Birkenstock has been synonymous with quality footwear since 1774. Made in Germany, these clogs, sandals, and shoes are designed to support your feet, and provide absolute comfort throughout the entire day.
There are several reasons why Birkenstocks outlast the competition. One of them is the traditional styles which continue to be popular while fads come and go. Leather never goes out of fashion, nor does the virtue of a simple shade of brown or black. If they are well cared for, leather sandals will keep a pair of feet healthy and well supported for many summers.
It is important not to overlook the footbed and what sets one product apart from another. In the case of Birkenstocks, there is shock absorption to protect foot and ankle joints. The heel is deep for comfort and traction.Another reason that Birkenstock sandals are so enduring is that they support the arch of a foot without the addition of insoles. There are three types of arch support available: soft, moderate, and high arch support. With width selections to choose from as well and lots of toe room, many consumers with unusually shaped feet will still find the ideal shoe if they peruse the Birkenstock website.
For the teen—or even adult—who prefers bright colors, a number of new shades have been added over the years. They include anemone, silver pine, and picante. Some are available in patent or soft leather. Others are the shades of suede footwear.
One important feature of the Birkenstock sandal is that even thongs are adjustable. Numerous designs have a buckle which means that, if feet swell because of heat or health issues, a customer’s shoes can adapt, remaining comfortable and practical. There is typically at least one buckle on a pair of open-toed sandals. Sandal varieties include open and closed backs, ankle straps (for men women & children), and two-strap styles. Clogs are another matter: some have no buckles at all, just a soft enclosure at the front and an open back. Others provide buckle adjustment across the top, while the t-strap is suggestive of old-fashioned girls’ shoes.
Recently, Birkenstock branched out to create several lines of shoes which are fully enclosed. They are laced-up at the front and feature minimal stitching. Men will find them to be light yet durable with good traction.
While the quality of Birkenstocks is critical, another reason consumers choose their products is because of their dedication to green initiatives. For instance, they make their cork soles out of recycled materials from the wine industry. Leftover materials are then recycled for other uses. Birkenstock footwear can be repaired. If a buckle comes loose or rusty but the rest of the shoe is in good shape, take it to a local retailer for repair. The company also suggests ways to treat and clean specific materials such as cork, Nubuck leather, and suede so that they will last many years.