Birkenstock insoles are finally here! These half arch supports fit in most shoes and offer amazing arch and metatarsal support. Continue reading for a description on the two different insoles.
The Blue Footbed (above) retails for $59.95 and is available in whole European sizes and medium and wide widths. This insert is excellent if you are looking for pure metatarsal support. The medial (inner) arch is long and fills the whole arch space while the metatarsal bump sits just behind the ball of the foot, keeping the toes from splaying out. These have a deep heel cup with a shape that very much mimics the classic Birk shape. They'll fit easily in any shoe with a full back and deep side. I've put them in anything from my old Vans bike shoes to the Neil M. oxfords in the picture.
The Birko-Natural (above) retails for $59.95 and is avaiable in whole European sizes from 37 to 44 in medium widths. It is going to more closely imitate the feel of a Birkenstock soft-footbed (the one with a memory foam layer between the leather, jute and cork). The heel cup and the arch shape is slightly shallower than the Blue insole, however, the cork and foam on the Birko-Natural insole gives you quite a bit more cushion. Being made from cork and jute it will take the shape of your unique arches, just like the original Birkenstock sandal.
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