Today in Moksín we want to talk about Birkenstock, perhaps one of the most recognized brands of sandals worldwide. Little by little the days are longer and the temperatures are higher. The jackets stay at home and we check our shoe rack to see which sandals we have and which we need to replace. Birkenstock is a very good option if you want to get a new pair of sandals for this spring - summer. Among a wide variety of models and colors, vegan options and different types of soles you are sure to find your favorites.
The origins of Birkenstock date back to 1774 with the shoemaker Johann Birkenstock, in Frankfurt, years later, in 1896, Konrad Birkenstock begins to manufacture and sell flexible insoles. In the following years, he makes his idea of custom-made shoes known and concludes numerous licensing contracts for the manufacture of orthopedic shoes with his now famous insoles. Some time later he builds a factory where the daily production is considerable, a success! The family continues the family business by giving courses on its famous blue insole. By means of specialized books, the brand communicates its concept of imprinted footwear, a healthy gait desired by nature that has survived to this day. His book on foot orthopedics became the best-selling book on the subject at the time. The year 1963 was a turning point, with the launch of the Madrid model sandal, with a flexible re-molded base, laying the foundations for today's comfortable footwear. The following years were fortunate for the Birkenstock company: they launched new models, developed new technologies that allowed them to model widths and lengths, modernized production... They also introduced ecological materials and reduced energy consumption, making efforts to care for the environment. At Birkenstock, sustainability is not a fashion, but a way of working. Their products are sustainable, as they have a long useful life. The materials used come from renewable sources such as cork, leather, felt, latex...
- The base of the insole is jute: it helps stabilize the natural cork core.
- Cork and latex: cushion, are flexible materials, offer support to unload the foot and have insulating power. Cork is a renewable resource extracted from the bark of the cork oak tree, a process that only occurs every seven to nine years. Incredible, isn't it? Natural latex is extracted from the resin released by the bark. It takes six years for this process to develop!
- Second layer of jute covering the side of the base: it increases the flexibility of the base and its resistance in a decisive way. The compact jute is absorbent and controls humidity.
- Air lining: absorbs moisture. The foot maintains a comfortable temperature.
In addition, 98% of the adhesives used are water-based and environmentally friendly. A percentage that they seek to improve in its entirety.
In Moksín we work with Birkenstock sandals for years, in Santiago de Compostela some people know them as the sandals of the pilgrims, think that if a person after doing hundreds of kilometers comes to our store to buy a Birkenstock is because they are very comfortable! Thanks to their buckle closure, you can adjust the width of the foot. Some sore pilgrims appreciate this. It is also a tradition to buy a new pair of shoes once the Camino is over. They deserve it!
Birkenstock has been the maximum representative of the so-called normcore, a trend that bet on comfort and basic and simple designs, and dad shoes, which was associated with unglamorous designs that our parents would wear and that once we have seen how comfortable they are we have appropriated them making them the most fashionable thing in the world. It is not uncommon to see big national and international stars wearing a pair of comfortable Birkenstock, combining them with haute couture designs. You can even see them with socks, a trend not suitable for everyone but that is gaining ground season after season.
Little or nothing could Konrad Birkenstock have imagined the brilliant trajectory that his brand would have, from orthopedic shoes to sandals that you can find anywhere in the world. On a summer day, look at the feet of the people you pass on the street and you're sure to see more than one or two Birkenstock sandals. Combined with jeans and a T-shirt or with flowing skirts, elegant dresses and suits, the brand has reached this point of evolution!Birkenstock has been the maximum representative of the so-called normcore, a trend that bet on comfort and basic and simple designs, and of dad shoes, which were associated with unglamorous designs that our parents would wear and that once we have seen how comfortable they are, we have appropriated them, making them the most fashionable thing in the world. It is not uncommon to see big national and international stars wearing a pair of comfortable Birkenstock, combining them with haute couture designs. You can even see them with socks, a trend not suitable for everyone but that is gaining ground season after season.
Little or nothing could Konrad Birkenstock have imagined the brilliant trajectory that his brand would have, from orthopedic shoes to sandals that you can find anywhere in the world. On a summer day, look at the feet of the people you pass on the street, you are sure to see more than one or two Birkenstock sandals. Combined with jeans and a T-shirt or with flowing skirts, elegant dresses and suits, the brand has reached this point of evolution!
In Moksín we have made a wide selection of the most requested models and we are going to tell you a little more about each one. After several seasons we see that you are interested in the basics and comfortable soles. Some of you prefer to wear the foot subject to others you like more suede than leather, plus we also have several vegan options. Come by our stores and we will advise you, we are sure you will buy one ;)
Let's start talking about the Arizona model, perhaps the most representative of the brand. Two straps that cross the instep and close with buckles. An easy and effective combination. In Moksín you can find the Birkenstock Arizona sandals in classic black and brown leather with metallic buckles. Also new is the Arizona Khaki, a beautiful greased green color, perfect to combine with a white dress and a military style jacket. The models made in leather are undoubtedly the kings every year, who does not have a pair has two or three. We assure you that they will become your must-haves. The leather becomes beautiful with use and they are easy to maintain, just wipe with a damp cloth to remove dirt and then moisturize the leather with grease.
If you like suede sandals, we have the ideal Arizona for you. Made with a very soft suede leather and available in two colors: in warm beige and in a soft mint green with matte buckles. This material is very pleasant in contact with the foot, they will become your favorite! They are also very easy to clean with a brush and a little water.
Of all the Birkenstock sandals model Arizona that we have mentioned we want to highlight a common element: its cushioned sole.
This insole has the same properties as the original insole, a design that mimics the footprint of our foot when walking on the sand, but also adds an additional layer of foam, which increases its comfort. We assure you that it is noticeable!
We also have a Birkenstock Arizona Vegan. Made in Birko-Flor nubuck, a synthetic and resistant material made of a PVC plastic that imitates leather but with zero animal origin. The anatomical insole is made of cork and latex and the two straps are made of Birko-Flor with a soft nappa leather interior. The insole is made of microfiber, soft and breathable. Another vegan Birkenstock that you can find in our online store and in Santiago de Compostela is the Mayari model, a design that fits the toe and with the same features as the vegan Arizona. They are sandals with the same quality as the original Birkenstock leather ones. After several seasons with them in our store we assure you that they give the same result.
What about the Birkenstock Arizona Eva? Personally, it is one of my favorites! Made in one piece in Eva rubber, a high quality material that has no pollutants and does not smell. It is very light and water resistant. Perfect for your beach and pool days, I even use them for walking around the house! They do not rub and are very soft. Also in EVA rubber you can find the Birkenstock Honolulu. A toe model with a sporty look, practical and above all very comfortable.
Essential for this summer season. Eva rubber is a high quality PVC plastic that is characterized by its lightness and cushioning properties. Available in various colors and models, it is a basic in any vacation suitcase.
Within the models that grip the foot we can offer you several options. Pay attention:
The Birkenstock Milano model in oiled green. A basic of all seasons very comfortable thanks to the back strap that holds the foot firmly, a perfect all-terrain sandal to wear from morning to night. The classic anatomical sole is very comfortable and the suede insole has a pleasant feel against the skin. Birkenstock oiled sandals age very well, the more you wear them the nicer the leather will look.
The Birkenstock Kairo sandal is another of the most practical models of the season. It is made of black oiled leather and closes at the ankle with an adjustable metal buckle. The insole is made of suede and the sole is made of Eva rubber. A model that will never go out of fashion.
What do you think about the Birkenstock Tulum model? It is a new model for this season. It is made of soft camel suede and has two straps that cross the instep and closes with a buckle at the heel. The anatomical insole is cushioned thanks to the extra layer of foam. Your feet will be comfortable all day long. The Tulum sandal will be perfect with your long summer dresses or white jeans.
If you want to see more models of Birkenstock sandals take a look at our website. We have a bunch of designs: Birkenstock Madrid, Birkenstock Yara, Birkenstock Zúrich... without forgetting the little ones! All the quality and comfort of your sandals in mini version!
Boys also have several models to choose from. The classic Birkenstock Arizona in black and brown, both oiled. We also have some Arizona in blue and oiled gray, ask us!
And what about this beautiful Birkenstock Arizona in camel leather? A very comfortable material. The anatomical insole is padded with an extra layer of foam and is made of soft suede.
If you prefer to wear the foot subject is Birkenstock Milano model in green oiled is ideal for you. You can adapt the straps to the width of your foot. The insole is also cushioned, once you try them you won't want anything else!
A Birkenstock essential to complete your leather sandals is the Arizona Eva. Made of very light and flexible Eva rubber, this model is perfect for your beach and pool days, easy to clean and very fast drying. They will not weigh anything in your vacation suitcase and we assure you that they will become a must-have for you.
We can safely say that Birkenstock is a brand that has survived so many years and generations because the product they offer is a combination of functionality, quality and sustainability. Our customers repeat with a second or third pair of sandals. Classic and timeless, designs that are worn by the youngest to the oldest in the house. Birkenstock has no age, it adapts to all members of the family.
If you are looking to buy Birkenstock online or buy Birkenstock in Santiago de Compostela, Moksín is the answer. Come to our store or call us by phone, we will advise you without obligation ☺.
In these months of uncertainty and staying at home we have lived a return to comfort, to the natural, we have moved away from heels and narrow lasts to approach loose clothing and shoes with wide lasts and respectful with the natural shape of the foot. We have to take care of our feet and choose models that embrace and pamper them. In Moksín we believe that Birkenstock is the perfect brand for that.