Birki Schuh GmbH
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Tel.: +49 2645 942-813
Fax: +49 2645 942-801
3 Product segments
In 1993 the Birki Schuh GmbH was founded by Stephan Birkenstock. Looking back on more than 230 years
of experience in shoe manufacturing and with the goal to develop functional sandals and clogs in modern
design, in 1993 Birki’s set out with its first collection of colourful gardening clogs. In the years to follow a lot
more sandals and clogs have been presented. Today, the collections for kids and adults have grown to more
than 100 different styles and designs.
The anatomic footbed of each Birki style perfectly moulds to the foot and quite automatically supports step
formation even when walking or standing for extended periods of time – not only adults, kids also benefit
from the typical outward extension of the footbed which warrants safe standing.
In this case the footbed is outwardly angled toward the sole so that the contact surface is markedly wider and
the little ones can simply stand more safely. Specially developed production methods allow for production of
very light, extremely flexible and durable sandals and clogs. Due to the optimal combination of innovative
and natural materials Birki’s can be used in a lot of different areas e.g. at the sauna or spa, in hotels, kitchens
or hospitals, in the garden, on holidays or during leisure times – and of course everywhere at home and in
The 3 segments of each Birki Collection
Cork-latex: This segment contains all shoes made with an anatomic cork-latex footbed. Cork-latex has
different positive properties that are of special importance in our shoe production. It is extremely flexible, it
absorbs moisture which forms when walking, and it is adaptable, i.e. it can be poured into any kind of shape.
The anatomic footbeds of Birki’s accurately adjust to the foot so that even longer standing in these sandals
and clogs is h