Birkenstock stems back to 1774 with Johann Adam Birkenstock. Dedicated to crafting well-produced and high-quality footbeds for all silhouettes, Johann Adam was dedicated to the craft and passed that passion down to each of their family’s proceeding generations. Johann’s great-great-grandson, Konrad Birkenstock, picked up the family trade over a hundred years in the 1890s. He envisioned a life where his products would be made available to the mass public, and this vision came to fruition officially in 1896. For hundreds of years, the Birkenstock footwear brand has gained massive worldwide recognition in addition to a substantial following.
Birkenstock focuses on making a variety of footwear silhouettes that ensure optimal comfort, and its blueprint began by taking a mold of a relaxed foot in the sand. This was implemented into the brand’s signature cork-latex footbed, a material seen throughout each pair of Birkenstocks. Birkenstock’s best sellers include the Arizona, Boston Clog, Kyoto, and more. Birkenstock sandals take on a signature EVA outsole as well, offering optimal durability and traction for long-lasting and everyday wear all while taking into account arch support and optimal foot circulation. A variety of materials are seen throughout Birkenstock shoes like suede, shearling, Birko-Flor, nubuck, and Birkibuc. In addition to the Boston Clog is the Arizona. Perfect for the winter, the Birkenstock Women’s Narrow Arizona Shearling features two oiled nubuck leather straps.
Genuine shearling is seen at the lining for optimal comfort and warmth with each step. The Birkenstock Arizona sandals spotlight an anatomically-shaped latex and cork footbed. An EVA outsole underneath the slide sandal provides further durability and traction, while the Arizona’s soft footbed rounds out the remainder of the design. One of Birkenstock’s new arrivals and is considered a current must-have Birkenstock sandal is the Birkenstock Boston. Available in a variety of shades, materials, and width options, the Boston Clogs are one of the brand’s most popular silhouettes. The Birkenstock Wide Boston Shearling Clogs are an exceptionally comfortable version of the signature Boston Clog. Made of real and high-quality suede in the upper, the slip-on design features a shearling footbed sandal and strap lining that exudes optimal detailing and keeps your feet warm. Perfect for the upcoming cooler weather, the design features the iconic anatomically formed latex and cork footbed that forms uniquely to the shape of your feet. The individually adjustable pin big buckle is presented in metal. The EVA sandals are a premium silhouette for the upcoming fall season. For a more everyday approach, the Birkenstock Wide Boston Soft Footbed takes on an oiled nubuck leather upper paired with a comfortable suede lining. The same latex-cork footbed makes an appearance along with the EVA outsole.
Birkenstock’s latest arrivals are available now at all retail locations + online. Click here to take a closer look at the brand’s signature silhouettes such as the Arizona and Boston.