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Guys Like Birkenstocks Too ?>

Guys Like Birkenstocks Too

I just read a comment from one of the blog readers and was surprised. The author is a male who has an interest in distributing foot health information, but he was unaware that Birkenstock made footwear for guys. What a wonderful world this guy has been missing! If there’s one person who doesn’t know that there are Birkenstocks for men, there are probably thousands (tens, or hundreds of thousands, or more?) of guys wondering around with sore feet. Well guys,…

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The State of Birkenstock ?>

The State of Birkenstock

What’s going on with Birkenstock? Some of you long-time Birkenstock wearers may be noticing that the sub-brands (Alpro, Birki’s, Footprints, Papillio, and Tatami) are going through some changes. Our web site is certainly being affected by what’s going on inside the company. In an effort, I think, to be more relevant Birkenstock is pulling the strings tighter around the sub-brands. They appear to be looking to better define the sub-brands and eliminate overlap of styles, features, and/or fabrics. This will…

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Tooting Our Own Horn? You Bet! ?>

Tooting Our Own Horn? You Bet!

Although we don’t often brag about the footwear that we offer sometimes it’s just got to come out, so here goes. “We sell great shoes!” Of course we are going to say that, but maybe seeing what our customers have to say will carry more weight. These are real customers providing real feedback 30 days after having placed an order. This is just a sample of the positive feedback we receive daily. Thanks to all of our customers. SHOE REVIEWED…

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Get the Right Size ?>

Get the Right Size

If you’re getting ready to purchase your first pair of Birkenstock footwear you might find the following information useful. First off, there are footbed differences between Birkenstock, Birki’s, Alpro, Footprints, Papillio, and Tatami. You can read more about the differences in the way the footbeds fit by going to a previous blog entry Footbed Differences. As far as sizing goes, all Birkenstock brand family are pretty similar. Click Here to go to the Happy feet Plus Sizing Chart. The length…

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Cork – What’s It All About? ?>

Cork – What’s It All About?

Corkboards, cork bottle stoppers, cork footbeds.We’re all familiar with these items, but what do we really know about cork? I haven’t seen a corkboard in years. Cork stoppers in wine bottles are giving way to twist-tops and artifical stoppers. But Birkenstock cork footbeds are still the same as they always have been. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Cork is a renewable resource, so harvesting cork doesn’t destroy forests. Better than that, Birkenstock uses by-products of the…

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Hammer Toes Ain’t Pretty ?>

Hammer Toes Ain’t Pretty

Summertime is coming and the last thing you want is to have bent up hammer toes sticking out of those cool new sandals from Happy Feet Plus. If you want your feet to look as great as those new sandals read on. What if you have been wearing shoes that are too tight either in width or length? One outcome could be hammer toes. Sometimes hammer toes are an inherited (thanks mom and dad) or are the result of earlier…

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3 Arches of the Foot ?>

3 Arches of the Foot

As promised here’s some info about the three arches of your foot. Most of this information is taken from content that can be found at happyfeet.com/3-arches.aspx. The bones provide the framework around which the ligaments, tendons and muscles form the supporting structure of the foot. The largest longitudinal arch is the Medial Arch. It is located on the inside of the foot and is typically described as “Flat”, “Normal” or “High” (see last week’s blog for more information). The Lateral…

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Do You Know Your Arch Type? ?>

Do You Know Your Arch Type?

Do you know whether you have a high arch or flat feet? Everyone knows that to get a proper fit you need footwear of the right length and width for your feet. That’s pretty much a “duh” statement. But did you know that it’s just as important to get footwear with the right arch support for your specific foot type? To get the proper support to align your body you need good arch support like you will find in footwear…

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Clean up those Birkenstocks ?>

Clean up those Birkenstocks

Do you love your Birkenstocks? What a silly question. Of course you do, don’t we all? Do you want your Birkenstocks to last forever? To be honest we’d love to sell you a new pair every month (or even more often) but being good stewards we’ll provide you with a few hints on how to prolong the life of your Birks. You can wipe the cork footbed with a damp cloth to remove dirt, dust or grime. More important is…

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Stinky Footwear – There is a Fix ?>

Stinky Footwear – There is a Fix

It may not be PC to talk about stinky shoes, but let’s face it – stinky shoes do happen. Shoes stink because feet sweat. Well, not directly but that’s where it begins. Your feet sweat and make the insides of your shoes damp. Guess what likes damp dark places? Bacteria! And the bacteria likes to eat your dead cells and oils from your skin. Of course once the bacteria has feasted the next step is the creation of waste products….

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