BIRKENSTOCK, INVENTOR OF THE FOOTBED Since 1774, we’ve been thinking of ways that we – the inventor of the footbed – can make the lives of our customers better and richer – with a good shoe for all conceivable situations in life. BIRKENSTOCK, with it’s premium-quality products, offers a reasonable alternative for those who place value in functionality, durability and sustainability.
We manufacture our sandals in Germany in our own production facilities with an extensive amount of work done by hand. Every sandal undergoes 17 single production steps before the finished product is ready. Whether produced by hand or using industrial methods – all BIRKENSTOCK products meet the highest quality standards in the shoe industry anywhere in the world.
With our foray into global projects, the BIRKENSTOCK BOX project saw a mobile retail concept, combining special product with design and architecture. In 2019, BIRKENSTOCK opened a global office in Paris, named after our new ‘1774’ category. Focussing on special projects, collaborations and innovation. A start up format within a global structure, we are seeking entrepreneurs, innovators to bring the brand to the next level.