Birkenstock x Universal Works Zurich NavyBirkenstock
BIRKENSTOCK LAUNCHES CAPSULE COLLECTION IN COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSAL WORKS FOR SPRING 2019 on Thursday 2nd May.
A collaboration born out of love that spans decades, the UW x BIRKENSTOCK collection for men launching this spring will be available in two styles: The classic Boston and Zurich. Both models have been given a contemporary tonal update by Universal Works, while ensuring the timeless BIRKENSTOCK quality and legendary comfort are kept at the core.
Universal Works’ love for BIRKENSTOCK sandals dates back 27 years, when the Founder, David Keyte, met his partner and co-founder – who at the time was wearing a pair of the Birkenstocks (with socks).
David purchased his very first pair of Birkenstocks – the Bostons, which were for many years his “home slipper”, then came the Arizona, which became his go-to “summer shoe.” Finally, during a trip to Japan he was introduced to the Zurich style from the BIRKENSTOCK family, which in turn became a personal favorite, alongside the Boston (with socks) just like his partner wore many moons ago – a great fitting climax to a 27-year love affair.
“A household name with roots that date back over two centuries, BIRKENSTOCK is a company Universal Works has always hoped to work with. As a long-term Birks wearer, a long-term Birks fan, and all-around lover of BIRKENSTOCK products, I am both hugely excited and humbled to be given a chance to put a Universal Works touch on two of my favorite styles.”
David Keyte, Founder – Universal Works