The Birkis wellness materials
Our Birkis are designed to make you feel comfortable and healthier when walking. That’s why we
always set the highest of standards for the materials we use in our sandals and clogs.
Cork, rubber and jute
The basic elements of our cork footbeds come from natural sources: cork, rubber and jute. With their insulating properties, these materials support natural, healthy walking. They are also very breathable, creating pleasant conditions for feet.
Our buckles allow most of our models to be individually adjusted. As they are available in many different colours, they’re always a perfect match for the various designs. A special powder coating protects the buckles from moisture, giving you long-lasting enjoyment from your Birkis. With every step.
We also select our leathers with the greatest degree of care. We cover the cork footbeds with a soft, moisture-absorbing velour leather to create pleasant conditions for your feet. We use breathable, soft nubuck, smooth and velour leather as a upper material. These are also robust and long-lasting, but should be looked after (e.g. with dubbin).
We also use Birko-Flor for upper material as an alternative to leather. This two-layered material has a robust, washable side and a soft, fleecy side, making it hard-wearing, while still allowing it to caress the foot. We inseparably mix the bedding with this material in the bathing sandals, thereby doing away with adhesives – for the sake of health and the environment.
Birko-Flor with digital print
Our Birko-Flor models also include some sandals and clogs featuring elaborate digital prints. We’re particularly flexible with the digital printing process, and can always place the designs in the same spot on the upper material, allowing the pattern to grow with the respective shoe size.
Apart from Birko-Flor and leather, we also use different types of textile as a upper material. Thanks to the cotton, this material is 100% natural, ensuring balanced conditions for your feet. Textile is also very hard-wearing and low-maintenance, while still always ensuring a soft, pleasant fit.
Textile blended fabric and fleece
Textile blended fabrics and fleece are our alternative to covering our cork footbeds with leather. These materials possess particularly beneficial properties: They are hard-wearing, stain-resistant and breathable, which is why we use them as covers for our replaceable clog footbeds.
Birki-cell and Birki-foam
Whether you’re in the garden or by the lake, you’ll get the most out of your free time wearing sandals and clogs made from Birki-Foam or Birki-Cell. Both materials are lightweight, flexible, water-resistant and stain-resistant. All models with Birki-Foam and Birki-cell are also very robust, and even washable. The bedding in our bathing and recreational sandals are also made from Birki-foam – simply because it’s the best material for being in, by and on the water.