Move aside Crocs, Birkenstocks have become synonymous with chic and cool dressing as seen on models and celebrities today.
Just take a look at model Gigi Hadid who paired her Birkenstocks with socks, and actress-turned-entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow, who was seen walking in the streets of New York City with the humble sandals.
Interestingly enough, global fashion shopping platform Lyst released a Year in Fashion report showing Birkenstock's Boston Clogs as 'the hottest shoe of the year.' According to Google Trends Worldwide, Birkenstock is still a top search query, alongside its product names like Birkenstock Sylt and Donna Saldi.
The History of Birkenstock
Birkenstock's history can be traced back to the year 1774 when it was founded by Johann Adam Birkenstock and his company headquartered in Neustadt (Wied), Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Johann was known and registered as a cobbler and shoemaker per local church archives in his tiny town. His brand blew up when his great-great-grandson Konrad Birkenstock developed the first contoured insole for use by shoemakers. And the rest they say is history...
House of Birkenstock on Duxton Road
And for Birkenstock fans, you'll be delighted to know that Birkenstock is marking the beginning of an exciting new chapter with the opening of its highly anticipated House of Birkenstock in Singapore this November. As the first store of its kind in Southeast Asia, the footwear collections known for craftsmanship and quality will now be available in the vibrant Duxton neighbourhood.
This store is unlike any other, incorporating local design elements into its architecture to create a unique Birkenstock identity here in Singapore. These include the crafting of a traditional Chinese wooden signboard at the store’s entrance, the use of handmade paper lanterns and the installation of vintage tiles. The store will also house a contemporary Peranakan water feature that is often seen in the air wells of Peranakan homes, with a 6-metre-high Birkenstock feature wall adorned with mini waterfalls and plants.
Shop these Birkenstocks online now:
1. Birkenstock Milano BFBC
Made from birko-flor nubuck and cow leather, this solid hue sandals with ankle strap provides great arch support for all-day comfort.
2. Birkenstock Arizona Eva Sandals
These two-strap sandals with cork-latex flatbed gives you ample of support on those long walks.
3. Birkenstock Madrid BF Patent Sandals
This simple one-strap style was designed for easy wearing will make this the perfect casual summer sandals. The anatomically designed cork footbed provides great arch support for all-day comfort. Eva sole is lightweight, durable, flexible, and can be replaced when worn. The white strap makes these sandals a sharp yet fun addition to your daily ensemble.
4. Birkenstock Milano BF Sandals
If you have sensitive feet and are on the go a lot, this style from Birkenstock is for you. An extra layer of foam under the suede liner provides instant comfort and cushion and the heel strap keeps you secure. Contoured cork footbed provides great arch support and the lightweight Eva soles are durable and flexible.
5. Birkenstock Gizeh Sandals
These Gizeh sandals are made of EVA material, water resistant and washable. Because it is extremely lightweight, you'll feel like you're gliding on clouds.