Birkenstock Madrid Sandals
The iconic Madrid is a simple, single strap slide that is the oldest of the Birkenstock models making it both a classic and a favourite. In 1932 Karl Birkenstock created the “Karl Birkenstock System” gaining the approval of podiatrists and doctors. It was three decades later that Birkenstock launched the now iconic single strap Madrid, often called a fitness sandal with a deep and flexible footbed. The positioning of the strap, footbed and buckle are designed to adapt to the foots rolling motion. When the heel rises from the footbed the foot naturally flexes over the ball and the toes contract sharply in a gripping motion. When the heel lowers, the muscles then relax. Each step in the Madrid helps to strengthen the foot and calf muscles as well as stimulating circulation.