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Birkenstock 101: The Ultimate Guide to Sizing, Care, and Quality Materials

Celebrating both form and function, Birkenstock has carved a unique niche in the footwear industry with its blend of iconic design and unparalleled comfort. As the brand continues its journey of crafting masterpieces for the feet, it's essential to delve deeper into what makes Birkenstock so special. From understanding the perfect fit to ensuring they last a lifetime, here’s a comprehensive guide to Birkenstock sandals, along with an invitation to explore the collection at Peroz, where quality meets passion.

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Understanding Widths: A Choice for Everyone

Discovering the precise fit for your Birkenstock sandals or shoes is paramount to ensuring both maximum comfort and optimal support. Our curated Birkenstock sizing guide assists you in achieving that by detailing the specific sizes and fits available.

One common question that often arises is, "Are Birkenstocks true to size?". Birkenstock gives you two options for width: Regular and Narrow. It's all about finding what feels best for your foot, because we all have different feet shapes.

Figuring Out Your Birkenstock Size: Easy Steps

Here’s how you can find out your best shoe size and width:

1. Length of Your Foot: Stand on a flat floor, and measure the distance from the back of your heel to your longest toe’s tip.

2. Little Extra Space: Add 10mm to the length of your foot. This little extra lets your foot breathe and move easily. This total will help you know your footbed size.

3. Measuring the Width: Check the broadest part of your foot for its width. Match this with the footbed width for the size you think you are. This will tell you if you need narrow or regular width shoes.

Example: Let’s take Sarah. She measures her foot and finds it’s 240mm long and 95mm wide. After adding the extra 10mm, she figures Size 39 (with a 250mm Footbed Length) is her match. For this size, the Regular Width of 97mm seems just right for her.

Important Note: While this size guide aims to offer a helpful reference, remember that standard shoe sizes might not cater to the intricate specifics of every individual foot.

Birkenstock Size Charts:

 Adults Regular Feet Sizes

Size Length Width
35 Regular 225mm 89mm
36 Regular 230mm 91mm
37 Regular 240mm 93mm
38 Regular 245mm 95mm
39 Regular 250mm 97mm
40 Regular 260mm 99mm
41 Regular 265mm 101mm
42 Regular 270mm 102mm
43 Regular 280mm 103mm
44 Regular 285mm 107mm
45 Regular 290mm 109mm
46 Regular 300mm 113mm
47 Regular 305mm 115mm
48 Regular 310mm 117mm
49 Regular 315mm 119mm
50 Regular 325mm 121mm

 Adults Narrow Feet Sizes

Size Length Width
35 Narrow 225mm 85mm
36 Narrow 230mm 87mm
37 Narrow 240mm 89mm
38 Narrow 245mm 91mm
39 Narrow 250mm 93mm
40 Narrow 260mm 95mm
41 Narrow 265mm 97mm
42 Narrow 270mm 99mm
43 Narrow 280mm 101mm
44 Narrow 285mm 103mm
45 Narrow 290mm 105mm
46 Narrow 300mm 107mm
47 Narrow 305mm 109mm
48 Narrow 310mm 111mm
49 Narrow 315mm 113mm
50 Narrow 320mm 115mm

 Kids Regular Feet Sizes

Size Length Width
24 Regular 150mm 63mm
25 Regular 160mm 69mm
26 Regular 165mm 71mm
27 Regular 170mm 73mm
28 Regular 180mm 75mm
29 Regular 185mm 77mm
30 Regular 190mm 79mm
31 Regular 200mm 81mm
32 Regular 205mm 83mm
33 Regular 210mm 85mm
34 Regular 220mm 87mm

 Kids Narrow Feet Sizes

Size Length Width
24 Narrow 150mm 63mm
25 Narrow 160mm 65mm
26 Narrow 165mm 67mm
27 Narrow 170mm 69mm
28 Narrow 180mm 71mm
29 Narrow 185mm 73mm
30 Narrow 190mm 75mm
31 Narrow 200mm 77mm
32 Narrow 205mm 79mm
33 Narrow 210mm 81mm
34 Narrow 220mm 83mm
Note: Sourced from Birkenstock.

Discover the Quality Behind Birkenstock Materials

When it comes to timeless style and unparalleled comfort, Birkenstock stands out. At the core of this iconic brand is a commitment to crafting shoes and sandals from materials of the highest calibre, all sourced and curated with utmost responsibility.

Birkenstock's Dedication to Excellence

Every material integrated into a Birkenstock product speaks volumes about the brand's meticulous nature. They handpick premium leathers, sustainable textiles, and innovative synthetic fabrics that are not only kind to feet but also environmentally conscious. The passion behind each pair is palpable – a combination of the brand's rich heritage, unwavering belief in the health benefits of their designs, and a deep-seated respect for the environment.

Delve deeper into some of these exceptional materials:

Cork: Nature’s Footwear Marvel

Birkenstock’s cork isn’t just a material; it's a testament to comfort. With natural, shock-absorbing properties, cork is the cornerstone of the brand's renowned orthopaedic footbed. Sourced from the verdant cork oak trees of Spain and Portugal, this lightweight and resilient material is harvested with care, ensuring no trees are harmed, and leaving them ready for another harvest in seven years. The sustainable and renewable ethos of cork aligns perfectly with Birkenstock's pledge to environmental stewardship.

Smooth Leather: The Epitome of Class

Characterised by a finely grained surface, smooth leather pairs durability with a classic aesthetic. It’s not just about the appearance; the ease of maintenance also adds to its appeal.

Suede Leather: Luxurious Softness

Crafted from premium cowhide and split to perfection, suede leather offers a rich, soft texture with a unique matte finish, adding a touch of sophistication to any Birkenstock pair.

Birko-Flor: The Future of Comfort

Birko-Flor, Birkenstock's patented synthetic leather, offers a harmonious blend of style and convenience. Gentle on the skin and simple to maintain, a quick wipe with a damp cloth keeps it looking fresh.

Birko-Flor Patent: Radiant Elegance

Building on the attributes of Birko-Flor, the patent version introduces a glossy finish, capturing the timeless charm of patent leather while ensuring practicality.

Birkibuc: Synonymous with Modern Elegance

Birkibuc, a trademarked synthetic nubuck leather by Birkenstock, combines style with substance. Its slightly porous texture, paired with a matte finish and compressed birko-felt backing, ensures both aesthetics and comfort.

In every Birkenstock, one can sense a tale of craftsmanship, innovation, and dedication to quality. It's more than just footwear; it's an emblem of comfort and style.

Caring for Your New Birkenstocks: A Love Language

Trying on a New Pair: Before you start walking, make sure to open all the straps. Step in and feel the contours of the footbed hugging your foot. Close the straps comfortably, giving your feet space. When you stand, ensure there's a little room in front of your toes and behind your heels.

Breaking in a New Pair: Wear your new Birkenstocks for a few hours at a time during the first five or six outings. This way, your feet get used to the unique arch support and the feel of the straps.

Air Footbeds Regularly: The footbed is made of jute, cork, and suede, designed to soak up foot moisture. Air them out often to keep them fresh and odor-free.

Avoid Water and Heat: Never soak your Birkenstocks. Water can harm the cork and weaken the glue. Dry them away from direct heat. Also, don’t leave them in a hot car or direct sunlight.

Repairs: Over time, you might need to repair the cork or soles. It's better to repair early than wait till more damage is done.

Materials Matter: Care Tips by Material

Birkenstock uses many high-quality materials. Here's how to care for each:

  • Smooth Leather: Use quality polish to remove scuffs.
  • Natural/Oiled Leather: Use a suede brush or a nubuck eraser. Use leather conditioner to maintain the colour.
  • Metallic Leather: Avoid corrosive liquids. Use neutral shoe polish to protect.
  • Patent Leather: Clean with a damp cloth.
  • Suede/Nubuck Leather: Protect with waterproofing spray. Clean with a suede brush or eraser.
  • Wool Felt, Birko-Flor, Birko-Flor Nubuck, Birko-Felt, Microfibre: Gently brush with a plastic bristle brush or old toothbrush.
  • Polyurethane & EVA: Wash with mild soap and water. Note: EVA can shrink at high temperatures.

With the right size and proper care, your Birkenstocks can last you years, giving you comfort step after step.

Step into Style: Discover Birkenstock at Peroz

Explore the finest collection of Birkenstock sandals in Australia at Peroz. As a trusted retailer, we pride ourselves on curating a range that encapsulates style, comfort, and timeless design. Whether you're a long-time Birkenstock aficionado or discovering the brand for the first time, Peroz ensures a shopping experience that's as seamless as the sandals we offer. Step into comfort and style today with Peroz!

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