Can you wash birkenstock shoes?
Straight from Birkenstock, themselves... http://www.birkenstockusa.com/footwear-care
Also you could purchase "Birki's"; which are a separate Birkenstock sub-brand. http://www.birki.us/ They are the more rubberized clogs that many chefs and medical professionals wear. They can be washed in a washing machine, hosed off, and even sterilized in an autoclave machine (think of sterile surgical instrument cleanliness).
- * - * - * - * - * - Original answer below - * - * - * - * - * I don't think that you can wash them...hmmm. But I'm sure if they are the suede version that you can get a sudsy towel and gently scrub them. For leather, maybe just wipe them off with a wet towel, and perhaps some soap.
Birkenstocks are the original made with real leather uppers. Betula is an offshoot of Birkenstock started by Christian Birkenstock in 1994 and is a cost effective alternative to the original Birkenstock shoe. The quality of the Betula isn't as comparable to the Birkenstock, but if you want a low cost Birkie style shoe then maybe the Betula line is for you.
Birkenstock comes in mono coloured models - the biggest bulk of the models they offer run for many years, with some additional seasonal models. So most Birkenstock models you see will also be available many years from now. Papillio (that also belongs to the Birkenstock family) are the colourful patterned models and the collection is renewed every 6 month. The Papillio footbed is slightly "deeper" then Birkenstocks and are made in the Birkenstock factories in…