Birkenstock's have slowly crept in to the Australian man's psyche, offering not only a comfortable, sturdy, and high quality slide, but a sandal that fits their relax vibe. It's easy, no fuss and casual cool.
It's an investment that can last for years when looked after properly, and arguably look better with age. They have a timeless design and can suitthe man who carries off the hipster style, the smart/casual look, the old school feel, the relaxed beach look or a more edgy vibe.
A number of male celebrities have been seen rocking a pair of Birkenstocks to keep their feet comfortable and cool such as actor Chris Pine and Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir.
Birkenstock has been synonymous with comfort since 1774 when master shoemaker, Johann Adam Birkenstock, made his first pair. In addition to their minimalist and laid back style, many men are drawn to the brand for their functionality and durability. The signature Birkenstock footbed moulds to perfectly fit feet, providing great arch support and comfort.
If you are looking for a new pair of sandals this year, you should consider buying a pair of Birkenstocks. Here is our list of the top 5 men’s Birkenstock sandals for 2021.
The Birkenstock Arizona is a signature unisex style that has often been imitated and we know why. The Arizona’s balance between style and functionality makes it the most popular styles for men worldwide. Its neutral, classic look means it can be paired with just about any outfit, whether it be jeans and t-shirt, smart shorts and linen shirt or just a pair of board shorts. This slide comes in a huge range of colours and materials to match your vibe; leather, Birko-Flor or even vegan-friendly materials.
The Birkenstock Boston is a casual clog design to keep your toes protected while you’re enjoying your day. The Boston has a durable, contoured footbed that will give your feet the support they need. Birkenstock’s signature footbed is made of cork and latex, which will mould to your feet for a firm, comfortable fit.
The Birkenstock Ramses is a great sandal for for those that love the extra security of a toe piece. Like all Birkenstocks it has a rubber sole that provides great traction, but is still comfortable, supportive and matches most outfits. The sandal has more of a traditional “thong” look than other Birkenstock styles, so can be a good first pair of Birkenstocks for the discerning male.
Birkenstock’s Soft Footbed Range
For those who require or appreciate a little softness, Birkenstock a few years ago started to make selected colours and styles with a soft footbed feature. These sandals are the classic Birkenstock footbed with a layer of latex sandwiched between the cork/latex and suede lining. This can assist those who have existing pain in their feet, or who have particularly 'flat feet' and need additional softness to help adjust to the contouring of the footbed. The soft footbed styles are more expensive than traditional Birkenstocks due to the extra comfort, but if you’re after the best, this range provides second-to-none support for your feet.
Birkenstock Barbados EVA
The Barbados EVA is a great waterproof and water sport friendly slide that is popular with men who like to get out and about on the water. EVA is a synthetic material that is lightweight, durable, shock absorbent, and is known for its ability to provide support and comfort. Marry this material with the Birkenstock contoured footbed and it's a sandal that you can wear to the beach, around the pool, camping or just in general life.
So, there you have it, our top 5 picks for must have men’s Birkenstock styles. We hope that this guide has been helpful in narrowing down your decision. Whichever style you choose, you can be confident that Birkenstock is a high quality brand with quality sandals; you really can’t go wrong!
If you’re interested, feel free to drop into one of our stores to talk with our specialist staff for a pair tailored to your exact needs, or alternatively, check out all of our Birkenstocks for men with multiple styles, sizes, and colours online.