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FROM NATURAL TO VEGAN
AN OVERVIEW OF ALL MATERIALS


BIRKENSTOCK uses high-quality types of leather, carefully selected textiles and synthetic/blended fabrics to produce sandals and shoes. All materials are produced responsibly and continuously monitored to ensure they are kind to skin.

LEATHER


Leather is one of the most robust natural materials used in traditional shoe manufacturing. BIRKENSTOCK uses very high-quality, especially thick, unsplit leather.

SUEDE

Suede is a type of fuzzy leather with a napped finish. It is sometimes also referred to as napped leather. The breathable outer surface has a velvety finish and perfectly combines a soft, comfortable feel with a robust design.

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SUEDE

Suede is a type of fuzzy leather with a napped finish. It is sometimes also referred to as napped leather. The breathable outer surface has a velvety finish and perfectly combines a soft, comfortable feel with a robust design.

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NATURAL LEATHER

When producing shoes from untreated natural leather, we select particularly high-quality pieces of leather with a thickness of 2.8 to 3.2 millimetres.

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NATURAL LEATHER

When producing shoes from untreated natural leather, we select particularly high-quality pieces of leather with a thickness of 2.8 to 3.2 millimetres.

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OILED LEATHER

This special form of oiled leather is obtained from tanneries. A grease-containing, oily or waxy surface coating is applied to the leather, depending on the desired effect.

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NUBUCK LEATHER

Nubuck leather is a top-grain leather that is naturally several millimetres thick. It has a softly brushed outer surface without graining.

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PATENT LEATHER

This specially finished smooth leather combines natural leather with a film coating and is used for especially modern designs.

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SYNTHETIC MATERIAL


The skin-friendly and durable Birko-Flor® synthetic material is used in different versions for the production of stylish sandals and shoes.

BIRKO-FLOR®

Birko-Flor® is a skin-friendly, tear-resistant and easy-care synthetic material which is used exclusively by BIRKENSTOCK.

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BIRKO-FLOR®

Birko-Flor® is a skin-friendly, tear-resistant and easy-care synthetic material which is used exclusively by BIRKENSTOCK.

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BIRKO-FLOR® NUBUCK

Birko-Flor® Nubuck manages to almost perfectly replicate the look and feel of authentic nubuck leather.

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BIRKO-FLOR® NUBUCK

Birko-Flor® Nubuck manages to almost perfectly replicate the look and feel of authentic nubuck leather.

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BIRKO-FLOR® PATENT

The moisture-repellent Birko-Flor® in a patent finish is brilliant and bold and has a high-quality look. There are no limits when it comes to colours.

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BIRKO-FLOR® PATENT

The moisture-repellent Birko-Flor® in a patent finish is brilliant and bold and has a high-quality look. There are no limits when it comes to colours.

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TEXTIL MATERIALS


BIRBIRKENSTOCK also uses highly durable and skin-friendly textile materials to produce sandals and shoes.

LINEN/CANVAS

Linen is one of the most robust textile types and is traditionally used for clothing that is subject to heavy wear.

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LINEN/CANVAS

Linen is one of the most robust textile types and is traditionally used for clothing that is subject to heavy wear.

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MICROFIBRE (VEGAN)

Vegan microfibre fabric is a skin-friendly material that is soft, but also resistant to tears.

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MICROFIBRE (VEGAN)

Vegan microfibre fabric is a skin-friendly material that is soft, but also resistant to tears.

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WOOL FELT

Wool felt is among the oldest textiles in the world and has established itself as a material that is often used for the upper of slippers.

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WOOL FELT

Wool felt is among the oldest textiles in the world and has established itself as a material that is often used for the upper of slippers.

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