Birkenstock and Fear of God have teamed on the Los Feliz, a new footwear proposition designed by Fear of God and developed exclusively with Birkenstock 1774, the German heritage brand’s special projects and collaborations unit.
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Designed with intention, the Los Feliz has been rigorously crafted to honor Birkenstock’s functional heritage and evoke Fear of God’s timeless design language.
We’re always attempting to create a product that’s rooted in function and necessity, that is preceded by a clear aesthetic point of view
– Jerry Lorenzo, Fear of God founder
The result is the Los Feliz sandal inspired and named by the unique hillside enclaves of the Los Angeles neighborhood namesake. Los Feliz is built with the effortless, elevated fluidity that defines Fear of God’s design language while using Birkenstock’s iconic silhouettes.
Birkenstock CEO Oliver Reichert shares, “We are pleased to join forces with Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God for an effortlessly versatile collection of elevated craftsmanship. The Los Feliz sandal is a sleek and tangible expression of both brands’ shared guiding principles of intentionality and inclusivity. By fusing the Birkenstock footbed and single strap design with Fear of God’s distinct and refined aesthetic, we continue to foster innovation with like-minded visionaries.” Specific design cues include a deep heel cup, raw edge outsole, as well as an exaggerated, monolithic strap closure that accentuates the shoe’s minimal look and feel. Offered in two premium uppers—calf suede and wool felt—the Los Feliz wraps Birkenstock’s signature cork-latex footbed in tonal suede.
Made in Germany, the Los Feliz is available in both adult and children’s sizing, marking the first-ever Birkenstock 1774 collaboration shoe offered for kids. The adult iteration boasts five colorways, a higher profile, and a 10 mm sole made from TPU translucent rubber. This detail acts as a subtle nod to Fear of God’s signature footwear, as well as Birkenstock’s functionality and durability while imbuing the Los Feliz with a sophisticated edge. The Los Feliz for adults in suede is offered in three colorways: Ash, Cement, and Taupe, and will be available exclusively at Fearofgod.com and 1774.com on January 25 and at select global retailers on January 27.
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