Best Birkenstock Shoes for Women That Feel Like Heaven
Founded in Germany in 1774, Birkenstock has become synonymous with comfort. The shoe brand is known for its signature cork latex footbed, which provides cushion.
Now a phenomenon in the U.S., Birks are a must-have for anyone who values their feet and back — whether they're at work or enjoying a lazy Sunday. And if you're under the impression that these aren't fashionable, keep reading. You'll be delighted to see that the brand has evolved to create some stylish shoes that won't make your feet bleed.
Ready for ultimate foot comfort? These are the best Birkenstock women's shoes you can buy.
The Original Birkenstock
Why we love them: Since 1973, this classic sandal has been redefining what it means to walk in comfort. They're durable and good for any occasion. Sure, they're not the most aesthetically appealing Birkenstock shoe, but you'll hardly care about looks when your feet are happy with that signature Arizona soft footbed.
Review: "After a trip with friends that involved a lot of walking, my feet were screaming at me. My friends who were wearing Birkenstocks did not have that problem. Wow! I know what the hype has been about all this time! Comfortable, lightweight, and they go with almost everything I wear. And my feet are happy! I can say with confidence that these sandals are the best purchase I have made this year." — whatshername
Buy now: Arizona Sandal, $145
The Sandal You'll Want to Wear Everywhere
Why we love them: You don't have to choose comfort over looks with the Madrid big buckle Birkenstock sandal. Wear it to lunch with friends, errands or just on a walk. And if your office is business-casual, this is a great summer shoe for work.
Review: "Absolutely love these shoes! So cute and comfortable. A little expensive, but worth it. I highly recommend them!" — Laura
Buy now: Madrid Big Buckle, $140
The Shoe That Marries Comfort and Practicality
Why we love them: Sometimes, you just need a bit of toe grip to feel comfortable. The Gizeh gets that, making the thong adjustable so that it fits you just right. The cork footbed is lined with smooth leather, which gives the sandal some refinement.
Review: "I have had three pairs of Gizehs and would buy them in every color. Pretty on the foot, easy to wear and style, and crazy comfortable, these have taken me around the world." — Leigh Mackenzie
Buy now: Gizeh Big Buckle, $150
Proof That Wedges Can Be Comfortable
Why we love them: Flat shoes don't have a monopoly on comfort. Want proof? Try this stylish wedge sandal that elevates any spring or summer outfit with a suede-lined foot cushion that provides arch support. Its simple design gives it versatility, making it great for work events where you need to look presentable while being on your feet.
Review: "Super comfortable; fits as expected; always get complimented. The comfort of Birkenstock but fashion forward. Win-win." — Iguana Fan
Buy now: Soley Ring Buckle Wedge, $140
Croc's Biggest Competition
Why we love them: Water and dirt-resistant, the Super Birki gives Crocs a run for their money. They're not the prettiest Birkenstocks, but they're perfect for working in kitchens and hospitals or for activities like gardening. Cleaning them is a breeze, and their slip-on design is convenient. Our only complaint is that the Birkenstock marketing team calls them "vegan" when they really want to say "plastic," but we won't take it out on this very useful (and relatively affordable) shoe.
Review: "Had for about three weeks now, and I love them. I am a chef, and I am on my feet up to 14 hours a shift, and I have no complaints. Took about a week to break in completely, well worth the money. I recommend for anyone who stands on your feet for long periods of time." — Francisco
Buy now: Super Birki Vegan $80
The Perfect Slip-On Shoe
Why we love them: This gorgeous slip-on shoe is ready for whatever you throw at it. Easy to dress up or down, and perfect for business casual meetings, the Callan makes any outfit immediately look better. It's made with natural leather and boasts the famed Birkenstock footbed. If you have a busy schedule, this shoe will protect your feet as you go about your day.
Review: "Great quality leather that looks great on. Get lots of compliments. Sole is hard at first but breaks in quickly." — Dustin
Buy now: Callan Birkenstock, $140
A Winter Lounging Clog
Why we love them: Winter is welcomed when you have these cozy shoes. Lounge around the house with warm feet and a happy house, or brave the cold outdoors knowing the lining will somewhat protect you. And if you'd prefer year-round footwear, you can always go with the classic Boston clog instead.
Review: "Warm as anything, so soft, gorgeous to look at, ideal for outdoors or indoors. I have been wearing them constantly since the weather has turned chilly. I'd buy them in every color if I could afford to." — Frances
Buy now: Padded Boston Shearling, $170
The Fashionable Birken Sneaker
Why we love them: Yes, $150 is a lot for a non-classic sneaker. But, trust us, it's worth it. First of all, the Bend always looks good. Wear it in your casual office and watch the compliments roll in. After you buy it, you probably won't be taking it off until it's completely worn off — good thing it lasts so long!
Review: "Great product! Looks awesome, and it’s nice to have a Birkenstock style other than sandals." — Rose Lucky
Buy now: Bend Low Sneaker, $150
The All-Terrain Boot
Why we love them: No, you're not dreaming, Birkenstock really does make boots. And they're everything you could ever want. Besides looking great, the Jackson boot has great grip, is water-repellant and can be used in all seasons. Whether you take it on mild hikes or a night out with friends, your feet will be very happy.
Review: "These boots fit great and look fantastic! Instantly, they have become my favorite boots!" — SuppingSam
Buy now: Jackson Boot, $220
The City Boot
Why we love them: No big city is a match for this multifaceted, highly stylish boot. Look your best while facing the elements, as these shoes are made with water-repellant nubuck leather. Rain or shine, you'll be able to wear this as you go about your business. The leather also protects against dust, dirt and other city woes. Even if you're not in a big city, you'll feel proud whenever you come out of the house in these shoes.
Review: "I absolutely love these Birkenstock boots. I have about 12 pairs of Birkenstock sandals but have never tried the boots before. Overall, I am thrilled with [them], and once they are on my feet, they are so secure and comfortable, I don't have a care in the world!" — Lloyd Dewing
Buy now: Stalon Boot, $200