Rick Owens is a master of subtle overstatement. For his BIRKENSTOCK Limited Collection, the acclaimed designer chose a playful approach, confronting the canon of minimalist design with luxury materials. Soft suede leather enhances the natural vibe of the iconic Arizona Sandal. The design is transformed by sophisticated details; Owens chose to extend the straps of the sandals, allowing them to almost brush the ground. The shoe and the buckles are in matte-finish Drkshdw––a color that has been a constant in Owens‘ collections for decades. To create the hue, the designer experimented with khaki fabrics, dyeing them black and bleaching them before overdyeing. The result is a distinctive shade that further enhances the natural character of this classic BIRKENSTOCK style.
Anatomically contoured cork/latex footbed
Upper: suede leather
Insole: tone on tone, Full Exquisite suede leather footbed
Insole features embossed “Rick Owens" detail
Details: adjustable metal buckle in matte finish to match shoe color
The footbed liner and outer edge of the footbed of BIRKENSTOCK Exquisite models are wrapped in very soft and supple nappa leather.
Upper material: Suede
Suede is a split leather with a napped finish. It has a velvety surface and is very soft to the touch. It also boasts a high moisture absorption capacity.
Insole: Natural leather
Natural leather can be recognized by its untreated surface. BIRKENSTOCK purposely does not treat surface grains and other characteristic features. BIRKENSTOCK uses sturdy leather with a thickness of 2.8 to 3.2 millimeters as upper material.
Footbed material: Cork
Cork is a sustainable material extracted from the bark layer of the cork oak. This natural product is insulating and offers very good cushioning.
EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) is a high-quality, very light, elastic material with extremely good cushioning. As a result, it smooths out slight irregularities in the floor and ensures that every step is softly cushioned.