Rick Owens is a master of subtle overstatement. For the Madrid, the ultimate classic of BIRKENSTOCK’s minimalist design, Owens chose to extend the straps, allowing them to almost brush the ground; this detail creates a playful, feather-like lightness while retaining the straps’ adjustable functionality. The extra-long cow fur deftly conveys panache. The result is a subtly theatrical look with sophistication in every detail.
Anatomically contoured cork/latex footbed
Upper: cow fur
Insole: tone on tone, smooth leather footbed
Insole features an embossed “Rick Owens" detail
Details: adjustable metal buckle in matte finish to coordinate with 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: Cowhide
Birko-Flor® is a skin-friendly, tear-resistant and easy-to-care-for synthetic material which is exclusively used by BIRKENSTOCK.
Insole: Nappa leather
Nappa leather is a high-quality and very supple smooth leather. Nappa leather is very easy to shape, so it is a very good material for lining the footbed.
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.