Birkenstock are a quality brand, manufacturing some of the best quality and most highly sought after sandals in the world.
We have passion for our products, an appreciation of their heritage and a genuine belief in their benefits. Our business is a reflection of how we represent ourselves – quality products that are comfortable, unique, timeless and respectful of the world around us.
There are also other positive aspects of the company that account for the brand's quality. continuously enhanced technology and a sophisticated recycling system all actively work together to maintain the environment for future generations. The strong commitment and the high level of motivation of Birkenstock® employees also contributes to the satisfaction of our customers around the world.
Only the best materials are good enough for us. These materials are not used in our products until they meet our quality standards. This means that we only use the highest-quality natural materials, such as cork, latex and the finest jute for our footbeds. These materials ensure that our shoes are light and flexible for the highest level of comfort.
This quality can also be seen in our choice of leathers. These leathers can be recognised by the typical grain and colours that are visible on the surface. We do not try to hide these features; rather we maintain the individual characters of the natural surfaces. We deeply dye and permeate the leather, instead of covering it up. This allows it to keep all of its valuable, natural properties, such as breathability, longevity and durability.
With continued use, the changes in the surface, such as a fine patina, creases and wrinkles become visible. There is also a so-called pull-up effect. This means that the colour nuances of the leather depend on the type of stress it is exposed to. These characteristics are not quality errors, rather they are a sign of a true natural product, giving each Birkenstock® item an unmistakable, natural character.