The Joy Of Birkenstocks

Posted on the November 3rd, 2013 under Birkenstock,Footwear by Site-Admin

Birkenstock GizehBirkenstocks have been a joy for tired feet for over 200 years. It was an idea that in its simplicity, has provided ultimate comfort for feet since the original concept was birthed in Germany in 1774. Just some cork and leather straps, and the shoe or sandal molds to your foot as you walk. Pure comfort, and word gets around.

The brands traces itself back to Johann Birkenstock, who was a shoemaker in his local community. In 1897, his grandson, Konrad Birkenstock, came up with the first arch-support which was flexible enough to be inserted into the shoes. Karl Birkenstock further transformed these inserts into a shoe, and the first prototype of the Birkenstock sandal in 1964.

The Birkenstocks have been sold in the United States since 1967, as well as elsewhere in the world. A lady named Margot Fraser became enthusiastic about the Birkenstock sandal while she was on vacation in Germany, as it provided relief for her because of a foot condition, and so she started a trading company in California for distribution in the USA. Birkenstocks have become the preferred footwear to use with casual dress, due to the comfort and style of the footwear.

Each Birkenstock provides a deep heel cut in order to make sure that there is proper distribution of the wearer’s weight. A spacious toe area gives the toes plenty of room to spread out and move. The footbed adapts to the shape of the foot as the person walks, which allows for maximum comfort.

There are three unique options for footbeds, as the sole is called. The most popular footbed gives a pronounced arch support, a softer footbed offers an arch support that is more moderate, and Birkenstocks are sized and designed to provide maximum comfort and support

while they are being worn. There is always plenty of room with the roomy fit, allowing the foot and the toes to wiggle and be free, which can sometimes take a little bit of getting used to. Most of the styles of the brand come in two basic widths, narrow and regular, so the best possible fit can be fit to most feet. The foot should rest comfortably inside of the footbed and there should be roughly one fourth of an inch between the end of the footbed and your toes.

 a high arch option has the most aggressive support for the arch and the foot.

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To purchase Birkenstock sandals, shoes or clogs online, visit the Web Site of the number one independent Birkenstock retailer in America, Happy Feet Plus. Their Site contains the largest selection by far. Visit

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