Dior x Birkenstock Collab sandals: price, release date, where to buy
Dior x Birkenstock couldn’t have come soon enough. First seen in January as part of Dior’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection, the collaborative sandals are finally here, albeit not for the weak wallet.
Like the rest of Dior FW22, the Birkenstock collaboration infuses conventional menswear with a sense of traveling ruggedness, transforming the Tokio mule and Milano sandal into luxury items thanks to felted wool and plush calfskin, signature buckles by Matthew M. Williams and a custom-made Dior/Birkenstock sole.
These shoes are part of the FW22 “CD 1947” capsule, which is steeped in historical cues, including shades of “Dior Grey” and an all-encompassing homage to Christian Dior’s love of gardening, hence the flowers in campaign images and the themed Saddle bag.
Available June 16 for $1,100 each on Dior’s website and in select Dior stores, these aren’t just Birkenstocks: they’re high-end Diorkenstocks.
This Dior brand adds a few extra zeros to the price, but you get all those fancy accessories, so the trade-off is questionable.
Personally, I don’t think you can go wrong with Birkenstock’s OG models, but Dior’s Birkenstock sandals are at least legit upgrades from stock styles.
But, thanks to Eli Russell Linnetz, these sandals aren’t even Dior’s singularly most coveted accessory of the year for some. Those chunky ERL x Dior shoes and sadly fuzzy bags are not to be overlooked.
But for me, it might be the collaboration of the decade. Humble Birk sandals made even more beautiful thanks to the magic of Dior? Always be my heart.
The Birkenstock Tokio is a classic silhouette and one of my all-time favorites in general – even though it’s basically a Boston with a heel strap – so it’s nice to see it getting more attention. love these days.
According to Birkenstock itself, a new winter-ready Tokio is also rolling out for cooler weather as part of the mainline offering. And, thanks to Manolo Blahnik, there’s no shortage of luxury Birkenstocks these days.
But it will be hard to beat the Diorkenstocks, which are so beautiful I can hardly imagine getting them dirty from wearing them. That is, if I could even afford what is probably the most expensive Birkenstock ever made.