Nice to meet you :)

Frank and Toni Budworth, Co-Owner’s of Birkenstock Midtown


In 1986 we were offered a small Birkenstock Footprints store on the Miracle Mile of Stockton, California. With no money down, a monthly rent of $250, a little help from Frank’s parents, and 119 pairs of shoes, we thought, “We could try this and see if we like it”. Birkenstock had been in the US market for 20 years. With the company’s burgeoning reputation, support and training, and the Golden Rule in mind, we embarked on a new career: providing comfort to others.

The founder of Birkenstock USA, Margot Fraser, became our mentor.

Dozens of customers filled our little shop to meet Margot at our Grand Opening. She wowed us, modeling the key elements of a successful business in motion. We listened as Margot listened to our customers share their passion for the brand. Her excitement for Birkenstock’s comfort was contagious and helped us and our staff engage with our customers. Margot, president of a multi-million dollar company, humbly knelt to buckle shoes on a budding ‘Birks’ convert.

The desire to connect with and serve our customers became the foundation of our business philosophy as we built a reputation of offering brands that commit to quality craftsmanship.

By 1994 we had outgrown our little shop and moved to Lincoln Center. More growth followed, as Birkenstock-USA encouraged us to open an additional store in an underserved market: Midtown Sacramento.  

In 2002, with our roots in mind, we opened an exclusively Birkenstock brand store on J at 25th Streets. The response to this store inspired our 2005 expansion on that same corner, allowing us to branch into additional brands. We sold our Stockton store, left our Lodi country living to fully embrace the Sacramento community. As a healthy small business in this fertile valley, in the Fall of 2016 we chose our current location at 2612 J Street.

Along with our growth as owners, partners, and parents, we have had the privilege of employing wonderful staff (some of them family). Our team members impart their unique gifts and share the joy of customer care. Whether it be fitting, special ordering, or creating excitement around new offerings with our special brand events- not a day goes by that we don’t laugh together and share a positive interaction with our customers. We tried on a Birkenstock store as a career 34 years ago and it fits!

--Toni and Frank Budworth
Birkenstock Midtown
(916) 492-2280  |  Mon - Sat 10-2ish (COVID Hours)

Our History

Johann Adam Birkenstock is entered in the church archive of Langen-Bergheim, Germany as “shoemaker”. A commitment to craftsmanship begins and is passed down from generation to generation.

Karl Birkenstock launches the Madrid – the first sandal of it’s kind with a flexible contoured footbed.

Margot Fraser discovers Birkenstock sandals on a spa trip to Germany and begins a distribution partnership with Karl Birkenstock to bring the brand to the US.

Frank and Toni Budworth purchase Birkenstock Footprints in Stockton, California.

Frank and Toni Budworth open Birkenstock Midtown in Sacramento.

Birkenstock Midtown moves to current location, and 50 years after Margot Fraser’s trip to Germany, Birkenstock is firmly established as a cultural icon in the US.

Our Dedicated Team

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Frank & Toni

Frank: Co-owner, Customer care, Tech support, Display construction 
Toni: Co-owner, Buyer, Customer Care, Marketing

Favorite Brand:
Frank
: Birkenstock and Haflinger
Toni: Birkenstock – for all day standing or walking.


Personal interests:
Frank
: Cooking
Toni: Family including 2 Grandsons, puppetry, singing and writing.

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Paige

Store Manager

Favorite Brand:
Birkenstock – The way their shoes are designed keep my feet supported and happy all day long.

Personal interests:
Spending time with my husband, family and friends.

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Michael

Assistant Manager & Marketing

Favorite Brand:
Birkenstock, Naot is a close second for comfort and style!


Personal Interests:
Toddler wrangling, photography & painting!

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Megan

Customer Service

Favorite Brand:
Every brand is special to me - I can’t choose.


Personal interests:
Children’s Entertainer for
Pixie Tribe Parties.

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Maggie

Sales Associate

Favorite Brand:
Dansko- Perfect for lookin' cute & all day wear.

Personal Interests:
Painting & roller skating.

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Rachel

Sales Associate

Favorite Brand:
Birkenstock and Dansko.


Personal interests:
Art and music, spending time in nature and with friends.

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Lia

Sales Associate & Marketing

Favorite Brand:
Birkenstock. It's just a solid choice for any occasion.

Personal interests:
Baking, reading, dungeons & dragons, and eating the spiciest food I can find.

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Jordyn

Sales Associate

Favorite Brand:
Birkenstock, because of the comfort but Naot would have to be my second choice!

Personal interests:
Photography & cooking!


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Jenn

Sales Associate

Favorite Brand:
Alegria's.


Personal interests:
Working with ceramics, photography, drawing, painting & yarn tapestry. As well as making music on the piano, guitar & saxophone.

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Clare

Sales Associate & Web Designer

Favorite Brand:
You're gonna make me choose!? Aside form Birk, I'd have to say Naot.

Personal interests:
Singing/writing/playing music, theatre, improv, web design, gardening, painting, yoga, sleeping.

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Emilee

Sales Associate

Favorite Brand:
Birkenstock and Dansko!


Personal interests:
I love making music, art, petting strangers' dogs, and spending time with friends & family.

personable, knowledgeable, dedicated
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Toni, owner, assisting a woman with shoes donated by Naot, at the
St. John’s Women’s Shelter.

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Sharing our gifts of puppetry and face painting to offer some holiday cheer for our community!

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We like to take photo shoots around town. This is in front of TRUE, a boutique benefiting one of our favorite non-profit programs, WEAVE

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Our free photo booth is one of our favorite ways to celebrate families' costumes at Midtown’s Trick or Treat. 

We're a creative bunch!  Here's some of the staff designing a lovely display together.  Look at those textures!