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Sophisticated, chic, intrepid, glossy, stylish, playful, sexy… we could go on and on with the descriptors about our current favorite material: the sleek and smart Birko-Flor® patent. Crafted with precision, the material exudes good taste coupled with attention to detail and high functionality.

Material Focus: Birko-Flor Patent

Birko-Flor is a specially developed material by BIRKENSTOCK. It is synthetic, durable, moisture-repellant, and tear-resistant. While it mimics the look and feel of real leather, it is vegan, devoid of any animal-derived substances. When coated with a patent finish, the footwear acquires a glossy, flashy, and bold look. Apart from taking on any color, the coating can also be adapted to create metallic and gemstone effects.

When combined with the iconic BIRKENSTOCK footbed, the Birko-Flor® patent makes the perfect upper material. The result is a sandal of high quality and high appeal, perfect for wearers who want something kitschy and versatile. Take a look at our top four picks for the season:

Our Birko-Flor Patent Style Recommendations

  1. Arizona: The most loved BIRKENSTOCK, Arizona sandals are available in a super glossy and luxe patent-finished Birko-Flor® variant. The classic double strap upper features color-coordinated separately adjustable metal pin buckles. The color-coordinated outsole adds to the clean, minimal look of the unisex slip-on sandal. With these black Arizona sandals, your wardrobes will get a versatile upgrade.

Pair them with: Wide-leg pants, striped vests, slip dresses, patent leather jackets/pants, sequined shorts, sheer shirts, casual jeans, basic oversized t-shirts, and more.

  1. Gizeh: Raise the bar for effortless elegance with BIRKENSTOCK Gizeh. The unisex thong sandal features a softly curved design. Another strap with an adjustable metal pin buckle supports the toe post. The patent finish adds a bold appeal to the otherwise modest plum-colored sandal. This Gizeh variant is perfect for taking you from a workday to a weekend look.

Pair it with: Accordion pleated skirts, satin blousons, boldly printed jumpsuits, breezy kaftans/shirts, flared pants, sheer layering, etc.

  1. Milano: Find the right mix of practical and fun in this patent-finished BIRKENSTOCK Milano variant. It features a dual-strap upper supported by a backstrap. All straps come with adjustable pin buckles that enable a custom fit. The neon pink straps contrast playfully against the white sandal. The vegan sandals for women are made using Birko-Flor® and are devoid of any animal products as verified by independent testing laboratories.

Pair it with: Cargo shorts, crop tops, jeans, joggers, skater dresses, athleisure fits, slogan t-shirts, oversized shirts, and more.

  1. Madrid: Another classic BIRKENSTOCK sandal, Madrid is a shoe rack staple for fashion chameleons, and the best footwear for summer. The minimal and modern aesthetic is made by a single strap held together by a color-coordinated adjustable metal pin buckle. The candy pink sandal with a patent finish has a deliciously summery look, made chicer by the color-coordinated outsole. It can easily take you from a day-to-night look.

Pair it with: Ruffled miniskirts, printed dresses, floral printed short kaftans, draped pants, crop tops, frayed jeans, etc.This summer, gloss up your style game with the best of Birko-Flor® patent-finished sandals by BIRKENSTOCK. It’s hard to beat the effortless style and unparalleled comfort of these BIRKENSTOCK sandals. Happy Shopping!