Forty-one years ago, Donita, an avid outdoors enthusiast and the Ginger Laurier proprietress, discovered how fabulous the Birkenstock footwear is. It was love at first sight! After securing the selling rights in Canada, Donita began a business selling Birkenstock sandals from her home and later opened her first retail store in Okotoks in 2001.
Ginger Laurier is now a store that has grown to include clothing, footwear, and accessories for everyday and special events. Our Birkenstock selection for men and women is HUGE. The Ginger staff are experts when it comes to fittings. We think it's essential to take the time to help you find the best fit, and we can share a lot of technical information regarding Birkenstock footwear with you.
Style tip: you can count on a big buckle Madrid sandal to amp up your look.
We think you will appreciate how comfortable and durable this footwear is. Birkenstock footwear takes the weight off the ball of the foot and is a relief for people with hip, knee, foot, or ankle pain. Also, the footbed offers good shock absorption and cushioning for those suffering from plantar fasciitis or arthritis discomfort. The Birkenstock footbed contains cork and natural latex - both are renewable and non-toxic.
Some sandals are available in a wide or narrow width and a soft or classic footbed. You can choose suede, leather, birko-flor (a manufactured material), corduroy, and shearling. There are very stylish details, such as the big buckle and many colours. Regardless of style, the Birkenstock signature footbed always stays the same.
Are you looking for styling inspiration? We have new additions this year and love how stylish and wearable Birkenstocks are. The styling options are almost endless.
Style tip: the Buckley moccasin-style clog is available in an oiled nubuck leather or suede and there are plenty of colour choices. Feel free to wear them with or without socks.
Boston - a clog is a classic Birkenstock style. It comes in an incredibly cozy version with genuine shearling lining suede or corduroy. The perfect shoe for cozy winter evenings!
Style tip: the new corduroy and big buckle shearling Boston clog looks stylish with a dress, skirt or pants.
Stalon: This boot is the height of a Chelsea boot and looks especially good with any style of denim. It has side elastic panels and a loop on the shaft at the back to allow for easy wear.
Style tip: the Stalon boot is water resistant and looks great with a denim pant.
Arizona - This two-strap footwear is one of the most popular Birkenstock styles of sandals and is now available in all-over teddy shearling. Count on this sandal to be extra comfortable, with a choice of a big buckle on select Arizonas.
Style tip: a sweater pairs beautifully with the Arizona shearling sandal.
Gizeh: Wear this thong sandal casually or for dressier occasions. You can choose leather, oiled-leather , nubuck, patent, or birko-flor. Select sandals are also available in a big buckle style.
Style tip: Gizeh is perfect look in warmer weather and loops fabulous with a statement dress.
Did you know we carry Birkenstock insoles, which can be inserted easily into any other footwear so you can enjoy a fantastic fit? Also, don't forget to ask for the Birkenstock socks. If you’re like us you might fall in love with something from the Birkenstock collection.
Style tip: try a Birkenstock sock with a pair of Arizonas when wearing a dress or skirt.
Forty-one years of loving Birkenstocks and counting…
Please drop by the store soon to say hello, see our beautiful Birkenstock collection, and visit.