sandals is their molded footbed. Ever wonder what makes the Birkenstock footbed so special? Well, not only is it specifically contoured to provide unbelievable comfort and support, but it also boasts 5 layers for superior cushioning and durability. The unique four-arch footbed ensures even weight distribution and proper posture, while the deep heel cup cradles the heel. The soft, suede footbed liner keeps feet cool and dry, and is backed by an extra layer of foam for shock absorption and two layers of jute – one to wick away moisture and the other for added strength. The core of the footbed is made of resilient cork/latex for maximum support. All of this extra attention to detail is what makes these sandals such a great investment and a style that will last for years!
The most famous Birkenstock sandal is the Arizona, known for its 2-strap style. We love it in this stylish new update with black patent straps. It also comes in other fun colors (and of course your favorite neutrals), along with a waterproof EVA version from the Birkenstock Essentials line.
The Birkenstock Mayari is a more feminine take on the classic footbed sandal with its daintier straps and crisscross at the toe. This versatile stone color is the perfect neutral that straddles the line between gray and taupe, perfect for any occasion.
Take a step in a bold new direction with the silver Birkenstock Florida sandal. Metallics are HOT this season and this sunny update makes the perfect summer shoe with its bright metallic sheen.
There are many more styles to choose from! Check out our full selection here.
Already own a pair and looking to freshen them up? Watch this quick video on how to clean Birkenstock sandals.