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Did you know that the first thong sandals were made by Egyptians around 4000 years ago? They were considered the most comfortable sandals at the time. Since then, the humble thong sandal has journeyed thousands of years and has remained one of the most popular footwear choices till today.

In the 1980s, we started working on our interpretation of the sandal. In 1983, we launched the classic BIRKENSTOCK Gizeh, and it has remained unchanged, timeless, and ever stylish since. Gizeh fittingly echoes our core principles of minimal design and ultimate comfort. In its 40th year, Gizeh continues to remain a crowd favorite and as versatile as ever.

The BIRKENSTOCK GizehCoalescing a historic design that guarantees functional comfort and contemporary aesthetics, the BIRKENSTOCK Gizeh is an ideal balance of vintage and modern. Its core lies in its simple and highly practical structure. The almost fluid upper design of the thong sandal lends it an elegant look. The adjustable metal pin buckle enables a custom fit, adding a made-to-measure feel to the sandal.

Like every BIRKENSTOCK sandal, Gizeh features the iconic anatomically shaped footbed. inspired by footprints on the sand, it mimics the contours of your feet perfectly. The curved shape with its rises and indentations allows your feet to spread out naturally, thus helping maintain a natural stance and ultimate comfort. Our footbed is at the heart of all our models.

Styling Tips for Gizeh Variants

There is no ensemble in your wardrobe that one of our beautiful Gizeh variants can’t elevate. Perfect for every day as well as occasion wear, Gizeh is a shoe rack staple for both men and women. Explore the range here:

Gizeh Big Buckle: Make a bold statement with Gizeh Big Buckle. The standard buckle is replaced with a big metallic gold, silver, or color-coordinated buckle. This variant is available in leather varieties. Oiled leather sandals with big metallic buckles are perfect for pairing with formal and semi-formal evening wear and resort wear.Gizeh Soft Footbed: For those who want an extra comfortable pair of sandals, Gizeh is available in a soft footbed variant. The added bubbly foam insert makes it a special wearing experience. Find the soft footbed variant in Birko-Flor® and leather varieties in floral prints, neutral shades, and metallic finish. They are perfect for everyday use and will add oodles of understated chic to any ensemble.Gizeh Vegan: This variant is perfect for men and women who follow a vegan lifestyle. For vegan Gizeh, nubuck leather, Birko-Flor®, and microfiber are the chosen material options. As verified by independent testing laboratories, these materials are devoid of animal products. Find this variant in floral prints, pastels, earthy tones, and classic neutrals. The versatile sandals make for an ideal accessory to everyday basics, dressy ensembles, and resort wear.Gizeh Platform: Make a casual and sporty statement in the Gizeh platform sandals from the Papillio Collection. The natural leather sandals come with a uniform platform heel and all the stability of a classic BIRKENSTOCK sandal. Pair it with street style and athleisure.

The chic simplicity of the upper combined with unparalleled BIRKENSTOCK engineering has aided Gizeh to remain a stylish all-rounder for four decades. We offer more than seventy options in a plethora of materials, colors, finishes, and variants. Find your favorite pair today, and step into effortless style every day with the classic BIRKENSTOCK Gizeh.