Beginning their journey in 1774, Birkenstocks have been committed to making well-produced and comfortable footbed applicable to any silhouette. The admiration for perfecting footwear began with Johann Adam Birkenstock. Dedicated to the craft, this passion has been passed down generations. When Johann’s great-great-grandson, Konrad Birkenstock, picked up the family trade, he envisioned a life where his products would be available to the masses. The Birkenstock brand officially came into fruition in 1896 and has since gained worldwide recognition and a cult-like following.
The footwear label focuses on making inserts and shoes that ensure comfort. They were able to produce this concept by taking a mold of a relaxed foot in the sand, which became the base for their future designs. Birkenstock’s attention to quality and details are held at the highest level, as their mission is to produce footwear to withstand time and everyday use. One of the most recognized models is The Arizona silhouette that showcases their signature cork-latex footbed and double-buckle sandal.
Birkenstocks have gained a loyal and diverse following since its inception. Brands and designers, including Valentino, Rick Owens, KITH, and Stussy, have joined forces with the footwear brand developing exclusive designs and collaborations. Celebrities, including Kendall Jenner, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Christian Bale can be seen wearing the comfortable and casual shoes, helping the brand solidify the market.