Did you know that Birkenstockhas been making shoes since 1774? While there have been a few style changes, the overall design is much as it was back then. Birkenstock’s premise is that they use REAL products, like cork, jute and leather. These products allow your feet to breathe, and mold to your feet, thus providing a custom fit. And their patented footbed really sets this brand apart: there is a pronounced arch support, deep heel cup, and a roomy toe box. The footbed adapts to the shape of your feet! And the EVA sole is flexible and durable. Another great feature of Birkenstocksis that they come in narrow and regular widths. I’ve heard of many people who feel that Birkenstocks are the most supportive shoes they’ve ever owned! You can also have these shoes rebuilt once they show signs of wear!
Birkenstock’s flagship shoe is the Arizonasandal. The two buckle straps allow you to adjust the width of the shoe, and since it’s a slide the shoe is easy to get on and off. Available in smooth leathers in Hunter Brown, Cortina Brown, Antique Peat and Hunter Black, and in suedes in mocha, taupe, cocoa and black, these shoes are basic, classic, and extremely comfortable.
Clogs are also part of Birkenstock’s collection. The Boston has that great footbed that molds to your foot, but with an enclosed toe box. Yet even though it’s a clog, you can still adjust the fit with the buckle. I’ve seen people wear these shoes with dressier clothes, particularly the models that have smooth leather uppers. I like the versatility that this style brings to the collection. Available in smooth brown leather or in a variety of suede colors, there’s a clog here for everyone.
Birki’sare considered part of the Birkenstock brand, but are designed for casual family use. The cork footbed is moldable to your feet, and is replaceable when it wears out. The biggest difference in the Birki clogs is that the uppers are made from polyurethane, which makes them not only very durable but also water resistant. These are great clogs to wear out in the garden or in the kitchen!
One popular model is the Birki’s Profi. It has flexible polyurethane uppers, the moldable/washable footbed, and is lightweight and shock absorbent. It’s a great clog to help reduce fatigue if you need to stand a lot during the day. I love all the color choices of this clog: black, blue, red, white, and green! Lots of happy colors for happy activities!
Birkenstock and Birki’sare terrific sandals and clogs that mold to your feet and use natural cork in the footbed for outstanding support. Check out the shoes that have some of the most loyal customers there are!