By JM Anderson
Birkenstocks are a German brand of quality footwear, which is
best known for it’s contoured footbed. When most people
purchase a new pair of shoes, they expect to have a ‘break-in’
time. This usually lasts for a few days and, at that time, the
shoe is pretty comfortable and broken in for everyday wear.
main difference with Birkenstocks is that they approach the
‘break-in’ time much differently. When a pair of Birkenstocks
are first purchased, they are more stiff than commercial brand
news. After several weeks of wear, the shoe literally molds to
the wearer’s foot. This creates an actual customized shoe that
is designed around the wearer. Think of your foot as being a
candy mold and Birkenstocks as the candy. The Birkenstocks
mold to every detail of your foot to create an exact design,
which will fit perfectly everyday.
As is the case with any company, Birkenstocks weren’t always
well known as they are today. In 1897, a man by the name of
Konrad Birkenstock developed a theory that would change the
world of footwear forever. He believed that if the shape of a
shoe were to reflect the exact shape of the foot, improved
comfort would be inevitable. Soon after, he designed the first
shoe to feature a contoured insole to be used in custom
Nearly 70 years later while on a trip to Germany, Margot
grew tired of walking and sought relief from her uncomfortable
shoes. While at the spa, someone suggested that she try
Birkenstocks. In addition to finding immediate comfort,
months after returning home to California, she found that her
chronic foot pain had finally ended after years of suffering.
Convinced it was the Birkenstocks that relieved her pain, she
began importing the German-made footwear into America. This
began the Birkenstock Distribution USA, Inc. franchise in
California. In 2006, after 40 years of success, Birkenstock
celebrates a milestone anniversary after four decades of
success in America.
The Birkenstocks footwear line includes footwear for men,
and children. A quality collection of sandals, clogs and other
shoes are readily available from the Birkenstocks line. In
addition, socks and insoles are available as separate
for anyone who wants to experience the true Birkenstocks
comfort. With more than 100 employees, 1,800 retail accounts
and years of success behind them, Birkenstock USA is poised to
continue providing custom footwear for years to come.
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