Brand history Birkenstock
If you're asked which is the world's best-known open-toe shoe brand, you'll probably think, as we do, of Birkenstock. Founded in 1774 by Johann Adam Birkenstock, this German brand quickly became a major player in the footwear market. In the early days, the brand focused primarily on the manufacture of orthopedic shoes, using artisanal techniques and high-quality materials. Over the generations, the Birkenstock family has continued to develop and perfect its Birkenstock shoe, focusing on comfort and foot support.
In 1896, Johann Adam's great-grandson Konrad Birkenstock created the first anatomical cork sole. This innovation was a major turning point for the brand, providing optimal arch support and balanced body weight distribution. Over the following decades, Birkenstock became a benchmark for comfortable, ergonomic footwear. Subsequently, the German brand expanded its product range to include a variety of styles, from sandals to clogs to closed-toe shoes.
From the 1960s onwards, Birkenstock shoes began to gain worldwide recognition thanks to their adoption by counter-culture movements. The Birkenstock Arizona sandals have, on occasion, become the brand's emblem. For over two centuries now, the company has been offering high-quality footwear that combines comfort and style, while remaining true to its traditional aesthetic codes. Yet this has not prevented the brand from adapting brilliantly to contemporary fashion trends!
The Birkenstock Boston collection
In just a few weeks, the Birkenstock Boston collection has become one of the German brand's most popular ranges. These shoes take the form of closed clogs, with an adjustable front strap. Boston Birkenstock shoes are available in a wide range of colors: among the most popular are Birkenstock Boston Taupe and Birkenstock Boston Vegan Khaki
In terms of design and materials, the women's and men's Birkenstock Boston stand out thanks to their signature cork sole and suede, combined with elegant aesthetics and exceptional comfort. This model can be worn both indoors and out, and can be easily combined with a variety of styles, from casual to dressy.
How do I know if Birkenstock is the right size for me?
As with sneakers, when buying Birkenstock, it's crucial to choose the right width and size. In other words, it's essential that your feet fit snugly inside the shoe. So, to know if the model you've chosen is right for you, you'll need to check that your feet don't protrude beyond either the inner or outer edges of the shoe. And the good news is that, like other sandals Birkenstock, Birkenstock Boston shoes are often available in two widths: narrow and regular.
Which Birkenstock are the most comfortable?
Among the German company's various collections, the Birkenstock Boston range is one of the most comfortable: first of all, Birkenstock Boston features an anatomical cork and latex midsole. This hugs the natural contours of your foot, providing optimum arch support and balanced body weight distribution. This reduces pressure on sensitive areas of the foot, contributing to greater comfort, even during prolonged use. What's more, the Boston collection is equipped with an adjustable front strap: this guarantees a personalized, comfortable fit, avoiding any feeling of tightness or overtightening. The materials used in the manufacture of Birkenstock Boston shoes, such as suede and nubuck, have been chosen for their softness: they offer a pleasant feel to the touch and promote good breathability, keeping your feet cool and dry. Finally, the EVA outsole of the Birkenstock clog is lightweight, flexible and slip-resistant, offering a secure feeling with every step.