Manolo Blahnik for Birkenstock Second Release

On the heels of a spectacular collaboration, Manolo Blahnik and BIRKENSTOCK return for a second release, a tightly edited assortment that once again showcases the houses’ shared value of extraordinary craftsmanship with a perfect balance of glamour and ease.

Always innovating, Manolo first presented barely-there PVC styles in the early 1970s. A long fascination with lightness led him to design versatile see-through editions of the classic BIRKENSTOCK Arizona sandal.


“I have always been obsessed with lightness and structure in both a tactile and aesthetic sense. I have explored those cornerstones in my shoes since the early 1970s and I’m thrilled to now be applying this craftsmanship to BIRKENSTOCK.” - Manolo Blahnik

The timeless house motif of polka dots is reminiscent of Manolo’s home country, holding special relevance as the quintessential Spanish print and prominence of bata de cola, the long trailing dress of flamenco. Manolo covered the BIRKENSTOCK Boston and Arizona in contrasting black and white polka dots in supple leather and tactile calf hair.


“BIRKENSTOCK share both brand and core design values much like our own and it has been a joy to bring this to life in the new Manolo Blahnik for BIRKENSTOCK collection.

Timeless, high-quality designs, crafted to be treasured and enjoyed is what we set out to create and I am delighted with the outcome.” - Kristina Blahnik