Birkenstock are known for their luxury, high quality Women's sandals that are both comfortable and fashionable. Our vast collection of Birkenstocks at Shoetique includes the classic Gizeh and Arizona styles which are available in a variety of colours, ensuring that you can find your own perfect look for this season.
Birkenstock is one of the oldest footwear companies in the world going back to a staggering 1774 when founder Johann Adam Birkenstock first registered himself as a vassal and shoemaker in the small German village of Langen-Bergheim. 1886 saw the invention of the first contoured insole and 1902 the now, iconic flexible arch support system for insertion inside shoes. The sandals became popular with returning soldiers after world war 11 because of their comfortable orthopaedic effect on boot worn feet. Later known as Birks the sandals became popular among Flower Children and later the same craze that swept Crocs into the popular culture also brought Birkenstock Sandals to the fore, with crazy rainbow colours and different materials.
The company represents a long time legend in the making and is now one of the most accepted, celebrated and iconic designs in world footwear design. From fashion show runways to crusty campsite glamping around the world the Birkenstock sandal is one of the most recognisable pieces of footwear in the market today. It has undergone hundreds of transitions of course. No longer just the brown sandals of the original. Today these amazing Men’s and Women’s Sandals are available in all the colours under the sun, including floral prints and metallic!
Always made from high grade leather the sandals feature a contoured cork or rubber footbed which is moulded in the shape of a typical foot sole. This makes them incredibly comfortable to wear and with the combined rubber outsole, extremely durable.
The traditional Birkenstock sandal has two sets of buckles, one across the toes and the others a little further up, across the instep. This means that they can be adjusted to fit the wide variety of foot shapes and sizes. They have leather linings and a leather covered sock. Although there are Women’s Birkenstock sandals, shoes and Men’s there are really only a few designs that are really important and while the company has attempted to make a variety of mules, slides and even boots it’s still old faithful Arizona that has become classic. Sure, the Gizeh is a great sandal but for purists, there is really only one.
Shoetique sells a huge range of Birkenstocks in the UK in the most popular colours and sizes so check them out above. We offer Free UK delivery on all orders over £60 and now easy returns as well. Coupled with a price match promise and your order with us is completely risk free! We often host Birkenstock sale and clearance events at the company as well so this is your chance to find your perfect size at the perfect price.