Birkenstock Soft Footbed vs Regular - Which Is More Comfortable?
So, Birkenstock, being a normal company that wants to get as many people to buy their Birkenstocks as possible, came out with the soft footbed. The soft footbed is exactly the same construction as the regular footbed. The only difference is underneath the suede layer and right above the jute layer is a layer of memory foam. It’s not that soft.
Clog Blog - Birkenstock Guide: Soft Footbed vs Regular Footbed
The main difference between the Regular and Soft Footbed: The image below is of the soft footbed and shows the difference between the two footbeds with label 2 - The soft Footbed is padded with an anatomically shaped foam inlay. It contains millions of tiny air bubbles that deliver an exceptionally comfortable wearing experience.
Soft Footbed vs Original Footbed: What Is Your Preference?
Regular Footbed (Plain M&M's) vs Soft Footbed (Peanut M&M's) When it comes to Birkenstock footbeds, I prefer the original footbed. However, sometimes Birkenstock only makes certain styles in the soft footbed. If I like the style being offered in the soft footbed, I am not going to forgo the shoe because it doesn’t come in an original footbed.
Category: Birkenstock: Original Footbed Vs Soft Footbed
Thankfully Birkenstock and Birkenstock Express carry a number of styles in narrow and regular width and provide several options in terms of original vs soft footbed. I ordered the Arizona style with a soft footbed in my size and they fit like a glove. The extra layer of foam certainly made it easy to wear this shoe right out of the box.
help with sizing and soft vs. regular footbed : Birkenstocks
The Soft Footbed will ease the break in period and is usually a more familiar feeling to Birkenstock rookies. Most people who have been wearing the brand for awhile tend to prefer the classic footbed, as the initial firmness doesn't scare them and it lets you get right up against the cork footbed that molds to meet your foot.
First pair ever- regular or soft footbed? : Birkenstocks
Typically, first-timers like the Soft-Footbed better, as it's an easier break-in period. However, it does tend to mute the arches a bit, so if you have particularly high arches, you may like the classic footbed better. Get to a place you can try some and see what's best on your feet.
Birkenstock FAQs and Our Time-Tested Answers – Happy Feet.
What is the difference between soft and regular Birkenstocks? A: The shape and size of a soft footbed is exactly the same as a regular (firm) footbed. However, the cushier nature of the soft-footbed can allow your foot to expand a bit more than a regular footbed.