Jil Sander’s refined interpretation of the BERLIN sandal offers a grounding appearance with elegant round shapes. The sharp cut of the upper is contrasting with cozy, soft suede leather. The pure, minimal silver buckles, exclusively designed for this collaboration, add a refined detail. All carried by a bold EVA outsole with leather welt in black, lined with smooth leather for a continuous look.
Upper: comfortable, soft suede leather
Footbed: anatomically shaped BIRKENSTOCK cork-latex footbed, lined with suede matching the color of the upper material. For the black version, the footbed is
lined with black smooth leather.
Sole: bold EVA outsole with leather welt
Branding: black collab-branding (silver for the black style) on the footbed
Packaging: exclusive purist Jil Sander packaging made of brown recycling paper, Jil Sander co-branded hangtags
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. Suede is softer and more flexible by nature and does not have the same stability as smooth leather. The stability of suede also varies from hide to hide. This does not constitute a material or production defect.
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.