Blue Footbed Orthotics, Heeled Wide

  • Blue Footbed Orthotics, Heeled Wide
  • Blue Footbed Orthotics, Heeled Wide

Birkenstock Blue Footbed Orthotics

With the blue footbed® you can enjoy BIRKENSTOCK comfort in shoes made by other manufacturers. The thin insert distributes your body weight evenly, relieving pressure on your back and joints. It is suitable for both rustic work and sport shoes as well as casual shoes.

The blue footbed® is kept shorter at the front and flat around the sides. The heel cup is slightly narrower. This gives your foot sufficient stability. The high outer support in the heel area provides extra firm support. As with the standard footbed, the arches and moldings in the inner area emulate the shape of the foot. This relieves pressure and stabilizes the natural tissue, supporting the foot when it rolls.

The three-quarter length helps ensure a good fit. The length of the forefoot and the shape of the toecap are generally not important. The shoe size may differ from the footbed size. The blue footbed® has an easy-to-clean silk lining. The upper material is comfortable and helps ensure a good foot climate. The inserts themselves are made of flexible cork and latex core and are very sturdy and therefore durable.

The blue footbed® is available in two versions: "footbed tradition" to help offset the increased impact of shoes with a heel, and "footbed sport" to support feet in flexible models with a low or no heel.


  1. Very thin and flexible sides create a high level of comfort and adapt to the shape of the shoe.
  2. The heel cup hugs the natural shape of the foot, supporting the heel and providing good shock absorption.
  3. The arch under the balls of the feet, the transversal arch support and the lateral support provide relief for the feet and help them revert to their natural shape.
  4. The arch under the balls of the feet, the transversal arch support and the lateral support provide relief for the feet and help them revert to their natural shape.

On a hard, level surface the foot tends to rest mainly on the heel and balls of the feet. This means that there is a lot of stress on a relatively small area. The blue footbed® provides the foot with a larger contact surface. The impact is distributed more evenly and is thus lower.

  1. Natural footstep on a soft surface: The foot rests on the entire surface. The arch at midfoot is supported.
  2. Foot on a hard, level surface: The foot only rests in the front and back. The midfoot arch us not supported – and it sinks.
  3. Foot with blue footbed®: The foot, which had been falling, is returned to its natural arch. The foot rests on most of the surface. Pressure is relieved on the forefoot.