Where to find Birkenstock sandals in Dublin
With roots as far back as 1774, the Birkenstock brand has become synonymous with sandals and other forms of shaped sole footwear throughout the centuries. Founded by Johann Adam Birkenstock, the company has long since been one of the most groundbreaking footwear manufacturers in the developed world.
It wasn't until 1964 that the brand found its way across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States, when a woman called Margot Fraser found a pair while on holiday and noticed that they provided huge relief for an existing foot condition of hers and set up a company called Birkenstock Footprint Sandals Inc, with the intention of selling them across America. This company remains the only official American distributor of the brand in existence today.
Since then the brand has exploded in global popularity, and now creates footwear under the guise of a number of different members of the Birkenstock family. These companies include Tatami, Birki's, Betula, Papillio and Footprints.
Ireland in particular has always had a fondness for the footwear, with the brand increasing in popularity even more in the past few decades as it became more and more in fashion thanks to several notable mentions within popular culture and music, including songs from the bands NOFX and Guttermouth, as well as world renowned metal act Tool. This has led to an explosion in popularity among the Irish counter culture who focussed their attention upon alternative American music.
If you're looking for Birkenstock sandals in Dublin, there are two main retailers we can recommend. The first, simply called Birkenstock, is a bricks and mortar store located near the popular Temple Bar area, with an address at 35 Wicklow Street. The second, from which you can buy direct from the web, is the site of popular British based retailer Littlewoods, whose Littlewoods Ireland website is located at littlewoodsireland.ie and offers a comprehensive range of Birkenstock footwear at great prices.