The extended strap – the essential design element of the year-long collaboration – is accompanied by black rivets and hardware, emphasising the striking but subtle design language of Rick Owens. Varying smooth soft leather in pitch-black highlights the classic shape of the Boston.
Boston Black Iridescent
Celebrating the essential design element of the collaboration – the extended strap – Owens not only adds black rivets and hardware but submerges the classic shaped Boston in iridescent foiled leather.
Upper: smooth, soft leather on black styles and foiled leather on iridescent styles. All equipped with black rivets and buckles.
The natural leather that we use is mostly smooth leather, in some cases tumbled leather. This type of leather has many special characteristics, such as breathability, adaptation to the shape of the foot and durability.
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.