Birkenstock launched its line in Germany in 1774 and began exporting to America in 1966 when Margot Fraser realized how incredibly comfortable the shoes were. This location offers a huge selection of the scientifically created footwear. Birkenstock shoes are known for providing maximum comfort and support. The shoes are made of cork and natural latex which can be molded to support any foot. They come in three types: the original footbed, the soft footbed and the high arch.