Since Birkenstock embarked upon its 1774 line with a vision to catapult the brand into the realm of luxury, we've witnessed many covetable takes on the humble clog from fashion's favourite designers. Just this year, Rick Owens, Proenza Schouler, Jil Sander+ and more recently Stüssy sent us dithering about with their reimagining of Birkenstock signatures. After being flooded with more pairs of designer Birkenstocks than we can comfortably wear, the German footwear brand have returned with its own take on the Boston and Arizona sandals, ringing in its first 1774 collection.
How are the new iterations different to the classic and best-selling Boston and Arizona styles? Arriving in an ultra-soft, oatmeal suede upper, the Boston clog retains its timelessness while receiving a subtle makeover. For example, the upper-strap is embellished with gold hardware and features biscuit-coloured nappa leather piping around a tightly weaved fabric. Seeing as the style is already popping up in the wardrobes of anyone-who's-anyone, this new Boston is the perfect way of investing in the trend without opting for the more obvious choices.
Meanwhile, arriving completely drenched in black, we are given a sleek and fresh perspective on the Arizona sandal. Coated in faux croc skin and also sporting gold hardware in the way of buckles, Birkenstock have elevated its iconic sandal in a similar fashion as its ever-popular collab with Proenza Schouler. This rendition on the Arizona inhabits the liminal space between casual and office-appropriate. Perfect with summer just around the corner!
As with all of the past team ups between Birkenstock and of-the-moment designers, the collections have sold out almost immediately. To make sure you don't miss out, you can sign up to be notified via email when the first 1774 Birkenstock collection drops internationally this week. Just head on over to Birkenstock's website and you'll find all the details there. Otherwise hang tight as a second collection will debut in February 2022.