Birkenstocks have a long and colorful history that goes all the way back to 1774. Johann Adam Birkenstock, the original founder, registered the brand as a “vassal and shoemaker” in local church archives in the small Hessian village of Langen-Bergheim.
After World War II, the Birkenstock sandal became popular among soldiers because of the orthopedic support and comfortable footing that it gave them. 10 years later, in 1966, Birkenstocks came to the United States and became extremely popular in the 1970s thanks to the counterculture at the time.
The German shoe company is headquartered in Neustadt (Wied), Germany.
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