Zurich Suede Leather in Taupe (Classic Footbed - Suede Lined)
The Zurich is one of Birkenstock's most loved and versatile styles, providing support and comfort whether it be for work or leisure. The Zurich offers a thick band for protection and two points of adjustment with buckles atop the Classic Birkenstock Footbed.
Suede Leather Upper / Classic Footbed - Suede Lined Suede Leather is made with premium cowhides that are split to produce soft, thick, matte leather.
The essence of all our shoe models is the original BIRKENSTOCK footbed, which is inspired by the natural imprint of a foot in the sand and feels just like walking barefoot. Its anatomical shape ideally supports the natural walking action of your foot. Your feet, joints and back are protected. At the same time, your foot and leg muscles are exercised, and your health and well-being benefit as a result.
Many Birkenstock models are offered in two different widths; narrow or regular. Most people are suited to wearing a regular width fitting. The narrow fitting is designed for those who overall have slender feet. When trying on your Birkenstocks for the first time open all straps and step into the footbed. Close the straps comfortably, if correctly fitted you should have approximately 5mm of space at either end of your foot. Your feet should be able to move freely without your toes hitting the edge of the footbed. Adjust to your new shoes gradually, as they may introduce new movements to the muscles in your feet and legs. Although your shoes may feel rather rigid at first, their flexibility will increase with wear. Leather straps will become more supple and the footbeds will adjust slightly to your feet.
Birkenstock products are predominantly manufactured in Germany, with a focus on high quality, natural materials. A large proportion of the materials used to create Birkenstock footwear comes from sustainable sources, including cork, natural latex, jute, leather, wool feat, copper and brass. Given their durability, Birkenstock products are also sustainable by nature. Environmental protection has long been paramount at Birkenstock. Sustainability is an expression of the company’s corporate ethos rather than a marketing trend. Birkenstock’s environmentally friendly operations reflect this commitment, with the brand constantly working to improve its production processes, products, packaging and logistics.