When it comes to warm weather footwear, there are sandals — and then there are sandals that are so iconic, they’re nearly synonymous with the concept of spring, summer and the joy of beautiful weather. Birkenstock sandals are without a doubt the perfect summer shoe, and we personally couldn’t imagine this time of year without ours.
Whether you’ll be spending this season’s most beautiful days at a music festival, the state fair, the hiking trail or anywhere else, you can always rest easy in the knowledge that a pair of Birkenstocks offer the ideal fit. Here are just a few of the reasons we love this brand so much.
1. They’re incredibly comfortable.
Now that balmy weather and sunshine are officially here to stay awhile, you’re probably planning on being out and about as much as possible. That means reaching for footwear that’s capable of keeping you comfortable and cool, no matter what’s on the agenda that day.
Birkenstocks are famous for their trademark foot beds that mold naturally to your foot to offer medically sound support. They cushion your stride like magic, so you’ll be able to walk or stand for as long as you need. They’re even sturdy enough to support you through rigorous activities like hiking.
2. They’re built to go the distance.
The last thing you want to have to worry about when you’re busy enjoying a perfectly sunny day is whether your footwear is going to fall apart on you. You want to be able to live in the moment and simply enjoy yourself wherever your travels happen to take you, whether that’s a trip to the farmer’s market or the boardwalk. Birkenstocks are always up for any challenge.
The dedicated footwear team behind the brand takes what they do seriously, so quality is a top priority. That’s exactly why they are painstakingly made from the best materials available anywhere. Super resilient cork, premium leather and quality craftsmanship mean that Birkenstock footwear like the popular Arizona sandal definitely holds up under pressure. In fact, it’s not unheard of for a pair of Birks to be wearable for 10 to 15 years, so yours stand an excellent chance of being with you for many summers to come.
3. They make it easy to express yourself.
Birkenstocks aren’t just a great choice for active people that need rugged footwear they can depend on. They’re iconic enough to be considered stylish staples, especially for people who want to get back to nature and live a free, easy life to the fullest. You can definitely slip a pair and know that you’ll be perfectly in step from a fashion standpoint as well, no matter where you go.
You also have an amazing array of options to choose from when it comes to style. Some models of Birkenstocks are unisex, so they’re terrific choices for the entire family, from Mom and Dad to the littlest members of your household.
They also come in numerous colors and styles, so there’s literally a Birkenstock for every outfit, lifestyle and preference out there — perfect for anyone who loves expressing a fun personality with fun, fashionable footwear. They’re not just great for spring and summer either. Birkenstocks are hardy and moisture resistant, so you can wear them all year round if you like.
4. Birkenstock is a brand that’s truly stood the test of time.
People have been turning to great shoemakers for reliable footwear for centuries, so it makes sense that some of the world’s most iconic brands have been around for hundreds of years. Birkenstock is no exception; it has been a trusted name in the footwear business since the company was first founded back in 1774.
Naturally, modern-day Birks aren’t exactly the same as they were over 200 years ago, but the Birkenstock brand is still the same in every way that matters. They’re still 100 percent dedicated to essential concepts like integrity, quality and unbeatable support. That said, slipping into your favorite pair of Birks isn’t just a choice to treat yourself to the best footwear. It’s a choice to be part of a long-standing commitment to excellence spanning multiple generations. We definitely think that’s something worth believing in, and we’re willing to bet you do too!