be naturally active, be yourself by doing the things you love to do
A simple idea that's made feet happy for over two hundred years. That's the original Birkenstock shoes. Made in Germany since 1774 (with a few minor design tweaks in the meantime). No smoke. No mirrors. No gizmos. You walk, the Birkenstock sandals molds to your foot. You feel good. We feel good. That's the deal.
We create Birkenstock shoes that follow your foot's shape and contours.
It's why every pair of Birkenstock shoes has a deep heel cup to ensure proper weight distribution and foot alignment. A spacious toe box that gives your toes room to move. And a footbed that adapts to your foot's unique shape.
And we offer our most popular styles in three unique footbed options. Our most popular classic footbed provides pronounced arch support, our soft footbed offers a more moderate support, and our high arch styles offer the most aggressive support.