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There is something quietly luxurious about textiles: the stability of a strong woven structure, the natural texture of warps and wefts, the softened matte look, and the versatility of the material. At BIRKENSTOCK, we’ve incorporated textile materials into our language of timeless comfort. With the ability to be fitted in any shape and take up any color, the material is an ideal choice for our classic footwear styles for men and women.

Material Focus: Textile

BIRKENSTOCK textile material is extremely soft, durable, and skin-friendly. The woven texture forms an interesting natural pattern that accentuates the minimal, timeless aesthetic of our footwear styles. The vegan material is totally devoid of animal products, verified by independent testing laboratories.

Every BIRKENSTOCK sandal inadvertently features the iconic footbed. The footbed is our USP and is responsible for the ultimate comfort you experience while walking in a BIRKENSTOCK sandal. The contoured design enables a natural stance and gait, aids the rolling motion of walking, and promotes good foot health.

Textile material, when combined with the comfort of our iconic footbed, forms a sandal that is versatile, functional, and attractive all at once. Take a look at our top five picks for you here:


Arizona: The popular Birkenstock Arizona sandals, known as the best walking shoes for women and men, are available in a vegan textile variant. The upper features a minimal double strap upper with color-coordinated adjustable pin buckles and outsole. The matte texture adds visual interest to the soft pink sandal. Pair the sophisticated and stylish sandals with miniskirts, knitted crop tops, A-line dresses, floral printed scarves, boxy shirts, cotton shorts, etc.Gizeh: Another crowd-favorite, BIRKENSTOCK Gizeh is equal parts minimal and elegant. The thong sandal features a toe post and a strap with an adjustable pin buckle. The blue textile sandal is striking and is raised a notch on the chic scale with the color-coordinated finishing details on the sole. Pair the sprightly sandal with boyfriend jeans, bralettes, long summer dresses, boxy playsuits, striped button-down shirts, and more.Madrid: The classic BIRKENSTOCK Madrid makes for a super versatile accessory for women. The sleek single strap upper is made using matte textile, complemented by a printed big buckle. The faded khaki sandal has a rustic appeal, enhanced by the deep color and the textured material. Pair the vegan Madrid sandals with cargo shorts, schiffli blousons, cotton kurtas, casual waistcoats, baggy pants, linen dresses, etc.Franca: The jaunty and fashionable BIRKENSTOCK Franca sandals are every maximalist stylist’s go-to accessories. It features slim cross-over straps and another supportive strap, all with adjustable pin buckles. The graceful eggshell-colored slip-on sandals can be paired with flowy skirts, printed tops, comfortable jumpsuits, linen jackets, jute shirts, casual strappy dresses, culottes, and more.Medina: Comfy and stable, BIRKENSTOCK Medina sandals are the best walking shoes for men. The sturdy thong sandals feature a toe strap interconnected to another strap with an adjustable pin buckle. The stylish and functional sandals are available in a neutral stone-gray shade, making them easily pairable with baggy linen pants, jeans, basic vests, cotton shirts, light jackets, draped pants, etc.Fashion and comfort coexist harmoniously in textile BIRKENSTOCK sandals. Take your pick today, and step out in the easy luxury of a BIRKENSTOCK sandal. Happy shopping!