Birkenstock's most classic sandals have eventually hit middle age, fitting for shoes that were inaptly belittled as shoes for old people not so long agone. Now, principally everyone's caught onto the beauty of Birkenstock, and just in time to celebrate some major anniversaries for Birkenstock's true icons( that ain't just embroidery).
In 2023, Birkenstock's dateless Arizona, Madrid, and Gizeh sandals are turning 50, 60, and 40, independently, and the German company is celebrating with limited edition colorways of each shoe.
The point is to put the focus on the OG Birkenstocks, putting the brand's true icons on a meritorious pedestal. Without these sandals, Birkenstock as we know it moment simply wouldn't live.
Launching inmid-May via Birkenstock's website and stores, Birkenstock's anniversary collection encompasses three shoes that epitomize the company's history, giving them the literal weight they earn by way of a limited release that includes special packaging and stretch- inspired Birk socks.
Meetly, each sandal will be offered in an edition that matches the time in which it was released. For case, Birkenstock will only offer 1,963 dyads of Madrid sandals, in reference to the time of its debut.
Birkenstock's Madrid was its first slip- on sandal to sport the now ubiquitous cork footbed.
It was the concoction of Karl Birkenstock, direct assignee of brand author Konrad Birkenstock, who opened his Frankfurt- grounded cobbler posts way back in 1896.
The better part of a century latterly, Margot Fraser began importing Birkenstock's Madrid and fairly new Arizona to the US nearly a decade after discovering the brand during a 1966 trip to Germany.
Back also it was a stylish kept secret but now the name" Birkenstock" is synonymous with strappy, comfy footwear.
The brand has truly noway been bigger, what with Gen Z stripping store shelves of Boston clogs and top- league luxury markers giving Birkenstock its flowers.
Worn by the most notorious people in the world, imitated by everyone, and more genuinely cool than nearly any other footwear brand of its scale, Birkenstock is at the top of its game.
So, why not look back and celebrate its roots?