From the Manufacturer From its humble beginnings as the Birkenstock fashion division in 1991, to the launching of an independent company in 2004, Papillio has continued to flourish and is now a reputable and recognized brand of its own. Papillio manufactures modern shoes inspired by current catwalk trends. The shoes stand out through great colors, exciting patterns and, of course, their world-famous comfort and fit. Birkenstock products are well-known and sought after all over the world. They are famous for their high-quality construction and their two-width cork and latex footbed which guarantees the perfect fit. Papillio?unveils?two collections each year; each showcase Papillio's latest styles and are in line with current fashion trends.