Fourth Avenue Birkenstock -- download vcard
A real mom-and-pop shoe shop, this is the only Birkenstock specialty store in Ann Arbor, and a landmark on Fourth Avenue for over 30 years. "Service that brings you to your feet".
Hours: Current hours (May, 2020): 12 to 4 p.m. Monday though Saturday for phone orders, pickups and deliveries.
Especially notable is their full-service Birkenstock repair department where master repairman Paul Tinkerhess and his staff do whatever it takes to bring your Birkenstocks back to life, from resoling and cork patching to complete remanufacturing with original German parts, to lifts and other custom modifications. In the rare event that your Birks are beyond repair, Fourth Ave Birkenstock even offers a "cash for clunkers" credit toward a new pair!
Other brands sold include Finn Comfort, Bogs, Altra, Haflinger, Blundstone, Smartwool and Goodhue Socks, Look for the Barbie doll with her little cork Birkenstocks by the counter. (Paul says she now prefers to be called "Barbara".)
Around the net
- Employees give commuter benefits the green light, workspan, April 2002
“We are a small company, so we were pleased to find that the Commuter Choice Leadership Initiative offers employers a lot of flexibility regarding the types of commuter benefits you must offer in order to qualify,” he said.