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It all starts on February 15, 2022, and of course, in Paris. The luxury shoe brand Birkenstock and the famous designer Manolo Blahnik have joined forces, for the second time, to create a wonderful collection that unites the most special design with the comfort of everyday life.


In 2020 the shoe brand and the designer already shared space in Birkenstock’s spring-summer collection. Photographer Jack Davison photographed Manolo with his niece, the company’s chief executive, at the first Manolo Blahnik store on Old Church Street in London, sporting his own Birkenstocks. This was the beginning of not only collaborations between the two, but of a very special relationship.

As well as anticipated, this is a collection that the two sides have enjoyed working and collaborating on together. “We are delighted to collaborate with Manolo Blahnik, whose unparalleled craftsmanship has long set the standard in footwear manufacturing,” said Oliver Reichert, CEO of Birkenstock. “This is a unique collection.”

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Manolo Blahanick Store in Chelsea, United States

The new capsule collection reinvents classic Birkenstock shoes and adds the majestic and special embellishments for which the designer is known.And includes three styles of Birkenstock sandalsArizona in fuchsia and blue velvet, and black leather. The styles feature crystal embellishments on the buckle, reminiscent of details seen on Blahnik’s classic heels. There are also black leather and fuchsia and blue velvet versions of the Boston clogswhich feature crystal buckle embellishment. The styles come in an exclusive polka-dot shoe box with a special dust bag and storage pouch.

One of the models is the AArizona crystal velvet in fuchsia and blue. They reinvent the famous Aarizona but to make them suitable for everyday wear, always with glamour at your feet.

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Arizona Crystal Velvet

Another of the star models are the Boston Crystal Velvet in fuchsia and blue. A luxurious and versatile shoe, a reinvention of the classic for a world full of possibilities.

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Boston Crystal Velvet

And, of course, Arizona Crystal Smooth in black leather is a must-have. A luminous, glamorous shoe with an infinite number of uses for everyday wear, but also for the most special occasions combined with essential garments. And, of course, both designers go a step further and go to the next level, with a more covered and formal shoe.

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Arizona Crystal Smooth

The Manolo Blahnik collection for Birkenstock will be available starting March 24 exclusively at Manolo Blahnik locations, its website, and other select retailers worldwide. This is the first release of the collection, and the second is scheduled to launch with more styles in June.


“Birkenstock shares brand and core design values very similar to our own and it has been a pleasure to bring this to life in Manolo Blahnik’s new collection for Birkenstock.”


And, as the shoes’ biggest fans say, the result of this new collaboration is simply unique. And, furthermore, Blahnick himself stated in a statement “Birkenstocks have been in my closet since the beginning (of time!).” “I have loved and worn mine for many years. I’m thrilled that we were able to collaborate, merging the Manolo Blahnik aesthetic with the everyday comfort of Birkenstocks is just wonderful.” .