shoes.com Insider on Birkenstock ShoesWith Birkenstock shoes, wellness, comfort, and the fine art of shoemaking come first. From iconic Birkenstock sandals for sale to casual clogs, you'll feel the difference in these quality classics.
It couldn't be easier to trust an environment-friendly footwear brand that's stayed in step for over 240 years. It's named for original German shoemaker Johann Birkenstock, whose quality craftsmanship became a tradition passed down to generation after generation. The roots of modern Birkenstock sandals and its other outdoorsy shoes trace back to 1897, when Konrad Birkenstock manufactured the company's first contoured footbeds, starting a new era of pioneering more naturally fitting, comfortable insoles. In 1969, flexible - and environmentally sustainable - cork soles were first introduced. In 1973, advances in molding techniques allowed Birkenstock shoes and sandals to be made in a wider variety of sizes and shapes than most brands offered at the time.
Today, Birkenstock footbeds are more durable and shock-absorbing than ever, thanks to combining natural latex and cork with other innovations based on medical research. Beyond the sole-hugging insoles, expect one or more premium fabrics like leather, nubuck, or suede to further the tailored feel. Signature straps - two for best-selling Arizona sandals, three for Florida sandals, and one for the Birkenstock's Gizeh thongs - plus rugged buckles add some refined yet rustic appeal. Mayari sandals play off those strapping variations, while Birkenstock Boston clogs offer extra warmth and stability. Whether you're hanging out on campus, sipping wine in a city cafe, riding a bike through the burbs, walking beach boardwalks, programming code, or at an outdoor concert, you'll feel great all day in these comfy contoured footwear.