Birkenstock was founded in Germany in 1774 by Johann Adam Birkenstock. Birkenstock's foot beds are built of natural cork, which means that they are both comfortable and anatomical with their cushioning ability. In addition to a timeless design, Birkenstock's shoes have durable, lightweight and flexible soles, which makes them an excellent choice for those who stand a lot. The shoes are manufactured in Birkenstock's own factories in Germany.