Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

Do you live in your Birkenstocks? Is it impossible to see yourself strolling through summer in any other sandal? If so, then continue reading on how to care for and rid your Birkenstock footbed of that inevitable, not-so-attractive foot imprint.

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1. Cork sealer is your best friend:

  • Like anything, the once shiny cork of your Birks will begin to dull.
  • Apply the cork sealer in a THIN LAYER to regain that once shiny look.
  • Use a small applicator brush like a smaller paintbrush (we did!).
  • Avoid applying to the leather at all costs!
  • This step is crucial when attempting to avoid dry rot that cracks the cork.
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2. Keep your Leather & Suede Uppers clean and protected:

For suede uppers:

For leather uppers:

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3. Scrub-a-dub your Footbeds:

4. Follow this step for more intense stains:

  • Use lukewarm water, soap and a cloth to scrub the unwanted footprint away.
  • Do not place in direct heat or sunlight to dry.
  • Be patient; let them dry COMPLETELY! (away from windows and doors for 24 hours)
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All tools mentioned above are included in the Birkenstock Deluxe Shoe Care Kit available at our Brookfield, Greenfield, Glendale locations and at If your looking for individual products, our Stan’s Footwear Protector, Leather Cleaner/Conditioner and Nubuck/Suede Brush are available in stores and online as well!

Watch the full video of how to clean your Birkenstocks:

Be sure to watch these step by step instructions and follow along via our video below!

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