Posted on August 08 2017
The origins of Birkenstock shoes date back to 1774 — with a “cobbler” (also known as a shoe mender) named Johann Adam Birkenstock. More than 100 years later, in 1896, relative Konrad Birkenstock began manufacturing and selling flexible footbed insoles. And the rest is (even more) history.
Last year, Birkenstock celebrated 50 years in the U.S. market, and it’s safe to say that these versatile sandals and shoes are more loved today than ever before. With so many styles and color options, it’s great to know that whichever Birkenstock you choose, it will be a perfect fit.
This summer, we’ve set our sights on staying comfortable while still incorporating some of our favorite style elements. For vacation style, there’s no better choice than a pair of Birkenstock sandals. Add these summer sandals to your packing list for fun in the sun, outdoor adventures, or international travels.
Don’t Forget To Pack Birkenstocks: Easy Summer Travel Shoes
You know Birkenstocks are easy to slip on, and that they pair well with almost anything. They’re great everyday shoes, and these characteristics make them perfect for every day of vacation, too.
Vacation days can be unpredictable — especially if you’re traveling with the whole family or several friends. For international summer vacations, or domestic summer vacations that involve a lot of exploration or sightseeing, you’ll want to make sure to bring a shoe you can tolerate having your feet in all day long.
Many loyalists even say Birkenstocks require no break-in period, so you can just buy them for your trip and put them directly in your suitcase without worrying about taking laps around the house. No matter which style you choose, the cork footbed and firm arch support will make sure you are comfortable for the duration of your summer vacation.
If your summer vacation plans involve lounging by the ocean all day, you may not be too worried about having the most stylish sandals on the beach. But what if you make spontaneous dinner plans, or if a quick bite to eat turns into a long night of dancing? I’m glad you see our point.
Birkenstocks come in a variety of styles, designs, and colors, so you can choose the pair that best fits with your vacation wardrobe. Plus, you can dress them up or down — perfect for an unpredictable vacation day.
That beach vacation we mentioned? Yep, pack them. Planning an exciting Eurotrip for your summer vacation? Great, these will fit in your carry on, no problem (and probably match with more than half the outfits you have packed).
What about a trip to the Big Apple? Pack the Birkenstocks. It’s a fact that city blocks feel shorter in comfortable shoes. Whatever your destination, SRI has a pair of Birkenstocks that will be the perfect fit for your style and your summer vacation.