words/images Judith Ecochard
German based Birki's is owned by the same company that owns the comfort shoe brand, Birkenstock...so here's the difference according to us.... Birki's is the Conchella to Birkenstock's Burning Man.
|Birki’s signature five-layer cork footbed includes a suede liner, two layers of moisture-wicking jute, a cork-latex midsole for maximum comfort and an EVA outsole for shock-absorption.|
|5 layer cork footbed, supported arch|
|cups the heel, just so|
Though destined for the pre-and post activities of athletes, hikers etc... some casual styles of the Outdoor Collection we saw- will find favor with couch potatoes and those that don't swear for anything. canvas uppers and a slightly sleeker profile---are more stylish.
|Spring 2013 brings easy 3/4 slip-ons-canvas uppers in light blue, brown, navy, mocha and stone. Men's and Women's- $124.95.|
|Skipper-3/4 Slip-ons, available now-leather uppers.|
|Montserrat $139.95-mixed of leather/cork-nice metal hook eyelets...very cool.|
|Pink/orange neoprene straps ---from$84.95|
Nautical chic-striped uppers in a rainbows worth of colors...and flirty flower prints...atop signature cork footbed. Profiles are city chic not nutty/crunchy clunky!
|comfy textile upper $89.95|
Birki's has a line of clogs too...pictured women's polyurethane uppers in adorable flower prints...available now. $49.95
|Haiti-Sport Fuschia Birko-Flor/PU upper $69.95|
|Moorea- $119.95-Arunta/Cork leather upper|
|durable outsoles ---that grip!|
|Salina $89.95 Birko-Flor/Cork|
|Multi-straps--adjustable and slip-ons...rugged textile uppers|
|Great upper details--Marten -denim/leather/textile upper in a thong atop that all day comfort footbed. Nice. $129.95|