A Legendary Design
The core of all models is the original Birkenstock footbed. The construction helps your feet feel as comfortable as possible for hours on end.
The QS500 is a steel toe safety shoe that presents as a simple, modern sneaker. The removable footbed reduces strain when standing for hours. The nonslip, metal-free, oil and petrol resistant outsole provides energy absorption and is penetration-resistant. A 200-joule, scratch-resistant steel toe cap protects the forefoot. The upper is water-resistant (WRU) and offers antistatic protection. Certified in accordance with EN ISO 20345:2011 and meets the requirements of protection category S3.
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Prolong the life of your Birkenstocks by following our care instructions:
Trying on a new pair: Follow our size guide to ensure you’re wearing the correct size.
Breaking in a new pair: Allow your feet to adjust to your new shoes by limiting wear to just a few hours the first five to six times.
Air footbeds regularly: Airing the footbeds prevents the build-up of odours caused by excess moisture.
Don’t immerse in water: Water can damage the cork and dissolve the glue/sealant.
Avoid extreme heat: Heat exposure can damage Birkenstocks. Avoid leaving them in the car or direct sunlight, and keep away from radiators and fireplaces.
Repair your shoes: Over time, Birkenstock footwear may require repair due to general wear. Read more about repairs.>
For your comfort and support, we offer our original footbed in two widths: 'Regular' for normal to wide feet and 'Narrow' for slimmer feet.
The width of your Birkenstocks is indicated by the footprint shape next to the size.
Choosing the correct fit will keep your feet happy, prevent pressure or rubbing in the wrong places and extend the lifespan of your shoes.
These measurements are footbed dimensions.
We recommend choosing a footbed size by adding 10mm to the length of your foot, and selecting narrow or regular based on your foot width.
|24 Narrow (Kids)||150mm||63mm|
|25 Narrow (Kids)||160mm||65mm|
|26 Narrow (Kids)||165mm||67mm|
|27 Narrow (Kids)||170mm||69mm|
|28 Narrow (Kids)||180mm||71mm|
|29 Narrow (Kids)||185mm||73mm|
|30 Narrow (Kids)||190mm||75mm|
|31 Narrow (Kids)||200mm||77mm|
|32 Narrow (Kids)||205mm||79mm|
|33 Narrow (Kids)||210mm||81mm|
|34 Narrow (Kids)||220mm||83mm|
We offer in-house repairs on our products to help you enjoy your birks for longer
We make an effort to minimise our impact on the planet at every step
We offer free shipping on all orders over $50
The arch supports that run alongside the sides of the footbed surround the tarsal bones inside and out. This gives the foot the stability it needs when it takes a step.
The very deep molding in the heel area supports the foot tissue and holds the heel bone firmly in its natural position. This provides the foot with nearly as much support when it is in a sandal as when it is in a closed shoe.
One of our most important raw materials is cork – A natural and sustainable product that boasts high elasticity, outstanding cushioning, and excellent heat and sound insulation. The cork layer is reproduced and can therefore be harvested again and again without harming the tree.
The cork is obtained from the bark layer of the cork oak. At least five centimeters of thick bark is stripped from the cork oak – a process that can only be repeated every seven to nine years. A single tree can provide 100 to 200 kilograms of cork during its lifetime.
Natural latex serves as a primary binding agent in the production of the footbed. Like cork, natural latex is also a renewable resource. Natural latex is obtained from the resin of rubber trees.
This delicate natural material has a much better energy balance than synthetic latex, which is obtained from crude oil, and it's also free from pollutants such as solvents or CFCs. In addition, natural latex has beneficial natural properties, such as a high elasticity-point and superior breathability.
Birkenstocks are carefully manufactured to allow for easy repairs over the life of the shoes.
Most components are replaceable or repairable.
Our workshop exclusively uses genuine Birkenstock repair materials.
Regular care and maintenance of your Birkenstocks helps keep your favourites on your feet for longer.
Smaller, more regular repairs, such as re-soling and cork patching are recommended over the life of your shoes to extend their wear.
The more shoes we are able to repair, the more we keep from being discarded and ending up as landfill.
We salvage parts and materials from anything that we can no longer repair, minimising waste at every part of our process.
Our workshop team are a talented bunch!
Even if you think your shoes may be beyond repair, or your new puppy has given them a good chew, please reach out to us.