Birkenstock Do's and Don'ts

At FootMotion, we're all about ensuring that your Birkenstock experience remains as pleasant as the day you slipped into those relaxing sandals. Understanding the proper care for your Birkenstocks is crucial in preserving their durability, style, and, most importantly, the well-being of your feet. We've curated a comprehensive guide outlining the essential do's and don'ts to help you maintain your Birkenstocks, so that they stay reliable and comfortable for years to come.


Find Your Perfect Fit: Not all Birkenstock styles are created equal. Take the time to find a style that suits your feet, considering factors like foot shape, width, and walking pattern.

Break Them In Gently: Birkenstocks need time to mould to your feet and adapt to your walking pattern. Start by wearing them for a few hours a day and gradually increase the duration to ensure optimum comfort.

Seek Expert Guidance: If you're uncertain about sizing or have questions about caring for your Birkenstocks, don't hesitate to seek assistance. Visit our FootMotion store for a fitting or reach out to us for guidance.

Maintain Proper Space: Allow approximately 5 mm of space at the front and back of your Birkenstocks. This ensures comfort and prolongs the life of your beloved sandals.


Avoid Incorrect Sizing: Ensure you get the right size by trying them on before making a purchase. Wearing the wrong size can damage your Birkenstocks and compromise their comfort.

Keep Them Dry and Shaded: Birkenstocks are not designed for excessive water exposure or direct sunlight. Always air-dry them in a cool, shaded place to maintain their quality.

Don't Rush the Break-In: Avoid wearing your new Birkenstocks all day, every day, initially. Gradually ease into them to allow them to mould and adapt to your feet for enhanced comfort.


By following these guidelines and partnering with FootMotion, you're investing in a lasting and enjoyable Birkenstock experience. Your comfort and satisfaction are our priorities and we encourage you to select the perfect size for your Birkenstocks. At FootMotion, we're dedicated to expertly tailoring your Birkenstock experience, ensuring that your comfort remains seamless throughout the years. Stay tuned for more Birkenstock tips and updates from FootMotion—we're here to support you every step of the way.