Buying & Wearing a Pair of Birkenstocks


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i have been a long time lover of the Birkenstock sandal. while they might not be everyone's taste in shoe style, they sure speak to the little granola lady in me. in all the years i've watched my good friends own and rave about these sandals, i've been hesitant to buy a pair for the fear of "the foot mold" process that i've understood can be a little painful to get through. i also have to admit that i didn't know anything about the purchasing process or how to find the perfect fit. well this summer i bit the bullet and finally bought my first pair, and i can tell you, i'm in serious heaven.

the most important thing to know is that Birkenstocks are designed to help contour to your foot. The bumps and grooves you see help to promote proper food health and prevent your foots natural desire to flatten over time without support. they also reinforce knee care being made of cork, and help with foot grip and circulation in your legs.

 if you are a newbie like me when it comes to buying Birkenstocks, here are a few things you need to know:
  1. make sure to buy from a reputable dealer, there are lots of fakes out there so make sure you are getting the real ones.
  2. know your exact shoe size as Birkenstocks need to be a perfect fit, if not ask a sales assistant to measure your foot
  3. Birkenstocks come in a regular or narrow fit. if you don't have issues with shoes fitting or if you tend to have a wider foot, you're a regular fit.
  4. open up all the buckles and then place your foot in the shoe, now do up the buckles starting at your toes. this step can make a big different in the fit and feel when trying them on, so be sure not to skip it when deciding how you like them
  5. these sandals should push you back on your heels to promote good posture, so pay attention to see if that is happening when you try them on.
  6. i  highly suggest wearing them around your home for an hour at a time to help break them in and get your feet accustomed.
  7. most people i have spoken too say that it takes 1-2 weeks of wear before you notice them mold to your feet, so be patient.
i'm so happy with my new white pair and that i'm pretty certain i will be buying another pair in the very near future! my very happy feet have found their sole mate.


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