To guarantee optimum comfort, we offer our original footbed in two widths: “regular” for normal to sturdy feet and “narrow” for slim and more narrow feet.
size calculator for sandals
To determine the perfect size for your sandals, please choose whether the calculation is for kids’ or adults’ feet and enter the measurements for each foot. You can find more information in our size chart.
your ideal sandal size and width are:
HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT SIZE FOR YOUR BIRKENSTOCKS
You need two sheets of paper (DIN A4), a pencil and a ruler.
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.
HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT FIT AND ADJUST STRAPS CORRECTLY
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.
If your toes touch the edge of the footbed or if they jut 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 the upper strap and the arch of the foot.
Our recommendation: don’t wear new sandals longer than a few hours at a time to break them in slowly.