Designer Info: Birkenstock

Designer Info: Birkenstock


Iconic Birkenstock sandals and shoes have made a style comeback, gracing the runways and wardrobes of celebs and style icons. With their bold buckles and straps, flat soles and cool minimalist aesthetic, Birkenstock shoes are the perfect combination of style and incredible comfort.

First produced in Germany in 1774 by Johann Adam Birkenstock, the brand’s signature slip ons and sandals have been celebrated for centuries as some of the world’s most ergonomically advanced footwear.

Birkenstock footwear includes a unique contoured footbed made of cork and natural latex. These contours ensure proper weight distribution with raised arches to help support the foot’s natural shape and structure. The toe bar allows the toes to grip and flex, stimulating circulation, exercising the leg, and helping to maintain balance. The deep heel cup keeps the foot’s natural padding under the heel to provide stability. As a result of these factors, the correct bones bear the weight of the body to keep the spine and legs in alignment.

Additionally, the cork/latex blend is pliable and reacts to natural body warmth. Therefore, over time, the footbed yields to the characteristics of an individual foot. Many long-term Birkenstock wearers find that the longer you wear them, the more comfortable they become.