It's no secret that Birkenstock is having a sartorial moment thanks to a handful of designer collaborations, leaving even the staunchest critic to rethink the divisive sandals. Still not convinced? Well, style stalwart Kim Jones has transformed two iconic styles - the Tokio mules and Milano sandals - as part of the CD 1947 capsule collection that are sure to convert you. Named after the year monsieur Dior presented his first collection, this drop is a subtle nod to the legendary designer's love of gardening. After all, the practicality of Birkenstock sandals has long made them irresistible for those blessed with a green thumb.
Keeping all the comfort and functionality of the originals without sacrificing the sleek appeal of his menswear, Jones reimagines these signature styles in grey felted wool embellished with tonal nubuck leather straps. Birkenstock's famous moulded footbed is rendered in cork and calfskin, while the rubber outsole is sculpted with Dior's instantly recognisable Oblique. Topping them off is the signature buckle that has been a brand mainstay since Jones' first collection for S/S 19 (thanks to long-time collaborator Matthew Williams of course). Following the designer's covetable collabs with artists like Hajime Sorayama, KAWs, and Stüssy, these slick kicks have all the makings of future grails.
Snag a pair of the limited edition release here.