Birkenstock and Rick Owens recently linked up for a second season with a duo of new silhouettes debuted at Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019. Rick Owens looked to offer a brutalist-focused take the Rotterdam Velcro Sandal and the Rotterhiker Boot.
The Rotterdam sandal displays a distinct velcro strap closure in the front with a contrast-colored and extended logo strap. Moving towards the upper strap, a metal squeeze buckle is used to provide a secure lockdown, while an EVA outsole and cork footbed round up the design of the sandal.
Coming in beige velour leather and black oiled nubuck, the Rotterhiker Boot prominently features a metal buckle on the upper strap and a contrasting logo strap detail. Elevating the shoe is a chunky translucent rubber outsole and an original Birkenstock footbed.