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Birkenstock: Unmatched Comfort

Birkenstock: What Sets it Apart From Other Shoes?

Beginning in Germany in 1774, Birkenstock has made its presence and purpose known in the footwear industry for more than 230 years strong. This now worldwide company prides itself on providing comfortable, innovative, long-lasting, sustainable footwear products that are as naturally fashionable as ever. Happy Feet, at happyfeet.com, is proud to host all six lines of the German handcrafted Birkenstock family, namely Alpro, Birkenstock, Birki’s, Footprints, Papillio, and Tatami.

Comfort


The secret to Birkenstock’s unmatched comfort lies in their ergonomic minimalist design. The lack of heavy materials, embellishments, and other such bells and whistles, so to speak, gives them a seemingly effortless coziness. In reality, that ultimate comfort that keeps your feet happy all day comes from years and years of German-engineered study and practice.


Every shoe features a deep heel cup to aid in optimal foot alignment and weight distribution. A roomy toe box lets your piggly wigglies breathe and move about freely. The foot beds mold to the unique shape of your feet as you continue to wear the shoes, customizing them just for you. And there are three different foot bed models to choose from according to your specific arch support needs and preferences.

Innovation


The shock-absorbing soles, carefully contoured foot beds, and firm orthopedic support combine to create healthy support for your feet and up. Balance, circulation, leg and spinal alignment, and muscle exercise are all promoted by the meticulously fashioned structure of each style. This makes for not only the ultimate in long-term comfort, but improved posture and overall foot health as well.

Lasting


People do not readily think to have their shoes repaired anymore. You spend hundreds of dollars on shoes in a year’s time and when they wear out or break, you think, “time for new ones.” Birkenstocks, however, are specially made so that every piece of the shoe can be replaced when needed. Lose a buckle or notice some discoloration? It can be swapped out for a brand new one. The bottom’s getting worn or slick? The shoe can be re-soled. The foot bed’s getting dingy or the dog took a chunk out of it? It can be replaced. Instead of spending $50 to $100 or more on a new pair of shoes, your Birkenstocks can hang around for years. They really are an investment for the future health of your feet, and your feet will certainly thank you for it.

Sustainable


Birkenstock is not simply joining in the “go green” trend. The company was built around an environmental sensibility that continues to develop as more sustainable resources arise. The shoes are made from recyclable and naturally sustainable materials, like cork recycled from the wine bottle corking industry. The shoe boxes they come in consist of 90 percent recycled paper and are labeled using environmentally friendly ink.

Stylish


If you have it, flaunt it, right? Birkenstock has this mantra down pat. They have an organic natural appeal that looks great without going over the top. No flashy frills; just subtle splendor that lets you rock your natural beauty at its best. As far as footwear goes, Birkenstocks have it all. Just like you.

Clogs Rule

Happy Feet Plus - Clogs Rule

I never thought I’d wear clogs. Now, if I could, I’d wear nothing else.

What changed? Certainly as I’ve gotten older my inclination is towards comfort versus fashion. But more than that perhaps is an awareness of what it means to wear comfortable and (dare I say) orthopedically correct footwear.

I am particularly fond of the Tatami Oklahoma clog. First, the footbed has great support in all three arches (lateral, medial, and metatarsal). I wore the clogs while walking from one end of Savannah to another with my wife and my feet felt great. On days that I don’t run I prefer the Oklahomas to anything else that I own. They help my legs to rest and recover.

The other thing that I like about clogs is their breathability. You don’t realize how comfortable it is to have the airflow until you go back to wearing a closed-in shoe. In a closed shoe my feet are “hot and bothered”. On the other hand in the clogs there is wiggle room and even in the hot Florida summer my feet feel cool.

So, if you’re sitting at your computer with shoes on that make your feet sweat or your toes feel pinched, think about a clog. They may not look as fashionable with your “little black dress” or Brooks Brothers suit, but they sure as heck will feel better.

And isn’t feeling better more important?

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Regards,

Dave