About Birkenstock Express

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Birkenstock Sandals

Birkenstock sandals - the Arizona
The Birkenstock Arizona sandal - Onyx Birko-Flor
Birkenstock sandals, born in the 1960's as the modern expression of a centuries-old family tradition of shoe and shoe-insert making, are alive and blossoming today.  The iconic style the Arizona, is simple in concept yet delivers on style, durability and comfort.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Birkenstock London

The London by Birkenstock in Black Hunter Leather
The Birkenstock London - all Birkenstock on the inside with the security and protection of a closed shoe.  The London has a contoured cork footbed and the usual cushioning of an EVA sole combined with just two pieces of premium leather to form the uppers.  The buckle strap is adjustable and most people find they need to buckle the straps on and off when wearing - not a slip-on style.  It's not a style that has attracted a lot of attention but is a consistent best seller for Birkenstock Express.

Friday, July 11, 2014

New arrivals - Metallic steel colors in Florida and Gizeh styles

Just in!  The Florida and Gizeh in eye-catching Steel colors
Birkenstock Florida (front) and Gizeh (rear)
 Get more details on the Birkenstock Florida and Birkenstock Gizeh and other new arrivals on the BirkenstockExpress.com website.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Papillio Alyssa - high-heeled comfort from Birkenstock

Papillio Alyssa - A Birkenstock with high heels!
High-heeled Birkenstocks?  Yes - Birkenstock high heels are coming for Spring of 2015 from the Birkenstock Papillio brand.  Maybe the heel isn't very high by fashion standards but for Birkenstock this is a big deal!  Birkenstock has made styles with heels in the past and the Papillio brand from Birkenstock is introducing a new high-heeled footbed next year.

Keep an eye on the Papillio brand page and the New Arrivals page for the latest developments from the Papillio brand

Monday, July 7, 2014

And... something you've seen before is coming back from Papillio...

Papillio is carrying on with the brand's tradition of being innovative and colorful while holding on to the Birkenstock values of solid construction, high-quality materials and supportive cork footbeds. In Spring 2015 we will see the return of platform soles on some classic styles, Arizona and Gizeh.

Birkenstock platform Arizona sandal
Coming for Spring 2015 - Birkenstock Papillio Arizona with platform soles

Keep an eye on the Birkenstock Papillio brand page for updates on where this Birkenstock brand is heading -

Monday, February 17, 2014

Footwise Repair Shop Crafts Birkenstock Sandals for New York Fashion Show!

Guess what our Birkenstock Repair Shop did this summer? They handcrafted custom designed Birkenstock sandals for the Houghton Spring/Summer ‘14 collection. The designer, Katharine Polk, sent the materials to our repair shop and we transformed them into stunningly beautiful, one-of-a-kind Arizonas and Zurichs. The collection, and our sandals premiered last week during New York’s Fashion Week to glowing reviews by the fashion bloggers.

This commission was a big honor for Footwise and we appreciated the opportunity to be a part of such a fun project. The best part? The same people who made the shoes for Houghton will repair your sandals and clogs when you bring them to us for repairs.  You can also arrange for your Birkenstock repairs at our web site.  With summer winding down now is a great time to bring in your favorite Birkenstock sandals or clogs for some recrafting.
Katherine Polk's custom designed Birkenstock sandals for the Houghton line
Katherine Polk's custom designed Birkenstock sandals

Custom designed sandals for Houghton
Here is a link to what the fashionistas are saying.

The uppers were constructed with silk brocade, Italian wool terry cloth and luxurious leather. Here are some pictures of the finished sandals and construction.
Houghton custom Birkenstock sandals
Houghton sandals under construction in the Footwise/Birkenstock Express repair shop

The finished products on the runway

Finished Houghton designed sandals

Progression of work on the Houghton sandal project

New Chukka Boots from Footprints

New Cuxhaven boot by Footprints in mushroom and brandy waxed Nubuck
Cuxhaven boot by Footprints in waxed Nubuck

Footprints‘ brand has introduced the young at heart yet sophisticated in design Cuxhaven. It has lightweight styling and leather uppers with a contrasting heel overlay and top stitching. Inside is a removable, contoured cork footbed with great arch support. You’ll be comfortable all day in this casual lace-up style!

These strikingly designed boots are made with mushroom and brandy waxed Nubuck just in time for the winter weather. And if you need socks to compliment these boots just drop by the Birkenstock Express Sock Store.