Birkenstock: Quality Footwear for Everyone

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.

Birkenstock Milano

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.

Birkenstock Boston ClogOne 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.

View the Birkenstock styles and colors here

 

Happy Feet Plus Retail Store Sale – Nov. 4-18

Save $10-$20-$30 on all shoes, sandals, clogs and orthotics

Every Shoe, Sandal, Clog and Orthotic is on sale! Save $10-$20-$30 NOW on virtually everything in our stores, but only at one of our 9 Florida retail locations.

Hurry in today. The sale ends November 18.

While at Happy Feet Plus stores ask for a FREE digital foot analysis. The analysis identifies “hot” spots on the soles of your feet and helps the Healthy Footwear Specialist select footwear to help you feel better.

Seven Sandals on Sale

End of Summer Savings on 7 Papillio Sandals

Save $10-$20 on Seven Select Papillio Sandals

Wow! Seven special sandals from Papillio, by Birkenstock, discounted $10 or $20.

If you’re familiar with Papillio you know that their styles are mostly seasonal and produced with limited quantities. These seven sandals are available for immediate shipment and quantities are diminishing. Get yours today and save on some very cool sandals with the famous Papillio cork and latex footbed.

Happy Feet Plus Retail Store Sale – Oct. 7-21

SAVE $10 on Kenkoh Sandals and on all Orthotics. All orthotics by Birkenstock, Finn Comfort and Aetrex are on sale. You can get comfort and relief for as low as $49.99, but only at one of our 9 Florida retail locations.

In addition, our best-selling product – the Kenkoh Therapeutic Massage Sandals – are on sale for only $89.99. You can choose from one of five styles that fit your personal preference.

While at Happy Feet Plus stores ask for a FREE digital foot analysis. The analysis identifies “hot” spots on the soles of your feet and helps the Healthy Footwear Specialist select footwear to help you feel better.

Happy Feet Plus Manager Helps to Lobby for Improvements

Happy Feet Plus-Sarasota Manager Kathy Lanier Active in Community

Happy Feet Plus Manager Helps to Lobby for Improvements

A new group, called the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association, aims to bring a more focused approach to issues important to downtown shop owners. As a founding member, Kathy Lanier, manager of the local Happy Feet Plus retail store is helping push for improvements meant to bring more customers to the Main Street area.

Click Here to read the full story from the September 20, 2012 issue of the Sarasota Observer.

 

 

Sweet Deal on Birkenstock Sandals for Women

Only 4 more days to Save $10 on Birkenstock Mayari & Granada Birko-Flor or Birkibuc Sandals

Save $10 on Birkenstock Mayari & Granada

You have until Thursday night to save $10 on the purchase of Birkenstock Mayari and Granada Birko-Flor or Birkibuc sandals. That means, for only $69.99 you can own a classic Birkenstock that fits your taste. With so many sweet colors to choose from you’re sure to find one, and maybe more, that you’ll love to own. As always, shipping is FREE at Happy Feet Plus.

Don’t delay. This sale will disappear soon.

Happy Feet Plus Retail Store Sale – Sept. 16-23

Three select Birkenstock sandal styles for only $49.99. Save $30 off our normal retail price for a very limited time, but only at one of our 9 Florida retail locations.

For men, the Milano Mocha Birkibuc is an exceptional sandal at an exceptional price. The backstrap helps keep your foot snuggly in place. The classic Birkenstock footbed makes you feel comfortable.

For women we have two sandals to choose from – The Florida Blue Birko-Flor and the Florida Khaki Birkibuc. Both feature the classic Birkenstock footbed and the adjustability of their three-strap design.

Hurry, quantities are limited. At this price they won’t last long.

While at Happy Feet Plus stores ask for a FREE digital foot analysis. The analysis identifies “hot” spots on the soles of your feet and helps the Healthy Footwear Specialist select footwear to help you feel better.

Also make sure you take the opportunity to try on a pair of the Kenkoh Massage Sandals. The Kenkoh Sandals stimulate and support your feet to provide a great feeling with every step.

Birkenstock Dundee Boots & Maine Shoes Now Available

Get Ready for Winter with Special Edition Birkenstock Shoes and Boots

Birkenstock Maine & Dundee

We have a limited quantity of a special run of Birkenstock suede shoes and boots. The Maine is available in Jasper, Mocha and Black. The Dundee is available in Taupe, Mocha and Black.

If you order now you can save 5% on these rare boots and shoes. The Dundee normally retails for $174.99, but is now $166.24. Maine retails for $159.99 and now is only $151.99. As always, shipping is FREE at Happy Feet Plus.

Remember quantities are limited so once they’re gone, they’re gone. Hurry and get yours today.

Happy Feet Plus Retail Store Sale – Aug 19-26

Save Up To $50 on all shoes and clogs during the Happy Feet Plus Back to School Sale. Hundreds of items from many brands are on sale in any of our nine retail locations.

Experience comfort, support and style in shoes and clogs from major brands such as Taos, Brooks and Finn Comfort – and save money too!

While at Happy Feet Plus stores ask for a FREE digital foot analysis. The analysis identifies “hot” spots on the soles of your feet and helps the Healthy Footwear Specialist select footwear to help you feel better.

Also make sure you take the opportunity to try on a pair of the Kenkoh Massage Sandals. The Kenkoh Sandals stimulate and support your feet to provide a great feeling with every step.

Does the Ball of Your Foot Hurt?

If you’re suffering from Metatarsalgia (Ball of Foot Pain) and want to gain pain relief, look for shoes with good metatarsal support. Before going on it might be good to first understand a little more about metatarsal pain. Typically, if you have pain in the ball of your foot you’re suffering from Metatarsalgia. Usually the pain is caused from inflammation. To relieve the pain you need to address the cause of the inflammation. (For an in-depth explanation of Metatarsalgia, Click Here.)

Metatarsal Arch on Birkenstock Footbed

The first thought most people have is to get insoles with extra soft padding. Unfortunately this approach does not address the structural issues that cause the pain. The more correct approach is to make sure your insole (or footbed) has good metatarsal support. This may seem, or feel, like the wrong approach.

A footbed with good metatarsal support will at first feel like there is a golf ball under the ball of your foot. The actual size of the arch support is not huge (see images of Birkenstock footbed) but the impact is great. It will take a while for your feet to adapt and for the arches to regain its proper positioning. As the arches get back to where they need to be, the inflammation and the pain will subside.

Relieving metatarsal pain is not a part-time task. You have to make sure your metatarsal arch is supported all of the time. Going barefoot or wearing footwear without support will extend your recovery period.