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Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

I love sandals. Growing up in Southern California, I rarely wore anything else. When temperatures hardly drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, what reason is there to give up the freedom of sandals for close-toed shoes? As a kid, I pretty much wore Birkenstocks exclusively. I remember this pair that I had that were blue with a print of a school of fish on them. Gosh, I loved those shoes.

As I grew older, I stopped wearing my beloved Birks and opted for flip-flops instead. Only just recently, I made the change back. I do a lot of walking (and was anticipating a lot more walking with all the travel ahead) and I have flat feet so I knew that the flip-flops weren’t helping. I needed sandals to add to my capsule wardrobe that offered better support and would help keep my feet and back healthy and happy.

Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

While I was in Ventura, California with my family, I decided to head to the Birkenstocks store there to see if I could find my grown-up Birks and I picked the classic Arizona Sandal in Oiled Habana Leather.

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Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

How do Birkenstocks measure up to my standards of purchasing sustainable and ethical fashion? Birkenstocks have been around since 1774 and, since then, their shoes have always been made in Germany using eco-friendly processes.

Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

With more than 230 years of experience in the fine art of shoemaking and knowledge gathered from one generation to the next, our shoes exhibit the finest workmanship and are of the utmost quality.


Birkenstock represents top-notch products manufactured with close attention to detail and a high level of hand-crafting. Eco-friendly production and the use of select, high-grade, long-lasting materials all help to protect our environment. Birkenstock products are, and will remain, “Made in Germany.”


We are continuously developing our products to keep pace with our customers’ high standards. New manufacturing processes aided by the latest technologies and the development of new materials and models allow us to offer you unique quality and unmatched comfort, walking and standing, today and tomorrow.


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Birkenstock Adventures

My Arizonas have already been my happy-feet-companions for numerous adventures. From Farmer’s Markets in Southern California, to cold black-coffee-mornings (yes, birks + socks; I’ve done it) at my favorite local coffee place, to train trips and green smoothie lunches in Portland, and stopping to smell the flowers at Pike Place Market in Seattle.

I’m looking forward to seeing where else my adventures (and these shoes!) take me!

Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

Do you wear Birkenstocks?
They’re the kind of shoe that either you hate ’em or you love ’em.
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  • I love my Birkenstocks! I’ve taken them everywhere – hiking, under waterfalls, on the beach, etc. they are so durable and comfortable!

  • Birkenstocks are seriously some of the best sandals out there! Love them!

  • I’ve never owned a pair of Birkenstocks before as I’m a Havaiana flip flops fan, but I’ve always heard how comfortable they are. I do a lot of walking when I’m travel blogging here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I’m really considering purchasing a pair in California for the summer. Thanks for putting comfort and style on today’s radar for me!

  • I love Birkenstocks!! They are legit the most comfy shoes ever. i love this rubbed leather look! Mine are black and I wear them everywhere!

  • I think Birkenstocks can look so cute, they’re the perfect sandal, and I hear they are super comfy. But whenever I try them on, I never like how they look on me! I’ll just admire them on everyone else. 😉

  • Ah, Birkenstocks! When we visited Cali back in the early 2000’s my mom, Kay and I wore Birks constantly…actually, I’m pretty sure they were the only shoes we packed. 🙂 Of course when the fell out of style a few years later (as least on the East coast…) I grew out of mine and never replaced them…but this recent comeback makes me happy…comfortable sandals for the win! 😉

  • Ashley

    I love love LOVE my Birkenstocks! They are so comfortable and seem to go with everything! I have them in white and would love to pick them up in another color!

    xo Ashley

  • I’ve had the same pair of Birkenstock Arizona sandals since Christmas of 2001. I wore them outside when I first got them, but generally they are my house shoes. I need to get them re-soled because they are a little worn out…but I love them!

  • Never worn Birkenstocks sandals but heard how comfortable they are. I am so used to flip-flops and other sandals that it’s difficult to imagine how they will look on my feet. I love how others carry it off though! Love the color you picked 🙂 Have a great day!

    Monika |

  • I can’t wait to get a pair! I’ve always lived in Michigan so I wear boots almost year-round, but I’m moving to Arizona soon and will definitely need a pair of reliable walking shoes. I remember my aunt having a pair of these when I was younger but they weren’t ‘cool.’ If only I had known that being comfortable tops being cool most of the time!

  • I hate to say it, it I’m in the “hate me” camp :/ I know they are great for your feet, I just don’t love the look.

  • Angelle Marix

    I use to have a pair and rocked them for years. I still think that they are the best and especially with certain styles.


  • Birkenstocks are my favorite! I have a different style, but they’re definitely a spring and summer staple!

  • I’m kind of on the fence about Birkenstocks! Part of me wants to try them, but the other part just isn’t sure! I do like the color and style you got. Glad you found the perfect grown up pair!

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