As normal, it’s the only real that tells the story.

First issues first: sure, that was a real-life pair of co-branded Birkenstock mules strolling down the Dior runway in Paris right this moment. But it surely was a post-show Instagram submit that actually acquired the folks going. Following the home’s fall-winter 2022 assortment, Dior Males’s senior shoe designer Thibo Denis shared a closer look on Instagram, beginning with a shot of the telltale embossed soles, printed with the Dior Indirect motif fading into Birkenstock’s bone-patterned tread. 

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They’re a tackle Birkenstock’s Tokio mule, in 5 Dior-ified impartial shades (together with one embroidered floral) in suede and heathered felt. They’ve acquired rubbery toe reinforcements (how gorp-y!) and a cross-foot strap set with what you possibly can guess is a tiny, Matthew Williams-designed rollercoaster buckle.

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Birkenstock is hardly new to the high-fashion sport—they’ve partnered with Rick Owens, Proenza Schouler, and Jil Sander as of late—however that isn’t to say Birk’s so-called Jesus sandal silhouette hasn't been referenced one or one thousand occasions. It’s one thing that inventive director Kim Jones, ever eager on collaboration, appeared conscious of from the soar: “We’ve accomplished a Birkenstock, however solely as a result of we didn’t need to do a Christian Dior gardening shoe and duplicate it,” the designer said throughout a preview forward of the present. So why not make the true factor? Maintain a watch out for these in shops, on Instagram, and nearly in every single place superstar ft tread later this 12 months.

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