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 is one of the most robust natural materials used in traditional shoe manufacturing. BIRKENSTOCK uses very high-quality, especially thick, unsplit leather.
Suede is a type of fuzzy leather. The breathable outer surface has a velvety finish and perfectly combines a soft, comfortable feel with a robust design.SHOP SUEDE
When producing shoes from untreated natural leather, we select particularly high-quality pieces of leather with a thickness of 2.8 to 3.2 millimeters.SHOP NATURAL LEATHER
Our special form of oiled leather is obtained from tanneries. Depending on the desired effect, either an oily or waxy grease-containing surface coating is applied to the leather.SHOP OILED LEATHER
Nubuck leather is a top-grain leather that is naturally several millimeters thick. It has a softly brushed outer surface.SHOP NUBUCK LEATHER
This specially finished smooth leather combines natural leather with a film coating, and is used in especially modern designs.SHOP PATENT LEATHER
The skin-friendly and durable Birko-Flor® synthetic material is used in different versions for the production of stylish sandals and shoes.
Birko-Flor® is a durable and easy to clean synthetic material, made to sit comfortably against the skin; and used exclusively by BIRKENSTOCK.SHOP BIRKO-FLOR®
Birko-Flor® Nubuck is a synthetic material that manages to almost perfectly replicate the look and feel of authentic nubuck leather.SHOP BIRKO-FLOR® NUBUCK
The moisture-repellent Birko-Flor® in a patent finish is brilliant and bold with a high-quality look. There are no limits when it comes to colors.SHOP BIRKO-FLOR® PATENT
BIRKENSTOCK also uses highly durable and soft textile materials to produce sandals and shoes.
Linen is one of the most robust textile types and is traditionally used for clothing that is subject to heavy wear.SHOP LINEN/CANVAS
Microfibre fabric is a durable material which encourages the circulation of air and has excellent moisture-wicking properties.SHOP MICROFIBRE
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.SHOP WOOL FELT