Searching for a versatile, trendy shoe style that offers a special degree of comfort for your feet? When you want breathability, flexibility and a favorite go-to shoe for summer and beyond, Birkenstock shoes are a chic but casual trend you'll take to quickly.
With their rise in the fashion footwear world, you may have heard of Birkenstocks — but have you felt them? Get ready to fall in love. Here's the scoop on these trendy shoes.
Developed by the German company Birkenstock Orthopädie GmbH & Co. KG — known typically as just "Birkenstock" — these shoes can trace their roots as far back as 1774, when shoemaker Johann Birkenstock first designed the ancestor of this iconic casual shoe style. A century later, Birkenstock's great-great-grandson developed the first contoured insole for custom footwear — and soon, the Birkenstock sandal was born.
Composed of a contoured, layered cork insole that contours to the wearer's foot for comfort, Birkenstocks feature a wraparound buckled strap design with open toes. While Birkenstock is the name of the brand, it has also become synonymous with the sandal style over time — although the company also designs other styles and designs.
What Makes Birkenstock Shoes So Comfortable?
The part of Birkenstock shoes that offers their signature degree of comfort is their specially engineered footbed. This part of the shoe has four different layers — a shock-absorbent sole, layered jute fibers, a firm cork footbed and a suede footbed line. The shoes' combination of cushion, firmness, softness and shock-absorbency lets you enjoy a supportive, slightly contoured feel with every step. While classic Birkenstocks use natural leather for their straps, multiple materials are available today — including synthetic materials, textile blends and even a vegan shoe model.
Birkenstock Shoe Styles
Although sandals are the classic Birkenstock style, you can find multiple different varieties of Birkenstock shoes. Keep it classy with across-strap buckled sandals or shake it up with gladiator-style Birkenstocks. Take your Birkenstock love into the colder months with cozy, comfortable clog designs that mimic the classic sandal style. From sandals to clogs to high-top sneakers, Birkenstocks are fit for any casual life situation.
How to Wear Birkenstocks
Versatility, anyone? Birkenstocks are simple to pair with your personal style for a variety of tasteful, trendy outfits. Pair them with swing dresses for a summery, boho vibe. Go casual with leggings, Birkenstocks and a graphic tee. Dress up your Birkenstock sandals or clogs with your favorite jeans and a sweater. Just like they contour to your foot, these shoes shape to your special style.
One of the best features of Birkenstocks is their stylish variety. You can choose from traditional brown and cork sandals or be bold with bright colors. At Shoe-Inn, our collection of the best-made Birkenstocks includes warm neutral tans and taupes, subtle shades like pale pink and dark blue, metallic pinks and purples, shiny silvers, and versatile browns and blacks. Whatever shade you choose, there's nothing to support your feet and your style like Birkenstock shoes. Order online and save today — Shoe-Inn offers free shipping on all orders over $150.