Birkenstock's German roots can be traced back to 1774. In 1897, Konrad Birkenstock developed the first contoured foot-bed and in 1964, Karl Birkenstock further developed this orthotic foot-bed into the original prototype of the Birkenstock sandals and shoes we wear today. With its four arches to ensure even weight distribution and proper posture, Birkenstock started the orthotic foot-bed craze. Feet For Life is proud to be an authorized Birkenstock retailer for the past 30 years. We offer a large selection of Birkenstock's in both the original classic foot-bed and soft foot-bed.