Vegan shoes are made form 100% animal-frinedly, ecologically sound and sustainable materials. No animal-based materials–such as leather, wool felt and animal adhesives–are used during the manufacturing process. Apart from the ethical considerations, vegan shoes also offer additional benefits on account of their composition, e.g. a lightweight design. As a result, vegan shoes are also worn by people who do not otherwise practice a vegan lifestyle or observe a vegan.
What materials are used for Birkenstock vegan shoes?
Birko-Flor®: a soft, sturdy and dirt-repellent synthetic material with a cozy fleece lining on the inside. It is used as an upper material on a vast range of models.
Polyurethane (PU): a foam-like plastic that exhibits outstanding flexibility in solid form. Garden clogs and certified safety shoes by BIRKENSTOCK are made from a single piece of PU material.
Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA): an ultra lightweight, exceptionally flexible and skin-friendly plastic that boasts outstanding abrasion resistance. BIRKENSTOCK beach sandals are made completely from EVA. What’s more, EVA is used to make the soles of many models.
Microfiber: a lightweight, soft and breathable material that is made from fine fibers and is visually reminiscent of leather. It keeps feet fresh. On BIRKENSTOCK shoes, it is, for instance, used as an upper material, a cover for linings and for insoles.
Cork: a natural product that is extracted from the bark of the cork oak; it has an insulating effect and boasts exceptional cushioning properties. It is used to make the original BIRKENSTOCK cork and latex footbed.
PLEASE NOTE: Birkenstock shoe sizing runs large so we recommend buying one size down for a regular fit.