SoftMoc – Birkenstock for Spring and Summer 2015

Besides touring magnificent castles, churches, streets and iconic attractions during a trip to Germany when I was in High School – I had one other specific mission. To get a pair of Birkenstock sandals!

I had wanted a pair after falling in love with a style my friend had, and almost made that purchase at home, for the trip. Then I decided that if I was going to get this German brand of shoe and was going there anyway – why not get it from the source!

So, while in Germany, I purchased by first pair of Birkenstocks and they led my way through Europe for two weeks. Looking back, I slapped on that new pair and off I went, probably walking more than I ever had before. There was no break-in period, but total comfort for my travels and beyond.

This first pair of Birkenstock’s lasted so many years, in fact, the durability outlasted any other shoe I’d ever owned. When it was time to let them go, it was a sad sad day. It’s funny how we correlate things, since every time I think of my European vacation – I think of those sandals. 

In this I learned of Birkenstock’s incredible quality, comfort and durability. 

“Birkenstock sandals holds the strong belief that Birkenstock sandals and shoes, enhance people’s quality of life, and add to their health and vitality.”

When SoftMoc, a top Canadian shoe retailer known for providing Canadians with the highest quality in footwear, approached me to check out the new Spring and Summer 2015 line of Birkenstock’s – I jumped at the chance.

Not only was I intrigued about the new styles but I also wanted a great shoe to take me into the next season. I wanted to once again have a pair of shoes that I knew, not hoped, would last. It’s great that SoftMoc is a top Birkenstock supplier, they literally bring a piece of Germany to us Canadians!

birkenstock spring summer softmoc review

You may have noticed my tweets last week, as I shopped and tweeted live while checking out the Birkenstock’s at SoftMoc. It was a sneak-peek of the pairs I was introduced to, the hard choices I had to make {thanks for the help everyone!}, and ultimately – my giddy purchase.

softmoc canada birkenstock sandals

In choices for both Womens, Mens and Children – the selection of Birkenstock’s at SoftMoc are great. Of course, with my own feet on the agenda, I mainly focused on the Womens styles and was impressed with the choices in style and colour. 

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I tried on quite a few pairs, and had a hard time deciding between the number of straps and whether I wanted a back-strap or not. I opted for the backless 3-strap Florida Birkenstock’s, they had the best fit and I like the way it looks on.

softmoc birkenstock spring summer sandals

Then, it came down to colour and instead of choosing my usual flat tone {which I seem to always gravitate to in footwear}, I opted for a beautiful copper colour, which is a shiny strap. I figured this was classic enough for everyday use, but with a bit of flair – pushing my comfort zone. 

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One step into my Florida Birkenstock’s and my feet were happy. They hug the feet like no other, moulded to a perfect fit while being supportive and giving at the same time. 

Next, my oldest daughter chose her pair. Since this 10 year old has bigger feet, she ultimately had to shop in the women’s section. Which is higher priced than the children’s Birkenstocks, but this way she had more selection = happy Isabelle. 

softmoc canada birkenstock Mayari

She’s a different kind of shopper than I, only trying on one style {the Mayari’s} which ‘spoke to her’, yet in two colours. She settled on white, and constantly raves about the look of the trendy toe strap. Seriously, every time she steps into these shoes, she mutters ‘I so love these’. 

 softmoc birenstock shoes canada

Seeing my daughter and her love for her first pair of Birkenstock’s, I’m taken back to my days in Europe and my own first pair. She’s an active and busy girl, and it’s nice knowing that she has a shoe that won’t stop her from any adventure.

Next family trip? Our family {and our Birkenstocks} are heading to Mexico this week, time for a mother-daughter pedicure to celebrate before we step into our travels together!

softmoc canada womens birkenstock review

Customers can either shop at SoftMoc in-store or online. Also note that if you see a pair online that isn’t in-store, they can bring them in or deliver them to your house, with no added cost for shipping. Make sure to join CLUB SOFTMOC, and you can get 10% off your first purchase!



I received a gift card to facilitate this post, Opinions are always my own



  1. My choice would be the Women’s GIZEH havana leather thong Birkenstocks. @autumnetoile

  2. I would purchase the Women’s GIZEH antique brown thong sandals. I have always wanted a pair and this colour is very versatile.

  3. I have a pair of Birkenstocks with a single band and they are my favourites. I would like to try a pair of the Birkenstocks with the crossed band at the big toe, Mayari.

  4. I love birks! I am heading to Italy in August for a second honeymoon, I would love a new pair, as we will be walking a lot!

  5. While the Birkenstock Sandals look a lot more stylish than I remember, I like a pair that can be worn on the beach and in the water so I would probably choose Women’s CALEY taupe nubuck sport sandals and since I would have money left over I would likely buy one of the purses or wallets (not sure which though)

  6. I love Birkenstocks……I would get the Women’s TABORA soft footbed cobalt paisley sandals!

  7. The Birks Papillio look so comfy! I have eyed Birks for some time now. Thanks for chance to win them!

  8. Wow so many great pairs of sandals..I would get the Women’s TERRAN POST earth toe wrap sandals

  9. My choice would be the Women’s GIZEH havana leather thong Birkenstocks for my wife

  10. I’ve never owned a pair of Birks, but I’ve always thought about buying a pair as I’m all about quality, comfort and flip flops – so if I won, I’d be buying a pair for sure!

  11. I have been drooling over the Dr. Martins with the all over floral print – and they are on sale right now!!!!!

  12. I really like the Clarks Okena Posh peep toe shooties!! but the FRanco Deena wedges are right up my alley for my up coming trip

  13. If i won, i would get my wife a pair of Birkenstock. I’m not sure which ones she’ll pick, but I’m sure she’ll have a great time picking a pair she loves.

  14. I would get the mayari’s. I have a well-loved pair that have put on a lot of miles and need replacing 🙂

  15. I love sandals so I could easily choose half their website but it would be something like the Women’s HAVEN black T-strap sandals

  16. Softmoc has lovely shoes. I like the Kamik Girls’ RAINDROPS viola waterproof rain boots a lot.
    And the Nine West Women’s GALAVAN black leather dress heels are fabulous.

  17. I’d choose the Women’s Merrrell Terran Post Sandals, or spoil my hubby (I think he’d most like the Sperry Men’s SANTA CRUZ brown adjustable sandals)

    This is all, of course, because my Birks are basically brand new – I’m a Birkenstock gal too 🙂

  18. I can’t wear Birkenstocks 🙁 So my choice would be the Merrell terran convertible.

  19. Ohh,I love so many things on the site!..I may buy the Women’s ANGY 3 pewter memory foam thong sandals

  20. I would get a pair of boots -something like the DR. MARTENS – Women’s 1460 8-Eye black smooth leather boots

  21. I’ve been looking for new riding boots this would work wonderfully for that… thank you 🙂

  22. i would buy the kids new sandals if i won especially the Boys’ SEAHORSE 2 strap suede waterproof sandals if i won.

  23. I am a Club SoftMoc member & my feet LOVE the shoes there! I would choose the new style Birkenstock PIAZZA blk pat adjustable toe loop sandals!

  24. I’d get a pair of comfy slip on sandals – being pregnant in the summer is enough of a challenge!

  25. I’d definitely get a new pair of Birkenstocks! My current ones need to be retired! 🙂

  26. I’d probably get 2 pairs of sandals one would be the Women’s CALEY taupe nubuck sport sandals. I’m not too sure what the second would be yet 🙂

  27. I’d get the Women’s GIZEH havana leather thong Birkenstocks. @autumnetoile.

  28. I would get the :

    Women’s ARIZONA PLATFORM white sandals narrow.

    They are so stylish and comfy.

  29. Oh wow, it would be really hard to choose! I think I may invest in some slippers – they have great ones from Foamtreads

  30. My go-to Birk is also the Florida in black, but I’ve been looking at the Women’s MAYARI in havana. I wear my Birkenstocks all summer and year round around my home.

  31. I would get myself some new sandals. i love the Women’s GLACIER pewter casual slide sandals and they’re on sale!

  32. I’d get my dad a new pair of Birkenstock Men’s ARIZONA brown 2 strap sandals. They’re his favorite sandals and his are getting old.

  33. I have been dying to get some new skechers so I would get the Women’s On-the-GO ESCAPE white/silver flip flops and the Women’s GOwalk APRES grey/ black slip ons for my summer trip to Italy

  34. probably something for my daughter, but if i could choose something for me, i would choose Breeze Sea pewter comfort flip flops!

  35. I like to wear comfortable shoes so I would probably get the Sketchers Women’s Plush Peace & Love black canvas slip-ons or the Keds Teacup slip-ons.

  36. I’d love to buy the Ipanema Women’s BOUQUET black/multi printed flip flops for summer!

  37. I wish they made them for narrow feet! Even the kids licensed brand is too wide for my daughter’s feet to fit properly.

  38. Love their quality! I’d choose the Women’s 137597 moose hide fringe bootie moccasins!

  39. I am in love with the Women’s GIZEH black thong sandals! They look so comfortable and have been wanting a pair of Birkenstocks forever. 🙂

  40. The Nine West Women’s BIG EASY black suede wedge sandals gave me vapours! 🙂 So cute and fun! 🙂

  41. Definitely need a new pair this year as I’ve completely worn my silver ones out! I think I’d try a bronze multi strap Birk this time. I got my first pair in Europe on a summer trip as a teen too, many years ago. Love them!

  42. I love the Birkenstock Clogs ; the Women’s BOSTON black suede clogs – Narrow. They look so comfy.

  43. I would love a pair of Birkenstocks! I have to wear orthotics, and in the summer, sandals and orthotics don’t go go well together…Birks would be the perfect solution to that!

  44. I would get a pair of Burkenstockes clogs for around the house. I’m on my feet always at home and need good foot ware. THANK You

  45. I would get the Birkenstock that was the most comfortable for me. So many different styles it would be a hard choice

  46. I want moccasins, especially the Women’s CUTE FAUX ME grey crepe sole moccasins. Great for driving and around the house.

  47. I’d love a pair of birkenstocks! My mom swears by then, I’ve never owned a pair!

  48. I like the Birkenstock Gizeh mocha thong sandal. I would have to try on every sandal in the store though – fit is what matters most!

  49. I like the Women’s MADRID white slide sandals – Narrow.
    There are many nice sandals for the summer. With my pregnant and swollen feet I need something comfortable.

  50. I would love to get the Berkenstock GIZEH thong sandals in black.I had a pair and they were so comfortable but I need a new pair now 🙂

  51. I really like the Women’s MADRID pearlized white single strap sandal. It looks so clean, fresh and comfortable

  52. I would buy the Women’s RABBIT fleece lined mocha moccasins. I have been wearing them for years and have to replace them every few years and the time has come again. They are great to wear on chilly hardwood floors. I absolutely love them. I just have to make sure that I order the ones without the crepe soles.

  53. If I win I think I would get the Women’s SCARLETT 01 black low dress shooties.

  54. I Love KEDS – I’d buy the pink ones on clearance so i could buy the blue clearance ones too 🙂

  55. I would get the papillio Birkenstocks. Those I have 2 pair already. I wear those almost everyday in the summer.

  56. I would probably get myself a pair of Birkenstock like one of those in your post :). Thanks for the chance!

  57. I bought my first pair in Germany, too, and came back with a purple pair for my best friend. I would get the classic Pappilio – I just love how good they make my feet feel. Thanks!! 🙂 <3 Jennpup

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