Birkenstock’s latest collection is a bold take on its most iconic designs

Birkenstock has unveiled its latest ‘High Shine’ collection. This one promises to elevate the brand’s signature heritage designs and add another level of sophistication to their range. It comprises classic designs crafted in glossy patent leather, creating shoes with timeless appeal – seeing wearers through the day to more elegant occasions.

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Part of the German heritage brand’s AW2023 launch, the High Shine Collection sees Birkenstock’s trademark buckle, strap and contoured cork design undergo a polished redesign. The timeless Arizona, Madrid and Gizeh have been reimagined with an oversized elegant buckle – embodying the brand’s approach to femininity and design. The shoes themselves feature a colour-coordinated outsole and atre crafted from the highest quality natural leather, given a high shine patent finish to create a glossy, sophisticated aesthetic.

Birkenstock also revisited its Milano design with a snug shearling lining – the ultimate in cosy and breathable craftsmanship. The new collection features their pioneering ergonomic footwear design, fully lined with soft piumato leather, allowing for superior comfort this Autumn/Winter season.

Embodying the versatility of the shoe and highlighting its stylish appeal for the High Shine Collection are two contemporary tastemakers – South African actor, TV presenter and content creator Tshego Peters, and Spanish-Palestinian designer Fay Ezzat. Based in Dubai, UAE, Peters regularly travels the world, needing footwear that is both stylish and comfortable. Her career has spanned accomplishments such as singing for Nelson Mandela at his 80th birthday celebration and presenting at the 2020 Dubai Expo. Indeed, she has cemented herself as an authority on lifestyle, skincare, travel, and beauty.

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Founder of Paris-based label EZZAT – known for its striking, minimalist, and tailored designs – Fay Ezzat is a Spanish-Palestinian designer and content creator. Living in Dubai, Fay is revered for her stylish approach to life, curating aspiration content of her travels across the world, but also her work in her design studio. Both Peters and Fay highlight Birkenstock’s High Shine Collection as the ultimate modern, comfortable shoe – sleek and refined, yet comfortable, versatile and ergonomic.

Founded in 1896, the original footbed began life as just a flexible sole and has developed into a science-based design to enhance wearers’ daily lives. These design mottos still live in each of Birkenstock’s new and classic collections, showcasing its commitment to comfort, style, and longevity. With one eye on the future, the brand is committed to using sustainable materials and processes, transferred from 250 years of artistry to each newly crafted model.

Perfect for the Autumn/Winter seasons, while also seeing wearers into Spring and Summer, Birkenstock’s High Shine Collection is available in stores across the UAE and GCC, as well as the official website.

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