Birkenstock Kaprun Review
In certain cultures, when entering the privacy of the home is mandatory to remove your shoes that you came with, and to put on special home slippers.
Such customs exists to this day in Japan, and some parts of South American. This custom is due to tradition and respect for the house, and you show respect by removing your shoes and putting on assigned home slippers.
But in some cultures that wasn’t the case. For instance, in the Middle East, the slipper was a symbol of captivity. The sultan had indoor slippers lying in front of the harem slippers that were very soft and comfortable just for indoors use. So the concubines wouldn’t have been able to make a break for freedom away from the harem while wearing them. Why, because the slippers they were too thin and slippery.
They would tear easily on the hard rocky roads outside, and the women would go far by wearing them on their feet.
But for now let’s get back to present times and review one modern version of the house slipper. The Birkenstock Kaprun.
Anatomically shaped cork-latex footbed
Upper: wool felt
Footbed lining: suede
Artificially dyed real fur
The midsole has a very pronounced raised toe bar, specifically designed to encourage the natural gripping motion of your feet. The raised toe bar also provides exercise to your legs and aids the circulation in your legs. The neutral heel profile and deep heel cup really keep the natural padding of your foot where it belongs, distributing your body weight more evenly. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the comfort and anatomical molding that the midsole has to offer to your feet. You really can’t put a price on something amazing like that, no can you?
All of them combined keeps the comfort on a high-satisfaction level, because at home that you’ll be needing the comfort the most. Sure you can put up with an uncomfortable shoe for a couple of hours, but why do that at the privacy of your home? Your footwear at home need to put you at ease and relax you, and if you have a shoe that pinches you, it’s a shoe with a lost cause.
The shearling-lined and contoured footbed molds to the shape of your foot and leaves a custom made footbed that hugs your feet in the right way and provides them with a fantastic grip in every part of the day. The mix of wool and fur adds to the comfort but from the upper part of the clog, while the raised toe bar and neutral heel profile of the foot keep the shape of your foot and distributes the weight of your body evenly.
Oh, and last but not least, the EVA outsole is there to keep up with the multiple functions of the upper and midsole and just to add the comfort from the bottom of the shoe.
You’ll fall in love with these shoes, and they’ll be the perfect Christmas gift for practically every family member. They’re not only comfortable, but also supportive of the foot, and will provide you with a relaxed feeling that you crave after a long period in uncomfortable shoes. The quality of the materials in high, the craftsmanship even higher and what’s left is for you to try them on. You won’t be able to take them off when you do, so might as well do yourself a favor and buy them immediately. They’ll become your new BFF that you’ll invite home for a cozy night in. Only that BFF will be stuck on your feet for a long period of time and wouldn’t want to let go of them as well.