• Are Birkenstocks worth it?

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    You’ve all heard of them; you may even own a pair or two already; but the main question everyone focuses on; “Are Birkenstocks worth it?”

    Originating in 1774, the iconic German shoe manufacturer was brought to the US in 1966, Birkenstock sandals became heavily associated with hippies and ‘Flower Children’ in the 1970’s. Introduced to high fashion in the early 90’s by supermodels and actors; the demand for the iconic core sandal has increased significantly.

     

    Con: Sizing

    We understand the sizing of Birkenstocks can be daunting for a new customer, our staff have extensive knowledge and years’ experience in fitting footwear to ensure for the best fit. On our website and social media, you will find Birkenstock Shopping Guides & Size guides for extra help, with a trouble-free return experience if the wrong size was purchased. Note, the Birkenstocks are available in a regular and narrow width, the regular has an outlined foot illustration on the innersole whereas the narrow fit has a filled foot illustration.

             

    Pro: They are unbelievably comfortable!

    Birkenstock use premium quality cork to provide orthopaedic contours of the feet, for maximum comfort. Cork is a natural, lightweight and shock absorbent material that derives from the cork oak trees, which is completely renewable. Firstly, the cork footbed can be quite tough at first; wearing them around the house is a great and easy to way to allow the cork to mould and shape with every step.

    For those who find the initial ‘wearing in’ stage of Birkenstocks, here at Grundy’s Shoes we offer various styles with a Soft Footbed. The Soft Footbed is padded with an anatomically pre-formed foam insert, this is made up of tiny air bubbles that contribute to a softer and unique wearing experience.

     

    Pro: They are long lasting!

    The natural materials of Birkenstocks allow a hot and cold insulating effect to promote a healthy foot climate for overall foot health and long-lasting footwear. These materials allow for all day wear as the natural cork footbed will not deteriorate with age; for older pairs of Birkenstocks that need some TLC, you are able to get them resoled at Birkenstock approved repairers.

     

    Con: Pricing $

    Birkenstocks pricing varies due to the materials used, from EVA rubber, synthetic leather, Vegan, Suede, Oiled and Smooth leathers; the pricing of Birkenstocks can vary from $91, all the way to $320. For the following reasons, we can assure you they are popular and priced for the right reasons!

          

     

    Pro: Fashionable & Comfortable for work & home!

    Here, at Grundy’s Shoes we stock a range of Birkenstocks in both core and seasonal collections, including work approved footwear for various industries such as healthcare, hospitality, and fashion. We stock core styles that are available to shop all year round, with the option to shop our limited-edition seasonal styles that are often brighter colours and unique designs for Birkenstock lovers!

     

    Ensuring an optimum level of comfort and support, healthcare workers often go for Boston, London & Linz as they are our closed toe styles and allow for protection in a medical environment and meet the requirements of most healthcare dress codes. Our Super Birki & Profi Birki styles are made from Polyurethane which allows for a waterproof upper and a non-abrasive and slip resistant outsole, perfect for Professional use.

     

    For those wearing their Birkenstocks around the house and running errands, we stock various colours and materials to suit your personal style. The Zermatt, Amsterdam (restock coming soon!) and Shearling Suede ranges are perfect for around the house; allowing your feet to be comfortable, supported whilst the soft uppers are gentle and breathable on the skin. The classic Arizona ‘two strap’ sandal style, is often paired with denim for a minimalist and timeless look for both men and women.

     

    Please note: Stock and styles vary between each Grundy’s Shoe stores. There has been a worldwide shortage of Birkenstocks since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have Birkenstock deliveries at all times of the year. Sign up to our Newsletter and keep an eye out on our social media for all restock updates.

  • Cult Classic Shoes - Grundy's Staff Staples

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    Here at Grundy’s, we have our key brands and styles we offer our customers, the finest comfort and lifestyle footwear from a range of worldwide brands. Our famous Australian brands including ECCO, EOS & FRANKiE4, along with world renowned European brands such as Birkenstock, Pikolinos & Ara with many more.

    From slippers to waterproof Winter boots, we stock styles to suit all foot shapes, sizes, conditions, and personal trends. Whether you have a wide foot, one foot bigger than the other or perhaps never find the right colour – we have you covered.

    After interviewing fellow staff members, all with extensive knowledge and training of footwear; we wanted to know their cult classics, and wardrobe must haves from the brands available at Grundy’s Shoes.

     

    Lyn – FRANKiE4 NAT II SNEAKER

    “I love the way they feel on my feet, they’re comfortable to wear all day and change up with all my outfits. I recommend them to everyone, especially healthcare workers on their feet all day.”

     

    Chloe – BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONA

    “I’m pretty lazy getting ready in the mornings, my Birks are easy to chuck on with anything and everything. I’m comfortable all day and I recommend them to every customer, regardless of their size or width. I think I have about 9 pairs…”

     

    Vicki – ARCHE 

    “We have only had the brand Arche less than a year, but I am obsessed with all their colours and styles. The soles last forever and the comfort is next to none, I love that you can buy either neutral tones or bright pops of colour.” (Guess what… they’re on sale)

     

    Lisa – CABELLO 341-27

    “No matter what shoe size, foot shape or even odd shape toes; Cabello shoes will fit. I love that I can recommend them to everyone, they are a great work shoe that can fit orthotics; I believe they’re a great value for money”

     

    Santina – ECCO 880123 MULTI VENT

    “These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn; the highly padded insoles support my feet all day. I’m a beloved fan of ECCO’s and I own three different colours of the Multi-Vent.”

     

    Evangeline – BIRKENSTOCK SHEARLING SUEDE

    “My favourite shoes we sell would have to be the Boston or Arizona Shearling Suedes, they are unbelievably comfortable and soft; I wear mine around the house and can’t help myself to wear them running errands"

     

    I’m sure from this article you can assume we’re all shoe addicts… which is completely true; but we’re here to support all other shoe addicts. With our staff extensive knowledge, training, and experience, we pride ourselves in the finest customer service available. Whether you’re shopping in-store or online, we’re here to help you find the finest footwear available.

  • Black Shoes For Healthcare Workers

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    We know that it can be difficult to find suitable shoes when working in the healthcare profession, that are comfortable, safe, and also meeting the requirements of often needing to be all black.

    We have a selection of orthotic friendly nurse shoes, theatre clogs, and general medical shoes, available at Grundy’s Shoes.

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