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What’s a Footbed? More About The Style That Birkenstock Made Famous

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So, what is a “footbed” anyway? Technically, it’s an insole, used to provide support, cushioning and overall comfort while you’re wearing the shoe. You may have noticed that it’s starting to become industry-standard across the footwear business to call sandals that have a similar look to Birkenstock’s classic sandal “footbed sandals”. Birkenstock considers themselves the original “footbed” sandal, touting the anatomically correct and ergonomic insoles on their sandals as the “original”, contoured footbed – and there’s a lot of research behind them to back-up the benefits the footbed provides.


Many companies have since jumped on the Birkenstock bandwagon, creating new versions of the much-loved look. We love the classic Birkenstock style, but they often come with a hefty price-tag. Do you love footbed sandals too? Check out our selection of White Mountain styles that offer comfort and style at a more wallet-friendly price.


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