Birkenstocks are in their own special class.  This is the only type of shoes that women, men and kids all throughout the world are wearing.  You can visit almost any region and see what others are currently wearing on their feet and you will notice that many people are wearing Birkenstock sandals, clogs and shoes.  A lot of consumers recognize the comfort and health benefits of wearing this type of footwear and there is reputable research-based documentation that attests to these benefits and there are also factors of both style and sustainability.

All Birkenstocks are created with a deep cup in the heel area in order to support the foot and to allow for proper foot alignment and weight distribution.  These shoes hold the feet well and have a spacious box for the toes that allows the toes to move freely, whereas Birkenstock sandals have buckles and straps that allow users to adjust these designs to accommodate the width of the foot and to allow ample room for the toes.  There is a very distinctive shape provided by the cushioned and contoured insole.  The back of the shoe has an indent for the heel to fit, a rise at the front just above the strap in order to support the toes of the wearer and there is an upwards curve to support the arch.  At the front of Birkenstocks, the sole flexes and at the sole the foot is firm.  When people walk, the footbed is able to adapt to the individual shape of each foot, allowing for adequate comfort and sufficient support for optimally healthy feet.

The footbed of the Birkenstock in all of the sandals and shoes is comprised of jute, cork and natural latex.  These are sustainable materials from renewable resources.  The footbeds are hand manufactured, compressed in molds in order to fuse the layers together and then the results are dried using radiant heat.  This footbed is then attached to the sole using adhesives that are water-based and which contain no polluting solvents.  The Birkenstock commitment to low-waste production is even evident in their packing boxes which have environmentally-friendly inks and are made from 90% recycled paper.  It is possible to repair Birkenstock sandals and shoes and these can last for many years and can also be recycled.  These are the top options in sustainable footwear.

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Celebrities including Julianne Moore, Amanda Bynes, Heidi Klum, Ashley Olsen and Brooke Shields have been photographed in Birkenstocks.  Michelle Pfeiffer donned a pair of Birkenstocks in the movie “What Lies Beneath” and even a character on “The Office” sported a pair of these shoes for special occasions. “Grown Ups”, “The Kids Are Alright” and “Motherhood” are some other movies that these shoes have been featured in.  More awareness of this traditional shoe has been generated through brand placements efforts such as these.

Birkenstocks are now a part of the style scene.  These comfortable sandals, shoes and clogs are not just limited to medical professionals or relegated to merely being the signature style of environmentalists.  The Birkenstock style is currently moving into the wardrobes of trendsetters.  In addition to the earthy shades of brown and taupe, there are currently many brighter colors and hues available as well.  Interesting textures such as embossed and glossy leather are fresh variations of this style.  New options in Birkenstock footwear are attractive, contemporary and exciting.