Known for their signature clogs, Birkenstock's “Birkies” became hip during the 70s and has lasted till this very day. If you are looking for sandals that provide you with comfort and secure your feet in materials that mould to your own feet over time, shop Birkenstock shoes and sandals like the Birkenstock EVA series, Arizona, Gizeh, and more.

Can you get your Birkenstocks wet? | How to clean Birkenstock footbed? | How can you tell fake Birkenstocks? | How much is Birkenstock in Singapore?

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These Birks Are Made for Walking: Back to Basics with Birkenstock Sandals

10 August 2017

Move aside Nancy Sinatra, boots aren’t the only thing made for walking. Birkenstock sandals are a German miracle footwear that will make your daily on-foot commute a breeze.

Move aside Nancy Sinatra, boots aren’t the only thing made for walking. Birkenstock sandals are a German miracle footwear that will make your daily on-foot commute a breeze.

Frequently Asked Questions About Birkenstock Singapore

Are Birkenstocks good for your feet?

Designed with a proper arch footbed that contours to your feet over time, Birkenstock sandals provide stability and cushioning for your feet no matter where you go. That also means Birkenstock shoes are able to lessen the risk of foot injuries or prevent problems like ingrown foot nails and calluses. The longer you wear the sandals, the softer they are going to be as they mould to your feet’s contour. Many Birkenstock wearers have sworn by their sandals for years, stating their liking for the sandals’ lastingness and comfort.

Is Birkenstocks EVA good?

Originally stands for ethylene-vinyl acetate, EVA is an ultra-lightweight material that blends foam and rubber, making it a flexible and waterproof material. Even though Birkenstock EVA doesn’t mould to your feet as much as those Birks with cork footbeds, it provides great comfort to your feet at all times, so casual long-distance walking with a pair of EVA sandals is no problem at all.

Aside from being waterproof, the EVA sandals are the most affordable pairs among all Birkenstock collections. Even if your EVA sandals get in the mud, all they need is soap and water to wash off the dirt. As compared to leather sandals that require a careful handling process, the EVA sandals are low-maintenance footwear. That being said, they can last as long as any other Birkenstock sandals if they are not worn in extreme or harsh environments.

Are Birkis and Birkenstocks the same?

Birki’s is a sub-collection of Birkenstocks. As with Birkenstock, Birki’s sandals also come with a contoured footbed. What makes Birki’s different from the usual Birkenstock is the collection features more bold and daring colour, patterns, textures. On the other hand, Birkenstock sandals come in more neutral colours and timeless designs. If you prefer only a fair amount of arch support, the Birki’s would be the perfect fit for your feet.

How Birkenstocks are supposed to fit?

Birkenstocks are generous when it comes to sizes so your shoe fit should have a small space at the back and at the front. Since Birkenstock is made from Europe, their shoes come in European size.

Do Birkenstocks come with a lifetime warranty?

No, they don’t. However, certain parts of Birkenstocks can be replaced or fixed. And if taken care of well, they could possibly last a lifetime.

Can you get your Birkenstocks wet?

It is okay to get your Birkenstocks wet; however, when drying them, do not place them near a heat source because it will cause the soles to shrink. If your Birkenstock sandals are wet, you can wrap newspapers around them to soak up the extra moisture and place them in a shaded place. Anyhow, it is still best to avoid constant exposure to rain or other moisture to keep your Birks in tip-top condition.

Can you break in Birkenstocks with socks?

Socks are actually one of the great ways to break in a new pair of Birkenstock sandals as they can also protect your feet from getting blisters or soreness. Before putting on your Birks outdoors, you can wear socks with sandals while walking around indoors. This will allow the footbed to contour to your foot arch easily, giving your foot a snug fit. Anticipate at most one week for this breaking-in process, and you should be able to experience comfort after several wears.

How to clean Birkenstock footbed?

To keep your Birkenstock footwear fresh and in its best condition, use the Birkenstock Cleaner & Refresher to wipe away the dirt on the footbed. Then, use a Nubuck/Suede brush on suede and nubuck footbeds to restore the surface.

A cleaning alternative to the Birkenstock Deluxe Shoe Care Kit is a mixture of baking soda and water. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Prepare 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of water, and a damp cloth.
  2. Stir the baking soda mixture until thick paste forms.
  3. Unbuckle the straps of your Birkenstock sandals
  4. Use a damp cloth to moisten the footbed
  5. Apply the paste on the footbed and rub it in a circular motion with an old toothbrush.
  6. Wipe away the paste with a damp cloth
  7. Lastly, dab the footbed with a dry cloth and leave your sandals to dry in room temperature overnight; do not dry them in direct sunlight.

Can you fix cracked Birkenstocks?

The cracks on Birkenstock shoes can be fixed easily with the application of cork sealant, namely Cork-Care. But if the cracks are too severe to the point where the cork has broken down, then the entire footbed should be replaced.

How do I protect my Birkenstocks?

If you notice the cork shows signs of drying out, spread a thin layer of Birkenstock Cork Sealer to maintain the material quality. To prevent stinky smell, spritz the entire footbed with Birkenstock Cleaner & Refresher and use a cloth to wipe away moisture and dirt. If your sandals are always coming into contact with water, you can apply Birkenstock Water & Stain Repellent on the upper Leather, Suede or Nubuck.

How can you tell fake Birkenstocks?

The easiest way to spot fake Birkenstock footwear is by inspecting the footbed area. There should be a deep heel cup and toe bar, with the right Birkenstock logo and size stamped onto the arch area, as well as a “Made in Germany” logo printed on the suede lining. Furthermore, check the sides of the sandals for an embossed “Birkenstock” logo. To avoid buying counterfeit Birks, we recommend that you get your desired pair from a Birkenstock outlet or an authorised seller of the brand’s footwear.

Does Birkenstock have Black Friday sales?

Absolutely! Visit your nearest Birkenstock outlet Singapore to score the best deals on your desired Birkenstock shoes during their Black Friday sale. Alternatively, you can find the brand’s products at a fraction of their original price on various online shopping retailers during the Black Friday sale, including Zalora, Farfetch, YOOX, MR PORTER, and more.

How much is Birkenstock in Singapore?

The price of a pair of Birkenstock footwear ranges between S$49 and S$214 on Zalora Singapore.

Birkenstock Singapore Outlet

If you would like to have a try-on with Birkenstock shoes at a physical outlet, here are the locations where you can shop for the brand’s footwear:

  • Raffles City Shopping Centre
  • Tanglin Mall
  • VivoCity
  • Suntec City
  • Century Square
  • Velocity @ Novena Square
  • Outlet 360 @ IMM Mall
  • Branded Outlet Store at Changi City Point
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