If you are looking for a pair of shoes that are comfortable, durable, and eco-friendly, you need a pair of vegan Birkenstocks. Birkenstock are a German shoe brand that have been making footwear since 1774. They are known for their signature cork footbeds, which conform to the shape of your feet and provide excellent support. The vegan range of Birkenstocks are made from materials that do not contain any animal products or by-products. Read on for our top three styles.
Are Birkenstocks a sustainable shoe brand?
Sustainability and environmental protection is a at the core of the Birkenstock corporate ethos.
Birkenstocks are a sustainable shoe brand by nature.
- They use natural, renewable and environmentally responsible materials in their shoes.
- Their shoes are extremely durable and long lasting because they are well made from quality materials. In fact someone at the Biome office has had the same pair of Birkenstocks for 20 years! Now that's slow fashion!
- Birkenstock offer repair services for their shoes, so customers can extend the lifespan of their footwear and reduce waste.
- They also follow eco friendly production practices, and supports social and environmental causes and initiatives.
What are vegan Birkenstocks made from?
Vegan Birkenstocks are made from synthetic and natural materials that do not contain any animal products or by-products. Here are some of the features and benefits of vegan Birkenstock shoes:
The upper material is called Birko-Flor, which is a high-quality synthetic material that resembles leather. It is durable, easy to clean, and comes in various colours and patterns. The inside of the upper is lined with a soft and breathable vegan fleece that feels gentle on the skin.
The footbed is made from cork, which is a natural material that conforms to the shape of your foot over time. The footbed provides arch support, shock absorption, and stability. Cork has many benefits, such as being water-resistant, anti-microbial, fire-resistant, and eco-friendly. Cork is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees, which regrow their bark after harvesting and absorb more CO2 during the regeneration process.
The sole is made from EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate), which is a lightweight and flexible material that cushions and supports the feet. EVA is also scuff-resistant and water-resistant, making it suitable for various terrains and weather conditions.
Copper and brass are used for the buckles and eyelets of the shoes, and they are durable and recyclable metals.
You can buy vegan Birkenstocks at Biome in many classic and seasonal styles, such as Arizona and Gizeh.
Are Birkenstocks good for your feet?
Birkenstocks are orthopaedic shoes that are designed to support the natural shape and function of the feet. Unlike conventional sandals that have flat and rigid footbeds, Birkenstocks' contoured footbed and specific materials that make up the shoe provide shock absorption, moisture regulation, flexibility, and durability.
The Birkenstock footbed also has a deep heel cup, a raised toe bar, and arch supports for the longitudinal and transverse arches of the foot. These features help to distribute the body weight evenly over the entire foot, reduce pressure points, improve posture and alignment, and promote natural foot movement.
Birkenstocks may help with some common foot problems, such as flat feet, plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, and corns. Plus, by providing stability, cushioning, and space for the toes, Birkenstocks can prevent or alleviate pain and inflammation in the feet.
Top vegan Birkenstock styles
Birkenstock Arizona Vegan
Walk in comfort and style with these Arizona Earthy Vegan Pecan Birks. This iconic design features a two-strap upper, earthy pecan colour and the signature footbed of comfort. 100% vegan and eco-friendly, and available in a range of colours.
Birkenstock Gizeh Vegan
Get the most comfort from your shoes this spring/summer with these Birkenstock Gizeh Earthy Vegan Black BirkiBuc. These modern thong sandals are vegan, feature adjustable straps and comfortable arch support. Perfect for everyday use or a trip away.
Birkenstock Barbados Vegan
Meet the perfect summer addition to your wardrobe - Birkenstock Barbados EVA Bold Jade. These unisex slides are waterproof, lightweight and colourful. Perfect for days at the beach, outdoor activities or a casual outing with friends. 100% vegan and available in bold jade and black.
Buy vegan Birkenstocks Australia
Vegan Birkenstock shoes are a great option for anyone who wants to enjoy the comfort and quality of Birkenstock without compromising their ethical values. They are also environmentally friendly, as they use less resources and produce less waste than animal-based materials.
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