Trace The Evolution Of The Birkenstock Brand

Its history is filled with interesting tidbits.

Birkenstock shoes

Everyone — and I mean everyone — has, or had, a pair of Birkenstock shoes. The iconic brand has been part of American style culture since the ‘60s and this will never change. Ahead, look back on the evolution of the Birkenstock for fun tidbits about the label you didn’t know.

Birkenstock x Manolo Blahnik


Johann Adam Birkenstock (known as a “subject and cobbler”) founded Birkenstock in 1774 as a company that would create shoes that support and contour the foot. (Shoes, back in the day, were mainly flat despite people having a natural arch in their foot.)Birkenstock