A Brand History
For decades, Birkenstock has been synonymous with comfortable, high-quality footwear. A German brand that has been making shoes since 1774. In the 1960s, the company’s popularity skyrocketed with the development of their cork footbed sandals, which gained a following among the hippie counterculture. By the 1980s, the brand had expanded globally, with a presence in over 80 countries. Despite its success, Birkenstock remained a family-owned business until 2013, when it was sold to a private equity firm. In 2017, the brand was sold again, this time to LVMH-backed investment firm L Catterton. Today, Birkenstock remains committed to sustainability and ethical manufacturing practices, using natural materials like cork, leather, and wool. The company has expanded its offerings beyond sandals to include a range of shoes, boots, and accessories, but its iconic sandals continue to be a favorite among people all over the world.
Birkenstock Quality Comfort Style
Today, Birkenstock is still known for its comfortable and durable sandals, but the brand has expanded to offer a range of shoes, boots, and other accessories. The company is committed to sustainability and ethical manufacturing practices, and its products are made with natural materials like cork, leather, and wool.
Over the years, Birkenstock has remained true to its roots, staying committed to quality and comfort while also evolving with the times. Its iconic sandals have become a symbol of laid-back style and a favorite of people all over the world.
At the heart of every Birkenstock sandal, clog, boot and shoe is the footbed that started it all. Made up of layers of shock-absorbing lining, form-fitting contours, and moisture-wicking materials, the Birkenstock footbed brings a consistently high level of comfort to every pair of shoes they produce. Combine this with a tradition of quality craftsmanship, a respect for ethical, social and environmental responsibility, and timeless styling, and you have a shoe that makes sense in any wardrobe.