Birkenstocks: are they worth the price?

Feet are something we as humans seriously depend upon. Our feet are our means of transportation, along with our legs, therefore owning a pair of well-structured shoes is rather important.

Since I had reconstructive ligament surgery on my foot, the quality of shoes is something I place a fair amount of emphasis on. I need a pair of shoes that give me the support necessary to ensure I don’t re-injure my foot, and thus far, Birkenstocks have done the job.

I’ve been wearing Birkenstocks since I started high school, so for roughly ten years (excuse me while I freak out over the fact that grade nine was that long ago). I’ve never had an issue with these shoes, and I certainly believe they’re worth the money considering how long they last.

Depending on the style of Birkenstocks, they tend to retail for $100-$150, from what I’ve seen. And while $150 may seem like a steep price tag for a pair of sandals, I can assure you that they’re absolutely worth the cost.

Birkenstocks function as a natural orthotic, meaning their sole mimics the support of an actual orthotic. They offer tremendous support and comfort, and I’ve never had an issue wearing them for an extended period of time.

For me, a pair lasts, on average, for three years or so, although I’ve had pairs in the past that have lasted longer. I actually purchased a new pair a few days ago because my current ones have met their end, and I imagine they’ll be kicking for the next few years.

Birkenstocks come in a a variety of styles and colours, meaning there’s something for everyone. Many of the styles are unisex as well, so there’s no reason why someone wouldn’t be able to find a pair they like.

If you have yet to test out a pair of these shoes, I recommend doing so. They’re pretty awesome.

Photo credit: <a href=”https://visualhunt.co/a3/dd5942″>@Doug88888</a&gt; on <a href=”https://visualhunt.com/re5/99598004″>Visual Hunt</a> / <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/”&gt; CC BY-NC-SA</a>


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