footwear is renowned for their cork and latex footbeds, as well as for their functionality. For more than 225 years
Birkenstock has been creating quality footwear using only premium products and materials. Their high-grade leather,
suede, nubuck and non-leather uppers are dyed all the way through creating a long-lasting appearance.
The Birkenstock family of products encompasses several brands - Alpro, Birkenstock, Birki's, Footprints, Papillio, and Tatami. Each brand provides customers with a unique set of
attributes such as fabrics, patterns, colors, style, and fit. All Birkenstock brands are built upon the same
heritage. While most styles are crafted from a cork-latex mixture, all Birkenstock brand sandals, clogs and shoes
are designed for walking comfort.
Birkenstock footwear has designed their unique contoured footbed,
shock-absorbing soles and specially designed buckles for years of comfort and durability. Almost every component of their
shoes, sandals, or clogs can be repaired or replaced, making Birkenstock footwear a long-lasting
investment in the health of your feet. Happy Feet Plus is an authorized Birkenstock Repair
Birkenstock footbeds are made of cork and natural latex, and contoured
in the shape of a healthy foot. These contours ensure proper weight distribution
with raised arches to help support the foot’s natural shape and structure. The toe bar allows the toes to grip and flex,
stimulating circulation, exercising the legs, and helping to maintain balance. The deep heel cup keeps the foot’s natural
padding under the heel to provide stability. As a result of these factors, the correct bones bear the weight of the body to
keep the spine and legs in alignment.
Birkenstock first appeared in the U.S. over 30 years ago when Birkenstock USA founder Margot Fraser had a
dream of sharing the comfort and health benefits of Birkenstock sandals. A few years
earlier, while visiting a German resort, she had tried on her first pair and was extremely impressed at how good they felt.
From there, Margot learned that the original Birkenstock contoured
footbed was invented and manufactured in Germany by Konrad Birkenstock in 1897. In fact, the Birkenstock family
has been shoemakers for more than two centuries creating and perfecting a tradition of walking comfort.