Since 1967 these shoes have been sold in the United States, as well as elsewhere. American Margot Fraser
"discovered" Birkenstock sandals while on a holiday in Germany. She gained relief from a foot condition, and founded a trading company called Birkenstock Footprint Sandals, Inc., in Novato, California, based on her enthusiasm for the sandals. Renamed Birkenstock Distribution USA, Inc., in 2005, the company remained until 2007 the exclusive importer and distributor of Birkenstock name-brand products in the United States. In 2007 the owners of Birkenstock Orthopädie GmbH & Co. KG purchased their long-standing distribution partner Birkenstock Distribution USA, Inc. (BDUSA).
In the United States, Birkenstock first became popular among young men and later on among flower children, a group traditionally associated with American liberalism; in the early 1990s "Birk" enjoyed a surge of popularity among high-school and college-aged Generation Xers comparable to the 2000s popularity of Rainbow Sandals and Crocs. During the 2004 U.S. presidential primary, some conservatives derided Howard Dean's supporters as "Birkenstock liberals". As of 2013 Birkenstock continue to enjoy high popularity with teenagers and college-aged young adults. This is widely due to the haute couture brand Celine's 2013 Spring Ready-To-Wear collection. In this collection a furry version of the orthopaedic sandals make an appearance in a variety of outfits, and soon after Birkenstocks were prevalent in other runway shows, as well as on multiple celebrities' feet. With the dramatic increase in of popularity of flip-flop and thong sandal styles, Birkenstock's avant-garde thonged styles—such as the Ramses and the Medina—have become increasingly popular among both men and women.
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