find your perfect fit
Comfort for the well-being of your feet
The right footwear, the anatomically shaped footbed and a perfect fit form the basis for healthy feet and a healthy gait. With a correct fit sore feet, pressure points or malpositions can be prevented. If you are uncertain about the exact size and width of your next pair of BIRKENSTOCKS, we will gladly help you find the perfect fit - from measuring your feet to adjusting the straps.
To guarantee optimum comfort, we offer our original footbed in two widths: Regular and Narrow.
how to find the perfect size for your birkenstocks
pro tip #1
Your feet may expand during the day, so it's best to measure them in the evening.
Place the sheets of paper on the floor. Stand straight on the paper with your heels against the wall.
Measure the width: with the help of a pencil, mark the outermost points at the left and right side of the balls of your feet.
Measure the length: mark the longest toe of each foot.
pro tip #2
We recommend using a pencil or a ball pen. A thick pen, such as a felt-tip or marker, can distort the result.
how to find the perfect fit and adjust straps correctly
Place your foot on the footbed while standing upright.
OPTIMUM SPACE AT THE HEEL
There should be a space of approx. 5 mm between the heel and the footbed edge.
OPTIMUM SPACE AT THE TOES
There should be a space of approx. 10 mm between the toes and the footbed edge.
pro tip #3
You can determine the perfect fit for your Birkenstock sandal with open straps.
If your toes touch the edge of the footbed or if they just out over it, the sandal is too small.
If there's too much space at the toes and the heel, the sandal is too big.
If the balls of the feet or the toes jut out over the edge at the sides, the sandal is too narrow.
optimum fit of lower strap
Adjust the lower strap so that there is space of approx. 5 mm between the strap and the arch of the foot.
optimum fit of upper strap
There should be space of approx. 10 mm between
Walk a few steps. Should the straps be too tight or too loose, readjust them. The straps at the left and at the right foot do not necessarily have to be adjusted the same way.
Check your straps again after a few days, as the upper can stretch a little over time. Our recommendation: don't wear new sandals longer than a few hours at a time to break them in slowly.