Ultimate attention to design and quality, while tenderly supporting your feet: That’s what Birkenstock sandals are all about. When it comes to in anatomically shaped footwear, All Birkenstocks have the seal of approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association, because of their attention to design and quality.
Birkenstock is a German shoe company specializing in footwear crafted with contoured footbeds, which provide much needed support to your feet. The contours of the Birkenstock footbeds are specially crafted to ensure proper weight distribution. This in turn optimizes the support of your foot’s natural shape and anatomical structure.
Fun Foot Fact: The Achilles Tendon is actually the strongest tendon in the body. It connects the muscles in your lower leg to your heel bone, and is essential for helping you to walk or to run.
Birkenstock’s Supportive Footwear Approach
Your feet are the hardest working part of your body, carrying your entire weight over the equivalent of 15 miles (24.14 km) in a normal working day. In addition, the arches are probably the most important structural feature of your feet, bearing anything between 200,000 to 300,000 pounds of weight for every mile that we walk. This is the reason why Birkenstock is big on supportive footwear. Supportive shoes are those that support the structure and mechanics of your feet, helping your feet function correctly.
What’s great about Birkenstock supportive footwear is that they can be worn whether or not you have regular feet, to help maintain the correct foot condition and mechanics. They are particularly loved by anyone with foot conditions/ foot problems, to help alleviate pain and even support the healing process. A quick example is if you’ve got corns on your toes because of wearing ill-fitting shoes; Birkenstock gives you footwear options that are roomy, open and comfortable, so they won’t aggravate the corns.
What’s kept Birkenstock in business since way back in 1774? Why are they still top favorites, recording 5-Star ratings from buyers all over the world? Let’s take a look at what makes Birkenstocks best-sellers in the ‘Comfort Shoe’ niche of footwear.
Birkenstock - Made to Love Your Feet
Birkenstock shoes were designed such that the insole forms the shape of your heel, hence the term ‘anatomically shaped’. The ergonomically designed sole looks like a footprint in wet sand, with cupped heel and raised bar where the toes meet the ball of the foot. The toe bar actually allows the toes to grip and ﬂex as you walk, stimulating circulation within your feet, exercising the leg, and helping you to maintain your balance as you walk. All this works to encourage and support healthy walking habits.
Here are the Top 4 reasons Why Birkenstock Footwear has been Trending for the last 5 years.
Birkenstock shoes are Super Comfortable
Birkenstock designs feature beautifully finished designs, crafted from natural, breathable materials which allow air to circulate through the shoes. Closed designs also have roomy toe boxes, which allow your toes to sit naturally and freely, in an un-constricted space. So no smelly feet when you wear Birkenstock! In addition, the cupped shape of the heel provides stability to your foot as you walk. Some of the open sandals are designed with a raised edge, which protects your toes from hard knocks and stubbed toes.
The insole of Birkenstock shoes are lined with the softest leather linings, such as suede or nubuck leather, which provides a comfortable, non-chafing base for the sole of your foot. They are fitted with nifty non-slip soles, featuring a ribbed profile that provides safety as you navigate different floor surfaces. The contoured Birkenstock footbed is made of a cork/latex blend, which is pliable and reacts to natural body warmth. With time, the footbed molds the shape of your foot, creating your own individual footprint within your shoe.
Birkenstock shoes have Good Arch Support
The arches of our feet are responsible for absorbing impact as we walk all day long. Arches take the brunt of the pressure exerted on our feet with each stride. So ensuring that your footwear provides good arch support is really important for posture support, walking gait and ultimately to avoid leg and spine complications in the long-term.
Arch support is also important because of structural changes that happen to our feet over time. The structure of our feet may change due to four main factors:
Onset of conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, etc.
Accidents and Surgical Interventions
Pregnancy in Women
These four factors may affect the foot structure and the arches, which may necessitate wearing of specialized footwear that specifically supports the arches. All Birkenstock shoes are crafted with good arch support through their anatomically shaped footbeds. When new, the footbed may feel a little stiff. But after a few days wearing them, the footbed begins to soften and mold the shape of your foot, becoming highly soothing to wear, especially for tired aching feet.
Birkenstock use Environmentally Friendly Materials
Birkenstock supports sustainable living and uses all natural materials and processes in making our clogs and slippers. Everything used to make Birkenstock footwear is biodegradable. This collection of footwear is made from premium leather variants, and fitted onto a footbed that is a cork/latex blend. In fact, the company started using environmentally friendly adhesives back in 1988, setting a new standard for eco-friendly shoe production.
Even the leather tanning process uses vegetable dyes, which ensures that no synthetic chemicals are present that may cause skin irritation. This not only ups the quality of the final product, but also keeps it entirely sustainable and eco-friendly.
Birkenstock have Attractive Designs and Quality Finishes
Beyond being practical and functional shoes, Birkenstocks are available in a wide assortment of colours and designs that suit a variety of tastes and preferences. Clogs, mules, sandals and thongs are all available in this collection. From bright flirty colours to classic neutrals, Birkenstocks work for both men and women, and you’re guaranteed to find the ideal pair for every season of the year.
Birkenstock: Generations of Support and Care for your Feet