The first thing most people notice on someone’s outfit is the shoes. The shoes you wear make a statement about you. This means that, more often than not, people choose trendy and stylish shoes because it makes a statement that they are cool. But they often do this at the cost of comfort. Feet carry you throughout the day, but to conform to today’s fashion trends, we often sacrifice their comfort. But what if it was cool to be comfortable again?
Meet Birkenstock, a brand that makes a comfortable home for your feet!
Birkenstock: An Introduction
Birkenstock is one of the oldest brands in the world today. It was founded in the year 1774 in Germany. Birkenstock is not just a company; it’s a tradition whose roots go back almost two and half centuries. Saying that Birkenstock merely makes really good shoes would be an understatement. Their shoes deliver a unique ‘Birkenstock feeling.’ It’s a feeling of comfort, style, and purpose. It makes you feel that if your shoes have a purpose, you do too!
Their iconic designs, like that of the Arizona sandals, have adorned the feet of models, moms, dads, GenZ, and hippies. Their style has withstood the test of time and fashion trends. It started in 1774 when Johann Adam Birkenstock started the brand. The real turning point in their story was in 1896, when Konrad Birkenstock, the great-great-grandson of the founder, had the idea to make and sell flexible footbed insoles that conformed to the shape of the wearer’s feet.
In the 1960s, Carl Birkenstock made the first Birkenstock sandals. These sandals had a footbed – made from cork and latex milk, and leather straps that made the sandals fit perfectly on the feet. It was a utilitarian design. And as they say, comfort and value never go out of style.
Types of Birkenstocks Shoes
Birkenstock has a wide range of products for all weather and events. Birkenstock collection includes closed-toe shoes, sandals, and even Vegan shoes – for a clear conscience and environmental sustainability. Their shoes embody fresh ideas birthed either in-house or in the minds of popular industry designers. Following are the different types of footwear by Birkenstock:
Sandals are what kickstarted the Birkenstock story, and they are what Birkenstock is famous for. Over the years, they have launched several models that have distinctive and iconic designs. They come in various classic colours that compliment a casual outfit or an extravagant look. Let’s look at some of the sandals by Birkenstock.
The two-strap sandal is a classic in the Birkenstock range and lies at the epitome of the brand. The Arizona sandal combines different trends and generations. These classic sandals can be a fashion statement or an anti-trend staple. Nevertheless, even 40 years after their inception, the BIRKENSTOCK Arizona sandals are still practical and modern at the same time.
The Arizona sandal is an all-rounder that fits all purposes: Work, leisure, or travel. They are the best for walking and come in styles that fit all; women, men, and children. They are known for their comfort as they have the BIRKENSTOCK footbed.
If you are going for a streetwear look or looking for a sandal that looks sporty with all the comfort that Birkenstock offers, then Kyotosandals are for you! They make a real statement with their sporty look and the casual, individually adjustable Velcro fastener.
- Boston: The Clog Classic
These are the classic Birkenstock clogs. They are designed to slip in and start walking. The Boston model stands for pure comfort. Along with the standard cork-latex BIRKENSTOCK footbed, the Bostons have a continuous cap in the front that ensures excellent wearing comfort. They also have an adjustable strap with a pin buckle, so the clog can be adjusted individually to conform to the shape of your foot.
They come in styles that are fit for both men and women. If your feet are tired from all the walking, as Birkenstock says about their Boston Clogs, give your stressed feet a break and slide into your comfort zone!
Apart from these models, there are various other iconic sandal models and designs by Birkenstock, like Milano and Lugano. You can check them out by visiting the Birkenstock Singapore outlet or Birkenstock SG online stores.
Whatever season or event it may be, Birkenstock has the perfect pair of shoes for you! Birkenstock offers the most comfortable and classic range of footwear, from cool sneakers for springs to sturdy boots for winters. Some of their popular models are Bends, Buckley, Stalin, Garry, and Birmingham slip-on.
Whether you are looking for a shoe for everyday wear, formal dress code, or active wear, check out the Birkenstock store in Singapore to find the best pair.
- Vegan Sandals for women
These are the Birkenstock sandals with a clear conscience. The vegan women’s sandals are made entirely from plant-based and synthetic materials. These sandals are completely sustainable from the choice of materials, glue, and dyes to the production process.
Birkenstock offers many models like; strap-on sandals, toe separators, clogs, and slippers, all in wonderful, eye-catching trend colours and cheerful patterns, with the BIRKENSTOCK footbed comfort. Who knew that fashion could be so sustainable?
Are Birkenstocks good for your feet?
Birkenstock has been making shoes for over two centuries, and throughout, they have championed the health of the human foot. Their shoes conform to the shape of your foot and provide the support that enables you to walk in a way that is as close as possible to how nature intended for us to walk. In short, they provide the Birkenstock feeling. Following are the reasons why the Birkenstocks are good for your feet:
- Best Raw Materials:
All Birkenstocks are made from raw materials that are durable and kind to the skin. Birkenstocks have multiple layers of exquisite natural materials; their footbed, made from cork and latex, covered by suede leather, provide the highest level of comfort. They have even manufactured the exclusive Birko-Flor, a non-animal, synthetic material with all the Birkenstock properties while being environmentally friendly.
- Birkenstock Footbed
Their legendary footbed lies at the heart of everything that Birkenstock does. It is like a treat for your feet. With years of R&D, the BIRKENSTOCK footbed consists of natural cork granules, natural latex, jute, and suede leather as a cover. These are all high-quality regenerative materials that come from sustainable sources and are skin-friendly.
Why are Birkenstocks so comfortable?
If you ask someone who wears a Birkenstock, they will tell you that Birkenstock is synonymous with comfort. They deliver the characteristic Birkenstock feeling that you can’t understand without trying it. So head out to the Birkenstock Singapore store to try your first pair.
But the reason why Birkenstocks are so comfortable lies in their footbed and their fit.
- BIRKENSTOCK Footbed
As mentioned above, these footbeds are made from the cork-latex mix that conforms to the shape of your feet, underpinning the anatomy of your feet perfectly and making you feel good, despite the long miles of walking. They are at the soul of the comfort that Birkenstocks are famous for! BIRKENSTOCK footbeds are why being comfortable can be cool.
By building on their knowledge about the detailed anatomy of the foot, Birkenstocks’ designs fit your feet perfectly, enclosing your foot without constricting it. With their anatomically shaped footbed, walking and standing is no problem anymore. They come in two widths; ‘Normal’ for normal to strong feet and ‘Narrow’ for narrower slim feet. Visit a Birkenstock store in Singapore or see the Birkenstock size chart to find the perfect fit for your foot.
How long do Birkenstocks last?
Getting Birkenstocks doesn’t only mean choosing comfort for your shoes; they are an investment into the future for you and the planet.
The most valuable companions in life are those with whom you share many years and memories, and when you buy a Birkenstock, you are getting exactly such a companion. Since they are made from highly durable raw materials like cork, latex, and leather, you can rest assured that they will last for many years.
Birkenstock X Atome
Birkenstock is an official merchant partner of Atome.
Atome is one of the leading Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) providers in Asia. Atome is a Singapore-based company with over 10,000+ online and offline merchants as partners. It operates in 10 regions, including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and Mainland China.
The Atome app provides shoppers with a seamless experience to purchase the products you love! It allows its users to split the cost of the products from Atome’s partner merchant’s stores into three easy, interest-free installments.
If that attracts you, choose Atome as your payment option while checking out from the Birkenstock SG online shop or Birkenstock Singapore outlet. Get the app now to get $10 off your first purchase through Atome.
How to pay using Atome when buying from Birkenstock?
Here’s how you can purchase Birkenstock Singapore using Atome:
- Download the Atome app on your phone and create a free account.
- While checking out from the Birkenstock online Singapore or outlet, use Atome as your payment method.
- You’ll be redirected to the app, where you can enter your login details.
- And voila! Pay the 1st instalment at the purchase time and the other two 30 days apart.
Learn more about how Atome works!
Birkenstock has become a global brand. For Birkenstock, three things are most important: a timeless design that makes a statement and goes beyond the short-lived fashion trends, sustainable raw materials to make the most durable and comfortable home for your feet, and responsible production.
Throughout their centuries-long history, one thing has never changed: their commitment to staying loyal to their root values of making durable, sustainable, and perfectly crafted shoes. Head on to Birkenstock SG online shop or the Birkenstock Singapore outlets to find the best shoe for you!