Unless you’ve been living under a rock you should be aware that Birkenstocks have gone from sartorial zero to hero in recent years. The shift in popularity has resulted in the brand becoming one of the most purchased fashion items in the world according to The Guardian. With many of their signature mules selling out, the world of luxury fashion has been quick to work with the German heritage brand resulting in a number of covetable collaborations. The latest being with Los Angeles-based brand Fear of God. Founder and creative director Jerry Lorenzo partnered up with Birkenstock 1774 — the brand's special projects division — to introduce the Los Feliz.
'We're always attempting to create a product that's rooted in function and necessity, that is preceded by a clear aesthetic point of view,' says founder Jerry Lorenzo of the collaboration.
Inspired by the hillside enclaves of Los Angeles' Los Feliz district, the minimal design was crafted with form and function in mind. Defined by a singular strap crafted from either calf-suede or wool felt, the style includes all the details that have made Birkenstocks so sought after including the signature cork footbed. With three neutral colourways available, the new style perfectly reflects Fear of God's refined aesthetic.
'By fusing the Birkenstock footbed and single strap design with Fear of God’s distinct and refined aesthetic, we continue to foster innovation with likeminded visionaries,' explains Birkenstock CEO Oliver Reichert.