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The Comfort of BIRKENSTOCK Soft Footbed

BIRKENSTOCK is recognized for its timeless designs and unparalleled comfort. We take wearer-experience seriously - in fact, it’s the one thing we’ve never compromised on since the first sandal we ever made. From the materials we use, to the sole we make; everything embraces the value.

At the heart of our design lies the iconic BIRKENSTOCK footbed. We coined the term, ‘footbed’ to denote the contoured base of all our footwear. Inspired by natural footprints on a sandy beach, the footbed mimics the curves of the soles of your feet. Often copied, but never equaled, the BIRKENSTOCK footbed is the soul of our brand ethos.

The original footbed comprises four layers:

  • First Jute layer: forms the base and stabilizes the second layer
  • Cork Latex Bed: flexible and insulating, this layer provides cushioning and promotes good foot climate
  • Second Jute Layer: increases flexibility, durability, and moisture absorption
  • Suede Cover: the final finishing touch to ensure a great feel and moisture absorption

To take this comfort up by a notch, we further developed the soft-footbed. This consists of an additional layer between the second jute layer and the suede cover.

  • Foam Insert: the anatomically shaped foam insert is made of tiny air bubbles that form a new wearing experience altogether!

For people who seek higher comfort, soft footbed styles are an ideal pick. The soft footbed provides additional ease and aids in walking. It is identifiable by the blue logo print. We offer over 30 styles that feature the soft-footbed. Today, we introduce you to one of each kind:

Glorious Gizeh: With unmatched elegance and immense versatility, Gizeh is a crowd favorite. The unisex thong sandal features a beautiful curved upper design and a single strap with an adjustable metal pin buckle. The soft footbed variant with a cork sole is crafted from materials like natural leather, nubuck leather, and Birko-Flor®. The colors range from pastels, neutrals, bright colors, and floral prints, to a metallic finishs.

Tantalizing Tulum: Striking and sporty, Tulum is a cross-strap sandal for women. With color-coordinated buckles on one strap and the ankle strap, Tulum boasts of sophistication. The cozy sandal is made from suede leather in earthy colors. This makes the sandal a versatile accessory.

Magnetic Medina: A masculine spin on the classic Gizeh, Medina is a robust-looking thong sandal with a cork bed for men. With one broad toe strap and another with an adjustable buckle, Medina has a tough yet sophisticated appeal. The sandal is made from natural leather and Birko-Flor® in an earthy color palette, making it easy to style and super-versatile.

Amazing Andermatt: Snug and comfortable, Andermatt is a home slipper. The raised shaft makes it easy to wear, and the V shaped opening adds a smart detail. Made from gray felt, the home slipper maintains good foot climate. Wear it to experience a cozy hug for your feet.

To experience comfort like never before, get yourself a soft footbed BIRKENSTOCK sandal. Explore the range here and take your pick from a souk of comfort.  Happy styling!

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