Footbed edge: Deliberately elevated to protect the toes. Toe grip: Guides the toes, promoting the natural rolling movement of the foot. Cross arch support: Helps shift pressure from the middle to the front of the foot. Suede lining: Creates a healthy climate around the foot. Inner and outer longitudinal-arch supports: Gives the foot support and provides stability for the heel. Deep heel cup: Gives the foot a firm hold and maintains the heel profile. Cork latex footbed: Extremely flexible, providing a uniquely high level of wearing comfort. 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.