The inventors of the footbed, Birkenstock make high-quality, orthopaedic-inspired footwear designed to sculpt to your feet for maximum comfort and support.

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About Birkenstock

Birkenstock's beginning can be traced way back to 1774 with shoemaker Johann Adam Birkenstock, whose craft was passed down through the generations. Some 120 years later his great-great-grandson Konrad Birkenstock began making flexible footbed insoles, leading to the invention of the now legendary Birkenstock footbed – a contoured cork footbed that conforms to the shape of your foot and features anatomically shaped insoles with pronounced arch support, deep heel cup, and roomy toe box. Over centuries, the German footwear brand has built its reputation on this footbed, carefully constructed for maximum comfort and support so you can enjoy more hours on your feet.

Find your perfect pair of Birkenstock Sandals at Pat Menzies

At Pat Menzies we have been stocking the world’s favourite sandal for over 25 years and carry one of the largest ranges of Birkenstock sandals for men and women in New Zealand (although many are unisex!).

If you’re after the classics then check out the ever-popular two-strap Birkenstock Arizona, a between-the-toe Gizeh or the original one buckle Madrid – all featuring the contoured cork footbed and available in leather or synthetic uppers and various colours. If you’re after water-friendly styles with a pop of colour, check out Birkenstock EVA – they’re waterproof, washable and ultra-lightweight making them perfect for warm days at the beach or by the pool. When winter hits but you still want the comfort of Birkenstock, discover the clog styles of Boston and Zermatt – the closed toe makes them perfect for year-round wear, while the backless design remains practical. If you’re a chef, nurse, gardener or anyone seeking comfort for long days on your feet, Birkenstock offer professional styles including Boston Super Grip, Profi Birki and Super Birki that deliver lightweight protection and grip.