Walking Shoes - By Tina Foster on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 18:57
You’d be hard pressed to find someone today who does not know what Birkenstock clogs are and what they look like. This is because the Birkestock clog has become a walking shoe classic. Birkenstocks are synonymous with outdoor activity and lovers of nature. They are linked with the earthy, crunchy look that has stayed popular since the 1960’s. But, the Birkenstock clog is not just about the recognizable, popular look of the clog. What a lot of people don’t realize is that Birkenstock lovers don’t just love the cool look; they love the high performance footwear that comes with every pair.
Skip the Search, Get the Clog
Because of its popularity, there are a lot of places that you can get Birkenstocks. But I would be very careful doing this. There are a lot of imitations out there that are cheaper in cost and quality. Stay away from them. To get a pair of authentic Birkenstocks at reasonable prices, visit ShoeBuy.com They have a wide selection and competitive prices. They know that people who want to buy Birkenstocks don’t want a knock-off, they want the original. They can get you the right Birkenstock at the right price.
Birkenstock Style: Not Your Father’s Birkenstock
Earthy, casual, comfortable. That’s what I always think of when I think about Birkenstocks or see a pair on someone. The sole is low with great traction. The upper is generous and supple. And let’s not forget the signature buckle on every pair. But…
Birkenstock offers so much more to its fans that it used to. You can certainly still find the time-honored favorites that are standards in the Birkenstock clog world, but now there are styles and colors that make the clogs even more appealing to people – especially those who want something a little different from the norm without giving up the look or comfort of the Birkenstock clog. There are now several different clog styles, and they come in an unreal range of colors.
- Boston – the one you know (men & women)
- Nashua – the Boston with a synthetic upper for ease of care (women only)
- Rosemead – a clever, comfortable Mary Jane clog! (women only)
- Tokyo – the Boston with a heel strap (men & women)
Coffee Bean Black
In addition to your favorite standards, of course.
Birkenstock clogs go by the European standard sizing charts and conversions are pretty standard.
5 – 5 1/2 38
6 – 6 1/2 39
9 – 9 1/2 42
11 – 11 1/2 44
14 – 14 1/2 47
17 – 17 1/2 50
2 – 2 1/2 33
5 – 5 1/2 36
6 – 6 1/2 37
7 – 7 1/2 38
9 – 9 1/2 40
13 – 13 1/2 44
They are available in regular or narrow widths. There is no real need for a wide, in my opinion, because the clog is so generously sized at the toe and instep that you do not need it. If you’re like me, and many customers are, you will find that the Birkenstock clog fits to size perfectly. I wear a 5 and the 36 fits perfectly – which surprised me because a lot of shoes that offer one size for a whole and a half size are often too big on me. Not the Birkenstock clog.
Birkenstock Comfort & Quality
Now let’s get down to the real reasons that the Birkenstock clog is so enormously popular and enduring.
Comfort – The Birkenstock Footbed
- All footbeds are made of cork and natural latex
- Footbeds are contoured to the natural shape of a healthy foot
- Contours allow for even weight distribution and reduced pressure
- A toe bar allows toes to grip and flex – improving circulation and balance
- A deep heel cup and proper arch support provide full body benefits
- 3 choices – Original footbed, soft footbed (for those who need/want it), and a high arch footbed
- Support is firm, not cushioned – a proven orthopedically-correct form of support for balance, posture, and comfort
Quality – Birkenstock has been making great clogs for over 200 years – I bet you did not know that! They really have perfected a superior clog is every way possible.
Durability – Birkenstocks are made to last for a very long time, not just one summer like a lot of throw-aways. If you follow Birkenstock’s guidelines to protect and clean the leather (which comes with every pair), your clogs will last many seasons – and stay comfortable the whole time.
Birkenstocks are really so much more than the easily recognizable clog that we are all familiar with. The Birkenstock Clog is the perfect addition to just about every footwear closet. Offering fit, comfort, and now fashion, it is worth your time to hurry over to ShoeBuy.com to get your pair as soon as possible. Or, like me, get your second pair!