These Are the Best Birkenstock Shoes for Men
You know that worn-out pair of shoes that looks like garbage but feels like heaven? We know you love them, but you can do better.
High-quality shoes aren't cheap, so picking a new pair is an investment. For men's shoes that really hold their value well, it's hard to go wrong with Birkenstocks. They have shoes in almost every style, from sandals and slides to boots fit for the office.
The best part? Every model is anatomically designed, so they won't ever pinch your toes or leave your arches aching. Oh, and the more you wear them, the comfier they get. Here are our favorite Birkenstock shoes for men.
The Legendary Arizona Slide That Made Birkenstocks Famous
Why we love them: The Arizona Slide is a legend. Its simple, two-strap design fits securely thanks to two, fully adjustable buckles. The shoe's wide footbed and microfiber lining turns walking into more of a massage treatment than a chore.
This particular variation of the Arizona is made with long-lasting, synthetic Birko-Flor material, and it's every bit as comfortable and durable as the original.
Review: "My second pair of this style. If you have wide feet that tire and hurt from hard surfaces, Birkenstock anything is the way to go. They can be resoled so aren't throw-away cheap shoes that end up in dumps and hurt the environment. Made in Germany and worth the money." —Msfun
Buy now: Birkenstock Arizona Birko-Flor, $115
Another Arizona Birkenstock Shoe, Only With Soft Suede
Why we love them: This one is exactly the same as the Arizona's mentioned above, only with a suede upgrade. The footbed is extra soft, and the suede gives the shoe a more refined look.
The colors it comes in are also fantastic. Rich and attractive, but still masculine.
Review: "The Arizona is the classic Birkenstock two-strap sandal, famed for its unmatched support, comfort and durability. I wear men's size 10D (medium width) shoes. The Arizona runs wide. The 43 narrow width provides a snug fit for me with bare feet. The 43 regular (wider) width is a roomy fit with thick winter socks." —Alanhouston
Buy now: Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed, $140
Same Arizona Style, But Make It Washable
Why we love them: Look, it's hard to beat the look of classic, suede Birks, but they do have a downside: They're not made for mud. While they're surprisingly durable, it's better to buy a separate pair of your favorite Arizona slides that's actually meant for beach days and gardening.
These are made from molded EVA, and they're washable, waterproof, shock absorbing and skin-friendly. Wear them to the gym. Where them everywhere.
Review: "Bought these to replace a pair of Birkenstocks that were showing the effect of several years hard wear. They are EVA (plastic, if you prefer) but are a long way removed from the 'beach shoe' product that you might imagine. They are very light (I really thought the package was empty) but have all the comfort and features that I expect from Birkenstock. I am very happy with my purchase - don't be put off by the EVA label." —Mr Baker (Reviewed in the UK)
Buy now: Birkenstock Arizona Essentials EVA, $49.95
The Medina Sandal: An Advanced Flip Flop
Why we love them: Most summer sandals are terrible for your feet. The soles often lack traction and their arch support? It's a joke, and the punchline is pain.
The Medina sandal is one of our favorite Birkenstock shoes because it still serves sandal style without sacrificing the health of your feet and ankles. It even has an extra layer of foam for extra comfort. You won't want to take them off.
Review: "I love Birkenstock’s and these camo ones are so great! They arrived almost a week before they were supposed to, which was a great surprise." —N. Brown
Buy now: Birkenstock Medina Soft Footbed Birko-Flor, $110
This Birkenstock Milano Sandal Is Secure Enough to Hike In
Why we love them: The Birkenstock Milano is the ideal Birkenstock for men who want to switch between work and play without changing their shoes.
The design is very similar to the Arizona. If you like those, you'll love these. The only difference between the two models is that the Milano has an added ankle strap for added security.
We particularly like the matte finish of the unique Birko-Flor material, but if that's not your thing, keep scrolling. Trust us.
Review: "My feet have been in Birks when not in boots (retired Army) since 1992. Yes, you read that right, at the time of this review, I have been wearing Birks for 28 years. ... I got this pair since I was interested in trying the soft bed, and typically I get the Nubuck leather. ... The soft bed? Absolutely fabulous! I am glad that I gave the soft bed a go!" —Kit Clayton
Buy now: Birkenstock Milano Soft Footbed Birko-Flor, $110
The Tried and True Milano Sandal in Gorgeous Oiled Leather
Why we love them: See, what did we tell you? This is the beloved Birkenstock Milano but with premium oiled leather and a soft, suede footbed lining. It's the same anatomically shaped sole, with a dressier look.
These are perfect for wearing to outdoor, summer dinner parties or your friend's BBQ. It's really, really hard to go wrong with them.
Review: "Fantastic sandals that are good for your feet, comfortable, and last forever. They are enjoying a bit of a fashion resurgence." —AJ Reviews
Buy now: Birkenstock Milano Oiled Leather, $125
This Mayari Sandal: Thinner Straps, Just as Comfortable as Other Birks
Why we love them: If you're not a fan of thick straps, meet the Mayari. It's more popular with women than men, but it's technically a unisex shoe.
It wraps around the big toe so it won't fall off, even with the slimmer straps. It has a similar fit to other Birkenstock sandals, just with a less bulky look.
Review: "I absolutely love these shoes. I had gone back and forth about getting a pair for about a year until I finally decided to do it, and I am so glad that I did!! I walked the entire freedom trail in Boston during the summer in these, and had no rubs or blisters, and the bottoms of my feet weren’t sore at the end of the day or the next morning. I didn't need to break them in either." —Anemone
Buy now: Birkenstock Mayari Birko-Flor, $99.95
The Lugano Woven Sandal Is Almost Too Comfortable
Why we love them: Slides aren't usually considered classy, but the Lugano is a an exception. The retro, woven look is both elegant and masculine at the same time.
More importantly, they're crazy comfortable. Almost every review is about how quickly the Lugano became a go-to slip-on shoe choice.
Review: "I purchased the Birkenstock Men's Lugano Sandal for my husband because he has Plantars Fasciitis and there aren't many brands of sandals that don't require an orthopedic insole (which you can't really put in sandals anyway) that feel so great to wear. I like that the uppers on this particular pair are leather and not Birki-Flor (not a fan of man-made uppers), look really nice - much better than the pic - and always fit him well with no issues. They run true to size. There are a few other brands of orthopedic sandals which I've purchased for him and he likes them, but nothing close to how much he loves the Birk's. They're always the first pair he'll reach for." —Avidproxy
Buy now: Birkenstock Lugano Soft Footbed Suede Leather, $108.75
The Honolulu Birkenstock You Can Hose Off In Seconds
Why we love them: To say these are the only ergonomically designed flip flops would be a stretch, but they're one of the only ergonomic flip flops in which no detail is spared.
They're light, waterproof and made from a single piece of EVA. They're the absolute best shoe for beach-going, summertime travel and running the dog out for a midday walk.
Review: "I’ve worn Birkenstocks for most of my life, and I LOVE them. However, I don’t like to wear them to the beach, or similar because they can get ruined. Enter these beauties. They do feel different at first, but then they mold to your feet and end up being just as comfortable as regular birks. I love them so much, I bought two extra pairs just in case they stop making them. I bought my regular size in Birkenstock and they fit exactly right." —Sonja
Buy now: Birkenstock Honolulu EVA, $39.95
This Barbados Birk Is the Most Wearable Slide Sandal Ever
Why we love them: Ever had a pair of ever-popular Nike slides? The Birkenstock Barbados gives it a run for its money.
Made with the same, anatomically molded EVA material, these slides have everything a guy could want in a slip-on sandal. They're not constrictive, they have great traction, they're easy to wash and they're as light and airy as it gets.
Wearing them feels like you're walking on air.
Review: "I tried many different slides and these were by far the best ones and the most comfortable. They have plenty of support! They are pricey, but good." —David Bennett
Buy now: Birkenstock Barbados EVA, $39.95
For More Atheletic Birk Lovers, There's the Birkenstock Tatacoa
Why we love them: Can you wear regular Birkenstock shoes on a hike? Sure! But why add wear and tear to your favorite, everyday pair when you could get Birks designed especially for the task?
The Tatacoa has a cork-latex footbed that's shaped just like your foot, plus a lightweight PU sole for unmatched traction and durability. The shoe's three straps are made with velcro closures, so adjusting them is a snap.
The only downside of the Tatacoa is that they're so comfortable, you might not want to take them off after the hike is over.
Review: "Pricey like every Birkenstock but great sandals, super comfortable. The straps are soft too. True to size." —Walter T.
Buy now: Birkenstock Tatacoa Birko-Flor, $170
An Elite Birkenstock Sandal That's Both Sporty and Stylish
Why we love them: Sporty and stylish? Yes, please. The Rotterdam Birkenstock is modern and retro at the same time. The heavy buckles remind us of the '80s and '90s, which is totally trending right now.
The shoe's color-coordinated footbed gives it an added dose of sophistication. These look like the kind of sandals the CEO of a flourishing new startup would wear to his eco-friendly, open-concept office.
In a good way.
Review: No reviews yet.
Buy now: Birkenstock Rotterdam Microfiber, $240
The Birkenstock Boston Is a Classic
Why we love them: Ah, ol' reliable. The Birkenstock Boston won't win any beauty competitions, but we don't care. Made with a thick, oiled nubuck upper and a cork-latex footbed that's beyond comfortable, the Boston is a Birkenstock classic for men.
The single buckle is adjustable, so wide feet are welcome. Plus, the more you wear it, the more comfortable it gets.
Review: "The Boston is one of the styles that I've really loved since the beginning. Homely, clunky and lacking in stylishness, it's incredibly comfortable and practical. Like all traditional Birkenstock styles, it's made with a leather-covered cork footbed that does require some breaking in for maximum comfort. After a few days of wear, the hard footbed begins to soften a bit and it will take on the shape of your foot while providing excellent support." —A photographer
Buy now: Birkenstock Boston Oiled Leather, $140
For Long Days on Unpredictable Terrain, the Tokio Super Grip Is a Winner
Why we love them: As much as we love the original Birkenstock models, they're not really intended for long days at work. The Tokio Super Grip clog was Birkenstock's solution, and like every Birkenstock design, they thought of everything.
The shape of the sole is shaped in a way that promotes a natural gait, and the EVA midsole is extra cushioned for comfort that holds up even after long hours on your feet.
The unique rubber tread has been tested for slip resistance, too. Doctors, nurses and chefs are all fans of the Tokio Super Grip for this very reason.
Review: "Style and size as expected. I’m a nurse, and at first, I wasn’t sure about the back strap because I see all the surgeons with the Birkenstock Boston’s and those look dope, but I am really glad I chose the Tokio. The strap keeps those bad boys on when I’m running around." —KSIP
Buy now: Birkenstock Tokio Super Grip Leather, $155
Birkenstocks for Men That Double as Work Shoes
Why we love them: Oil and grease-resistant, dirt-repellent, waterproof, easy to disinfect and almost indestructible, the Super Birki might just be your next favorite work shoe. It comes with great traction and incredible comfort, too.
Wear them to work or just for gardening. Either way, they'll last for ages. They also come in fun colors if you're into that.
Review: "Made my feet happy as soon as I slipped them on. These make my body happy and I am rid of my knee and back pain! I read many reviews. The ones on some sites mentioned that these shoes are not sized correctly. I read the manufacturer's recommendation to buy the size you normally buy from Birkenstock. They are true to that size. It's true. Very happy with my purchase!" —M
Buy now: Birkenstock Super-Birki Polyurethane, $79.95
A Birkenstock Clog Boasting Serious Protection
Why we love them: Serious jobs require serious foot protection, and the A 640 PU clog checks all the boxes.
It has a solid steel toe cap to fully protect toes, a non-slip treaded sole and an exterior that can be fully sanitized to comply with almost any workplace hygiene standards. With an anatomically shaped, padded footbed, it's the perfect shoe for medical professionals who spend long days on their feet.
Review: "Perfect. My son is a chef and he loves the product. We reorder every 6 months. Kitchen shoes take a beating!" —Dorothy M Cooper
Buy now: Birkenstock A 640 Polyurethane, $110
The Newest Birkenstock Slip-On Looks Amazing
Why we love them: Taking a less industrial turn, the Callan is a casual slip-on that feels more like a slipper than a shoe. It has a soft, suede upper and microfiber footbed lining, and the same, ergonomically designed sole that made Birkenstocks famous.
You'll want to wear them everywhere, so maybe get one in every color.
Review: "Fun, comfy shoes that will become my 'go to option' every day." —Karen M.
Buy now: Birkenstock Callan Suede Leather, $140
A Birkenstock Oswego With Extra Padding for All-Day Comfort
Why we love them: The casual Oswego Birkenstock shoe for men is, quite possibly, the best sporty shoe for casual wear.
They feel like a sneaker and are a dream to wear, but they don't have that clunky look that most ergonomically designed shoes have.
They're like Vans, just way better for your feet.
Review: "Very comfortable. I suffer from a high arch and these shoes fit perfectly and I can walk all day with no pain! Love them!" —David Brand
Buy now: Birkenstock Oswego Canvas/Suede, $135
For A Classic, Unlined Moc, Try The Pasadena III
Why we love them: Vintage moccasins are cool to look at, but they rarely offer arch support. People with high arches and flat feet alike love the Pasadena Birkenstock for its anatomically designed fit.
The low back design will keep your feet cool, and the soft suede gets more and more comfortable as you break in the shoe.
Review: "Fits perfect! Hubby loves them!" —Laurie Kaemmerling
Buy now: Birkenstock Pasadena III Suede Leather, $135
Did You Know Birkenstock Makes Sneakers?
Why we love them: How did we not know Birkenstock made sneakers?
The Bend sneaker is one of the best Birkenstock shoes for men because of how easy it is to wear. Wear it to work. Wear it to the park. Wear it to run errands.
It looks amazing with a nice pair of jeans, and the shock-absorbing sole keeps feet happy wherever you go.
Review: "Just got them today and I love them! These are European quality, not garbage made in China. The color is exactly what I wanted for a summer shoe. The European size 46 fits my American size 13 perfectly. So far very comfortable." —Mark R.
Buy now: Birkenstock Bend Low Canvas/Suede, $140
A Lightweight Birkenstock Boot You Can Dress Up or Down
Why we love them: Ah, we've made it to the Birkenstock boots section. The Milton is categorized as a "desert boot," whatever that means. The sole is made of cushioned, thermoplastic rubber, but it resembles natural cork.
The combination of a black, leather upper and natural-looking sole gives the shoe a casual, understated look that's nice enough for the office but comfortable enough for all-day wear.
Review: No reviews yet.
Buy now: Birkenstock Milton Leather, $190
The Birkenstock Bend Sneaker With Added Ankle Support
Why we love them: Fans of the Birkenstock Bend sneaker will love this one. It's exactly the same, just in an ankle-high version.
It's just as comfortable as the low-top Bend sneaker, featuring a microfiber lining that allows the foot to breathe. In other words, your coworkers won't complain about your stinky feet. The natural leather look is classy and simple, and pairs well with almost any outfit.
Review: No reviews yet.
Buy now: Birkenstock Bend Mid Leather, $165
The Bryson Is a Casual Lace-Up Boot That Matches Everything
Why we love them: A more rustic Birkenstock boot, the Bryson features natural, grained leather that's as soft as it gets. This versatile Birk is a great option for spring, summer and fall wear, and even for winter in warmer climates.
They're just as comfortable as the original Birkenstocks, of course.
Review: "Super quality...I can walk with it for a long time without getting sore feet. I bought the shoes in black and brown." —Maletzki (Reviewed in Germany)
Buy now: Birkenstock Bryson Natural Leather, $190
The Jackson Is Birkenstock's Top Waterproof Boot
Why we love them: The Jackson is one of the latest additions to Birkenstock's lineup. They resemble Doc Martins to some extent, with a heavy, treaded sole and an oiled nubuck upper.
Everything about these feels premium. Even the lining is made of soft, smooth leather. The entire boot is water repellant and comes with waxed seams for added weather resistance.
If you live somewhere rainy, (Seattlites, we're talkin' to you!) don't hesitate. Just get them.
Review: "Absolutely LOVE this boot! Wow. Great style and fit and so happy I now have Birki boots that are so healthy and orthopedic as well as super stylish. Many compliments already." —Lin B.
Buy now: Birkenstock Jackson Nubuck Leather, $220
The Shearling Version of the Boston Birk Is Like Walking on Clouds
Why we love them: After a long day of walking around in your Birkenstock sandals or sneakers, slip them off and slide into even more Birkenstocks. Technically, this is the same Boston Birkenstock we listed above, but it comes with one huge twist: It's lined with soft shearling that make every step feel like heaven.
It's like wearing slippers to the store, just infinitely more socially acceptable. If you're looking for the ultimate lounge shoe, look no further. This is it.
Review: "I have had plantar fasciitis for several years. Orthotic inserts in shoes keep it at bay, but slippers around the house aggravate the problem. I bought these to see if they would help and they have been fantastic. I have very wide feet and normally wear 10.5 or 11 EEE shoes. To compensate for width, I ordered size 45 men’s shearling Birkenstock’s." — A. Bastanza
Buy now: Birkenstock Boston Shearling Suede Leather, $170