Before I bought my first pair of Birkenstocks, I really wish someone had told me how to break them in. The first time I bought a new pair of Birkenstocks was a thrilling experience for me since I had heard so much about how comfy they are and how beneficial they are for posture.
Because of my persistent back problems, the shoes I wear have to be as comfy as possible. I spent a significant amount of time trying on Birks in a variety of colors and designs. After much deliberation, I decided to purchase a pair of mocha-colored Arizona Birkibucks.
What Are Birkenstocks?
Birkenstocks have been around since 1774 and were first created in Germany. The uppers of these sandals may be made of leather, nubuck, or a material other than leather, and they include a singularly shaped footbed that is crafted from latex and cork. Over time, the cork footbed will conform to the unique contours of your foot. Birkenstocks also feature soles that are designed to absorb stress.
Why Break In Birkenstocks?
Why is it necessary for me to wear in my Birkenstocks? This is a topic that I get asked fairly often, and the answer is that you need to give the soft footbed in your Birkenstocks some time to break in and enable the shoes to conform to the shape of your feet. Believe me when I say that at first it will seem as though the soles are stiff and that they will never feel comfortable, but ultimately they will mold to your feet and become the most comfortable shoes you have ever worn. Believe me when I say that the first agony you suffer will be well worth it in the long run!
What Is the Proper Way to Wear Birkenstocks?
The Birkenstock soft footbed should have shapes that match to the arch of your foot, and the toe bar should rest gently under your toes.
You should be able to wriggle one finger in the space between the straps and your foot, and the straps should be snug without being too tight.
Your heel should be flush on the rear of the shoe, and the back of the shoe should not have any space between it and your foot. Your foot should not be too far forward.
The Birkenstock fit guide may provide you with further information on how to adjust the size of your Birks.
Are Birkenstocks Comfortable?
Are Birkenstocks appropriate footwear for traversing long distances on foot? The answer to this question, which comes up rather often in conversation with me, is always yes. As soon as the leather straps and the cushioned footbed of your Birkenstocks have been worn in and broken in, you will discover that they are the most comfortable shoes that you can wear.
I feel that mine are the most comfortable sandals to wear for long distance walking and that I can wear them all day long throughout the warmer months. I take mine with me when I travel and also use them in place of slippers when I’m lounging around the home.
Podiatrist Opinion On Birkenstocks
Are Birkenstocks hazardous for your feet? And are Birkenstocks excellent for flat feet? These are issues that come up very often in the Facebook group that I run, which you can join by clicking on this link.
Birkenstocks are recommended by many podiatrists because they feature a high foot arch and a soft footbed, which makes them comfortable for those who have flat feet as well as others who do not have flat feet.
The cork footbed will eventually form to the shape of the wearer’s feet, and the imprint of their foot will be left on the footbed. After some time has passed, the sandal will begin to feel like an extension of the foot, and the user will scarcely be aware that they are even wearing shoes at all.
When it comes to helping improve posture, several podiatrists advocate wearing Birkenstocks.