It all started with shoemaker Johann Adam Birkenstock’s commitment to his craft. The year was 1774. This commitment to craftsmanship was passed down from generation to generation, including Johann Adam’s great-great-grandson Konrad Birkenstock. In 1896, Konrad had a visionary idea: make and sell flexible footbed inserts. From there, it wasn’t long before he invented the flexible footbed.
This revolutionary idea has enabled Birkenstock to stand out from all other shoe brands. Birkenstock sandals have a timeless design and are made of carefully selected and durable materials. The notable cork sole with a raised edge is fully adapted to the anatomy of the foot. Over the years, Birkenstock has continued to use high-quality natural materials that are durable, recyclable and naturally insulating. Last but not least, the Birkenstock sandals are very comfortable.