When it comes to footwear, we, as women, have our favorites and some we would never be caught dead wearing.
Consider the world-famous Birkenstocks. These iconic womens sandals are extremely well-made and comfortable, but not every lady is on board with the style. To some, Birkenstocks are “ugly-cool.” In other words, the sandals aren’t the most fashionable-looking footwear available but have seen a resurgence in popularity. In 2018, the Birkenstock company reports that it sold 25 million pairs of shoes. Imagine that!
Womens Sandals For Hippies
No, granola hippies aren’t the only ones slipping into these sturdy womens sandals, but actresses and models are also proud to wear them as street style. A few of the famous include Jessica Alba, Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, Alexa Chung, Julianne Moore, the Olsen twins (Ashley and Mary-Kate) and Naomi Watts.
Birkenstocks have a long history, and yes, there was a real Mr. Birkenstock, first name, Johann. The German cobbler began making and selling flexible footbed insoles in 1774, and that is how the iconic womens sandals had their humble beginnings.
Generational Womens Sandals
Through the generations, the Birkenstock family remained in the shoe business, and the footwear began evolving from there. By 1964, Karl Birkenstock introduced the Madrid model, and that became the first fitness sandal. It was unique-looking and featured a deep and flexible footbed.
In 1966, the Birkenstock brand was introduced into the United States market. From that point on, the company has never looked back.
Variety Of Styles For Womens Sandals
Today, Birkenstocks sell womens sandals in a large variety of styles, textures and colors. For instance, you can choose from the brand’s seven models. These include the Thong, One-Strap, Two-Strap, Multi-Strap, Wedge Platform, Back/Ankle-Strap and the Water-Friendly. There are 327 womens sandals featured on the Birkenstocks website for purchasing.
You can choose Birkenstocks in shades like purple, pink, yellow, blue, beige, gray, white, bronze, orange and more.
The brand believes its footwear has remained timeless through the decades because the sandals are high-quality, comfortable and feature a minimalistic design that offers endless fashion possibilities.
The Arizona Birkenstocks are recognizable by most people because this popular model is worn by both women and men around the world. The sandals are structured with two straps and color-coordinated adjustable metal pin buckles. The footbed is made with deluxe cushioning, and fans of the Arizona swear that the sandals let you feel like you’re walking on clouds no matter what terrain you’re on.
Not every pair of womens sandals has to appear like luxury high-glamour. Sometimes, practicality and function win out, and Birkenstocks take pride in delivering an excellent shoe whose unique, contoured footbed is a healthy option in footwear for people.
When well-cared for, Birkenstocks can last for years, says the company. The womens sandals and shoes even have their own Deluxe Shoe Care Kit that people can use to keep the Birkenstocks footbed new and odor-free.
Some women like wearing socks with their Birkenstocks, but others would never try the popular trend.
Either way, these womens sandals are a classic and global favorite.