The BIRKENSTOCK Medina is a variation on the classic Gizeh. The thong sandal has two straps that merge with one another to give it a sturdy look and function. This classic model has been given an update in a new material, with a vegan version now available. It is entirely free of animal products, as verified by independent testing laboratories. The upper is made from the skin-friendly, hard-wearing synthetic material Birko-Flor®. The sandal boasts sophisticated material use, with a matte, brushed finish that’s reminiscent of saddle leather while nevertheless being 100% vegan.
- Anatomically shaped cork-latex footbed
- Upper: Birko-Flor®
- Footbed lining: microfiber
- Sole: EVA
- Details: thong with an individually adjustable metal pin buckle; vegan
- Made in Germany
Birko-Flor is made of easy-to-care-for and hygienic PVC, which has been lined on the inside with a soft, breathable layer of fleece. This high-quality material is very gentle on the skin, and it's comfortable while also being very durable.
Microfibers are a very fine synthetic fibers that are extremely soft and shape-retentive. Because they are free of animal products they are used as the covering material for the lining of footbeds in vegan products, among other things.
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.