New Birkenstocks in store now!Posted by Whole Earth | 03.18.2022
New Birkenstocks in store now!
Birkenstock is one of the oldest brands you’ll find at Whole Earth. The Birkenstock family began making shoes in 1774. Their sandals have been a favorite with Whole Earth customers and staff for most of our fifty one years. So what’s new in our 2022 Birkenstock collection for spring and summer? We have more styles, colors and narrow widths than ever before! But before we show you some of the new styles, we'd like to remind you that Birkenstock offers a soft footbed.
Birkenstock’s Soft Footbed
In the past few years, many shoe companies have been emphasizing the role of foam in creating softer, more comfortable shoes. Birkenstock actually introduced their Soft Footbed back in 2000, but they have been touting it more of late. The foam layer is inserted between the suede footbed and the cork layer, allowing the footbed to mold more swiftly to the foot and offering extra cushioning. So if you've not tried Birkenstocks for fear that they're too hard, look for the word "soft footbed" in the name of the shoe. You may find the Birkenstock that's just right for you!
The first Birkenstock style to make it big in the US was the Arizona. Once considered an essential identifying mark for an entire generation, there are still Arizonas that look just like they did in 1973. And today you'll also find them in bright colors, lined with shearling, made with wool felt and with EVA. The Arizona colors range from bright solid suedes, to the fire red oiled leather shown above, Camo, and one of our new favorites, the tri-tone Arizona Split sandals.
Arizona Essentials EVA Sandals
And if you haven’t yet tried the Birkenstock Arizona Essentials EVA, summer is coming! These Birkenstocks are waterproof and washable. Great for outdoor fun by the water or for rainy days. If they get dirty, hose them down and they’re good to go. They’re available in sizes for men, women and kids (Kids’ Arizona EVA) and in some new fun color combos like multicolor Bright Violet!
Arizonas that are lined in shearling come in narrow sizes for women and girls as well as regular sizes for men. The uppers come in different colors of suede or a black and white buffalo plaid wool felt. These Arizonas wrap your feet in the comfort of cushy slippers, so you won't have cold feet either in the chill of winter or in frigid air conditioning.
Another Birkenstock trend is the Big Buckle. The Arizona and the Gizeh are iconic sandals. But if you want to take it up a notch in the style department, what can you do? Birkenstock opted for the simplicity of the Big Buckle. Same designs with new flair! The Gizeh Big Buckle Leather Sandals in white is a case in point. The Gizeh's thong straps and white soles say summer is here!
Love the look of the Birkenstock's Mayari Sandals, but you'd prefer a sandal without a toe loop? Consider Birkenstock's Franca Sandals. The Franca’s strategically placed straps keep the sandals comfortably in place without your toes having to grip. And if you love your Mayaris but are frustrated that you can’t wear them with socks, the Franca is sock friendly for wearing in cooler weather. It’s a Birkenstock for all seasons!
Birkenstock Deluxe Shoe Care Kit
And finally, extend the life of your Birkenstocks with a little TLC! At Whole Earth you’ll find Birkenstock Cork Sealant and the Birkenstock Deluxe Shoe Care Kit. Apply a thin coat of Cork Sealant when the cork begins to look dull. The Deluxe Shoe Care Kit includes Cork Sealant as well as a cleaner, a stain remover and brush. A little TLC can help your Birkenstocks last a long time.
So that's our quick look at our Birkenstock styles for Spring and Summer. Happy browsing! We hope you find your new favorite classic shoes.