The Yao's geometric design balances fun and functionality. The strappy silhouette provides ample coverage, with adjustable buckles to ensure a good fit. It is made suede in a washed metallic look. This finish has a subtle vintage look that can vary from shoe to shoe and intensifies with frequent wear.
- Original BIRKENSTOCK footbed: anatomically formed
- Upper: leather
- Lining: suede
- Sole: EVA
- “Made in Germany”
Upper material: Natural leather
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.