Feminine style and asymmetrical design
The clever and distinctive design of Yao is captivating and irresistible. The seamless combination of casual and modern style that demands everyone's attention. Yao is perfect for anyone who prefers to stand out with their choices and pick up the unusual. It is an eye-catcher that brightens up any look with its appealing design and airy, open style.
Yao comes with two straps that run diagonally across the instep, fixing the sandals firmly to the feet, allowing maximum support and comfort to the feet with every step.
The WOW Factor
Yao is an exceptional sandal, with both straps equipped with pin buckles, allowing each strap to be adjusted individually and give the feet an optimal fit for maximum ease. What makes these sandals unique is the asymmetrical design with the right shoe having a third strap that runs crosswire between the two straps. The strap design resembles the branches of a tree branching out, makes the sandals extraordinary and eye-catching!
The straps on Yao are made of Birko-Flor, a synthetic, durable material used exclusively by BIRKENSTOCK. This material stands out due to its hardwearing and skin-friendly properties. It is easy to maintain and is laced with a soft and breathable layer of fleece on the underside. The top is available in a plethora of colours and finishes to choose from as per your mood.
Colour for every mood
The Yao sandals are available in a multitude of colours and finishes which leaves you spoilt for choices. For those who love their classics can pick their favourite from the matt black, mocha, stone or white. These ever-versatile colours let you style your sandals with different outfits easily. For those who prefer bolder colours that stand out- patent finish in red and khaki are the best picks. The vibrant 'Sun' yellow is a perfect match for the summer feeling.
Yao is also available in metallic accents of silver, pink or copper that glam up your subtle outfits effortlessly. The Boho print range merges a myriad of shades for a breathtaking design. This bold style perfect for those who love to make a statement and stand out of the crowd.
Find your YAO style
Yao sandal is ideal for summers or a vacation. Pair your comfort companion with a pair of jeans and a graphic t-shirt, or style it with your favourite casual dress. The unique, asymmetrical design makes Yao sandal noticeable and perfect for a relaxed day out or a dinner outing. The bright colours are ideal to be styled with clothes in neutral tones. To style your boho Yao sandals, choose a shirt or blouse, in a colour from the shades on the upper part of the sandals for a distinctive look.
YAO footbed: comfort in every step
Like every BIRKENSTOCK model, Yao also comes equipped with the original BIRKENSTOCK Footbed. The anatomically crafted footbed is made from cork-latex that hold your feet firmly in place, the layer of jute providing a cushioning effect which lets you stay on your feet for a more extended period. The cork-latex footbed moulds itself according to the shape of your feet and gives optimal support while walking. The outermost layer on the footbed is made of the soft suede leather insole which regulates and absorbs moisture. The outsole on Yao is made of lightweight EVA which ensures firm traction so that it is easy to wear your footwear even in wet conditions.
BIRKENSTOCK and sustainability
Environmental consciousness is a part of BIRKENSTOCK's brand identity with sustainability at the heart of its operations. All of BIRKENSTOCK raw materials- jute, cork, latex, wool felt etc. are entirely natural and obtained responsibly. We also continuously work on optimizing the manufacturing processes, products, packaging and logistics.