Worth It: Manolo Blahnik for Birkenstock

This new collaboration is the epitome of fashion meeting function.

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(Image credit: Manolo Blahnik for Birkenstock)

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As longtime fans of the shoe brand Birkenstock, Manolo Blahnik and his niece Kristina Blahnik were invited to be photographed for the German footwear company’s 2020 Spring/Summer campaign. Soon afterwards, Birkenstock CEO Oliver Reichert tapped the shoe designer and his niece-turned-brand-CEO to add that Manolo touch to the grounded Birks aesthetic.

“Birkenstocks have been in my wardrobe since the very beginning (of time!!)—I have loved and worn mine for many years,” explained Blahnik.

While it might seem like Manolo Blahnik and Birkenstock hail from opposite ends of the shoe design spectrum, the two have more in common than one might think: Both are equally dedicated to high-quality craftsmanship and comfort. Their collaboration, available now, incorporates Manolo Blahnik’s signature glamour via crystal embellishments on Birkenstock’s functional Arizona sandal and Boston clog silhouettes.

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Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.